Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for External Relations Specialist . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

ROLE PURPOSE

The overall responsibility of this position is to ensure that all activities that Plan International Nepal implements meet the requirements of the Government of Nepal, at all levels.  S/He will be be responsible for good maintaining good working relationship primarily, with Social Welfare Council (SWC), relevant government ministries/departments and organisations/networks that share common agenda for change in the lives children and adolescence girls in Nepal.
The position will also support Program and Operation teams to ensure that the functioning of the organization in compliance with SWC and other government requirements. 

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge:

  • Nuanced understanding and knowledge of development issues, trend, challenges, opportunities and implications to community development
  • Experience and knowledge of child rights programming, gender transformative and inclusive strategies and development programming
  • Understanding the workings of various agencies of the Government.
  • Sound understanding of the relationship and expectations between the GoN and INGOs
  • Knowledge of Government Compliance/ SWC requirements for INGOs in Nepal
  • Knowledge of internal audit, audit and policy implementation

Skill:

  • Master’s Degree in development studies, sociology, rural development with 2-3 years of experience in relevant area or a Bachelors degree in development studies, sociology, rural development with 4-5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy, lobbying, engagement, coordination and networking, especially with government
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-tasking under pressure
  • Strong ability to communicate and negotiate at different levels and effective interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including presentation in Nepali and English. 

ABOUT PLAN INTERNATIONAL 

Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in over 75 countries. Our programs are underpinned by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as the overall ambition to empower girls and young women as legacy.  

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 and developed a strong reputation as a respected development and humanitarian actor helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 12 districts in Nepal.  

Plan International Nepal has a vision for 2030 as “an inclusive, just and safe society where all girls and young women enjoy their rights and live in freedom”. This is coupled with the ambition of taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive as “Girls and young women in all of their diversity reach their full potential as equal and active citizens” by 2023. The country strategy is put into action through the implementation of three interrelated program areas defined as follows: 

LEARN: the “Education and Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (SOYEE)” program aims to assist vulnerable and excluded girls and young women in adapting and thriving in a changing climate; 

LEAD AND DECIDE: the “Youth as Active Drivers of Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)” program aims to empower girls and young women in leading change, having control over their bodies and making informed decisions; and 

THRIVE: the “Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection and Child Poverty” program enhances vulnerable and excluded children, especially girls, to be valued and cared for without discrimination, fear and any forms of violence. 

Plan international Nepal seeks candidates who practice feminist leadership, promote diversity, actively seek innovative solutions for problems, courageously and respectfully share their opinions and ideas, break down barriers and engender cross-department collaboration, practice active listening, maintain confidentiality, build trust and are passionate about children’s rights and equality for girls.   

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation working in 75 developing countries that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.  

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 42 districts in Nepal. The main program areas in its new Country Strategy are Early Childhood Development, Basic Education, Youth Economic Empowerment, Child Protection and Resilience, including humanitarian assistance as required

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Application Deadline: Tuesday 27th of December 2022

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