District Project Coordinator


Aawaaj is a non-governmental and non-profit social organization established in 1999 by the joint initiatives of professionals with strong hope to demonstrate capacity against violence and discrimination of children and women in Midwestern region, Nepal . The sexual and domestic violence of young children and women has not yet discussed openly. Although increasing instances of abuse are being reported in newspapers in urban areas, there is a tendency of denying and concealing different forms of violence by the family and community at large in rural areas. Sexual abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and domestic violence and conflict based violence against children and women are quite interlinked, and sometime exist together. Patriarchy, poverty, unemployment, low literacy, gender inequity, insecurity, lack of awareness about rights and not fulfilling responsibilities are the root causes of violence. There are number of organizations working at the national level, however there is a big gap in the program strategy of donors, government, I/NGOs to work with boys and men against violence on women and children. It is essential to work with boys and men to prepare better manhood and socialized against such wrong behavior as problems of violence that mostly comes from boys and men at large. Aawaaj focused on three important aspects of human rights “Safe, Strong and Free.” Everyone has these rights and they are indispensable for human life. The basic and the most effective ways of protecting rights are “Say No”; “Go Away” and “Talk to Someone”. CRC and CEDAW are the guiding principles of Aawaaj for the policies, practices and programs related to fight against the violence. Aawaaj has been working with women and children from socially excluded groups to increase opportunities, better access to resources and services, improving social equity and improving environments of existing system at community and government level. On the pretext of pursuing the social norms, powerful people are violating the rights of powerless people especially women and children in the families, communities, institutions and public places persistently. The feelings of powerless that experience such discrimination / violence is hidden and too often unheard so Aawaaj facilitates those unheard voices and aims to break the silence that has been tolerated by women and children through out their life. Aawaaj efforts made a huge difference in the lives of children and women by mobilizing and activating the existing forums, local groups, and through effective networking. Social mobilization has been proven an effective vehicle to prompt action and to establish social respect and dignity for the children and women who faced sexual and domestic violence . Projects have surprisingly gained confidence on how to deal with such problems at the local context. Aawaaj creates community support mechanisms against sexual and domestic violence and these support mechanisms are created at family and community level to foster a feeling of ownership against violence so that it can be institutionalized within the community system.

Details / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement

Location:-  Aawaaj, Surkhet 

Expected Joining Date:- Last week of April 2024

Employment Type:- Fixed term, full time 8 months’ contract 

Project Name:- Sankalp

No of position available:- 1

Brief Introduction of Organizations and Projects

Aawaaj is a non-governmental and non-profit social organization established in 1999 through the joint initiatives of professionals with a strong commitment to combating gender-based violence, trafficking, child marriage, child protection, and all forms of discrimination against children and women in Nepal. In partnership with ECPAT Luxembourg, the Sankalpa project began in May 2021 and will continue until December 2024 in the Dailekh and Bardiya districts. The project aims to empower and sensitize vulnerable communities, teachers, students, and mobilize communities to influence duty bearers to report and respond to early child marriage in rural mid-western Nepal. Aawaaj is seeking staff for the "Sankalpa" project as detailed below:

Duty Station: Dullu, Dailekh 

Position: District Project Coordinator

Employment type: Fixed term, Full time

Project Title: Sankalpa “Empowering Stakeholders, Raising Awareness and Protecting Children from Early and Forced Marriage in (mid-west) Nepal”

No. of Position: 1 (one)

Main Responsibilities: 

The District Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and report writing. The post holder will play a key role in developing linkages, primarily for cross-fertilizing good practices, learning, and skills among stakeholders, as well as bringing successful project stories to the municipality level. They will also initiate conceptual discussions around project scaling, success, concerns, and dilemmas with field-based colleagues. Additionally, the post holder is responsible for ensuring the quality of implemented projects and reporting to the Project Coordinator at Aawaaj. Furthermore, they will represent Aawaaj in Palika-level meetings, conferences, and forums as required.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or any relevant subject, with 3 years of relevant work experience. 
  2. Experience in the field of reducing gender-based violence, child protection, and preventing child marriage.
  3. Strong skills in report writing, data/information collection, communication, success story creation, and coordination, as well as the ability to cooperate effectively.
  4. Capacity for policy advocacy on child protection issues and resource mapping at the municipality level.
  5. Familiarity with government policies on child protection, sexual violence, gender-based violence, budgeting, as well as local-level planning processes, and the ability to be gender-sensitive.
  6. Knowledge of child marriage-related policies, laws, national strategies to end early and forced marriage (ECM), and situation of child marriage.
  7. Ability to facilitate training on child protection and gender issues.
  8. Strong coordination and collaboration skills with stakeholders.
  9. Ability to remain calm under pressure and determined to deliver tasks on time.
  10. Efficient, reliable, and trustworthy individual.
  11. A team player with a learning attitude and effective communication skills, with a flexible approach.
  12. Capable of planning and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
  13. Good understanding and sensitivity to child rights, human rights, gender, caste, ethnicity, disability, and LGBTIQ+ issues.
  14. Proficiency in computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office, email, and internet usage.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a cover letter and updated personal CV to the email address: skt@aawaaj.org.np, sus.skt10@yahoo.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone and email inquiries will not be entertained. Aawaaj reserves the full right to accept or reject any application. Aawaaj promotes equal opportunities. Women, Dalits, Minorities (ethnic, sexual & gender ) , Janjati and candidates from Karnali province are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: 5 PM (Nepal time) Sunday 21st  April 2024.


Category Social Science, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time, Fixed Term
Experience 3+ years
Education Bachelor's degree in social science
Posted Date 11 Apr, 2024
Apply Before 21 Apr, 2024
City Dailekh