Organization: Plan International
Position: Title: Project Coordinator Young Women Empowerment Project
Functional Area: Girls Agency and Youth Empowerment
Reports to: Head of Girls Agency and Youth Empowerment
Location: Environmental Preservation Services For Development (ENPRED) Nepal, Kushma Municipality Ward No-6, Kushma Bazar
Travel required: Plan International Nepal Working Districts
ABOUT PLAN INTERNATIONAL
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation working in 52 developing countries that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 42 districts in Nepal. The main program areas in its new Country Strategy are Early Childhood Development, Education, Youth Economic Empowerment, Child Protection and Resilience, including humanitarian assistance as required.
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The Young women empowerment project (YWEP) is being implemented in Parbat district from March 2017-March 2020. The project aims to empower young women to be agents of change through service, leadership or civic engagement forms. The overall goal of this project is to promote socio-economic rights of the adolescent girls and young women. The project provides skill trainings, transfer technologies, build capacity in advocacy, networking and local resource generation. The project is implemented in 30 village development committees (of the previous political structure) in Parbat district and is expected to reach 6960 families of girls and young women. The project aims to promote skill set for successful transition into adulthood and socio-economic empowerment built in girls and young women; cultivate entrepreneurship; establish Young women organizations and reduce harmful social practices, gender discrimination by increasing awareness on gender and women and girls right by young women themselves.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
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The position holder is required to lead and ensure quality planning and implementation of the project interventions at the community and district level in line with Global and Country Strategy and Purposes of Plan International. S/he is responsible for planning interventions to contribute to the project outcomes, manage the budget and implementation at community to district levels and to prepare Quarterly progress Report, Bi-annual Progress Reports, grant reports and financial reports as per the requirement of the project.
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Key Result Area (KRA-1): Develop quality program interventions and facilitate to implement these programmes.
• Develop/modify Detail Implementation plan (DIP), result based monitoring framework and Program Outline
• Carryout partner agreements following Plan International Nepal’s policy procedures
• Work together with the CO team in developing YES ME digital program to monitor the progress of the entrepreneurs/employees after they receive vocational/skill training and gets self/employed.
• Orient/coach/mentor partner staff and management on project methodology, approach, deliverables
• Accompany partner and provide supportive supervision to partner staff in project implementation at the community level
• Coordinate with local government at the ward, municipality and other non-government agencies, business community, civil society organizations and social institutions in enhancing young women empowerment agenda.
• Provide technical backstopping to the Young women organizations to acquire institutional capacity to be sustainable institutions and leverage resources
• Support Girls Agency team to explore new grants by providing project concepts and situation updates
KRA-2: Generate gender disaggregated data and evidences
• Develop an annual plan of the project, break down by quarterly and month deliverables
• Generate monthly outreach and financial data of each young women organizations disaggregated by ward and municipality, age range, caste and ethnicity
• Generate quarterly data of the leadership of the young women organizations disaggregated by ward, municipality, age, caste and ethnicity
• Ensure that the monthly targets of the young women organizations are reviewed and timely actions taken to realize it
KRA-3: Ensure effective monitoring, accountability and knowledge sharing among partners and beyond
• Regularly visit program sites and monitor program/projects and update visit reports in SAP.
• Review program documents and progress reports to ensure timely implementation of thematic activities.
• Monitor budget spending, facilitate higher spending and ensure timely settlement.
• Document best practices, learning and success stories for shared learning.
• Support partners in preparing, orientation packages, training manuals and other resource materials.
• Organize regular review meetings of project partners and assess the outcomes and project progresses based on the expected results of the project.
• Work out result based monitoring framework with support of CO MER and put the framework in practice for regular monitoring and reporting.
KRA-4: Provide effective support to Field Office operations.
• Lead annual planning /budgeting in the respective area.
• Prepare Country Annual Total (CAT) as per expenditure and adjust activities in coordination with concerned staff.
• Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
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Coordinate with AO team including Area Manager for implementation of Young Women Empowerment Project.
Coordinate Young Women Empowerment Project activities under the technical guidance of CO Head of Girls Agency and Youth Empowerment and other thematic teams
Coordinate with resource mobilization team at CO for timely submission of grant reports and other grant requirements.
Work closely with the wards and municipalities and ensure that the project interventions address the needs and priorities of the local government.
Work in alliance and networks at ward, municipality and district level to increase synergy in the programme.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
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• Master’s Degree in any development field such as Agriculture, Gender Studies, Sociology and business administration
• At least 4 years relevant work experiences in promoting girls and women agency and youth employment program
• Good understanding of contemporary issues, activities and approaches on achieving girls and women agency including economic capabilities
• Proven experience in coordination, liaison and networking with other organization
• Strong report writing and communication skill.
• INGO work experience preferred.
• Clear understanding of the development sector, its operating and regulatory environment ( in Nepal)
• Clear understanding of the socio/political economic and cultural issues of Nepal, specifically post located districts of the country.
• Understanding and knowledge of the international human rights framework for development, key development issues, approaches and tools.
• Clear in-depth technical and practical knowledge and understanding of the Women Cooperative movement.
• Basic management knowledge.
• Knowledge & understanding of Plan’s vision, mission values.
• Clear knowledge and understanding of gender transformative agenda and its application in the rural context.
• Understanding project development and management in participatory process.
• Conflict sensitive project management.
• Different options and possibilities of program and financial operations.
Skills & Ability
• Operational planning & execution
• Analysis & reasoning
• Managing ( in some posts) , motivating and coaching people
• Managing work relationships ( internal/external)
• Communicating, one to one, in groups both in writing, verbally, presentations and reports, in English, Nepali and relevant local languages.
• Preparation and management of budgets and assessment of financial implication in work situations
• Facilitation, negotiation and networking
• Persuasion and ability to influence
• Ability to problem solve, handle setbacks and pressure
• Ability to use basic office electronic equipment & computer applications
• Ability to ride two-wheeler in remote and mountainous part would be preferred
• Mutual respect and dignity
• Positive and open mindedness
• Tactfulness and discretion
• Gender and child sensitivity
• Respect of diversity and multicultural
• Maintain confidentiality at work
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Learning and result oriented
• Integrity and trustworthiness
PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
We are open and accountable
• Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
• Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
• Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
• Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
• Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
• Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
• Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
• Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
• Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
• Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
• Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
• Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
• Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
• We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
• We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
• We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
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Although the position holder is based at Plan International’s Field Office Baglung, S/he requires to spend 75% of time in the project area visits. The position holder requires to staying overnight in remote parts with limited or no facilities.
‘Say Yes! To keeping children and Young People Safe and Protected’
Last date to apply: 26 July 2019
HOW TO APPLY
Source: Kantipur Dainik, 12 July 2019