Policy Advocacy and Governance Specialist

CARE Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. CARE has been operational in Nepal since 1978 and works in partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs

CARE Nepal hereby invites applications, for the below mentioned position, from interested Nepalese candidates.

Policy Advocacy and Governance Specialist

Policy Advocacy and Governance Specialist will be responsible for technical and advisory support in policy advocacy and governance (both at local governance and CSOs governance), capacity building of CSOs, GESI mainstreaming, and advocacy planning and implementation. This position will lead coordination with three tiers of governments, CSOs, private sector, academia and media to encourage impact population participation and citizen engagement in decision making, planning, implementation and monitoring of policies and programs relevant to Economic Empowerment and Environmental Justice theme, which focuses on the areas like women economic empowerment, agriculture, land, food security, climate change and environment.

S/he will support local governments on policies, plans and guidelines preparation, strengthening participation of impact population in planning process and piloting climate resilient inclusive and gender transformative models in land, agriculture and livelihoods. S/he will also support CSO partners in their capacity assessment, conducting dialogue sessions, training sessions and interventions in different organizational capacity areas with focus on poor, vulnerable women and girls. S/he will further support in advocacy capacity assessment, joint advocacy planning, and also facilitate implementation. S/he will facilitate strategic plans of the CSO partners as well as across the programs as needed, and also contribute to program monitoring, evaluating, learning and periodic reporting.


  • Masters' degree in relevant subject from recognized university with at least 3 years' experience working in policy advocacy in areas of economic empowerment, agriculture, food security, climate change and natural resources.
  • Experience in and ability to understand, engage in and influence complex change processes with multi stakeholder such as local, province and federal governments, CSOs, private sectors etc for policy advocacy and influence.
  • Extensive experience of working in the areas of governance improvement particularly of Civil Society Governance
  • Experience of mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion across policies, plans and programs
  • Proven experience of designing and implementation of CSOs institutional development processes including applying participatory capacity assessment tools.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.carenepal.org and complete the application process. Detailed job description is available in our website. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00hrs, 10 July, 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 30 Jun, 2020
Apply Before 10 Jul, 2020
City Lalitpur