Royal Norwegian Embassy announces vacancy for Education and GESI Advisor . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Main duties and responsibilities 

  • Provide high quality, reliable, timely and relevant advice to the embassy. 
  • Provide strategic analysis and advise on issues of educational quality, school administration and results-based management for the education sector.
  • Grant management of bilateral development assistance including preparation of decision documents, follow up of grant agreements, assessment of plans, budgets and financial reports, participate in formal and technical meetings, reviews and field visits. 
  • Cooperate with partners for effective implementation of programs/projects and contribute to develop and maintain a constructive dialogues and broad network with national stakeholders and the international community in Nepal. 
  • Assess education related results and advise management and partners to achieve annual results and targets. 
  • Represent the Embassy in relevant conferences, seminars and formal meetings. 
  • Act as a liaison officer between the Embassy and the Government (especially Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Centre for Education and Human Resource Development). 
  • Prepare analyses, reports, speaking points and background information for the embassy, mainly on education and GESI related issues. 
  • Co-chair of the education development partner group in the period 2024-2025. 
  • Work as the focal person for women’s rights and gender equality as a cross-cutting issue. 
  • Other tasks might be assigned to the advisor depending on priorities and needs.  

Required qualifications and competencies

  • A university degree at master’s level, preferably in a relevant subject area. 
  • At least five years of work experience.
  • Experience from grant management is an advantage. 
  • Excellent spoken and written Nepali and English as well as good IT skills (Office 365, social media). 
  • Strong analytical, networking, communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrate critical and creative approaches to problem solving. 
  • Ability to work both efficiently and thoroughly, independently and in team. 
  • High level of personal integrity is required. 
  • At least two of the education or gender related technical competencies. 
  • Education: pedagogy, planning and administration, education sector governance.  
  • Gender: SRHR and/or Gender Based Violence. 
  • Mainstreaming methodologies for cross-cutting issues. 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu was established in 2001 and employs 21 people including seven Norwegian diplomats. It is centrally located in Patan, Bakhundole. The embassy is looking for an energetic and experienced Education and GESI Advisor. Education is one of the three priority areas of development cooperation between Nepal and Norway, along with governance and renewable energy, climate and food security.  

The bilateral support to education in Nepal concentrates on basic education in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology regarding the School Sector Education Plan (SESP), as well as inter-governmental efforts for good governance in the education sector. In addition, the embassy partners with multilateral agencies and civil society to pool resources and to reach Sustainable Developmental Goal 4 on Education. The embassy also follows-up and engages with partners in the sector that receive funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad. 

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is a priority for Norway. We support human rights and women’s rights and gender equality across sectors and with targeted support in areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and combating gender-based violence (GBV). Other cross-cutting issues are environment, climate and anti-corruption. 

You will be working closely with the Embassy’s diplomat responsible for Education and GESI. In addition, you will be engaging with cross-sectoral teams when and where relevant.  

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Application Deadline – 12th March 2024

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