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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates (Nepali Citizens only) who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity for the following position(s):

Senior Information Technology (IT) Manager

GRADE: 7+
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Nepal    
LOCATION: Kathmandu 
CONTRACT TYPE: National 
CHILD SAFEGUARDING – Level 3 The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have some contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE: 

The Senior lT Manager will be primarily responsible for ensuring and managing effective and efficient information technology services for the organization through managing the country office domain, local & wider area network. The post holder takes the major lead in the establishment of proper lT Infrastructure in the country office ensuring the optimum security and backup of the business data. Likewise, also plays a key role in ensuring the quality and standard procurement of the lT equipment and services. S/he will also be responsible to establish information functions that will be instrumental in collecting and analysing information required for the various departments, field offices and donors of SC in Nepal and external audiences.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

lT Platform:

  • Oversee the entire requirement of lT infrastructure and facilities in the country office that include planning, developing and managing the domain, local and wider area network with optimum security.
  • Develop, handle and protect the organizational database and design the MIS reports as required based on the organizational need.
  • Proactively monitor the latest R&D in IT and suggest the best and cost-effective technology or tools that is appropriate and competitive to cater organizational present need and expected future growth
  • Undertake the assessment of lT system conduct regular IT audits 
  • Develop annual lT plan and budget of lT unit and facilitate as appropriate for scoping out the technologies required for the program to enhance the efficiency.
  • Responsible for quality grading and procurement of lT equipment required for organisation and ensure use of equipment and value for money.
  • Ensure organizational IT platform security is robust with the help of internal and external IT counterparts, consultants and other service providers
  • Ensure valid Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMC) are in place and properly functioning
  • Ensure hardware, software, networking and bandwidth being used by CO, field offices outside Kathmandu are up to the need standard and in good functioning order including timely maintenance and support on trouble shooting as required.
  • Play key role to maintain and update the organization's intranet home page. Ensure staff are getting relevant information through the portal. Look into the decentralization of the IT services through appointing and capacity building of IT focal persons at CO and field.
  • Ensure the regular IT troubleshooting, hardware, software, networking and internet related fixing mechanism is properly functioning 
  • Be a focal person for coordinating with ARO and Centre for any ICT issues and be familiar in using the SCI web portals (Nethope, JIRA, Onenet, Citrix, FMS, AMS, etc) for escalating the ICT issues as required. Administer the IT system fixing communication mechanism is working properly.
  • Primarily be responsible for timely creation, shifting or removal of user's Domain and Email lDs
  • Plays key role in identifying the lT services required for the organization and recommends for commissioning the contract with external service providers.
  • Monitor the web sites are being ethically used by staff. Suggest management to use, moderate or control social networking sites for proper and productive use.

Capacity building:

  • Coach and orient to staff for ethical use of email and internet services to run their job duties
  • Orient on user computer business data safety and backup of data from possible virus attacks 
  • Orient computer users to avoid computer virus infection, regular scan and virus removal, hacking resulting loss of data or malfunctioning of the computers.
  • Train and orient users in newer technologies and uses of network resources to ensure smooth and trouble-free LAN/WAN system in the respective field offices and also explore areas for using technology to benefit programs In SC impact areas
  • Advise partners to adopt best-suited IT equipment, software and associated services in case of need.

General:

  • Plays key role in finding out the technology and equipment that best suits for the organization.
  • Support to Logistics/Procurement Manager for procurement of lT related equipment and preparing an appropriate asset and inventory procurement plan and entering into procurement framework agreement.
  • Coordinate with Store unit to maintain pool of computer and laptops for workshop, events and borrowing for staff for their field trip and keep proper log of these items
  • Authorize all the invoices incurred against the ICT budget.
  • Develop and maintain good external relationship with the relevant vendors, and internet Service Providers,
  • Maintain linkages with INGOs and represent and both internal and external forums as required related to the ICT matters
  • Maintain uniform IT systems and standards at Bhutan office
  • Coordinate with Regional Technology Specialist with Country Office lT status and issues for necessary help.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same 
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • self-driven; able to take a pro-active approach and work on own initiative

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with team, colleagues, external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and inclusion, sees it as a source of competitive strength. Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, IT or Master's in other discipline(s) with high level IT professional programs, courses and/or trainings
  • Minimum 7 years (5 years for GSI group*) of working experience in managing IT systems preferably at I/NGOs
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills 
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • High cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-set.
  • Sound knowledge in planning and developing network infrastructure and maintain secured local and wider area network environment.
  • Experience in finding the new and cost effective opportunities for the organisation 
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

*GSI group include Female, Dalit, Madhesi, People with Disabilities and other indigenous/minorities

 


Application closed.

 

Program Manager - Basic/Vocational Education

GRADE (Level): 7
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education    
LOCATION: Country Office, Kathmandu
CONTRACT LENGTH: Contract, one year extendable
CHILD SAFEGUARDING Level 3 - The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE
The Basic Education Program Manager will be responsible for the development of and technical support to high quality child-focused basic education programs reaching the most vulnerable and deprived. S/he will support the Education Director to establish and maintain functional collaboration and coordination with government counterparts, external development partners, strategic partners, and donors at national level.  Likewise, s/he will provide support to maintain communication with donors and member countries for basic education programs. The position holder will be working closely with other Save the Children departments, project managers, and program managers to ensure required operational and technical support to SC’s field team and partners is available and timely. Moreover, s/he will provide targeted management support to select basic education projects, which may also include elements of adolescent and youth transitions programming as well as integrated programming. Supports Save the Children’s dual mandate of delivering high quality development programs as well as being the leader in emergency preparedness and response for children.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Program and project development: 

  • With the Education Director, leads in developing new basic education projects in close consultation with other departments and partners. This includes, but is not limited to, developing detailed implementation plans, staffing plans, phased budgets, identifying new partners, etc., in addition to technical narratives and log frames. Ensures project design is linked to SC’s country strategic plan. 
  • With regional and district teams, identifies partner organizations that have robust and proven technical excellence with the implementation structure and human resources required for quality project delivery.
  • Leads the continuous assessment of basic education program needs and ensures that these are appropriately reflected in sectoral strategies, proposals and programs.
  • With Awards and Education Director, spearheads the exploration of additional funding sources to pilot and scale up proven education interventions as per SC’s Theory of Change. 
  • With Child Protection, Child Poverty, and Health sectors, explores opportunities to expand our work with adolescent and youth transitions and integrated programming. Ensures these opportunities are linked to SC’s Theory of Change and country strategic plan. 
  • Ensures that the basic education program/project meets and/or exceeds SC’s Minimum Operating Standard of key programmatic interventions including Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI), resilience, and child participation principles.

Program Quality Assurance: 

  • Provides direct technical support to field teams, e.g. project monitoring, field staff and partner capacity building, training, etc. 
  • Makes a minimum of two monitoring visits annually to each basic education project.
  • Facilitates additional technical assistance for basic education projects on an as-needed basis. 
  • Supervises and provides guidance to the basic education team in the planning, implementation, and timely quality reporting of basic education projects.
  • For multi-regional, multi-sectoral projects, ensures monitoring and evaluation plans are rolled out at the regional level and concerned project coordinators and implementing staff are fully familiar with them.
  • Ensures that recommendations from evaluations, assessments and SC’s MEAL team are responded to in a timely manner and adjustments are made to projects and plans as necessary
  • With education technical team, ensures Education Activity Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are updated and current
  • Holds self responsible for staying current on latest news, innovations, and adaptations in sector

Project management, planning & budgeting: 

  • Post-award, ensures that new project start up and kick-off is well coordinated at the central and regional level, including full participation of respective partner NGOs
  • For new projects, works with field project implementation teams and relevant technical teams to develop project start-up and implementation plans, including technical capacity building plans.
  • During project implementation, engages in periodic reviews, partner and staff capacity building, report writing, and monitoring, etc.  
  • Ensures all basic education projects comply with requirements outlined in 1) donor agreement and 2) the Project Operations Guideline of Save the Children Nepal.
  • Provides targeted management support to select basic education projects. This support may include tracking project progress against targets, monitoring budget expenditures, etc. 

Capacity building: 

  • Works with basic education project teams and partners to identify technical strengths and weaknesses areas and develops plans to address gaps. Strong focus on coaching and mentoring. 
  • With the ECCD Program Manager, responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual Education Program Learning Group (PLG) and Education Thematic Meeting 

Knowledge Management, Learning and Innovation:

  • Drives Save the Children’s learning agenda, establishing systems and processes to help project and program teams learn from research, monitoring reports, information on state of the art programming domestically and globally, tec. 
  • Enhances opportunities for partners to participate in the knowledge management cycle (capture, store, synthesize/analyze, share and apply).
  • Facilitates information sharing re best practices and program development among partners and SC staff 
  • Ensures all basic education projects collect information on the progress towards project outcomes/results, collect information or observations for the variations in these outcomes/results, and draw conclusions/lessons, and take actions to address these conclusions/lessons.
  • Ensures all basic education projects develop and engage in a reflective Key Learning Questions (KLQs) process 
  • Ensures all basic education projects conduct at least one Operational Research (OR) activity annually to improve program quality 
  • Informs project and technical teams of new innovations in the basic education sector, both domestically and abroad. Facilitates dialogue on program innovation at the project and sectoral level.
  • Loops program learning back to relevant departments, e.g. MEAL, other sectoral departments, etc. 

Strategy development and annual reporting:

  • Supports Education Director to develop basic education strategy, country annual plan, and country annual review plan. 
  • Coordinates with other subsectors to actualize the Education Sector Strategy 
  • Leads in annual planning of basic education sub-sector and collaborates with the team for comprehensive sectoral annual planning.

Documentation, Evaluation, Reporting:

  • Develops TORs for project evaluation and supports consultant hiring process to HR Department.
  • Facilitates SC regional staff and partners to document case studies/stories and best practices together with Information and Communication department.
  • Identifies and share learning and best practices with staff, donors, SC members and relevant government line ministries.
  • Provides critical feedback and technical inputs on periodic project reports and country annual report.
  • Reviews project reports to ensure technical excellence and strategic achievement, as well as to provide feedback to project teams
  • Responsible for timely and quality write up and submission of quarterly, semi-annual and annual program progress reports as required with inputs of M & E and Project team
  • In close coordination with the Field Program Managers, ensures effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of Basic education project/program activities in all regions

Representation, Networking and advocacy:

  • Ensures strong linkages and coordination amongst line Ministries, strategic partners, external development partners, and donors as required 
  • Elaborates SC’s position on basic education subsector and advocates for policy changes and implementation in close collaboration with Education Director and advocacy counterparts.
  • Supports Education Director in developing and maintaining in-depth understanding of basic education sub-sector, including national policies/policy development, key players in government, INGOs and national civil society.
  • Actively engages with relevant networks and coalitions at the national level and ensures representation at the regional/district level networks as necessary. 

Lastly, performs other roles as assigned by Education Director. 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOUR (SCI Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, members, external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Essential: 

  • Master Degree or equivalent in Education or related Social Science 
  • At least 7 years’ (5 years' for GSI group) experience in related field, particularly in basic education project design and implementation 
  • Prior experience in working with NGOs/civil societies and government counterparts
  • Proven sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and be innovative, set priorities, managing work plans and evaluating program progress. 
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Nepali skills 

Desirable:    
    


Application closed.

 

Education Coordinator

GRADE: 6
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education    
LOCATION: Kathmandu
POST TYPE: National, Contract
Child Safeguarding Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. 


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Quality Program Design and Proposal Development

  • Provide technical support to development / implement new education programs for Nepal, particularly with the field education team and partners. 
  • Support SC’s education team so that interventions are designed based on an understanding of gender relations and socially excluded group relations so that programmes seek to support the different needs and opportunities of women, men, boys and girls from disadvantaged families and communities.

Project backstopping

  • Provide technical and targeted management support to select education projects in the field 

Representation 

  • Establish and maintain linkages with relevant Government agencies, networks and forums

Strategic and Annual Planning

  • Support in developing and maintaining in-depth understanding of ECCD and basic education themes of the country office, including Education Safe from Disasters, SC’s Education Global Initiative, and international/national policies 
  • Participate in Save the Children’s strategy development, ensuring it is in line with overall country context, government policies and plans, the SC Education Global Initiative, and latest international developments related to ECCD and basic education, and regularly update as required. 
  • Support proactively to link ECCD and basic education issues with other thematic and cross cutting areas to create synergy and ensure the adoption of holistic approach to address children’s rights and concerns.
  • Support to Bring in mechanisms/approaches to ensure that ECCD and basic education programs reach the hardest to reach and vulnerable children whose rights are violated and who are in need of protection.

Quality and Technical Assistance

  • Be responsible for contributing to the development, design, technical support to implement and monitoring and evaluation of a high quality rights-based education programs
  • Make sure the definition and /or setting Minimum Standard of key educational interventions are established and followed through.
  • Provide timely and quality technical support to implementing teams in the field, partners, government, private organizations and civil society. 
  • Make regular field visits (at least 10 annually) to a sample of projects to check the quality, identify best practices, identify issues to be addressed, and give technical advice to implementing team.
  • Bring in proven educational interventions and experiences from the global level and guide the country office in how to benefit from such experiences
  • Identify needs for external national and international TA and mobilize this TA effectively to bring about positive results for the country program

Capacity Building

  • In consultation with education and regional management, support the planning and organization of the delivery of capacity building interventions for the staff of both Save the Children as well as project partners 

Advocacy and Representation

  • Contribute to the development of Save the Children’s positions on key education issues, drawing upon the proven SC experiences and best practices at country and global level, and be the advocate and voice for required policy changes and their implementation, in close coordination with Advocacy team 
  • Establish linkages with relevant Government agencies
  • Represent Save the Children in the donor communities, government and other national and international forums as relevant

Documentation and Evaluation

  • Conduct the timely evaluation/review of education projects/programs and ensure recommendations are systematically addressed, including through program design 
  • Support action research and the documentation and generation of evidence of best practices in ECCD and basic education and disseminate them to relevant stakeholders nationally as well as internationally

Knowledge Management

  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of the education theme and interrelated sub-themes of the country office, including existing national laws and policies, laws and policies in the making, emerging issues nationally and internationally, key players and stakeholders in the government and their dynamics, the UN system and national and international civil society as relevant, and with SC members. And disseminate this to relevant colleagues.

Reporting

  • Review project reports from the perspective of overall thematic strategies and objectives/results and provide feedback to the education advisor (i.e. does the information in the report show how the project is achieving the objective).

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Master's degree in Education or related Social Science
  • At least 3 years (2 years for GSI group) of working in similar position in education contexts within and/or outside of the country.
  • Proven skills in programme development and proposal writing in educational field. 
  • Demonstrated experience working in multicultural environments, particularly in regards to planning and coordination with government and other international organizations. 
  • Strong network and linkages with government education agencies 
  • Knowledge and working experience of Child’s Rights Programming approach.
  • Skills and experience in project/programme monitoring review, reporting and evaluation
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Ability to support a team working from different locations of Nepal.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children aims, values and principles.

Desirable:

  • Working experiences with multiple donors 
  • Experience in promoting children’s participation in programming, design, implementation and evaluation.

Application closed.

 

Reading Skills Project Coordinator

GRADE (Level):   6
TEAM/PROGRAMME:  Education    
LOCATION:  Country Office, Kathmandu
CONTRACT LENGTH:    Fixed term till December 2017
CHILD SAFEGUARDING Level 3 - The responsibilities of the post holder may require to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


ROLE PURPOSE
The Reading Skills Project Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of a new one-year initiative to develop high quality reading materials for emergent readers for Save the Children’s sponsorship programs in the Terai. Materials developed will also be shared with other SC early grades reading programs nationwide. With the support of the ECCD and Basic Education Program Manager, s/he will liaise with and draw expertise from the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) as well as work with reading experts and teachers to produce high quality reading materials to meet the learning needs of children. S/he will facilitate the testing of those materials and work directly with teachers to help them use materials in classrooms. S/he will provide support to maintain communication with the donor and other stakeholders. The position holder will be working closely with other Save the Children departments, project managers, and program managers to ensure required operational and technical support to SC’s field team and partners is available and timely. While this role is Kathmandu-based, s/he will be expected to travel extensively to the Terai during second half of the project period for roll-out in schools. 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Program and project development: 

  • Supports the ECCD and Basic Education Program Manager and field teams to develop detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, partnership , etc., 
  • Ensures project design is linked to SC’s country strategic plan and contributes to Literacy Boost. 
  • Ensures that the project meets and/or exceeds SC’s Minimum Operating Standard of key programmatic interventions including Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI), resilience, and child participation principles.

Program Quality Assurance: 

  • With support from the Curriculum Development Center, identifies reading experts, writers and technical partner organizations that have robust and proven technical excellence to develop reading resources to support reading programs.
  • Provides direct technical support to field teams, e.g. project monitoring, field staff and partner capacity building, training, etc. 
  • Makes a minimum one monitoring visit per quarter to field sites. In the final two quarters, will be in the field more than 50% of the time. 
  • Facilitates additional technical assistance for the project on an as-needed basis. 
  • Provides guidance to partners and the project team on implementation and timely quality reporting of the project.
  • Ensures that recommendations from evaluations, assessments and SC’s MEAL team are responded to in a timely manner and adjustments are made to projects and plans as necessary
  • With education technical team, ensures reading resources are updated for non-sponsorship education projects. 
  • Leads the continuous assessment of the use of materials and how they contribute to improve reading skills. 
  • Holds self-responsible for staying current on latest news, innovations, and adaptations in early grades reading and link with the relevant government agencies.

Project management, planning & budgeting: 

  • During project start-up, works with field project implementation team and relevant technical teams to develop project start-up and implementation plans, including technical capacity building plans.
  • During project implementation, engages in periodic reviews, partner and staff capacity building, report writing, and monitoring, etc. 
  • Ensures project activities comply with requirements outlined in 1) donor agreement and 2) the Project Operations Guideline of Save the Children Nepal.

Capacity building:

  • Works with project team and partners to identify technical strengths and weaknesses and develops plans to address gaps in development. 
  • Develops and conducts teacher training to enhance capacity of teachers and reading camp facilitators.

Knowledge Management, Learning and Innovation:

  • Enhances opportunities for partners to participate in the knowledge management cycle (capture, store, synthesize/analyze, share and apply).
  • Facilitates information sharing re best practices and program development among partners and SC staff 
  • Ensures project collects information on the progress towards project outcomes/results, collect information or observations for the variations in these outcomes/results, and draw conclusions/lessons, and take actions to address these conclusions/lessons.
  • Informs project and technical teams of new innovations in early grades reading, both domestically and abroad. Facilitates dialogue on program innovation at the project and sectoral level.
  • Loops program learning back to relevant departments, e.g. MEAL, other sectoral departments, etc. 

Documentation, Evaluation, Reporting:

  • Develops TORs for project supports, consultant hiring process to HR Department.
  • Facilitates SC regional staff and partners to document case studies/stories and best practices together with Information and Communication department.
  • Identifies and share learning and best practices with staff, donors, SC members and relevant government line ministries.
  • Provides critical feedback and technical inputs on periodic project reports.
  • Reviews project reports to ensure technical excellence and strategic achievement, as well as to provide feedback to project teams
  • Responsible for timely and quality write up and submission of quarterly, semi-annual and annual program progress reports as required with inputs of M & E and Project team

Representation, Networking and advocacy:

  • Ensures strong linkages and coordination amongst line Ministries, strategic partners, external development partners, and donors as required 
  • Actively engages with relevant networks and coalitions at the national level and ensures representation at the regional/district level networks as necessary. 

Lastly, performs other roles as assigned by Education Director and/or ECCD and BE Program Manager. 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOUR (SCI Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, members, external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Essential: 
Master's degree in Nepali or equivalent in education or related field 

  • At least 3 years (2 years for GSI group) of experience in related field, particularly in development of reading materials 
  • Prior experience in working government and NGOs 
  • Proven sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and be innovative, set priorities, managing work plans and evaluating program progress. 
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Nepali skills 

Desirable:     

  • Expertise in Mother tongues, skills to write stories

Application closed.

 

Senior MEAL Coordinator

GRADE: 6+
TEAM/PROGRAMME: PDQ    
LOCATION: WFO, Butwal
TYPE of Contract: Fixed Term
Child Safeguarding Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young peopleROLE PURPOSE: 
 

ROLE PURPOSE: The Sr.MEAL Coordinator, with the support of MEAL Country Office Team, will lead the MEAL team and provide high quality technical support for quality control, program planning, capacity building of program staff in monitoring and evaluation, setting up and managing program quality monitoring and accountability systems in the region and partner organizations. 


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop and implement MEAL plan including framework for monitoring programs including: rapid assessment, baseline tools, monitoring tools and planning to carry monitoring and evaluation activities in the region. 
  • Review current practices of project monitoring (assessment, situation analysis/baseline, indicators, data collection/management and reporting); identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of the current systems and approaches.
  • Develop tools, approaches and annual regional monitoring visit plan together with Program Coordinators and MEAL Country Staffs; define responsibilities for MEAL within the region. 
  • Conduct output or result monitoring based on logical framework/result framework. 
  • Provide technical support to develop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for projects, based on project log frames / Result Frames (including data collection-frequency and data management) in the region.
  • Ensure the project staffs to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting requirements. 
  • Provide technical support for data quality assurance and share the finding with concerned project team members for timely adjustment and correction
  • Ensure SCI and donor compliance of all grants related with reporting, planning, and their timely submission etc. 
  • Ensure that the regional office complies with SCI Standard Operating Procedures on M&E including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Support to conduct Comprehensive Compliance Monitoring (CCM) and Intensive Monitoring visit in region. 
  • Ensure the project, global indicators, Total Reach or MEAL reporting requirements are reported in time. 
  • Coordinate reporting of certain global indicators from the region like Child Participation from CRO
  • Provide technical support (comment on evaluation TOR, sampling methodology design, questionnaire and technical tools) for conducting baseline, mid-term as well as final project evaluations as per the requirement. This also includes facilitating study/evaluation team for field visit.
  • Provide technical support for data analysis of indicator based survey for reporting and planning purposes if required by program team. 
  • Identify areas for internal evaluation for organizational record and learning. 
  • Review draft evaluation report by ensuring it follows the TOR, addresses all of the evaluation questions; follow any agreed upon format, correct any omissions and the evaluators may have to collect more data.
  • Follow up evaluation tracker and ensure learning's and recommendations generated through evaluation were replicated and used in next planning/project development process.
  • Prepare and submit MEAL analytical report on monthly and quarterly. 
  • Represent SCI Nepal in the regional and international evaluations as per the experience and capacity. 

Accountability

  • Ensure that all staffs in the region, including partner staffs, fully understand and promote accountability in general and to children in particular, through training and coaching. 
  • Ensure that an effective system for complaints handling and response mechanisms are established and functioning at the program implementation levels within the region.
  • Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes in the region.
  • Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms.
  • Report Sr. RPM and concern program staff on the issues marked red in the OPMIS action plan tracker to solve the issues on time.
  • Develop regular trend analysis of complaints in the region and sharing for wider learning and improvement.
  • Lead and/or support for investigation of the serious complaints and feedback as and when needed.
  • Ensure that MEAL team conduct monitoring visits in the program areas as per the agreed plan and monitor the quality of program interventions against the quality benchmarks; and produce and share high quality MEAL reports on regular basis to relevant people in line with the standard protocols.
  • Ensure that periodic MEAL reports are shared and debriefed at different level; action plans for addressing the quality gaps are developed and followed up.Based on analysis of complaint, make appropriate recommendation to concern line of management 
  • Ensure MEAL OPMIS is well functioning in regional office

Learning 

  • Promote learning throughout the organisation, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available. 
  • Promote learning sharing forum i.e. quarterly review meeting/workshop with partners, semi annual and annual review meeting/ workshop with program. 
  • Support to conduct operational research in region. 
  • Communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic direction and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc). 
  • Co-ordinate with CO MEAL team and programme staffs to ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are well incorporated into programme implementation and design. 
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with CO MEAL team and program staff.

Leadership and Team Development 

  • Provide management and technical leadership to the MEAL team in the region. 
  • Ensure Capacity Assessment of partners on MEAL and plan accordingly to enhance the MEAL system of the Partners.
  • Ensure that MEAL team members access appropriate capacity building and development opportunities and support team with clear roles, functions and responsibilities
  • Develop Project monitoring training modules and train SC and partners key staffs in the region on how to use tools and measure/track indicators

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to, good sense of humour 

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Science
  • At least 5 years (3 years for GSI group*) of monitoring and evaluation and/or research experience preferably with INGOs 

ATTRIBUTES    

  • Reliable, trust worthy and committed

ESSENTIAL

  • Expertise in databases, MS Office and other analysis software such as SPSS
  • Ability to work under pressure and adjust to difficult living and working condition
  • Good Interpersonal and Communication skills 
  • Proficient in report writing and documentation.

DESIRABLE

  • Good stress management skills 

Application closed.

 

Program Coordinator - GESI

GRADE: 6    
TEAM/PROGRAMME: PDQ    
LOCATION: Kathmandu
POST TYPE: National, Contract
Child Safeguarding Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: 
The Senior GESI Program Coordinator is an important role within Save the Children’s program. 
The Senior GESI Program Coordinator will work under supervision of SC’s GESI Specialist and work to ensure that gender equity and social inclusion concerns are incorporated in different stages of project cycle; situation assessment, project development, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and reporting. This requires liaising with technical, managerial and finance staff and support to implement the developed strategies for incorporating gender and social inclusion concerns. S/ he is responsible to facilitate training and orientation to build capacity of SC staff and partners so that they are enabled to carry out many of these functions on their own. S/he documents success stories, case studies, best practices and lessons related to GSI. S/he networks with other organizations, including GESI resource organizations, to identify best practices for GSI, and to share Save the Children’s best practices and experience.
The Senior GESI program coordinator is also responsible to support and work in team to design GESI sensitive projects and work closely with Child Protection and Child Right Governance team and others department to support research being carried out on adolescent development for GAGE (Gender Adolescent and Global Evidence) and work closely with GESI specialist and team to develop and design Adolescent development program for Save the Children. 


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

GESI Technical Support: 

  • Collaborate with Technical Advisors (TAs), PMs and Coordinators and MEAL to develop GESI benchmarks for programming.
  • Collaborate with MEAL, TAs and PMs and support to conduct GESI analysis.
  • Work with the TAs and PMs and support the team to review the SC gender equality marker and integrate relevant aspects of social inclusion relevant to the Nepal context.
  • Support to roll-out and use Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Marker to access and design GESI sensitive project.
  • Coordinate with Child protection and Child Right Governance team to develop proposal for GAGE (Gender Adolescent and Global Evidence) and other themes to develop gender sensitive programming.

GESI Technical Capacity Building:

  • Facilitation of workshops, trainings and orientation to review technical aspects of the GESI approach with TAs, PMs and sectoral Coordinators 1) data/analysis, 2) technical guidelines for adapting programming, 3) promoting participation and addressing root causes of inequality, 4) mitigating negative consequences.
  • Facilitation of ongoing capacity building and support for field teams and partners to address practical GESI aspects of their work to address root causes of inequality, promote meaningful participation and implement projects that address barriers and protect from risk of GBV and CP.
  • Work closely with GESI working group.

Monitoring , Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:
In collaboration with the MEAL team:

  • Support MEAL to maintain profiles of operational areas which integrate GESI analysis and improve the collection and analysis of reliable disaggregated data.
  • Document Save the Children lessons learned case studies and share GESI best practices, results and innovations at national and international levels with Save the Children, Government of Nepal and partners.

Project Management and Research:

  • The senior GESI program coordinator will be responsible to manage specific projects on gender equality, changing gender norms and values 

Coordination and Networking:

  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of GESI in the Nepal context, Save the Children globally and best practice and current thinking, including national and international policies, practices and commitments of the Government of Nepal, key donors, INGOs and national civil society particularly those representing marginalised groups.
  • Represent the organisation in network and coalition forums, private and public GESI meetings, seminars and conferences with a humanitarian/emergency or resilience building focus which are strategically linked to achieving Save the Children’s earthquake response goals.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master's degree in Political Science, Development Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Human Rights or Law preferred
  • 5years (3 years for GSI group) work experience in the humanitarian/development sector including at least 3 years of relevant work experience in GESI, particularly related to empowerment and holistic approaches to addressing inequality.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate effective training and mentoring sessions for junior, mid and senior level staff and partners on different aspects of GESI.
  • Have knowledge in research methods and have experience of working with research team.

 


Application closed.

 

HR Coordinator (Global Fund)

GRADE: 6
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Human Resource     
LOCATION: Kathmandu (Global Fund)
POST TYPE: National (Fixed Term)
Child Safeguarding Level 2 - the responsibilities of the post may require less contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: 
S/he is primarily responsible to own consulting hiring process. Review and recommend necessary changes on consultant hiring policy, procedures and formats. Update consultant’s roster (individual and firms) on regular basis. Coordinate with respective departments, projects and field offices to prepare annual consultant plans. Facilitate implementing and monitoring the annual consultant hiring plans. Hire consultants for the Global Fund Program and when time allows support other departments. This will include announcement for bidding, request for LOE, shortlisting, selection, negotiation and contracting in close coordination with Consultant Review Committee. S/he should maintain high level of confidentially carried out during consultant hiring process. Maintain professional relationship with consulting firms and individual consultants. Keep all documents updated and financial accuracy for annual report, audit and The Global Fund/LFA purpose. Supervise and performance management of HR officer Consultant.
The position holder will support on Capacity building of GF team this includes preparing visa letters and other logistic support.


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Responsible for consultant hiring process
  • Review and recommend necessary changes on consultant hiring policy, procedures and formats. Update consultant’s roster (individual and firms) on regular basis. 
  • Coordinate with respective departments, projects and field offices to prepare annual consultant plans. 
  • Facilitate implementing and monitoring the annual consultant hiring plans. 
  • Hire consultants for the Global Fund Program and when time allows support other departments. Maintain high level of confidentially carried out during consultant hiring process. 
  • Maintain professional relationship with consulting firms and individual consultants. 
  • Keep all documents updated and financial accuracy for annual report, audit and The Global Fund/LFA purpose. 
  • Supervise and performance management of HR officer Consultant.
  • Support on Capacity building of GF team this includes preparing visa letters and other logistic support.
  • Serve as a panel member for deciding on the consultant to be hired, if the consultancy amount less than NPR 9, 00,000.00 For any amount above NPR 9,00,000.00, s/he would seek support from HR Director or Sr. HR Manager. 
  • Ensuring availability of fund with the line manager and budget holder, 
  • Circulating ToR to consultants, processing their proposals, arranging interview with consultants, being involved in consultant hiring interview, informing the consultants, drafting consultancy agreement, getting signature of consultants in Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct forms. 
  • If there are changes required in hiring process, consult HR Director/ Sr. HR Manager for any change in procedure.
  • Draft and publish EOI in National dailies if the consultancy amount is more than the limit specified in consultancy policy. 
  • Timely and accurate documentation of consultant hiring process and maintain consultancy tracker record. Avoid any kind of loss information on consultancies.
  • Maintain roster of consultants, if needed under the supervision of line manager, call for EOI of consultants. 
  • Prepare annual consultancy plan and reports.
  • Maintain the record of personal files, leave and timesheet of the Global Fund program team.
  • Prepare management report to auditors and The Global Fund/LFA as per the requirement.
  • Fulfil as well as be involved in all the requirement of recruitment, such as vacancy announcement drafting, screening criteria preparation, short listing the candidates and be involved as panel member representing HR unit
  • Provide support for Performance Evaluation Report (PER)
  • Additional responsibilities will be to draft and issue letters, provide information for GHRI and HRIS system update, maintain and update staff personnel files, when her/his counterpart is not available. 
  • Facilitate new staff’s appointment process such as welcoming the staffs, issuing appointment letter, introduction to other staffs, providing mandatory documents (such as child safeguarding policy, code of conduct, personal history form, conflict of interest declaration form, domestic helper declaration form, etc.) to be filled by the staffs, arranging brief induction appointments with respective department/unit head. 
  • Provides logistical support to organize training and workshops at Kathmandu and in field as required.
  • If required, s/he should suggest ideas/solutions for updating consultant hiring policies.
  • Provide the support to HR Department and The Global Fund Team as and when required

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for accurate calculation and payment of payroll, benefit, correct effort reporting and salary reconciliation; hold accountable for any responsibilities under taken by this position, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Set target to achieve result at scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, approachable

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions. Open to new ideas to come up with solution to problems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s s degree in Management or equivalent.
  • 3 years (2 years for GSI group) in HR management with consultancy work experience 
  • Representation and negotiation
  • Skills in organising programs, coordination and documentation,
  • Strong personal organizational skills, including time management, analytical skills, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. 
  • Willingness to work the time necessary to complete critical tasks without being asked.
  • Good written and spoken English
  • High level of computer skills
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work well in multicultural environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values, vision and mission.

Application closed.

 

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All candidates are expected to be proficient in written/spoken English and Nepali and be computer literate with a working knowledge of office applications. For the position(s) mentioned above, candidates are expected to have a smart personality, pleasant and cheerful nature with excellent interpersonal skill coupled with a desire to excel and having a positive attitude.


Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the further selection process(es).The organization reserve the right to reject any/all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever. Canvassing at any stage of the processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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