Daayitwa

Daayitwa
Daayitwa is building a movement of young leaders who are guided by shared values of collaborating, innovating, and serving to create solutions to tackle systemic issues in Nepal. More specifically, Daayitwa has three goals:

1. Promote inclusive and enterprise-driven economic growth
2. Strengthen governance of public service delivery
3. Foster resilience in local communities
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Apply Before: 25 Feb, 19

Detailed Job Description / Requirements:

Context

Daayitwa, an NGO registered in Nepal, envisions an enterprising Nepal where every youth has opportunities for a prosperous future. The excessive focus of Nepal’s development paradigm through socio-political empowerment has not yielded desired economic transformation. In reversing this paradigm by prioritizing critically-needed economic empowerment, Daayitwa executes programs that strive to:

  1. Promote inclusive and enterprise-led economic growth by accelerating rural growth-oriented entrepreneurs to accelerate their rural businesses
  2. Strengthen governance of inclusive enterprise ecosystem by conducting action research on economic policies and advocating for policy reforms
  3. Bolster community engagement for enhanced livelihoods by nurturing leadership capability of youth and public leaders

Position Overview

As Nepal strives to graduate from LDC to developing country status in 2022, youth, who are a demographic majority, can be a critical engine for accelerating change.  However, Nepalese youth face high unemployment rate of 46% and the 400,000 youth that consequently seek foreign labor permits every year risk not finding equitable and gainful employment abroad. In fact, limited domestic job opportunities have driven some youth to take up entrepreneurship as a survival strategy. In addressing these aforementioned youth employment challenges, it is critical to treat youth not just as beneficiaries but also advocates, agents and actors of the development process. The ‘’Yuwa Aaja! Desh Bhari Yuwa Rojgari” project operates based on the following theory of change: if innovation and leadership capability of youth is enhanced, they will productively tackle policy and practice barriers to youth employment through reform campaigns, thus becoming better advocates, agents, and actors for development processes in Nepal.

  • Aligned with this theory of change, the major project objectives are to:
  • Develop understanding of supply and demand side barriers to youth employment
  • Build capability of youth to lead innovative responses to identified barriers
  • Promote direct participation of youth in the development process
  • Harvest knowledge and engage stakeholders   

The Project Coordinator (PC) will receive general supervision from the Project Manager to support this project. The PC will also coordinate in other ongoing civic engagement works in the Leadership and Civic Engagement Cluster. 

The responsibilities include the following: 

  • Foster youth civic engagement and facilitate grassroots advocacy campaigns of Young Innovation Leaders from diverse ethnic, gender, geographic and professional backgrounds to tackle the youth employment issues in Palpa, Butwal and Kathmandu
  • Foster knowledge harvesting and strengthen stakeholder engagement to achieve collective advocacy goals 
  • Facilitate field research on youth employment and grow an action-oriented momentum about youth employment issues in the field
  • Engage policy and practice stakeholders, such as bureaucracy, politics, private sector, and civil society, for favourable policy reforms or against harmful societal norms
  • Plan and organize activities and finances associated with each component of the project at local, provincial and federal levels to bring together youth and public leaders for learning, collaboration, and ultimately implementation of the project
  • Manage and supervise field coordinators at the local and provincial level
  • Liaise with the management team for the timely implementation of the project and increase efficiency and deliver result
  • Other duties as assigned 

Requirements

  • Must have a Master’s degree in Development Studies or Community Development, Social Work, Project Management, Humanities and Communication. 
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in youth issues, particularly on youth employment. Proven track record in coordinating advocacy, campaigns, and multi-stakeholder consultations and engagement at the local and the national level                                                                                   
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a diverse, team-oriented environment
  • Strong motivation, self-starter, and organizational/time management skills
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks at a time within deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and work hard. Growth mindset is key.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Nepali
Job Overview
Development
1
Full Time / Contract
2+ years
Masters in Sustainable Development
01 Feb, 19
25 Feb, 19
Lalitpur

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