Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Project Coordinator (PEEARL) Project. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

NOTE: Plan International Nepal invites the applications from FEMALE CANDIDATES ONLY with priority from minority and youth groups for this position.


Plan International Nepal is going to implement “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Adolescent for Resilient Livelihood” (PEEARL) project in Bardiya District of Nepal. The project is being implemented with the below key objective/s.

  • Vulnerable young people, especially young women, have “work-ready” skills and knowledge in locally-relevant markets to pursue wage/self-employment of their choosing in a post-COVID-19 economy. 
  • Targeted young women’s families and communities adopt positive norms and practices supporting them to pursue skills development and decent work opportunities. 
  • Targeted private sector employers invest in and practice youth-inclusive, gender-responsive decent work principles.

Project Coordinator (PC) from Plan Nepal will be the focal person for quality implementation of the project through local implementing partner. PC will ensure the project is being implemented smoothly (activities implemented as per the detail implementation plan), budget being consumed as per the budget plan , partner is implementing the project activities aligning with the compliances of Plan Nepal , and maintaining a smooth relationship with local government authorities and agency representing Plan Nepal/he will be required to compile and prepare quarterly reports, progress reports, case stories annual program progress reports to be submitted to Donor .S/he will be required to lead and support partner organisation in private sector engagement and influencing.


Educational Qualifications and work experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-4 years or Master’s Degree in social work, development studies, or relevant field with 2-3 years of relevant experience in project management of TVET/ SOYEE (Skills and Opportunities for youth employment and entrepreneurship) sector is preferred
  • Prior experience of working /engaging with private sector employers is highly desirable.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of the trend in the labour market situation in Nepal.
  • Effective project management.
  • Understanding of Feminist principles.
  • Good written and verbal English and Nepali skills. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts, through good written and spoken communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills for team working in multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrably strong verbal and written communication, presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and be innovative, set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress. 
  • Strategic, analytical, negotiation skill and decision making skills.
  • Able to create linkages, networking, lobbying and advocating with relevant stakeholders.
  • Good awareness and analysis of sensitivities attached with the government functionaries.
  • Ability to articulate the vision of Plan’s programme to different audiences.


  • Demonstrable professional maturity and able to work independently.
  • Ability to apply good judgment and professionalism in the resolution of work related problems
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Efficient in meeting commitments and deadlines in achieving results.
  • Ability to plan and organize work by identifying priority activities and adjusting priorities as required.
  • Demonstrated approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation, energy and flexibility.
  • Ability to relate to government authorities, UN agencies, and other development/humanitarian actors and to build a rapport effectively.
  • Continually assessing the external policy and advocacy landscape and adjusting strategy and activities as needed.
  • Commitment to Plan’s values including the rights and needs of children.


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; Whereas Inclusive and Quality education for the most marginalised and vulnerable children is another focus area of Plan Nepal.

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.

Note: Due to urgent priority to fill in the positions, recruitment can be held on a rolling basis and Plan International reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

Note: Plan International Nepal invites the applications from female candidates only with priority from minority and youth groups for this position.

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Deadline: 7th Dec, 2021

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