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  • Education
  • Contract
  • 3+ years
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  • Kathmandu

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Project Manager - LNGB

Location: Base station in Province 2 (85% of time), 15% in Kathmandu

Reports to: Program Manager

Department or Program: Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) Project 

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 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). PIN is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including people with disability, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy. PIN Nepal is currently looking for a qualified and competent Project Manager to lead a five-year program “Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB)” funded by the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), through managing one local partner organization with strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and community engagement for married out of school (MOO-S)  adolescent girls in province 2. Within the structure, Project Manager, will be working with one local partner on literacy, numeracy, and working with local authorities and communities. 

Scope of work

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Program Manager, Project Manager will ensure timely and high quality project delivery by local partner. The Project Manager will be responsible to led, manage and support field-based activities for LNGB project and represent PIN at local/district level. S/he will be responsible for staff management, support, coordination together with other Project Manager as well as other team members and consortium partners ensuring the project implementation as per requirement by the PIN’s and donor’s policy and compliance. S/he will ensure effective and timely coordination with partners and local stakeholders in all aspects of the project and the successful completion of assigned responsibilities. 

Project Implementation

  • Assist in the development and oversee the implementation of Outputs 1 & 4 under the project at field level.
  • Provide guidance and support to the implementing partners that include but not limited to, planning, budgeting and implementing planned activities, reviewing the progress including preparing periodic reports, developing case studies/transforming the lives/success stories, and documenting entire process.
  • Support to review and develop curriculum and teaching-learning materials on literacy, numeracy, life skills and community engagement.
  • Assess the capacity building needs of partners, prepare plans and support for implementation and monitor on regular basis.
  • Provide technical support to carry out the capacity development and community engagement activities with/for partners, communities and local stakeholders that are directly linked with project activities.
  • Coordinate with M&E department, programs department, local partners, and external evaluation partner to ensure regular program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with Finance to make sure that all finance related work is in compliance with financial requirements of the project.
  • Coordinate with relevant government and non-government agencies/ organizations to ensure optimum elaboration, reducing duplication and maximizing the result.
  • Maintain regular communication with likeminded organizations, working groups and networking for synergy and policy advocacy in relation to girls’ education, literacy, numeracy, community engagement and girls’ access to services.
  • Produce written reports on activities and outcomes (monthly, quarterly and annually) and submit to the Deputy Program Manager.
  • Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities) and those in fragile and conflict-affected states at all times.

Project Operations Management

  • Supporting operational management of the project including following financial, admin, logistics, communications tasks to ensure full compliance with PIN's and donor's financial and procurement procedures.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Program Manager to ensure that partner complies with contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate with grants, contracts and M&E units to ensure the partners are on track in terms of meeting deadlines and producing quantitative and qualitative deliverables.
  • Ensure Branding and Marketing is well reflected and is practiced in all activities as guided by the GEC/LNGB and PIN’s Communication Guideline.
  • Monitor staff and partners’ adherence to PIN’s policies and internal procedures, protocols, PIN’s Code of Conduct, with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure, Case Handling Framework, Child Protection and Do No Harm policies; immediate reporting and redress of any complaints and issues based on its severity.

Required skill, experience and knowledge

  • Master’s degree in education, social science, rural development, or relevant field, with at least 3 years of demonstrated work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of work experience with an I/NGO in one or more of the following areas:
    1. Girls' empowerment interventions;
    2. Adolescent education programme management, informal education approaches; targeted for most marginalized population and MOO-S adolescent girls;
    3. Development and implementation of workshop curriculum, training manuals and teaching-learning materials in literacy, numeracy, life skills and social norms;
    4. Life skills, life planning and leveraging livelihood for/with marginalized population;
    5. Child development framework: protection, participation, and survival;
    6. Gender equality, social inclusion, social norms, and/or gender-transformative programming;
    7. Community engagement/participation and local government mobilization.
  • Experience managing and monitoring projects implemented by local partners and in remote locations.
  • Experience in coordination with local authorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse teams, building and maintaining strong relationships with the project team, partners and local stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communications and networking skills.
  • Detail orientation and ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Candidates from Province 2, women, the terai, and terai based ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with local language competency are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter (Subject: Application for the position of Project Manager- LNGB) including two reference contacts from last two employments and telephone contact by email to hr.nepal@peopleinneed.cz by 15 February 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately. 

PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Janajati and Dalit candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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