Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Project Officer – Telethone: Child Not Bride (Bardiya). 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 Traditional Harmful Practices and strengthen protection systems at federal, province and local level.
The Project Officer will provide overall technical support to implementing partner organization for the telethon funded “Child Not Bride Project,” an integrated component of Thrive (included Care and Protection), Learn , Lead and Decide. Similarly, the project has also the component of WASH, Climate Crisis/Disaster Risk Management and gender as cross cutting. Also, the Project Officer will support Project Manager (PM) for 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 Officer (PO) will be based in partner office under Regional Office – East, Janakpur and Regional Office-West, Surkhet. PO will be responsible for ensuring that the Project is implemented in Dhanusha and Bardiya. The PO will require to support PM and represent Plan International Nepal at provincial level and federal level as required. The position holder will also be responsible to assist PM to lead and coordinate telethon project planning, implementation and monitoring at community, province, national level and regional level. S/he will be required to prepare quarterly/annual report, progress reports and case stories.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Bachelor Degree in development-related field, preferably Human Rights, Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender & Development, Political Science, and Public Policy Administration, with 1-2 years of experience in an Officer role including grants management
- Experience in rights-based approaches to development. Experience engaging with government private sectors, CSOs and/or multilateral institutions.
- Prior experience in an 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.
- Experience in networking/engaging with key actors.
- Experience in capacity development of partner staff
- Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts, through good written and spoken communication skills
- Understanding of the structures, processes and trends in the Nepal political system.
- Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects.
- Commitment to Plan’s values including the rights and needs of children.
- Experience of working for an international organisation
- Operational planning & execution
- Analysis & reasoning
- Communicating, one to one, in groups both in writing, verbally, presentations and reports, in English, Nepali and relevant local languages.
- Preparation and management of budgets and assessment of financial implication in work situations
- Facilitation, negotiation and networking
- Ability to use basic office electronic equipment & computer applications
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
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: 17th Dec, 2021