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DLRPrerna and Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance are looking for a top performer to join our Darjeeling based team bringing innovative health and education programs to the rural Darjeeling Himalayas.

Job Title: Communications Project Officer– TeaLeaF (Teacher Leading Frontline)
Job Timings: Full time, 5 days a week
Location: Darjeeling, West Bengal India
Organisation: DLR Prerna Broadleaf

Job Description

Program Summary
DLR Prerna Broadleaf partners with children and families in the Eastern Himalaya to develop innovative school-based health programs that improve educational outcomes and maximize well-being. We believe that a holistic, community-based approach to improving health can unlock human potential and create opportunities for every child to thrive.

As a member of our team you will contribute in TeaLeaF (Teacher Leading Frontline):

TeaLeaf expands access to mental health care for children which is a crucial global health challenge including in the Darjeeling Himalaya. According to WHO ten to twenty percent of all children suffer from a mental health challenge. These conditions adversely impact children’s emotional wellbeing throughout life. Innovative care models are urgently needed to support these children.

In TeaLeaf, we are conducting a participatory research study to assess the effectiveness of training classroom teachers to deliver evidence-based psychological care in 60+ low cost private schools in rural Darjeeling. In the year 2022 to 2025 we propose to scale-up alternative and combined models of education and mental health care that leverage existing human resources to improve the lives of children with mental health struggles.

DLR Prerna and Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance implements the programs in Darjeeling in collaboration with University of Colorado Center for Global Health and University of North Carolina.

What we are looking for?
We are seeking a talented and skilled professional to join our dynamic team. We envision this as a long-term relationship and are particularly interested in early-career professionals with the desire to learn and grow with us. This position is open specifically to a communication lead who will be part of the organization but with a specific task of strengthening our reach in the community through media and communication.

We are especially interested in candidates who will use this position to take leadership of programs in the Darjeeling Himalayas.

Bachelors in Mass Communication or equivalent is required. Advanced degree in Mass Communication and Journalism or other relevant fields is preferred.

Prior experience or training in content management, social media management, communication management.

Demonstrated maturity and judgment

Ability to work independently and take initiative. Must be a quick learner, able to multitask, and self-manage

Desire to grow and develop as a professional

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in spoken and written Nepali highly valued

General Position Summary

The Communications Project Manager will be responsible for creating content to be posted on the organization's social media pages, IEC material development for distribution among community members, etc.

He/She will be responsible for management of all content which will be created.

He/She will be responsible for handling the organisation’s social media pages and increase the reach and visibility of the work done under the project.

He/She would be working on a part time basis equivalent to 2 days in a week.

Reports Directly to:
Principal Investigator - DLRPrerna -Broadleaf
Project Director-DLRPrerna-Broadleaf
Programme Administrator-DLRPrerna -Broadleaf
Research Administrator- DLRPrerna -Broadleaf

Works Directly with:

Project staffs
Partner Communities (school administration, teachers, staff, parents and caregivers, and students)

Proposed salary:25,000 pm gross salary. Final figure to be decided by DLRPrerna.

How to apply:
Please send us your resume along with a statement about why you are excited to join our team and why you are the right fit. Kindly email this to dlrpbroadleaf@gmail.com
No other forms of application will be entertained.

If we are interested, your submission will be responded to within 14 days. Please note that due to a large volume of application, your application may not be responded to.

DLR Prerna reserves the right to all decisions.