Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Project Manager. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
[A concise statement, capturing the primary reasons that this role exists and a clear articulation of the context of the role. How will this role contribute to creating lasting change for children?]
The Project Manager (PM) (herein referred as PM) will lead one of Plan International Nepal’s project named Adolescents’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights project. The is position is primarily responsible for providing managerial support for the effective and efficient implementation of the project. As such, it is also anticipated that the PM will be able to demonstrate technical support to the team. As the PM, he/she must have an in-depth understanding of project management for smooth facilitation including people management, effective organisational and programme communication, adherence to quality programming and compliance (Government of Nepal and Donor).
In adherence to Plan International Nepal’s Country Strategy 2023-28, the PM will play a significant role in achieving its objective through this project demonstrated through high sense of accountability, mutual respect and team work tunability. The PM will work closely with KOICA Nepal office and other NGOs who implement KOICA project in accordance with project agreement. Further, the PM with relevant departments of Plan International Nepal will support to deliver high quality of project results.
The PM works closely and provides strategic support to the Programme Partnership and Impact (PPI) team, Programme Quality and Innovation Unit (PQI) including Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) team, Business Development Influencing, Campaigns and Communications (ICC) team with regards to quality program, program effectiveness and efficiency.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
[This section details the skills, knowledge and expertise the postholder will be required to demonstrate in doing the job well. This should include clear levels of technical expertise and skills that support our work at national, international, and global level.]
Essential Knowledge and Experience
- A master’s degree in Public health, humanitarian studies, International development, International relations, social studies or similar field with at least five years in managing public health related and other program funded by Korean and other Donors include KOICA.
- Advanced understanding of the Korean government’s ODA strategy includes KOICA.
- Advanced understanding policy of KOICA reporting (include narrative and financial)
- Proven experience in managing complex teams, including staff management and development.
- Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on area of expertise, and influence others to reach common goals.
- Experience working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing system
- Proven experiences and ability to coordinate and collaborate with different organizations including the government and demonstrable working experience in development program.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Expertise in Korean language is desirable.
- Developing contingency plans, strengthens local capability and implements responsible exit strategies that reduce future aid dependency
- Providing clear direction and support to team members in the event of the project
Skills (leadership/managerial if applicable)
- 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.
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 and 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.
Application Deadline: Sunday 21st January, 2024