Waste Smart Fellowship Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website Youth Innovation Lab


Waste Smart Fellowship Coordinator

Job Type: Full-time
Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Salary: NPR 55,000-65,000 (Gross, Negotiable)

About the organization

Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) is a not-for-profit civic tech company that works at the intersection of emerging cutting-edge technological tools and their applications by equipping young professionals to solve emerging challenges in our community. YI-Lab’s mission statement is, ‘to engage young people to bridge science to people and policy through innovation’. YI-Lab harnesses indigenous knowledge, citizen science approach, develops low-cost technological solutions, promotes open data, promotes entrepreneurship, and conducts evidence-based advocacy campaigns. YI-Lab provides a conducive environment for young people to co-create solutions for inclusive development.

About the project

Green Shift – Circularity of Plastic Waste for Net-Zero Carbon Nepal Project is funded by the European Union to promote the circular economy in Nepal. This is a four year-long project that will be implemented in Madhesh, Lumbini, and Bagmati Provinces through the consortium partners CREASION, Restless Development, and Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab). The main goal of this project is to promote circular economy by establishing strong plastic waste collection and recycling mechanism, promote plastic alternative products, and engage key stakeholders in policy advocacy.

YI-Lab invites dynamic and enthusiastic Nepali citizens to apply for the following position.

Job Description

Fellowship Coordinator will lead the overall Waste Smart Fellowship activities by ensuring timely implementation of the Fellowship. S/he will coordinate with Fellows, and the project support team for the implementation of the activities. S/he will be responsible for communicating and coordinating with partnered municipal governments.


Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Climate Science/Studies, Disaster Risk Management, or any other relevant field. Master’s preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant professional work experience
  • Working experience with young people and youth engagement is an asset.
  • Prior experience of working with EU and other donor funded project would be a plus.
  • Prior experience in municipal waste management is a plus.

Skills and competencies

  • Ability to develop and maintain coordination and contact with partnered Municipal governments.
  • Coordinate with young people and guide them accordingly.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in organizing events, consultation, and training.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, track progress, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Advance skill in using Computer and IT, and good experiences in using the digital platform.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Ensure the overall coordination with Waste Smart Fellows for the implementation of Fellowship activities to achieve desired outcomes and outputs.
  • Ensure regular communication and coordination with partnered municipal governments for the timely and effective implementation of Fellowship activities.
  • Prepare a detailed work plan of Fellowship in line with the approved proposal, plan, budget, and logical framework.
  • Organize training and orientations for Fellows.
  • Ensure timely, effective, and efficient implementation of Fellowship activities.

Coordinating and networking

  • Be the focal point to communicate regarding Waste Smart Fellowship.
  • Maintain close coordination and contact with partnered municipal governments and coordinate for MoU signing with the concerned governments.
  • Coordinate regularly with Waste Smart Fellows and provide them needed guidance.


  • Prepare brief project updates and monthly financial reports of the Fellowship.
  • Submit narrative progress reports and financial reports on the agreed timeline.
  • Submit the annual report at the end of each project cycle.
  • Collect and compile learnings, good practices, and case studies from the field.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Carry out internal monitoring of Fellowship activities.
  • Frequently monitor and evaluate the data quality and information provided by the Fellows.
  • Facilitate internal/external evaluation as per project requirements.

Compliance to policies, rules/regulations, and guidelines

  • Adhere to YI-Lab’s organizational policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ensure that the organization and donor’s compliance are met.

We promote workforce diversity and highly encourage all the interested applicants, especially youth and young professionals including those who identify as women and indigenous community members/minority caste groups, to apply.

We are having interviews on a rolling basis, and encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Deadline for submission of application: 21 April 2024

Applying Procedure

Please click on Apply Now! button to submit your application. For more information on Youth Innovation Lab, please visit  https://youthinnovationlab.org  and if you have any inquiries, please contact at info@youthinnovationlab.org.

! Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. Please be advised that if you do not receive any email, call or contact from Youth Innovation Lab within three weeks from the date of the application deadline, you may consider yourself as not being selected for the position at this time.

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