Girls and Inclusive Education Network (GIEN) Field Coordinator

People in Need

Details / requirements:

Location (base):Field Office in Chapur, Rautahat, Madhesh Province

Number of Vacancy-1

Reports to: Program Manager

Programme: Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) “Aarambha”

Introduction

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role in advocating and addressing the needs of marginalized populations. This includes people who live in geographically remote areas of Nepal, people who are from historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity (women and girls). More recently, PIN has also supported Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind. PIN is strongly committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including people with disability, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

“Aarambha” is a five-year program funded by FCDO’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) campaign. The project has been implemented by two downstream partners (DSPs), with a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy, life skills, and gender transformative intervention for Out of School (OOS) adolescent girls in Madhesh Province. Girls and Inclusive Education Network (GIEN) is project’s strategic approach to support Nepal Government’s aim towards inclusive and equitable access to education, especially for marginalised girls. The major aim of network is to work together with the government and communities to promote girls’ right to education, life skills and livelihood through creation of enabling environments at family, communities, and schools. Within the structure, GIEN Field Coordinator will support the Project and Downstream Partners in implementing, managing, and achieving the pre-determined project outcomes related to the GIEN intervention.

Scope of work

Aarambha seeks to improve the life choices and opportunities of the OOS adolescent girls by providing literacy, numeracy, and life skills, and by mitigating the adverse effects of early marriage, and addressing harmful social and gender norms. Together with GIEN Lead based in Kathmandu, GIEN Field Coordinator will carry out all the province and field level GIEN interventions in line with GIEN implementation plan GIEN Field Coordinator needs to support technical insights to promote and sustain endeavors of inclusive education and take a lead role in promoting government linkages and strengthening GIEN. S/he will ensure effective and timely coordination with the project team, GEC partner, local stakeholders, EDCU, provincial stakeholders, and PIN and Partner for all aspects of the project and the successful completion of assigned responsibilities. In addition, s/he should be supporting the program, M&E department, and partners’ staff in the implementation of project deliverables in the field. S/he will be responsible for the management of activities trackers, and information sharing across the organization, partners, and other relevant stakeholders. This position will be based at the PIN Chapur field Office under the direct supervision of the Program Manager/GIEN Lead.

Specific roles and responsibilities

1. GIEN Institutionalization and Operationalization

  • Act as PIN’s province lead within the Consortium, executing implementation work plans, activity tracking as per instructions from the Program Manager/GIEN lead. Lead and ensure proper implementation of GIEN intervention including support role in other project activities and local level, district level coordination along with province-level coordination for GIEN.
  • Support and guide DSPs on scale-up of GIEN formation and mobilization to 11 districts and other districts and Local Government, and technically support with capacity strengthening of GIEN members.
  • Carry out meetings with local, district, and provincial level stakeholders for effective mobilization of GIEN.
  • Assess the functional status of GIEN at school, local, and provincial levels, and prepare and implement the strategic plan for their effective operationalization.
  • Plan and carry-out capacity development of GIENs for their institutionalization, operationalization, and sustainability.
  • Prepare indicators for model GIEN in collaboration with project team members and other stakeholders, support and capacitate project team and DSPs to make a model GIEN, and organize exposure visits of government stakeholders to foster GIEN’s institutionalization and their sustainability.
  • Endorsement, effective planning, and mobilization of all three triers of GIEN (school/community, Local, and Province level)
  • Responsible for timely completion of project activities related to GIEN as per the project document and budgetary plan.
  • Develop monthly, and quarterly action plans in line with an annual detailed implementation plan.

2. Coordination and Liaison

  • Liaise with concerned government stakeholders and other existing partners in the assigned district, rural/municipality, and community and maintain healthier professional relationships in the project working area (and province) to ensure PIN visibility.
  • Provide support to the Project/Program Managers/Sr. Project Coordinators to organize district, municipality, and community level orientation/induction in relation to GIEN/LNGB project.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with provincial governments, GEC partners, and other interagency for effective mobilization of GIEN to ensure the achievement of GIEN targets.
  • Coordinate and communicate regularly with the Program Manager and project team, including MEAL, safeguarding, GEDSI, and other PIN Nepal departments.
  • Contribute to drafting project leaflet, calendars, Diary, Newsletter, capability statements, and other project communication materials related to GIEN and others.

3. Partnership Management

  • Liaise, and capacitate local governments, DSPs, and other stakeholders to accelerate the institutionalization, operationalization, and sustainability of GIEN at different levels.
  • Capacitate and support partners on activity planning and implementation of project activities, particularly focusing on GIEN-related activities.
  • Provide guidance, support partners, and monitor their work ensuring timely completion and quality of works

4. Safeguarding and Protection

  • Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities), and those in fragile and conflict-affected states at all times.
  • Adhere to the PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including the Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy
  • Timely communication/report to Safeguarding Focal Person to ensure the safeguarding of adolescent girls/staffs at risk.

5. Planning, Reporting, and Documentation:

  • Contribute to preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual plans, budgets, and reports in line with the project document/ donor template.
  • Produce quality event reports, donor reports, and Local level reports.
  • Contribute to documentation and knowledge management (Story writing, best practices) related to GIEN


Requirements

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or social sciences or any related field.

Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 3 years of work experience specifically in education projects, particularly on girls and inclusive education; gender programming.
  • Experience in non-formal education, technical and vocation education, gender transformative approach, and school governance will be an added value.
  • Experience working with government agencies, education networks, multiple stakeholders or similar kinds of networks at school level and local level.
  • Good knowledge and experience of governance and local level planning process.
  • Strong commitment and willingness to travel to and work with remote and underprivileged communities of Bara, Rautahat of Madesh Pradesh and other districts/regions as assigned.
  • Demonstrative project management capacity e.g., partnership management and technical backstopping.

Skills/Competencies required

  • Basic computer application and its use (Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet).
  • Good Communication Skills (oral, written) in Nepali, English and local language (Bhojpuri, Bajika).
  • Flexible approach to work demands.
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate with staff at all levels.
  • Willingness to learn, change and adapt.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and Motivation letter to the following link before 4th September 2022. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.

PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Dalit, Minorities (ethnic, sexual & gender), Janajati and candidates from Madhesh Province are strongly encouraged!

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