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Nepal: Program manager / Nepal
Closing date: 2016-10-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: People in Need
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016
Position: Paid job
Location: Gorkha, with monthly travel to Kathmandu, Nepal
Starting date: October 2016
Line Management:Country Director Nepal
People in Needis a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistant in over 20 countries around the world. Formed in 1992, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in Central Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
PIN s emergency response team arrived in Nepal two days following the violent earthquake that devastated the country on April 25th 2015. In tight coordination with local NGOs and with a network of volunteers, PIN team immediately started to organize emergency distributions of non-food items for the affected population, reacting quickly to identify needs. Using private funding from its public SOS appeal in the Czech Republic, PIN has been running relief operations in dramatically affected villages in the two most devastated districts (Gorkha, Sinduplpachok).
While continuing with relief operations, PIN is currently seeking to gradually move towards more sustainable interventions that will support the affected population recover from the disaster on a longer term.
Currently People in Need (PIN) has received funding for the rehabilitations of remote trails networks in Gorkha and is looking for an experienced Programme Managerfor a 10-month project starting in October. The position will be based in PIN s Gorkha field office with monthly travel to Kathmandu.
- Manage overall programme and ensure that project is implemented according to design in terms of quality and modality and that all relevant deadlines are met.
- Manage and oversee programme staff and ensure their compliance with country programme s procedures.
- Manage programme budget and ensure project expenditure is on track throughout the implementation.
- Represent PIN and build strong communication with various consortium stakeholders, the donor, the district government, and other agencies working in same sector.
- Ensure that all PIN s internal policies and procedures and that of the donor are also adhered to.
- Support other PIN programme s in Gorkha district and overall operation of Gorkha district office, including an ECHO funded Cash for Work programme.
- Review partner reports and draft interim and final reports to consortium lead agency.
- Build capacity of local staff, local partner staff, and internal country programme s procedures.
- 2-3 years minimum experience in programme management and reporting in difficult political and operational environments.
- Experience work on humanitarian and early recovery programmes, in particular programmes with large labour mobilization and cash payments.
- Experience working with ECHO & DFID as donors.
- Experience in working and implementing programmes in consortia through local partners.
- Engineering/technical background or degree preferred.
- Experience working on projects in remote areas preferred.
- Experience working in South Asia preferred.
- Possibility to work in a well-established and locally recognized NGO
- Start-up monthly salary (before taxation, including per diem) app. 2 500 USD
- Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of completed work
- Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
- Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
- Travel medical insurance
- Accommodation in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses
- 25 days of paid leave per year
How to apply:
Kindly send us your CV and short cover letter via this link:https://inhiro.com/job/id/9732.**Please click on green button "Apply" and fill the application form.**
In case of any questions you can contact us via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Nepal: Civil Engineer (Recovery programme for construction of Water Schemes and Health Infrastructures)
Closing date: 2016-11-01Application : Apply for the job
Organization: British Red Cross
Closing date: 01 Nov 2016
Refusing to ignore people in crisis
Fixed Term Contract (6 months renewable)
The Nepal Earthquake Recovery Programme has a vacancy for a Civil Engineer. This is an opportunity for an experienced engineer to work in the international humanitarian sector as part of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The post holder will provide technical oversight for the implementation and management of community water schemes, drainage improvements, health-post construction and the retrofitting of a blood bank.
BRC and the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) have partnered on programmes since 2005 and BRC has been present in Nepal since 2012. Following the earthquakes in 2015, BRC is supporting the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) with an Earthquake Recovery Programme.
Based in Kathmandu, the successful candidate will join the established BRC team, consisting of international delegates and national staff. Reporting into the Recovery Programme Manager, the post holder will work with the BRC Livelihoods delegate and the NRCS providing technical guidance, ensuring accountability to beneficiaries and the delivery of high quality products.
The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of;
Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject in water/civil engineering, or equivalent experience
Fluency in written and verbal English
Strong computer skills- MS office AutoCAD, Sketch up and other design software
Specialist knowledge on designing EQ resistant RCC and Pre-fab structures
Technical knowledge of contract management
Experience working in humanitarian aid in a developing country
Significant experience in Civil construction in recovery projects (community water supply and building construction)
Experience working with and through local partners in a mentoring and capacity building manner
Experience of working in urban contexts
Experience in integrating issues relating to protection of vulnerable groups, gender and diversity, accessibility, community engagement into water and other construction activities
For the further details please see the fullJob Description
We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives
Please apply online via our websitewww.redcross.org.uk//Jobs. For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact Kate Mills on KateMills@redcross.org.ukor 020 7877 7111 quoting ref number REQ0000011VY
Internal applicants: Please note you will need to use your ID number as your username and your SAVI self service password as your password in order for the system to recognise you as an internal candidate.
We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
How to apply:
Please apply on the BRC website here
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 1st November 2016.
Interviews will take place on 8th and 9th November 2016.
Nepal: Finance and Administration Manager
Closing date: 2016-11-06Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016
The Finance & Administration Manager provides oversight to all financial and administrative/operations matters, directly supervising operations staff and related functions. S/he also prepares financial and other reports and develops, maintains and monitors budget details. S/he manages project support staff and participates in preparation for, and completion of, the semiannual/annual reports and the annual performance review process. S/he trains staff ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the areas of finance and accounting, human resources, procurement and operations and acts as signatory authority for project expenses.
Master s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Commerce or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of experience managing USAID/USG projects on a similar scale and complexity.
Experience managing contracts, grants and subcontracts strongly preferred.
Experience managing the procurement of goods and commercial services up to $100,000 (excludes goods procured in and shipped from the US and restricted goods) in accordance with USAID regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in accounting, financial planning and management and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required.
Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Strong leadership, analytical, and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team. Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills and supervisory skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization.
Strong MS Office skills, including Excel.
Strong written and oral presentation skills in English.
Willingness to travel within Nepal as needed.
How to apply:
Please submit your application to email@example.com. Please include your CV, desired position in the subject line and salary history. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.
Nepal: Expressions of Interest - Team Leader & Deputy Team Leaders - MEL
Closing date: 2016-11-06Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Palladium International
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders for upcoming projects based in Kathmandu, Nepal. These roles will be responsible for general program management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and supporting the implementation of new DFID funded programmes in Nepal.
The Team Leader position will have overall responsibility for the management of a program including the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning unit. He or she will possess technical expertise in disaster resilience and/or climate adaptation as well as sound knowledge of the local context and strong networks within Nepal. The main thrust of these roles will involve maintaining the integrity of the monitoring and evaluation process. These positions will be focused on designing and commission research to test the theory of change, and convening partners and helping audiences to learn. The primary responsibilities of the Team Leader are to:
- Provide technical and managerial leadership of the MEL unit;
- Provide timely strategic and programmatic learning to DFID and other key partners;
Overall responsibility for development and delivery of:
The MEL work plan and reports;
Project and institutional advisory outputs;
Recruitment, performance management and development of MEL staff and sub-contractors and partners.
Support financial reporting and forecasting;
Close collaboration and working relationship with the Policy and Institutions Facility.
Qualifications and experience required
- Educated to Master's degree level or above
- At least 7 years of relevant experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation with a focus on DRR, resilience or climate adaptation;
- At least 5 years of experience and progressive responsibility managing donor initiatives with donors, preferably DFID;
Technical expertise and experience in evidence-based policy design, planning, monitoring, evaluation and research, ideally including a mix of:
Humanitarian and/or Disaster Risk Reduction;
Climate Adaptation and Resilience.
Excellent understanding of the local context or experience in a similar environment;
At least 5 years' experience in direct line management of technical assistance teams;
Excellent communication skills, working with team members from a range of backgrounds;
Proficiency in the Nepali language will be an advantage.
Key competencies and professional expertise required
- Project and programme management experience, including adaptive programming in dynamic and evolving contexts;
- Ability to lead, inspire and manage multi-disciplinary professional teams in complex programmes;
- High level of personal integrity and commitment to accountability;
- Very strong interpersonal skills, proficient in client and government relationship management;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to conceptualize, write and present compelling project reports and documents;
- Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports, together with sound problem solving and decision making skills.
How to apply:
Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Yy5tY2dyZWdvci40MjQxMy4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20
Nepal: Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Closing date: 2016-11-07Application : Apply for the job
Organization: CAMRIS International
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016
CAMRIS International implements the Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project, a five-year Mission-wide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) contract. The Nepal MEL Project supports the achievement of USAID/Nepal s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal s programs.
The Nepal MEL project has three major components:
- Component 1: Support greater rigor and coherence in USAID/Nepal s M&E efforts
- Component 2: Design and conduct analyses, evaluations, surveys, studies, and assessments
- Component 3: Support improved knowledge management within the Mission
CAMRIS seeks a highly energetic and forward thinking Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)to join the Nepal MEL Project team. This is a full time position based in Kathmandu. The DCOP will join a fast paced project that typically is expected to produce high quality M&E work under tight timelines. The successful candidate will have deep expertise in project management and administration. The ideal candidate will have technical M&E expertise and experience managing evaluation and assessment teams conducting fieldwork. The candidate will be expected to champion CAMRIS administrative systems and processes, and produce high quality, timely work that exceeds Mission expectations. This position will report directly to the Chief of Party.
This position requires an experienced individual with:
- Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills.
- Strong inter-personal, supervision, and written and oral communication skills.
The DCOP will lead/oversee the review of project level M&E plans, and support such technical work as reviewing reporting methods, carrying out training, designing reporting tools and advising DO and project teams on their M&E work. The individual will oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the contract. S/he will ensure the short-term technical experts and evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.
- Day-to-day project management.
- Secondary liaison with COR.
- Support quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID.
- Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks conducted under this contract.
- S/he will support the design, quality, development and completion of assessments, analytical reports and evaluations.
- Communicate closely with CAMRIS headquarters and field teams.
- An advanced degree (master s degree required; PhD preferred) in a sector relevant to monitoring and evaluation of USAID/Nepal activities (e.g., economics, public policy, international relations, statistics, political science, health, education, agriculture, etc.).
- At least 10 years of experience working in monitoring and evaluation in developing countries, preferably including experience in Nepal.
- A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision making, communication and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and sympathetic listener.
- Demonstrated ability to: quickly and effectively assemble and manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team; interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors; and implement detailed, organized, timely, accurate M&E programs.
- Demonstrated experience managing evaluation or assessment teams in the field from a central project office.
- Experience conducting performance and impact evaluations of development interventions.
- Significant experience in indicator development, data collection and quantitative/statistical analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting.
- Experience creating and managing performance monitoring plans and building knowledge management systems.
- Strong written and oral communication in English and Nepali, and excellent interpersonal skills.
How to apply:
Nepal: Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Coordinator
Closing date: 2016-11-08Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016
Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Coordinator
"Applicable for Nepali Nationals Only"
Duration: Until the end of December 2018
Job Role:In line with Oxfam s strategic plans and policy guidelines, under the supervision of Humanitarian Director, this position will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Humanitarian Preparedness and Response activities in Nepal. S/he will require ensuring the country team and program is sufficiently prepared for an emergency and also will be responsible for the capacity building of its partners and staff to enable a rapid quality response. S/he will be responsible for regular coordination with logistic department, other thematic groups within OXFAM for synergizing in line with one programme approach as well as with partner organisation and district stake holders.
Role Requirements:Master s Degree in Disaster Risk Management or Humanitarian Response or Bachelors Degree in any relevant field with at least five years experience in emergency response and DRR Projects.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please go to this link:https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/4950/description
Applications for the above position can be sent by Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Oxfam encourages women, people of ethnic minorities and Dalits to apply.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Nepal: Advisor-- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning--NEPAL
Closing date: 2016-11-11Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Save the Children - US
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016
Save the Children (SC), in consortium with numerous local and international partners, is implementing the 5-year USAID/Office of Food for Peace-funded **Sustainable Action for Resiliency and Food Security (Sabal)** program in 11 districts of central & eastern Nepal (Makawanpur; Sindhuli; Ramechhap; Okhaldhunga; Khotang; Udaypur; Nuwakot; Rasuwa; Kavre; Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot districts). Sabal is designed to address root causes of poverty (food insecurity and malnutrition, and households inability to absorb shocks from disaster or adapt to climate change impacts). Save the Children seeks an Advisor-MEAL who will provide vision and technical leadership in the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy for this large-scale food security project, providing oversight and management of the M&E team and technical M&E partners. The Advisor will work across all programmatic areas to guide the program s M&E approach, guaranteeing sound data collection, integrity, storage and management and ensuring data are utilized for program improvement, learning, and reporting in compliance with USAID requirements.
The Advisor will be responsible for the implementation of the routine and annual monitoring and planning systems, to track progress against the program s indicators in the Indicator Performance Tracking Tables (IPTT), ensure high quality data, and provide capacity building and mentorship to the MEAL team. S/he will report to the Sabal Chief of Party; this position will also have a dotted reporting line to the SCUS Senior Director, Food Security and Livelihoods, and ongoing liaison with, and support from, the SCUS Senior Specialist (MEAL), Food Security, Department of Hunger and Livelihoods.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
The essential duties of this position include:
In compliance with USAID implementation and reporting requirements, implement the Sabal M&E Plan which includes: Theory of Change, Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT), Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS), and Annual Monitoring Plan.Lead the following sections during quarterly and annual reporting: MEAL technical narrative, Standardized Annual Performance Questionnaire (SAPQ), Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT); and contribute to additional analysis as needed by technical leads.
Ensure efficient operation of the Sabal monitoring system, includingdesign and revision of tools for routine monitoring data collection, and development of protocols and operational manuals for routine monitoring and surveys.
Select and train M&E staff on data collection using electronic data collection; ensure routine supervision and coaching throughout the life of the award.
Oversee the development of the Sabal Management Information System (OPMIS) to aggregate data, generate reports, and provide real-time, accurate information to program managers and headquarters staff. This includes development and implementation of strategies to improve data quality, design data flow diagrams and identify bottlenecks.
Design and implement internal Data Quality Assessments, Annual Surveys and special studies. This includes leading, contributing to or overseeing: survey design, survey management, data analysis and follow up action plan.
Assess/monitor community participation in and satisfaction with program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation (including protection) activities.
Determine strategies to ensure data use, evidence-based programmatic decisions (i.e., incorporation of tools such as: dashboards, displaying different data (photos, GIS) and creating space to reflect, learn and share amongst program staff and other stakeholders).
Build capacity among junior M&E staff and other technical staff through training on M&E concepts, coach/mentor staff to improve skills, design and provide on-the-job training.
Together with COP, DCOPs and Project Steering Committee, help to standardize and improve the planning functions within the Sabal project, overseeing basic training in project planning for staff and district coordinators in FFP planning tools and processes (e.g., DIP, PREP).
Manage the Learning and Research agenda and actively contribute to knowledge management activities.
Oversee and directly support the tracking and development of local partner NGOs progress towards performance benchmarks to ensure their ability to eventually receive direct funding from USAID.
Represent Sabal and Save the Children to internal and external audiences.
The incumbent will participate in internal Sabal SMT meetings, ensure that data reporting requirements per SC and USAID requirements are completed in a timely manner, and actively contribute to the knowledge sharing component of the project.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
Clear and expert understanding of M&E concepts and methodologies; experience with planning and use of mixed research methods; fundamental concepts of data quality assurance and pitfalls; environmental indicators and assessments.
Strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors.
Technical knowledge in two or more of the following sectors: food security, health, nutrition (anthropometrics preferred), WASH, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, gender and sustainability.
Experience operationalizing and using Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), preferably in large-scale programs. Expertise in quantitative analysis software.
Demonstrated ability to design and conduct quantitative and qualitative studies and carry out appropriate analysis and related products.
Experience working with and managing other technical partners, NGOs and participatory associations and civil society groups.
Expertise in developing the planning, M&E and functional capacity of organizations to improve sustainability and contribute to a vibrant, effective nongovernmental sector.
Familiarity with a wide range of capacity building techniques.
Proficient in quantitative and qualitative analysis software.
Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills.
Minimum 7-10 years experience required in leadership of monitoring and evaluation in an international development organization, with at least 3 years of in-country M&E management experience.
Bachelor s degree required, Master s degree strongly preferred,
Prior experience in Nepal or South Asia preferred.
Save the Children invests in childhood every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. All representatives of Save the Children employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children s behalf are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
How to apply:
To apply, please apply via this link: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SAVETHECHILDREN&cws=1&rid=4529
Nepal: Agriculture and Market Development Director - Nepal
Closing date: 2016-11-13Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016
PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps specializes in development in transitional areas. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, youth engagement, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal. Mercy Corps is implementing a five year, USAID funded, Promoting Agriculture, Health and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) program, an initiative designed to achieve food security among vulnerable populations in 14 districts in the middle and high hills of far-west and mid-west Nepal.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps is looking for an energetic Agriculture Director to manage a large, donor funded integrated nutrition and agriculture development project, who is willing to lead multiple partners and a large field team in the development of a sound agriculture system.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead agriculture sector activities under PAHAL (in coordination with program partners and staff) and facilitate integration within other targeted sectors.
- Develop detailed program strategy, approaches and relevant tools based on PAHAL overall strategy (theory of change, pathways, approaches) for agriculture; agribusiness; climate change adaptation; and natural resource management (NRM).
- Lead, in collaboration with the DCoP, the development of an activities plan, targets and processes on inter-dependencies of agriculture with other technical areas, primarily with agribusiness, irrigation, livestock, village savings and loans, nutrition and disaster risk reduction (DRM).
- Develop standard operating guidelines (SOG) for use of field staff and partners for each of the major interventions of agriculture (i.e. permagardens, agroforestry, animal husbandry).
- Develop strategy for hitting targets for various activities in the agriculture sector and specifically identify milestones for each year.
- Train and build the capacity of field staff and partners to ensure consistent delivery of focused agriculture interventions.
- Support M&E team in developing MIS for agriculture and identify action researches that will help to identify efficiency of agriculture implementation.
Technical Partners Coordination
- Develop scope of work and major milestones in collaboration with each respective partner to facilitate an enabling environment, including targets, program quality parameters and DIP for each partner's activities.
- Identify and build relationships with private sector partners.
- Provide technical support to partners at the district level and across all project sectors.
- Build the capacity of agriculture partners in market system development.
- Under the leadership of the CoP, coordinate PAHAL's linkages with the project's three agriculture focused national partners through established systems and processes.
Technical Support Provision
- Provide and/or identify technical support and resources in agronomy, market assessments, and private sector engagement.
- Support and monitor implementation according to the strategy.
- Ensure systematic roll-out of agriculture trainings.
- Lead in identifying bottlenecks and proposing solutions.
- Lead in managing MERCY CORPS field staff, national partners, and district implementation teams through agriculture technical working groups.
- Ensure uniformity and standardization between consortium members.
- Develop systems of reporting, monitoring and targeting in consultation with the M&E team.
- Ensure synergy between various technical areas at the implementation level.
Program Quality Implementation
- Develop systems to identify and report on program quality of activities and different phases of implementation.
- Coach agriculture staff to ensure program quality programming.
- Facilitate among agriculture team a culture of excellence, setting up models of success, and achieving targets.
Innovation and Learning
- Identify and pilot innovations in agriculture and/or its linkages with irrigation, livestock, nutrition and marketing.
- Work with M&E and Social Behavior Change Specialist to develop a learning approach for the technical assistance provided.
- Coordinate learning within PAHAL through cross visits, exchange of staff, technical working group meetings and forums.
- Record lessons learned in the consortium and facilitate its effective use to improve program quality in coordination with the M&E and Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor.
- Facilitate development of 'learning communities (a model community which the technical lead may visit often with the consortium team and facilitate learning through experiences with the community).
- Contribute to the dissemination of consortium's successes to various stakeholders.
- Represent PAHAL at National and International learning forums with respect to the technical area of focus for the consortium.
- Manage and coordinate short-term and long-term agriculture-related consultancies on behalf of the consortium.
- Chair Technical Working Group meetings and coordinate its activities.
- Manage project agriculture budget for each specific activity and ensure timely procurement of materials and services.
- Manage the performance of direct supervisees.
- Develop an annual performance plan for yourself that is linked to PAHAL agriculture's deliverables.
- Contribute to PAHAL's Impact Monitoring Team's functioning.
- Contribute as required to monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
- Ensure adherence to the IEE across the program.
- Provide inputs to CoP on effective use of resources by implementing managers.
- Plan to spend 50% of time in the field and field offices.
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:Agriculture program team members
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: PAHAL CHIEF OF PARTY
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: PAHAL DCOP, Program Advisor, PAHAL Senior Management Team, MC Nepal Director of Programs
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must have a Bachelor's degree, preferably a Master's degree, in an agriculture or economic development related field.
- Must have a minimumof 7 years professional experience working on similar, large-scale, donor-funded agriculture development projects, preferably in Nepal; at least 5 years of progressive senior management experience on same projects.
- Must have proven experience managing large teams and coordinating effectively with multiple partners and stakeholder groups.
- Must have specific technical skills and significant experience with agriculture systems, with a good understanding of both the production and the market sides.
- Preferred experience in climate smart agriculture (CSA) and conservation agriculture (CA) approaches, including a familiarity with related initiatives in Nepal.
- Good understanding of basic nutrition requirements to be embedded within agriculture programs
- Ability to write and communicate effectively in English.
- Understanding of local structures and processes in Nepal; understanding of current agriculture related Government policies and programs is also desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with national level ministries, NGO partners, international agencies, and U.S. government agencies
- Excellent analytical and self-motivation skills; excellent advocacy and persuasion skills; able to think critically
- Demonstrated skills in capacity building, mentoring, leadership, and organizational development.
The successful Agriculture Director will combine exceptional management skills and experience with their technical sector. S/he will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in the region. S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural teams and capacity building, individual staff development, and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential.
The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The position is based in Kathmandu, Nepaland it requires up to 50%)travel to the Far and Mid-West regions of Nepal. For field positions additional you would want to add the following:
Security in Kathmandu is safe and the Advisor will be housed in a hotel near to the office. There is wide access to medical care, transportation and telecommunications.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/dt5r4wjkpq
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Nepal: Team Leader, Nepal
Closing date: 2016-11-17Application : Apply for the job
Closing date: 17 Nov 2016
Team Leader, Nepal
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Pact is recruiting a Team Leader for an upcoming DFID-funded Women s Economic Empowerment program in Nepal. To respond to women and girls economic needs and to bring about real transformative change in their lives, DFID proposes a multi-component program that seeks to Learnthrough research about the factors excluding women from economic opportunities, Deliveron supply side and demand side solutions, Reachwomen through saving groups and other livelihood options, and Transformsocial norms that act as barriers to women and girls economic participation. The Team Leader will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program. S/he will serve as the primary liaison to DFID, the Government of Nepal, and other program stakeholders. This position is contingent upon award.
Responsible for the overall technical direction and management of the project, providing guidance and support to the project team to achieve expected deliverables and indicators.
Provide technical leadership to ensure high quality programming to achieve project results; ensure that the technical assistance provided by the project is effective and sustainable.
Oversee project planning (work plans and budgets) and reporting.
Manage project budget to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of resources.
Oversee project monitoring and evaluation; ensure that project impact reporting requirements are met.
Ensure close coordination with other relevant initiatives/programs in country.
Serve as Pact s liaison with DFID, the Government of Nepal, and partners.
Ensure effective application of internal controls, and adherence to DFID, and Pact policies and procedures.
Represent Pact at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support Pact s thought leadership in livelihoods and economic empowerment programming in Nepal and the region.
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a relevant field such as economic development, project management, international development, or other relevant field.
A minimum of 10 years of technical and managerial experience in economic development, economic empowerment or other relevant livelihood interventions.
A minimum of 5 years working in Southeast Asia.
At least 5 years of experience in a senior level management and leadership position, including direct supervision of staff, program management, and technical leadership.
Demonstrated experience managing multi million dollar donor-funded complex projects.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with DFID/Nepal, host government partners at the national and state levels, and personnel within the project.
Experience managing DFID contracts and grants.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.
Technical Director and/or Team Leader/COP experience in large economic development programs particularly those focused on improving the lives of women and girls is strongly preferred.
Experience implementing or managing economic development programs in Nepal.
Experience supporting and managing grants to local organizations implementing economic development programs.
Nepali language skills.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please click link: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33j0000000kWD4
Nepal: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Closing date: 2016-11-17Application : Apply for the job
Closing date: 17 Nov 2016
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 45-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow them to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Pact is recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer for a new DFID-funded Women s Economic Empowerment program in Nepal. To respond to women and girls economic needs and to bring about real transformative change in their lives, this program that seeks to Learnthrough research about the factors excluding women from economic opportunities, Deliveron supply side and demand side solutions, Reachwomen through saving groups and other livelihood options, and Transformsocial norms that act as barriers to women and girls economic participation. In additional to carrying out the monitoring and evaluation of program activities, the MERL Officer will be responsible for leading research and learning to build and improve evidence-based gender expertise in Nepal and outside. This position is contingent upon award.
- Oversee the implementation of the program s learning and research agenda.
- Lead design and development of program specific Performance Monitoring Plans as well as M&E plans for Pact and its partners.
- Spearhead research on women s economic empowerment issues and conduct operations research and in-depth assessments of program activities.
- Serve as the knowledge manager and ensure dissemination of key findings on women s economic empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders.
- Develop a participant feedback mechanism and assessment system of program services to determine priorities and responsiveness to needs.
- Ensure program staff and senior management have access to and use data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation.
- Provide technical assistance in the use of evaluation results and beneficiary feedback to help shift policy discussions based on the promising and best practices.**Basic Requirements**
- Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting.
- At least 7 years overseeing M&E for complex and large-scale programs, preferably in the economic development sector.
- Advanced degree (at least a Masters) in a relevant field.
- Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, Management Information Systems, reporting, data quality assessment, data analysis, and presentation.
- Capability to collect, maintain and utilize diverse data to provide reports on program effectiveness.
- Experience developing and utilizing M&E tools and trainings.
- Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming.\Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and implement evaluations, including experience developing terms of reference, recruiting, training and managing a diverse team.
- Written and oral proficiency in English is required.
- M&E and research experience in economic development programs particularly those focused on women and girls is strongly preferred.
- Experience implementing or managing economic development programs in Nepal is a plus.
- Nepalese nationals are encouraged to apply.
- Nepali language skills.
How to apply:
To apply for position, please click link: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33j0000000kb5j