Communication Intern

  • Kupondole Heights Road, Patan 44600, Nepal
  • Full-time

Company Description

Daayitwa is a campaign for economic empowerment with the vision of an enterprising Nepal where every youth has opportunities for a prosperous future.  It operates three clusters at grassroots, government and global levels.  It supports rural growth-oriented entrepreneurs to accelerate their innovations and grow other entrepreneurs in their local communities.  Leveraging the grassroots learning, it collaborates with the government to conduct policy research and advocate for economic policy reform.  Finally, it transforms these interventions into a global campaign that nurtures enterprising mindset in Nepalis by bolstering leadership capacity in enterprise ecosystem stakeholders.

As Nepal strives to graduate from LDC to developing country status in 2022, youth, who are a demographic majority, can be a critical engine for accelerating change.  However, Nepalese youth face high unemployment rate of 46% and the 400,000 youth that consequently seek foreign labor permits every year risk not finding equitable and gainful employment abroad. In fact, limited domestic job opportunities have driven some youth to take up entrepreneurship as a survival strategy. In addressing these aforementioned youth employment challenges, it is critical to treat youth not just as beneficiaries but also advocates, agents and actors of the development process. The ‘’Youth Engagement for Youth Employment’’ project operates based on the following theory of change: if innovation and leadership capability of youth is enhanced, they will productively tackle policy and practice barriers to youth employment through reform campaigns, thus becoming better advocates, agents and actors for development processes in Nepal.

Aligned with this theory of change, the major project objectives are to:

  • Develop understanding of supply and demand side barriers to youth employment

  • Build capability of youth to lead innovative responses to identified barriers

  • Support direct participation of youth in the development process

  • Harvest knowledge and engage stakeholders   

Job Description

Position Title: Communication Intern
Internship Duration: January 21st 2018- April 31st 2018 (possibility of extension with mutual understanding)
Base: Kupondole, Lalitpur. 
Start date: January 21st, 2018 
Weekly Hours: 42 hours (Full-time)


The Intern will hold following responsibilities: 
  • Assist Communications team with all internal and external communications functions of the program.

  • Assist dissemination of Daayitwa updates to the public through relevant media tools.

  • Support in maintaining close relationship with Daayitwa partners (public agencies, MPs, banks, private sector and international development community)

  • Support in maintaining a good relation with the local, national and international media outfits

  • Create draft contents (write ups, stories, etc), conduct  translations (nepali to english  and vise versa) and carry out official correspondence.  

  • Work closely with Program team in gathering content and processing for website, social media and different campaign tools;

  • Maintain and manage documentation and database of the organization.

  • Co-create and handle social media campaigns collaborating with the program teams and implement them.  

  • Participate in fostering greater conversation and dialogue among stakeholders/ alumni/ beneficiaries of the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's running/completed with Journalism/Communication, Media Studies, or any Social Sciences degree.

  • Excellent computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word,  PowerPoint ,Excel

  • Proficient in English and Nepali languages with good writing skills.

  • Sound knowledge of Photoshop or other Graphical software is desirable

  • Self-starter and team-player with enthusiasm for continuous learning and sharing.

Additional Information

To learn more about Daayitwa and our work, do visit our facebook page or our website. 
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/daayitwa/
Website    :  www.daayitwa.org

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