Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Policy Influencing Manager. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

ROLE PURPOSE

The Policy Influencing Manager will pay a key role in shaping and driving advocacy strategies and support program teams to scale our impact and contribute to policy development / implementation. The position will strengthen and build strategic partnerships to advance influencing priorities and play a key role in taking Plan International work in external forums. S/he will be working closely with the Director to deliver on policy goals by connecting local, regional and national, influencing efforts. 

H/She practices 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.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Education: Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Rural Development or in any relevant field

Experience: Minimum five years’ experience in policy influencing and working with relevant stakeholders and key government functionaries. 

Contextual: Ability to understand the context that Plan International is working in Nepal and work with others to devise influencing activities around it.

Policies: Various plans and policies of the government, particularly in the areas that Plan International is engaged in with its partners and communities

Sectorial: Informed about the civil society landscape of Nepal and knowledge about the likeminded organizations engagement in the sector

People Skills: Ability to provide strategic guidance to program teams and partners in the areas of policy influencing. Ability to listen to and support program staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan International’s core values.

Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under challenging circumstances.  Willing to travel up to 30% of time.

Interpersonal: interact, communicate, and collaborate with others effectively has empathy is an active listener and possesses and emotional intelligence.

Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.


Computer Skills: Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Preferably skills related to virtual network communication using the Internet.  

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 24 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.

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Application Deadline: Tuesday, 27 December 2022

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