Nepal: Media Engagement Specialist
About the organization
Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.
For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.
Internews is seeking a Media Engagement Specialist for a potential USAID-funded media and civil society initiative in Nepal. This position will coordinate closely with program-supported media outlets to assess and develop their technical capacity and financial sustainability and link them with civil society organizations. The Media Engagement Specialist will also contribute to the growth and independence of the media sector in Nepal as a whole by building trusted working relationships with media outlets and practitioners and advising on selection of consultants, training topics, and agendas for project-supported events.
**Note: This position is contingent upon receipt of funding**
Key responsibilities can be found on our Careers page: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1256
Proven experience in media advocacy and engagement on rule of law, human rights, transparency and accountability issues, or related fields;
Significant social and digital media expertise;
Prior professional experience in Nepal;
Deep understanding of the media sector in Nepal, as well as working knowledge of the broader media environment in Asia;
Experience implementing complex, multifaceted programs with demonstrated skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
Fluency in English and Nepali;
Graduate degree in communications, journalism or related field;
Experience in journalism training and media capacity-building preferred;
Experience providing technical assistance to USG-funded media and/or civil society projects in complex development environments highly desired;
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with local and international partners, staff, and government officials.
To apply, please submit CV and application on our Careers page: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1256
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