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Provincial Coordinators, Project Based Consultancy Contract
To contribute to successful delivery of a partnership project by planning, implementing, networking and quality assurance of all project activities at provincial, palika and school levels in Madesh, Lumbini and Sudurpachim/ Karnali provinces. The provincial coordinator will work closely with the Senior Project Manager, project team, partners, provincial governments, selected palikas and schools to ensure successful implementation of the project in line with the British Council and donor requirements throughout all stages of the project.
Main accountabilities, not limited to the following:
1. Project Management:
- Be accountable for the implementation of the project at province, palika, and school levels throughout the project life cycle, using British Council project management processes and tools
- Identifies risks, issues, and recommendations for any changes to the agreed scope over the life of the project
- Supports the development of annual work plans, annual reports, and lesson-learning documents
- Prepares weekly and monthly updates and progress reports on ongoing activities, including key learnings, challenges, and proposed solutions for improvements
- Implements agreed monitoring and evaluation plans
- Manages vendors and consultants in the field, oversees their performance, contract compliance and alignment with project goals
- Manages finances and resources to facilitate effective implementation of activities
- Conducts regular field visits to monitor activities and reports on progress
- Provides field-level programmatic data and information as per the agreed Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) format
- Contributes to carrying out required baseline and endline studies, learning activities, and project reviews
2. Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management
- Sets up and coordinates Provincial Coordination Mechanism (PCM) and palika level Project Coordination Committees (PCCs) for effective planning and oversight of field-level activities
- Establishes strong relationships with Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), Education Development Coordination Unit (EDCU), Education Training Centres, palikas, schools, and other stakeholders
- Provides capacity building and technical support to local governments and schools on inclusive education
- Supports the development of professional networks and partnerships at province, palika, and school levels to enhance the British Council’s impact and reputation
- Represents the project and British Council in stakeholder meetings
- Actively supports equality and diversity and works to the British Council’s EDI policy at all times.
3. Logistical Management and Administration
- Provides necessary logistical management and administration of workshops, seminars, trainings and meetings.
4. Compliance and Quality Assurance
- Ensures compliance with British Council financial policies and procedures
- Maintains quality of field-level activities and adheres to Safeguarding, Equal Opportunity, Environmental Framework Tool (EFT), and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policies
Role specific knowledge and experience:
You should bring along:
- Legal right to work in Nepal
- English at CEFR B1/B2 level and fluency in Nepali
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
- Proven experience of managing school education projects
- Proven experience of working with provincial and local governments, schools, head teachers and teachers
- Experience of engaging with diverse stakeholders
- More than 2 years’ experience in managing projects
- Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning principles.
Additional role requirements:
The staff on this role may be required to travel domestically or internationally at certain occasions depending upon the business need in a year. The organisation ensures staff safety during the travel and provides good and safe travel and accommodation arrangements. The traveling requirements are decided or communicated well before time to the staff, so they can manage their travel accordingly. Our travel and accommodation policies are robust and developed to facilitate employees during their work, out of station.
The staff may also be required to work out of hours, in the evenings or in the weekends occasionally. However, staff is facilitated for their working weekends in the other days of the week through an agreement with their line managers. There are policies in place to compensate staff working extra hours or on weekends/holidays.
Pay band: Consultant contract
Location: Madesh, Lumbini andKarnali/SudurpachimProvince (3 positions)
Department: Cultural Engagements, Nepal
Contract type: Consultant
Duration: Fixed term (September 2023 – August 2026: Year 2 and Year 3 funding subject to confirmation)
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To be considered for this job, you must already have the right to live and work in Kathmandu. Please be aware that for this role, we are not able to sponsor working visa.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.
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We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
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Vacancy Closing date: 13 August 2023