Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN)


Vacancy Announcement for Project Coordinator

National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is national umbrella organization of persons with disabilities (400 OPDs) around the country. It has been consistently working for promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities since 1993 in Nepal. NFDN is looking for a highly experienced and qualified person for Project Coordinator- Action for Inclusion in partnership with DPOD and FFO.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to visit the NFDN website for the detail TOR/Job description, required qualifications and submit application mentioning expected salary, joining date and updated CV including 2 referees (with contact number) and e-mail address to no later than 13 June, 2024. NFDN reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process and reject any application without giving any reasons whatsoever. Persons with disabilities, and female candidate are highly encouraged to apply. Fill the short form and send it to us in the given email address. To download the form please click here.

Candidates applying for this position must be comply with NFDN policies and guidelines including safeguarding, PSEAH and anti-corruption policies and ensure compliance to all aspects of the Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, abuse and harassment policies and associated standards and procedures.

Details of the position and the TOR/JD are as below:

Project Coordinator- Action for Inclusion Project, federal level

Location: NFDN, Federal Office, Ratopul
Line Manager: Administrative Manager

Job purpose: The Project Coordinator (PC) is responsible to oversee the overall project cycle management including policy review/implementation, capacity building of member organization (OPDs), advocacy, awareness rising, networking and coordination to ensure and promote the rights of persons with disabilities. The PC provides technical support for program delivery to all Province Managers and related staffs including project budget management, communications, reporting and M&E through the implementation of “Action for inclusion” project. The PC will assist for project development and ensure that NFDN program activities are in consistent with NFDN principles and approaches and quality standards, draw on good practices and lessons learned.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of the project activities through effective planning, monitoring and budget management with high quality in line with the objectives of the NFDN strategy and road map.
  • Develop and design desired modality and process for the implementation of the activities and ensure that project progress in accordance with agreement, activities are completed within time and on budget.
  • Ensure the project is implemented in federal and province level in ways responsive to the persons with disabilities in line with NFDN principles, values and strategic plan and following NFDN/partners compliance procedures.
  • Monitor the activities of provincial offices and provide technical support, essential guidance, suggestions and directions to run provincial/district/municipality level activities.
  • Ensure project team, board members and other stakeholders have a clear understanding of project goals, and inspire, support and motivate them to achieve envisioned goals.
  • Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during the project implementation and collect technical information and analyse associated opportunities and risks.
  • Identify the training needs and facilitate training for capacity building of the program team, OPDs and other stakeholders in coordination with the Administrative Manager.
  • Arrange all meetings of Project Steering Committee and various structures of the project as per the project implementation plan and prepare minutes and necessary documentation.
  • Inspire and support OPDs, all types persons with disabilities to work towards promoting to ensure the human rights according to CRPD, national and international laws.
  • Provide information to Admin Manager about project and support for planning, implementation of activities, monitoring/reviewing of activities and reporting as required.
  • Develop various tools and formats to collect the project data from national level and province/districts/municipalities/OPDs Develop reporting format for regular reporting to the authorities of NFDN.
  • Support to make advocacy strategy to the board of NFDN to influence the related ministries at federal and province level to bring a comprehensive policies and program on disability inclusion.
  • Initiate and support for the development of innovative project/programme.
  • Support to Admin manager to develop new project proposal, explore proposal to the potential donor.
  • Develop concept paper (one pager) of all the activities based on the approved plan before activity implementation.
  • Support the board members for the project related activities in advocacy campaign, awareness raising, capacity building and networking and collaboration.
  • Coordinate with various OPDs in the project targeted province and municipalities for their effective engagement in the advocacy, lobby, access to justice and accessibility.
  • Ensure timely planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting including quality assurance of project work.
  • Contribute to achievement of project monthly and quarterly operations and quality KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of the project.
  • Conduct internal quarterly review of program, operational, finance to collect lesson learnt, good practice and provide feedbacks for improvement if any.
  • Prepare different periodic narrative reports needed for the organization and partners as guided by the project requirement.
  • Prepare case studies, ensure that all results, achievements and outputs are properly documented.
  • Ensure such reports have captured data , progress, results, achievements, challenges , case study and lesson learns etc.
  • Document project related information and other relevant national and international legal frameworks, other useful information in accessible format, compile them and provide them to member organizations through different means of communication (email, phone, website, social media, publication, sharing meetings, orientations etc.)
  • Facilitate capacity building of OPDs, persons with disabilities, project team through training, coaching, mentoring and sharing information
    Coordinate with federal level government stakeholders, internal and external stakeholders, right holders, OPDs and to engage them in the project activities to implement the project activities smoothly.
  • Explore networking and collaboration possibilities within the province and federal level related to the project.
  • Liaise with International Office, I/NGO, project partners, consultants, advisors, NFDN board and Province manager connected to the project in coordination with the Line

Qualification, experiences and skills requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, development studies, education, management, law or related field (disability study is preferred).
  • Minimum of five years of experience in I/NGO environment, including experience coordinating and implementing programs.
  • Experience in social sector with a proven experience of working with persons with disabilities/OPD. (Experience on disability inclusion related project or advocacy is preferred).
  • Good knowledge and understanding of UNCRPD and national law related to disability.
  • Good understanding of disability context / concerns and rights
  • Good experience in disability inclusion and accessibility with leadership quality to coordinate and influence the governments bodies.
  • Good experience of working with different impairment groups/OPDs at province & municipal level.
  • Strong communication, documentation, coordination and team-building skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Nepali and English
  • Good computer skill in operating basic computer programs such as MS office packs with email and internet handling
  • Skillful in searching information in internet, operating social media, making news, activity, and periodic reports when needed.

NFDN follows the organization policies and guidelines including safeguarding and anti-corruption policies and ensure compliance to all aspects of the Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, abuse and harassment policies and associated standards and procedures. NFDN is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and person with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. NFDN always encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities and female candidate in its program and plans.

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