Law and Policy Specialist
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Detailed Job description / requirements:
USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project
Request for Applications- Law and Policy Specialist
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DAI seeks a Law and Policy Specialist for the USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project.
Applicants should apply via Formsite at this link by no later than September 13, 2019 : https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/oiuh9cdwcn/index.html
Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload CV. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Positions are for Nepal Nationals only.
Detail Scope of Work:
Position: Law and Policy Specialist
Level of Effort: One Year Full-time, Fixed Term Contract, with possibility of
extension until the close of the project
Period of Performance: on/about November 1, 2019 –October 31, 2020
Base of Operations: Kathmandu, with travel to priority Tayar municipalities
USAID/Nepal’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project will strengthen the capacity of Nepal’s national and municipal institutions responsible for disaster preparedness and response. In a country prone to a myriad of natural disasters, at the national level Tayar Nepal will build the capacity of disaster risk management (DRM) institutions, including the newly created National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). Locally, Tayar will support eight urban municipalities to develop risk-sensitive land use plans and then support the prioritization and implementation of a set of technical assistance packages improve disaster resilience. In the event of a disaster over the life of the five-year project, USAID/Nepal may engage the program’s rapid emergency response mechanism. Tayar will work closely with the Government of Nepal and Nepali emergency responders to mobilize technical assistance, commodity support, small-scale infrastructure, and information management support. Tayar will apply lessons learned from disaster response efforts to improve national-level DRM systems and municipal-level risk-reduction activities.
- Serve as resident expert on policy, laws and regulatory issues related to the major thematic areas of the Tayar Nepal Project.
- Analyze the current policy, laws and regulatory environment in terms of barriers, incentives and/or implications for stakeholders
- Work with DRM Governance Specialist to develop model policies and laws, institutional set-ups, and coordination mechanisms that provincial and local governments can adapt.
- Work with Disaster Preparedness and Response Specialist to pilot model policies and DRR action plans
- At least 14 years of experience, including relevant work in political science, law, public policy, or public administration
- Minimum 5 years of experience working in policy, legislation development, and reform in Nepal
- Strong knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Nepal
- University degree in relevant field required. Masters preferred
Level of Effort, Location and Reporting:
The level of effort is 260 days per year. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions until the close of the project. The Law and Policy Specialist reports to the DRM Governance Specialist. The position is based in Kathmandu, with travel to priority Tayar municipalities.
“Women and people from marginalized communities are highly encouraged to apply”