Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for Project Specialist: Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Development (YEED) project. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
The Project Specialist is overall responsible to lead and oversight the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (YEED) project. The key role of this position is planning, budgeting, capacity building, documentation, reporting, quality assurance and partnership management. The Project Specialist will play a vital role in developing and facilitating private sector actor’s engagement to achieve the specified outcomes of the project. The position holder will be the focal person for the smooth implementation of the project. S/he will responsible for representation and networking with donor, government (local, province and federal), likeminded organization and different department of Plan International Nepal. This position requires ensuring compliance of organization and donor including project environment impact assessment (PEIA), resilience measurement, climate crisis, disaster risk management and humanitarian response (as when required).
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Educational Qualifications and work experience
- Master’s Degree in development-related field, preferably, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender & Development, resilient livelihood with 3-4 years of experience in TVET, Livelihood, Entrepreneurship and experience of coordination, liaison and networking with private sector organizations working in skill development and job placement sector.
- Bachelor degree in development related sector with 5 years’ experience in the TVET sector, climate resilient livelihood, disaster risk management, environment impact assessment and entrepreneurship with 4-6 years of experience
- Good knowledge and experiences of market analysis, job placement linking with TEVT.
- Experience in capacity building, training and facilitation.
- Strong knowledge on coordination and collaboration with provincial, local government
- Understanding of disaster risk management, climate crisis and humanitarian programming linking with all three tiers of government plan, priorities, strategies
- Commitment to children’s rights, particularly on the rights of girls and young women and men.
- Proven knowledge of youth employment issues and contemporary practices in Nepal, Asia and across the world
- Clear understanding of governments policies, programs and priorities related to youth employment
- Understanding and knowledge of government private sector policies and programs in vocational/skill training and job placement
- Basic program management knowledge.
- Knowledge & understanding of Plan’s vision, mission values.
- Clear knowledge and understanding of gender transformative agenda and its application in the rural context.
- Understanding project development and management in participatory process.
- Conflict sensitive project management.
- Different options and possibilities of program and financial operations.
- Operational planning & execution
- Analysis & reasoning
- Managing ( in some posts) , motivating and coaching people
- Managing work relationships ( internal/external)
- 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
- Persuasion and ability to influence
- Ability to problem solve, handle setbacks and pressure
- Ability to use basic office electronic equipment & computer applications
- Demonstrable high degree of professional maturity and integrity
- Willingness, flexibility and ability to work to work independently.
- Ability to apply good judgment and professionalism in the resolution of work related problems
- Commitment for gender transformative programs, and sensitivity to children and disability issues
- Willingness, ability and commitment to build and nurture team
- Commitment to Plan’s values including the rights and needs of children, particularly girls.
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 marginalized 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 11 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.
Application Deadline: Thursday 15th September 2022