Oxford policy Management

Oxford policy Management

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Detailed Job Description / Requirements:

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) is a leading international development consultancy firm, with over 30 years experience working across 100 countries. In Nepal, OPM has been successfully providing support for nearly 20 years in facilitating the lasting policy reforms. Our breadth of expertise across all the key sectors and across the policy cycle, from diagnosing the problems and presenting evidence-based strategic options to supporting the implementation of solutions and monitoring and evaluating their progress, enables us to provide a holistic, integrated perspective in our deliverables. 

Since 2013, OPM has been implementing the DFID supported Technical Support to Karnali Employment Programme (TSKEP) supporting the Government of Nepal deliver the Karnali Employment Programme (KEP) to benefit poor and vulnerbale housholds in Karnali. The programme works to achive two main objectives, these are: (i) enhance social protection outcomes of the KEP; and, (ii) build and enhance capacity of systems to increase the overall efficiency of the KEP. 

Local Governance Capacity Building Specialist

Role objective

The primary function of the job holder is to lead and manage capacity development activities with the 40 Local Governments (gaunpalika and nagarpakila) in the KEP working areas. 

Duty Station:  The candidate will be based in Nepalgunj or Surkhet with regular visit to KEP working districts in Karnali and Bajura. He/she will be expected to spend attest 80% of his/her time in the programme districts. 

Key functions

  • Assess and identify capacity needs of Local Governments to deliver KEP at local level;
  • Plan capacity building activities and work with Local Governments to promote social protection outcomes of the KEP;
  • Provide strategic support to Local Governments in developing employment strategies and convergence with other development partner to enhance collaboration to ensuring sustainable employment opportunities to poor and vulnerable;
  • Provide backstopping support to TSKEP team in the district to provide effective support to KEP in the districts;
  • Follow-up and monitor effectiveness of capacity building initiative and report to Team Leader
  • Prepare monthly capacity building workplan (training, coaching, backstopping etc) and provide capacity building support to the districts 
  • Prepare progress against plan, good practices and learning from the capacity building interventions. 

Reporting to: Team Leader

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidates should hold a master’s degree in economics, political economy, governance or any other related discipline from a recognized institute of higher learning;
  • Candidates should have at least 6+ years of experience on local governance particularly on designing and delivering capacity building interventions;
  • Sound knowledge and skills on developing and delivering training to local government;
  • Prior experiences of working with cash-for-work, or social protection programmes is an asset. 

Key competencies required:

  • Developing self and others
  • Working effectively with others
  • Applying technical and professional expertise 
  • Communicating with impact
  • Coordinating and networking 

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV along with an application to vacancy@tskep.org. Telephone enquiry will not be entertained.

Deadline for applications is 25th October 2017

Job Overview
Development / Administrative
Full Time
6+ years
Please check vacancy details
10 Oct, 17
25 Oct, 17

To apply:

Please note the application procedure mentioned above and apply accordingly.

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