Program Specialist & National DRM Project Coordinator

Job Description

World Vision International Nepal (VVVIN). an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice, is looking for potential Nepalese candidates to fill out the following positions:

1. Position: Program Specialist- Urban (One)-based in Central Regional Office, Kathmandu with 50% travel to remote districts

Key Responsibilities: The Program Specialist position will manage WVIN’s urban programming portfolio in compliance with WVIN’s sectoral and quality standards. Government’s policies and industry norms. Program Specialist will be responsible for managing and monitoring the performance of WVIN’s urban programming staff and partner NGOs, ensuring that WVIN’s staff and partner NGOs have access to appropriate technical and functional support, and managing relationships with key stakeholders including Local Governments and other organizations. Mlle will also be responsible to provide technical support for organizational adaptation in urban programming and development of new urban project designs.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required:

A Master’s degree in Urban Planning/ Development with 3-5 years’ experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/ Architecture with more than 5 years of experience in urban planning or urban development for INGO/NGO; should have knowledge on trends and dynamics at the city level, and their connection to issues and needs at the local/community level, poverty dynamics. issues and contributing factors; Must have appreciation of rural/urban linkages especially aspects of urban poverty, slum programs and policies, service delivery for the poor, rural to urban migration, and urban governance; should be aware of city management and development plans or processes, familiarity with urban policies, strategies. institutions, and regulations; must have awareness of key sources of information around urban poverty and development, including government bodies, local & international organisations, academic institutions; Awareness of the various potential resources that can be applied to improve urban Child Well-Being, and where they can be sourced from: must have strong project management skills including the ability to plan and budget; Manage performance of partners and contractors: must have the ability to critically analyse results data and recommend programme improvements; experience in document writing, preparing publicity materials, knowledge on best practice collection and dissemination; his role will be required to travel for project/NGO/Donor monitoring and managing key relationships.

2. Position: National DRM Project Coordinator (One)-based in National Office, Lalitpur

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Key Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to manage the implementation of VVVIN’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project across all working WVIN Districts, and to ensure WVIN’s annual KPIs and targets related to DRR are achieved. The objective of the DRR project is to facilitate development and effective implementation of local disaster risk management plans to promote community based disaster management initiatives aiming to increase the resilience of children, communities, as well as local government officials to be better prepared for and able to respond to natural hazards The Project Coordinator should proactively lead on establishing and implementing capacity building plans to ensure VVVIN’s Field and PNGO staff have the necessary skills and tools to implement the DRR project. Similarly, his role is responsible for developing all tools, templates, protocols and resources necessary forWV1N’s Field staff and PNGOs to effectively implement the DRR project. mainstream DRR into sector program.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required:

A Master’s Degree in Disaster Management or Environmental Science, Rural Development or a related degree of social sciences with 2 years of experience in DRR programming in NGO/INGO or Bachelor Degree in Disaster Management or Environmental Science, Rural Development or a related degree of social sciences with 4 years of experience in major NGO/INGO or Government department; must have high level of practical knowledge on local disaster risk management planning process and Community-based Disaster Risk Management; familiarity with development theory. community based disaster management, DRM frameworks; vulnerability and Capacity Assessment; Strong experience and recognized expertise in models and methods of training, facilitation and capacity building, and organizational development for staff and communities. Extensive travel to field is expected in a monthly basis to observe progress of the project activities and to facilitate the project team for an effective implementation of the project activities. Core competencies for above both positions: Excellent oral and written English & Nepali; demonstrated proficiency in computer applications including use of Microsoft Office; ready to take initiatives and willing to work under pressure and exhibit a high level of flexibility; hold a high level of integrity and honesty, self-motivated, confident, and able to work independently; strategic, creative, collaborative and innovative thinking with decision making and problem solving skills; good understanding of humanitarian Sector; committed to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement. Refer to website: about-world-vision

How To Apply

Candidates fulfilling the criteria mentioned above may send in their complete ‘Curriculum Vitae (CV) with statement of purpose’ by I 1 September2017 before 17:00 hours to the address mentioned below.

World Vision International Nepal People & Culture Department


Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure. WIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

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