Vacancy Announcement from CWISH – Advocacy and Communications Expert

Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH), a non-profit organization, established in 1993 with an aim to ensure social justice, protection and promotion of human rights especially the rights of children, invites applications for the post of Advocacy and Communications Expert from interested eligible candidates (Nepali citizens only) who are reliable, accountable, and have ability to deliver results with highest level of integrity.

Position: Advocacy and Communications Expert for Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA) Programme

Post Type: Full time (40 hours per week)                                                       

Work Station: Kathmandu

Salary: NRs 24 to 26 Lakhs per annum pro rata (all inclusive)

Contract Type: Two and a half years with 3 months probationary period

Competencies required:

 Essential requirements for the post holderDesirable
Education and trainingMaster’s degree in law, human rights, social studies, child rights/protection or similar qualificationMaster’s degree in human rights law Training in rights-based advocacy
Experience and skillsExperience of advocacy/policy advocacy to multiple stakeholders at local and national levelExperience of working directly with highly vulnerable and marginalised children, adults and communities in particular child labourersDemonstrated experience working with vulnerable children or other marginalised groups to bring out their voices to decision- and policy-makersExperience of overseeing and implementing child-led / participatory processesExperience and knowledge of safeguarding and risk assessment with vulnerable and marginal groupsExcellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skillsAbility to network effectively with key local, national and international stakeholderDemonstrated understanding of using Twitter and Facebook to communicateAbility to identify and write blogs and articles in an accessible and engaging way for different audiencesExisting relationships with relevant government and other relevant stakeholdersExperience facilitating advocacy trainings, workshops or dialogues with vulnerable and marginalised childrenExperience in engaging with regional and international human rights mechanismsUnderstanding of complexity based approaches to change’ (or willingness to learn) Experience with existing platforms for children to voice their views, such as child clubs.Experience of creating multimedia products-i.e. short films and interviews      
KnowledgeFluency in spoken and written Nepali and English Knowledge of children’s rights and the relevant national legal/policy frameworkA good understanding of the local context and opportunities and barriers to creating changeKnowledge of child safeguardingA good understanding of the realities faced by children in the worst forms of child labour and those who are vulnerable to being drawn into it.Competence in using MS officeKnowledge of media landscapeA good understanding of communications tools and approachesKnowledge of the local contexts such as socio-cultural norms in which the child labour work will take place
Personal attributesPassion for the programme contents, issues and approach e.g. child labour, participatory approach, child-centrednessCommitment to the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practicesWillingness to travel to and work with communities living in poverty in remote areas Self-motivated, goal-oriented, pro-active, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial attitudeCommitment to team and collaborative workingComfortable facilitating emergent processes, allowing outcomes to emerge through dialogue and action over timeHigh level of social intelligence  

Major Responsibilities:
• Work in close collaboration with the country team and CSC HQ staff to ensure that children involved in the action research are empowered to speak out about their lived realities.
• Explore possibilities of engaging with and strengthening existing platforms for child-led advocacy.
• Together with the country team and CSC HQ staff, be responsible to develop context appropriate and child-friendly advocacy training materials and packages.
• Coordinate the development of an advocacy plan with the country team, and support from CSC HQ staff where necessary.
• Support the country team and CSC HQ staff in engaging with regional and international UN institutions and mechanisms for advocacy purposes.
• Participate in shared learning activities, such as webinars, input into e-learning materials, sharing case studies of successes, challenge and good practices, that will be shared with the project partners, as well as the global CSC Network.
• Support CLARISSA’s communication activities on a country and global level via social media; blog commissioning and writing; identifying key moments to communicate and share messages; even promotion; and media engagement.

Applications and Deadlines:
• Qualified candidates are requested to email the following documents to CWISH at
o A cover letter
o An updated CV with recent passport size photo
o A brief approach paper of no more than two pages highlighting on the current situation of worst forms of child labour in Nepal with a specific focus on children in the Adult Entertainment Sector
• The application deadline for this position is 18:00 hrs, 1st July 2020
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Interview and Presentations:
• Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the further selection process including written examination, presentation and interview.

CWISH reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case; all applications will be treated with the highest confidentiality.