Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Provincial Cluster Coordinator. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelors’ Degree in Development Studies/Humanities/Social Science
- Minimum 5-year experience in education in emergencies, education cluster coordination & Disaster preparedness or similar field
- Awareness of the needs and related program considerations for children, vulnerable and marginalized communities.
- Established the ability to manage and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles.
- Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem-solving.
- Proven ability to learn quickly, lead a project to achieve stated results and objectives.
- Experience working with governments, civil society, national and international organizations.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
- Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps and its interests to key stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Provincial Cluster Coordinator includes the following points primarily, but is not limited to the following:
- Facilitate lead and co-leads to prioritize cluster meetings focusing on emergency preparedness and response. Prepare technical inputs to moderate this discussion in the cluster meeting
- Develop/revisit cluster strategies, priorities adopting a consultative process
- Facilitate the consultative process to update the National contingency plan, monsoon response and preparedness plan, winterization plan, and other guidance documents in coordination with leads, co-leads, and cluster and inter-cluster members, considering all hazards and pandemics
- Ensure that education preparedness and response initiatives are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government policies
- Develop an annual CP revision process clearly outlining roles and responsibilities of lead, co-lead, cluster members, cluster secretariate, and if necessary, an expert. Prepare an inventory of various national and sectoral emergency plans with relevant guidance notes on when how they will up updated/reported
- Provide technical support to co-leads to develop participatory humanitarian emergency preparedness plans in consultation with cluster members
- Engage with the cluster partners to agree on common and specific actions from the federal cluster to the provincial and local cluster clusters
- Support TWGs lead and co-leads to prepare their work plan and its implementation
- Facilitate forming and capacitating the TWG at the provincial levels
- Facilitate cluster strengthening initiatives supported by the Federal Education Cluster. Liaise with implementing partners and local clusters, taking proactive and coordinated action for timely implementation
- Adopt a global education cluster EiE training package to orient federal lead members on the fundamental humanitarian principles and minimum standards of EIE.
- Provide technical backstopping in capacity-building training for federal, provincial, and local level cluster members
- Provide support to leadership in the coordination of Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) Minimum Package implementation
- Mapping of sector resource mobilization for EiE.
- Coordinate with the EMIS section to discuss and support the compilation of EiE information and prepare a possible action within the Sector and other information derived from the alternative mechanism.
- Facilitate a strategic discussion between LEDPG and cluster on complement/supplement actions during emergencies
- Prepare an analytical overview including cluster gaps, overlaps, and coverages of partner’s intervention by analyzing available data and information and sharing it with cluster members.
- Facilitate inter-cluster/sector coordination and technical meetings to pre-identified interventions required to support education response with SOPs
- Contribute to clear, and effective communication between the local, provincial, and federal level Education cluster to strengthen reporting mechanism, need assessment, and data collection
- Prepare monthly updates on cluster strategic interventions, their challenges, and recommendations with lead, co-leads, and cluster members.
- Contribute to clear and effective communication between the local, provincial, and federal level Education cluster to strengthen reporting mechanism, need assessment, and data collection
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures,
and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
- Ensure proper integration of child safeguarding and GESI aspects into sector specific project planning and implementation.
- Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other duties as assigned by their supervisor and or Country Director.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.
Application Deadline: 18th May, 2022