Province Project Officer, Provincial Advocacy Coordinator

Website National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN)

JOB OPPORTUNITY

National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is the national umbrella organization of persons with disabilities representing more than 440 member organizations throughout the country. NFDN has been working for promoting the rights of persons with disabilities by contributing for disability inclusive development, ensuring representation of persons with disabilities in decision making process, capacity building of Disabled Peoples’ Organizations (OPDs) and other stakeholders, implementation of CRPD and disability specific national legal frameworks and awareness raising on disability rights. As the representative of most marginalized community NFDN is recognized as the pioneer and facilitator for bringing disability related policies and laws in Nepal.

NFDN is seeking qualified staff for the following positions and interested and qualified candidates are requested to apply under the following TOR.

1. Position: Province Project Officer 1 (One)

2. Duty Station: Province office Biratnagar (Province 1).
3. Number of Staff Needed: 1 (One)
4. Required qualifications, skills

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Management, Humanity, and Social Science (Management, Sociology or disability study is preferred).
  • Strong communication, documentation, coordination and team-building skills.
  • Able to communicate in English and Nepali (written and verbal)
  • 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 and activity and periodic reports when needed.

4. Required Experience:

  • At least one year working experiences social sector in leading position with a proven experience of working with marginalized community. (Experience on disability related program management or implementation is preferred).
  • Having experience of working with community level stakeholders such as Palikas.
  • Good experience of working with different impairment groups at province level.

5. Required Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge and skills of documentation, report writing, data collection and management.
  • Basic knowledge in disability, rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, disability related international legal frameworks, CRPD, disability specific laws and policies, Sustainable Development Goals etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of day to day office operation, administrative work, document verification, organizing meeting, writing minutes, record keeping, staff monitoring etc.

6. Key duties and responsibilities

  • Work as the project focal person under the project supported by Handicap International (HI) at the province office of NFDN.
  • Coordinate and manage the project-related activities focused by federal office to implement at province level.
  • Prepare Program/project implementation plan for province office under the HI supported project and submit to federal office.
  • Gather province level information on disability status, OPDs movement and various information on disability as needed by province office and federal office.
  • Gather the information on health rehabilitation issues of persons with disabilities from the various Palikas and support the province office to make advocacy strategy and agendas.
  • Support to make advocacy strategy on the issues of health and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities for the province office in the close consultation with federal project coordinator and province board.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders to implement the health-related rehabilitation related advocacy strategy in the close consultation and guidance of federal project coordinator and province board.
  • Collect reports, public commitments, evidences and data related to the project implementation, its progress and results in the given format and send it to federal office.
  • Carry out regular reporting to province board and federal office about the progress of the project activities under the planned reporting deadline and given reporting format and tools.
  • Support federal committee or designated advocacy focal person from board making advocacy plan and strategies, implementation, documentation and follow-up.
  • Collect case studies on disability issues and document it at the province level and also submit it to federal office.
  • Do other organizational tasks as the team member as designated by the province board.

1. Position: Provincial Advocacy Coordinator

2. Duty Station: Sudur Paschim Province Office Dhangadi.
3. Number of Staffs Needed: 1 (One)
4. Required Qualification, Skills:

  • At least Bachelor degree in Humanity, Social Science, and management (Sociology or disability study is preferred).
  • Having Nepali Citizenship
  • Sound skills and knowledge of operating basic computer office packages (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power-point) with good skills of internet, email and social media.
  • Good verbal communication skills in English and Nepali.
  • Skill on using data collection and analysis tools is desirable.
  • Good presentation skills in both Nepali and English language.
  • Good skills in coordination, team play and rapport building with diverse stakeholders such as government, OPDs, CBOs at community and province level.
  • Good skills on activity planning and coordination, implementation, reporting and documentation
    Good skills for reporting by using given tools and format.
  • Basic training facilitating skills on the various issues of disabilities with special focus to advocacy, access to justice and accessibility.

4. Required Experience:

  • At least one year of professional working experience in the sector of disability rights promotion in the province level with a proven experience of activism on the rights of marginalized community.
  • Good experience of advocacy work, coordination with local and provincial government authorities.
  • Sound experience of working with various disabled peoples’ organizations or group of people with disabilities the at community level.
  • Good experience of working with different impairment groups at province level.

5. Required Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge about advocacy, rights of persons with disabilities, problems that person with disabilities are facing at local level.
  • Proven knowledge on legal frameworks and advocacy strategies pertaining accessibility and access to justice.
  • Knowledge on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Well informed about the human rights and OPDs’ movement of Nepal and its dynamic.
  • General information about National Federation of the Disabled Nepal and its interventions
  • Good knowledge and information about national policies and legal frameworks on disability, disability specific entitlements.
  • Well informed about the province level disability specific laws, policies and services that the province government has been providing to the persons with disabilities.

6. Key Duties and Responsibilities:
7. Lead the day to day implementation of the project related activities allocated to the province as the key focal person for the project called “Include Us” in coordination with the province Manager, working committee, project related task forces.
8. Develop detail implementation plan of the activity allocated to province in the close consultation and guidance of national project coordinator.

  • Carry out the planned activities at province level and selected municipalities.

1. Prepare periodic reports and collect activity related data, information and cases from province and project implementing municipalities under the supervision of national project coordinator.
2. Submit different periodic reports to NFDN federal office and province working committee.
3. Coordinate and support to the province level project related task forces or committee and province working committee to develop advocacy strategy, plan and to implement it.

  • Coordinate with different government and non-government stakeholders to ensure and increase their engagement and contribution in the project activities.
  • Conduct, facilitate and support to implement various trainings, orientations and awareness programs at province level.

1. Carry out any other activities related to the project as designated by NFDN province board, national project coordinator and provincial Manager.

1. How to Apply
Interested candidates has to complete the following application process.

  • Fill the short form and send it to us in the given mail address. To download the form please click here.
  • Submit a Cover Application letter and your Updated CV
  • Submit all three documents (short form, cover application letter and updated CV) via email at vacancy@nfdn.org.np
  • The last date for submitting an application: 18th November,2022
  • Each candidate should clearly mention the name of position and duty station where he or she wants to apply in the cover letter and in subject line of the email as well.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written tests and interviews. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained. Qualified and Competent Persons with Disabilities, Women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities will be given special privileges.

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