Vacancy Notice & Announcements

2017-12-27

Vacancy notice from ICIMOD

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About ICIMOD
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre serving eight regional member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.  ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by the four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.

1. Title: Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (Four Project Positions)
> Organisation: ICIMOD
> Division: Knowledge Management and Communication

Background
The Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through its involvement in the preparation and distribution of technical publications and information materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of the internal and external websites, all in line with the ICIMOD branding policy.

Minimum Qualifications
> Master’s degree in Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences,
> Minimum two years of work experience in the field of communications as a communications specialist or journalist.
> Sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools, and information technology.


Competencies
> Cross Cultural Impact: Ability to adapt personal style, manners, and communication to accommodate various cultures. Able to modify methods based on an understanding of the local business customs and practices and be able to find solution in case of misunderstanding.
> Result Orientation: Ability to works independently with strong sense of initiative, discipline and self-motivation and takes responsibility for fulfilling goals
> Team Work and Cooperation: Ability to work effectively and smoothly across teams with intercultural sensitivity and take actions to build a cohesive work climate in which all members are included.
> Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyse data, to bring different viewpoints into the decision making process and to sets priorities among competing interests
> Networking/Stakeholder Management: Ability to maintain existing linkages and effectively communicate with stakeholders and other external parties on different levels.
> Impactful Communication: Ability to present and discuss ideas effectively within the team along with demonstrated active listening skills.
> Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Ability to implement new technologies and approaches and present opportunities while making improvements in own work area. Able Questions status quo practices/traditions and assumptions

Application deadline: 2 Jan 2018

click [ HERE ] to view original vacancy for more details and application procedure.


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2. Title: Media Officer
Organisation: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Division: Knowledge Management and Communications
The Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through preparation and distribution of technical publications and information materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of the internal and external websites, all in line with the ICIMOD branding policy.


Responsibilities and tasks
Under the direct supervision of the Head of KMC and in coordination with colleagues from across the institution, the Media Officer will perform the following tasks:
> Build and maintain a network of journalists and other media-related persons across all ICIMOD Regional Member Countries for ensuring the widest reach possible for ICIMOD’s work;
> Liaise, network and seek opportunities to build relationships with local, regional, and international media platforms and channels for the dissemination of ICIMOD’s work;
> Pro-actively engage with the media mapping exercise in each of ICIMOD’s Regional Member Countries so that the individual media-related contexts of those countries can be understood and optimally used to promote ICIMOD’s work through the appropriate platforms and channels;
> Facilitate publication of press releases, media advisories, and news releases;
> Monitor media coverage of ICIMOD work and share, post, and archive that coverage;
> Coordinate publishing of staff features, opinion articles, and blogs in national, regional, and international media outlets;
> Organize all aspects of media events  such as press briefings/conferences, media workshops, thematic media sessions and assist in media aspects of outreach events;
> Support KMC and initiative-led media trainings/workshops/interactions/field visits/for journalists in line with the requests from different programmes/themes/ initiatives, including support for in-house capacity building activities;
> Act as the institutional media contact for all media-related matters across the institution including coordinating all requests for interviews by all media representatives in line with ICIMOD media guidelines and one-window policy at the Centre, and liaising closely with designated subject experts for media interactions;
> Work in coordination with the Editorial Team to draft and promote templates and training for ICIMOD staff for improved composition of standard media materials such as press releases and media advisories;
> Collate and package ICIMOD-wide news, event information, e-circulars, press releases, international day messages, and staff articles. Coordinate the dissemination of these products, as applicable, to partners, stakeholders, and media in the region and beyond;
> Attend to all general queries relating to media and dissemination activities;
> Work as a team player within KMC to support KMC-related activities in the Centre and work as a team player within ICIMOD to promote institutional goals.

Minimum Qualifications
> Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or a related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences
> At least 5 years of work experience in a communications-related field
> Sound knowledge of communication strategies, information technology, and the media landscape in the region

Application deadline: 19 Jan 2018

click [ HERE ] to view original vacancy for more details and application procedure.


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3. Title: Layout Assistant
Organisation: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Division: Knowledge Management and Communications


Responsibilities and tasks
The Layout Assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Editor and the Division Head, the Layout Assistant will perform the following tasks:
> Design and layout of general and technical publications according to the ICIMOD branding, including identifying and selecting appropriate photographs and at times recreating diagrams
> Maintain complete digital backup files of all products prepared and as per request send parts of back up files to programmes and other units
> Prepare PDF files or press-ready files for the external printer
> Work within ICIMOD branding guidelines in laying out workshop materials (banners, stickers, advertisements, invitations, name tags, etc.)
> Ensure that all general and technical publications are posted to ICIMOD’s HimalDoc repository
> Maintain hard copies of all products
> Perform other duties as required in KMC
> Keep up-to-date with latest developments in the field of desktop publishing and graphic design, suggest new software or approaches when appropriate
> Work together harmoniously within the small Publication Unit team
> Work as a team player within KMC in general and in particular, to support KM activities at the centre


Minimum Qualifications
> Bachelor’s degree in a design-related field
> Two years of work experience in a design-related field
> Sound knowledge of design and layout strategies, tools, and information technology

Application deadline: 12 Jan 2018

click [ HERE ] to view original vacancy for more details and application procedure.

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