Life Skills Education Officer

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Functional Title: Life Skills Education Officer

Responsibility Level / Grade: Province Level Staff
Department/Project/PN: USAID ARH Project
Work station: Janakpur and Surkhet to be determined
Incumbent’s Name: To be determined
Supervisor/Principal Evaluator: Youth Mobilization Manager (AYON)

USAID Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) is an adolescent co-led initiative to empower girls and boys, 10-19 years and including the most marginalized, to attain their adolescent reproductive health (ARH) rights. The goal of the program is to support adolescents to reach their full potential by; ensuring they receive correct and appropriate reproductive health (RH) information and guidance to decision-making skills, creating an environment conductive to making healthy reproductive health decisions and facilitating translation of these decisions into healthy behaviors.

Life Skills Education Officer under direct supervision of Youth Mobilization Manager (AYON) is primarily responsible for identifying needs of life skills based education in the community and should design proper training and development programs with proper collaboration with the concerned stakeholders: locals, local level authorities, youth allies, program partners and concerned agencies among others. This position will support in curriculum development, capacity enhancement on life-skill education, and monitoring of key education interventions including SAA sessions.

Other responsibilities are concerned with supporting teachers’ training, tracking progress of both program and finance, facilitation of SAA sessions and monitoring UDAAN sessions. S/he is also responsible for conducting proven life skill training packages developed by concerned agencies and support to implement and provide quality assurance on the same.

This position ensures overall oversight of provincial team, coordinates with provincial government and provincial level stakeholder. S/he should ensure that all data collected, compiled, analyzed are accurate, appropriate, complete, consistent, and timely. S/he will also feed in ARH project contributions to CARE Nepal and global MEL processes including PIRS and other MEL/KM initiatives. The employee shall fully comply with CARE policies and procedure and should be accountable for it.

R1. Planning and Implementing Life Skills Based Education

  • Support to identify the needs of the life skills based education and assist provincial coordinator to prepare plan UDAAN class and other educational intervention.
  • Identify resource materials and modules and develop implementation plan on financial literacy for adolescent girls
  • Support program team to ensure access and ARH service utilization by the hard to reach and marginalized adolescent girls from the disadvantaged groups

R2. Training and Development of Skills

  • Identify and support to select local resource persons for providing ALC (Alternative Learning Centre) training
  • Update on program progress against plan with local implementing partners at district levels about life skills based education.
  • Work with local government and schools (public and private) to identify the issues of school dropout students and support them for re-enrollment in schools with the support of youth networks/ groups, parents and other civil societies
  • Works with the youth allies/ networks/ groups at communities to organize the campaign for school enrolment and re-enrollment of dropped out students to continue their education.
  • Collect proven life skill training packages developed by concerned agencies and support to implement and provide quality assurance on the same.

R3. Collaborate with Stakeholders and Monitoring

  • Collaborate with Course providers, Community Support Workers and External Partners
  • Assist in providing logistic support to relevant stakeholders, community and reproductive health facilities in case of necessities as mandated by the program
  • Create an enabling environment for adolescent boys and girls to raise campaign against social injustice and discrimination related to education and adolescent reproductive health.
  • Maintain close working relations with all program partners.
  • Support partners to build the capacity of staff to implement the project activities
  • Guide partners to develop and implement annual and periodic work plan, track progress of both program and finance.
  • Work in close coordination with relevant stakeholders and partners where applicable to give synergistic effect to the program
  • Develop mechanism and linkages with cooperatives to make them accessible to the poor vulnerable and socially excluded communities
  • Support partners to implement alternative pathways and financial literacy packages for adolescent girls who are unable to attend school
  • Ensure quality implementation of UDAAN and other educational intervention at community
  • Visit the program sites and provide onsite coaching and guidance based on their performance

R4. Upholding CARE’s Core values and ensuring its principles

  • Link and demonstrate CARE Nepal’s core values, programming principles, strategic objects, gender equity and equality in programming and behavior
  • Comply and exercise organizational values and culture
  • Help to promote rights and good governance

R5. Secondary Responsibilities and Tasks
Primary responsibilities of other positions/ team members within the grants and sub grant monitoring unit will be secondary responsibility for this position. Supervisor/Department head will assign these secondary responsibilities as per the need and priority within the department. Any other duties/responsibilities as per the need/priority of mission in consultation with supervisor.

Spending Authority: None
Supervision: None

Working conditions:
Work is based in Janakpur project office. Frequent visit to the project municipalities is necessary.


Qualification and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in education with 3 years of experience in non-formal education, life skill base education program especially at Madesh region of Nepal.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Report writing skill along with basic formatting skill required to prepare report.
  • Communication skills including strong verbal and written language skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Strong coordination, networking and advocacy skills.
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of relevant software e.g. Microsoft office and others
  • Knowledge about local language; Bhojpuri, Maithili


  • Analytical thinking – Able to analyze and draw conclusion on the budget and actual data of project.
  • Planning and organizing – Able to define work goals and objectives; develop and execute work plans; and contribute to the achievement of work group objectives
  • Team work and People Management – Able to work effectively with other people within a work group
  • Developing others – Able to foster the development of others by providing a supportive learning environment
  • Communicating and sharing ideas and information – Able to present information and express opinions confidently to internal and external audiences
  • Writing – Able to communicate ideas and information in writing to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact
  • Initiative – Deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently
  • Embracing and Valuing Diversity – Able to contribute effectively to a culture that positively values the diversity of people, values and ideas within CARE Nepal
  • Influencing – Able to generate commitment and build consensus among others and gain their support
  • Innovation – Demonstrates openness to new ideas, seeks out new opportunities
  • Interpersonal sensitivity – Able to communicate with sensitivity and foster communication, actively listening to others
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