Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Project Manager, Telethone: Child Not Bride. 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.
Overall goal of the Project is to reduce Child, Early and Forced Marriage by ensuring girls at school, providing SRHR knowledge and economic opportunities, challenging THPs and strengthen protection systems at federal, province and local level.
The Project Manager will provide strategic and managerial leadership for the telethon funded “Child Not Bride Project,” an integrated component of Care and Protection, Learn and Earn, Lead and Decide. Similarly the project has also the component of WASH, Climate Crisis/Disaster Risk Management and gender as cross cutting. Also, the manager will lead and provide quality leadership in the coordination, delivery, monitoring and reporting of the telethon funded Project in line with the approved project proposal, Detailed Project Implementation Plan (DIP) and funding agreement document (FAD) following the gender transformative approaches as outlined in Plan Nepal Country Strategy.
The Project Manager based in Regional Office – East, Janakpur will be responsible for ensuring that the Project is implemented in 2 districts (Dhanusha and Bardiya). Project Manager will be engaged in policy dialogues and advocacy at provincial level and federal level as required. The position holder will also be responsible to lead and coordinate telethon Project planning, implementation and monitoring at community, province, national level and regional level. S/he will be required to compile and prepare quarterly report, progress reports, case stories annual program progress report and Grant.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Educational Qualifications and work experience
- Master’s Degree in development-related field, preferably Human Rights, Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender & Development, Political Science, and Public Policy Administration with 4-5 years of experience in a managerial role including grants management or Bachelors with more than 5 years in the relevant sector experience.
- Experience in rights-based approaches to development. Experience engaging with government private sectors, CSOs and/or multilateral institutions.
- Prior experience of managing integrated project with the component related to education, SRHR, economic empowerment, norms change, WASH, DRM, protection system strengthening and CSO mobilization would be an asset.
- Understanding of the structures, processes and trends in the Nepal political system.
- Good understanding of the processes by which you achieve policy change and conducting power and political analysis.
- Capacity to produce evidence-based robust position as required.
- Good understanding of the national and international environment on development trend.
- Commitment to Plan’s goals, mission, values and approach including the ability to lead on safeguarding and child protection matters where necessary.
- Experience of working for an international organisation
- Experience and understanding of the development and humanitarian issues from different perspective.
- Demonstrate understanding of feminist and gender transformative approaches
- 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.
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.
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.
Deadline: 26th Nov, 2021