Organization: Helvetas Nepal
Position: Project Coordinator – 1 position(s) – Open for All
Published On : 30 Apr, 2020
Application Deadline : 10 May, 2020
Duty Station : Programme Management Unit (PMU)/Dailekh
Creating an enabling environment for greater engagement of citizens in local governance to enhance good governance and the rule of law;
Leading and ensuring efficient and effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities, and managing the project fund and human resources;
Contributing to building the capacities of local governments, elected women representatives and civil society organizations on human rights and democratisation.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Compliance to policies, rules/regulations and guidelines
Adhere to organizational policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines of Helvetas (Personnel, Financial, Administrative policies; Security Response Guide; Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Guide; Sexual Harassment & Mobbing Policy; Code of Conduct Against Corruption etc.);
Ensure Constitution Sensitive Programme Management at all levels.
Project management and administration
Assume responsibility of overall project management to achieve desired outcomes and outputs as stipulated in the project document as well as in close coordination with the co-applicants;
Take lead to prepare project annual plan (YPO) in line with project document and in close coordination with the co-applicants;
Prepare assignment-based ToR for local consultants/facilitators and support to sign contract agreements;
Identify appropriate external consultants/experts and enter into agreement with them to organize required trainings;
Conduct periodic monitoring and provide feedbacks on project activities performed by local consultants/facilitators;
Liaise with the Palika stakeholders, manage resource allocated for the project (i.e. budget, human and office assets).
Capacity development of the Palikas and the partners
Facilitate to identify gap and design plan to address the gap in implementation of their periodic plan;
Support to design curricula and conduct training on planning, leadership and decision-making process for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) members, the Palika officials and planning facilitators;
Design and facilitate GESIP focused capacity development package for the Palikas;
Support to prepare Palika Periodic Development Plan (PPDP) of 8 selected Palikas.
Support to develop and utilize accountability mechanisms
Design and apply monitoring mechanism and feedback provision;
Support to promote transparency in the Palikas through fulfilling their obligations of complying with the RTI Act for proactive disclosure of information;
Conduct training and apply different social accountability tools.
Support to develop guidelines, manuals and other IEC materials as and when required;
Collect and compile good practices of the Palika;
Assist to document semi-annual and annual, training and workshop report;
Report the status of the project to the line manager by preparing quarterly report and annual report.
Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
Take full ownership of the project from planning to delivery of the project;
Maintain good team spirit within the project team;
Manage the rapport and relationship with the Palikas and other stakeholders.
Be easily approachable and flexible in work.
C. Required Education, Experience and Competencies:
Required Education & Experience
Master’s degree in social science, rural development, public administration, public policy, or another relevant field.
At least 5 years of working experience in governance and accountability related project/ programme.
Required Skills and Competencies
Proven skill in designing, facilitating and evaluating research, training and capacity building on the mechanism and tools of governance, transparency, citizen-state engagement and accountability
A deep understanding of government, civil society and civic movement in Nepal
Ability to develop and maintain high level contacts with government agencies, donor organizations, civil society, local governments
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
Advance skill in using computer and IT
Ability to transfer technical knowledge into project designs, project reports and policy papers
Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali required
Knowledge of other local language is an advantage
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members
Commitment towards gender equality, social inclusion and poverty reduction
Willingness to work in remote area and travel to field frequently