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Local Peace Expert

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: Media Action Nepal

Deadline: 12/01/2024

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

MEDIA ACTION NEPAL, established in 2015, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting freedom of expression, press freedom and media development in Nepal through research, policy dialogue, advocacy and capacity-building of journalists.

A member of the global press freedom and media development networks including the Media Freedom Coalition-Consultative Network (MFC-CN, the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and the ACOS Alliance, Media Action Nepal advocates for the rights and safety of journalists as well as for inclusive newsrooms. Our evidence-backed interventions have earned us solid networks and partnerships nationally, regionally and globally.

Currently, Media Action Nepal is seeking a Local Peace Expert (LPE) for a media and peace-building project supported by GIZ-CPS. For this, we are looking for a passionate, self-motivated and diligent individual well-experienced in project management, communication and coordination with an in-depth knowledge about Nepali media, CSOs, youths and conflict sensitivity.

Job title: Local Peace Expert (LPE)

Required number: 1
Duration:  1 year (extendable) with 3 months’ probation period
Location: Based in Kathmandu with travel to districts of Karnali Province
Job Type: Full-time

Terms of the Reference of the Local Peace Expert (LPE)

  • Contribute to drafting proposals as well as reports for the project implemented by Media Action Nepal with GIZ-CPS funding.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between Media Action Nepal and GIZ-CPS, including timely sharing information with the donor.
  • Participate in project meetings, workshops, trainings and events and carry out relevant administrative tasks.
  • Provide support in conducting research and drafting briefing notes on relevant subjects and needs.
  • Contribute to public relations for GIZ-CPS and develop materials concerning the project.
  • Develop terms of references (ToRs) for consultants, plan and coordinate project activities.
  • Prepare reports including documentation of the project related activities
  • Any other business/work related to the project


  • Proven organizational, coordination and inter-cultural communication skills, and
  • Ability to work in a team and share knowledge and experience.

Educational background, skills, and experience:

Education: University degree – Bachelor’s or Master’s level education preferably in Journalism/Mass Communications or Conflict/Peace Studies


  • Minimum three years of work experience in media/journalism, national/international not-for-profit organizations, preferably in the area of project management, partnership-building, advocacy and writing proposals contributing to peace-building.
  • Knowledge of national conflict and peace-building contexts.
  • Experience in facilitating workshops.
  • Experience in using computers, office software packages.
  • Experience in networking with government and non-government agencies.

Languages: Fluency in English and Nepali, both writing and speaking.


Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting a motivation letter citing expected salary with an updated CV that includes contact information of three referees. Applications must be sent to info@mediaactionnepal.org before 12 January 2024. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

Media Action Nepal encourages a diverse workforce. Women, people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply. Media Action Nepal retains the right to cancel, postpone, or modify the entire recruitment process without the obligation to provide any specific reasons.

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