Vacancy at Samaritan’s Purse

[ 0 ] April 21, 2017 |

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Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is looking for an Information and Communications Officer (ICO) for our Nepal field office with programming operating across 6 districts. The ICO will work under the guidance of the Nepal Program Development Officer, Senior Programs Manager and Country Director to write internal reports, design and implement the country-level communications strategy, and highlight the work of SP in Nepal through impact stories and social media platforms.


Position: Information and Communication Officer

No. of requirement: 1

Duty Stations: KTM


Key Responsibilities:

  • Gather accurate information and conduct research to write recurring situation reports that are used to brief the SP leadership team on the overall situation in Nepal, program activities, security incidents, and other pertinent issues
  • Liaise with SP Nepal and IHQ Grants Department and field staff to compile program achievements for regular board reports, quarterly reports, and donor ministries mailings
  • Frequent travel to field sites to encourage, train, and provide guidance to field staff, including facilitating staff workshops focused on photography, writing skills, and gathering impact stories
  • Coordinate trips to Nepal for the International Headquarters visitors, journalists, and other individuals, as well as escort them to the various field sites (as necessary)
  • Liaise with NGO/UN communications personnel and establish relationships with local and international media personnel in Nepal
  • Train and prepare authorized SP staff prior to internal and external media interviews.
  • Plan and manage communications in response to both slow and rapid-onset emergency/disaster relief situations

Preferred Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism, Communications, or a related field, with relevant experience and training preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience capturing photos for internal and external publications using a DSLR camera.
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field



Interested candidates are requested to email your curriculum vitae, cover letter and PP size photo to by 17:00 hrs, June 9, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained.




Samaritan’s Purse – Nepal is an equal opportunity employer.


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