Law and Governance Manager (National position)
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POSITION TITLE: Law and Governance Manager (National position)
LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal, with travel to districts
REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief of Party
CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 months
Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a global problem that is multidimensional and multisectoral and thus is a complex issue that requires multi-disciplinary solutions with many stakeholders. Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for sex, labor, and organ trafficking. The 2018 “Walk Free Foundations Global Slavery Index” revealed that two-third out of 40.3 million people around the world who have been living under the modern slavery are in Asia and the Pacific. Out of them 70 percent are women and girls. According to that data 6 percent of total population of Nepal are compelled to live under modern slavery (Walk Free Foundations Global Slavery Index can be accessed here). The Hamro Samman project is a five-year program generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British people through the United Kingdom’s UK Aid and implemented by Winrock International. It seeks to build the capacity of and facilitate coordination among the Government of Nepal (GON), civil society, and private sector to combat human trafficking in Nepal.
Law and Governance Manager will lead programming aimed at strengthening the national and local government of Nepal efforts to combat human trafficking, will lead all justice-related programming including legislative analysis, formal justice systems, legal aid, and training for justice actors. The Law and Governance Manager will be the primary liaison with the Government of Nepal at the national and federal level, will manage CSOs legal grantees in related areas, should have a high level of technical understanding of the legal and policy framework governing trafficking in persons, including trafficking during the foreign migration process and relevant international conventions. The Law and Governance Manager should have a deep understanding of the Nepal’s legislation, HTTCA, FEA, Bonded Labor Act, Legal Aid Act, drivers of trafficking and unsafe migration and an enthusiasm for driving the Hamro Samman project forward to achieve meaningful and sustainable impact that reduces human trafficking.
Technical support, program monitoring, advocacy and reporting:
- Provide technical leadership using best CTIP practice and approaches to the government and CSOs and ensure strengthening CTIP legislative and policy framework, legislative analysis, legislative drafting and policy recommendation and advocacy at the municipal, provincial and national level.
- Strategically engage with Government agencies, development partners, I/NGOs, civil society members/partners and are up to date on developments in the CTIP, foreign labor migration and the entertainment sector.
- Take a lead in ensuring the effective implementation of program strategies, initiatives, policies, and budgets.
- Ensure timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables.
- Ensure review program reports and respond as necessary.
- Oversee sub grants to strengthen CTIP activities, particularly on advocacy, outreach and improving service delivery to TIP survivors at at-risk people.
- Oversight initiatives to strengthen regional network and cooperation mechanism in support of national counter trafficking legislation in Nepal.
- Oversee and engage in design, implementation and finalization of high quality CTIP research.
- Reviews, researches, interprets, and prepares both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues related to labor migration and human trafficking.
- Ensure oversight to conduct strategic advocacy with the national level stakeholders, including the policy makers, media and civil society in labor migration and human trafficking.
- Ensure monthly narrative and financial reports accuracy.
- Provide high quality written analysis and reporting.
- Work with team with a particular focus on connecting trafficking survivors and people at risk to legal information and services and advocacy.
- Ensure support and training to other staff and partners in legal protection, legal policy framework through workshops, orientations, seminars and meetings, where necessary.
- Oversee and ensure the legal partners and Winrock team’s work in legal policy development, strategic litigation to more effective prevention, protection ad prosecution.
External Liaison and Networking:
- Establish and maintain strong relationships national, provincial and municipal level government institutions and justice actors.
- Develop and maintain liaison with government, civil society and private sector counterparts.
- Networking with like-minded organization, partners, and forums.
Other duties as assigned
Education: Master’s degree in policy and governance, law, human rights, social justice, international development or other relevant field.
Technical: Minimum 7 years’ relevant experience on advocacy and policy. Must have significant technical knowledge about CTIP and/or foreign migration.
- Relevant experience implementing policy development and advocacy programs with the government at the national level.
- Experience building the capacity of government entities as the national and sub-national level.
- Experience managing international projects to the highest ethical and quality standards.
- Experience on CTIP issues, drivers and legislations HTTCA, FEA, and foreign labor migration.
- Experience working with government, I/NGOs, CSOs working in CTIP.
- Experience in technical monitoring, advocacy and outreach related to CTIP.
- Experience on compliance matrix.
- Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing anti-trafficking and safe migration issues.
- Knowledge of international and national laws and regulations pertinent to labor migration and human trafficking.
- Knowledge of human and institutional capacity building tools and approaches, particularly in a decentralized governance system.
- Understanding of policies and enforcement mechanisms related to TIP in Nepal.
- Knowledge on legal research, relevant legislation.
- Technical experience or knowledge of prevailing laws on human trafficking, labor migration and related themes and keep track of the latest amendments and regulations of law.
- Excellent panning and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali required.
- Good computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, other office package.
Professionalism: Deep technical knowledge of social, economic, and political context governing anti-trafficking and safe migration issues in Nepal and internationally. Proven experience designing and leading complex advocacy initiatives. Proven experience strengthening the organizational and technical capacity of civil society. Proven experience designing and overseeing targeted policy and action-oriented quantitative and qualitative research.
Planning & Organizing: Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities.
Communication: Excellent spoken and written communication skills, including the ability to proactively liaise with technical staff and present information in a clear and concise style. Fluency in written in English and Nepali.
Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Analytical skills: Ability to analyze information and solve problems with excellent attention to detail.
To apply, please submit your application by email, referencing in the subject line “Law and Governance Manager”, to HamroSammanRecruitment@winrock.org on or before November 26, 2020. Your application must include a cover letter and C.V. Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Women, people with disabilities and those belonging to discriminated groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
All employees should adhere to USAID, UK aid Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.