Project Coordinator

People in Need

Details / requirements:


Project : Climate Change Toy Model

Location : Surkhet/Project implementing Municipality and frequent travel to the project working area

Line Manager: Climate Change Advisor


People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN’s roots are in humanitarian aid, civil society empowerment and human rights. 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 vulnerable populations affected by disasters and shocks including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity, working closely with local CSOs and organizations. PIN has also supported Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and inclusive education programming. PIN-Nepal is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.


PIN is implementing climate change toy model to improve the understanding of climate risks and local government planning in vulnerable areas of Nepal by adopting a transdisciplinary approach. It aims to co-produce a decision support platform that will allow local governments to use scientific data on climate risks for improved decision-making. The platform will be based on a local-facing climate change simulation toolbox that integrates gender and inclusion-responsive top-down and bottom-up processes. The research will demonstrate the application of the platform in the different sectors in the target municipality. The goal is to establish a working model for long-term coordination between research institutions and local implementing agencies to strengthen capacity and incorporate local knowledge, gender and inclusion dimensions, and adaptation strategies into planning and decision-making. The project aims to contribute to transformational change in Nepal local government tools such as LAPA, the 7-step planning process, and the 5-year periodic plan.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for following tasks:

1. Implementation

  • Coordinate activities related to implementation of the climate change toy model project in the target municipality.
  • Facilitate collaboration and partnerships between local government representatives and stakeholders (communities, vulnerable groups, CBOs, local research university, provincial authorities, etc.) to achieve project’s objectives.
  • Mobilize the seconded human resources in the target municipality in the project areas in data collection, community engagement and relevant information collection.
  • Coordinate training, workshops for local government staff, communities’ groups, CBOs on citizen science, human centered design, climate change science, adaptation and mitigation.
  • Moderate to mainstream climate model findings in annual and periodic local planning process including Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA).
  • Support the development and implementation of climate change-related policies, plans and programs at the local government level.
  • Provide technical assistance to local governments in the areas of climate change planning, policy development, and implementation of projects.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of local government climate change initiatives.
  • Keep local government stakeholders informed of progress and developments related to climate change activities.
  • Represent PIN and climate change toy model project in the local and regional climate change initiatives and towards different local stakeholders including other climate change adaptation programmes.
  • Coordinate with research institutions, local government and relevant stakeholders (private, public, governmental) and funding organizations for effective and efficient delivery of project activities; sharing of learnings
  • Coordinate with relevant provincial ministries for timely meeting with provincial climate change coordination committee.
  • Support research institution to establish and smooth run of the data center.
  • Assist in the preparation of funding proposals and reports for climate change projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

2. Project administration

  • Contribute to resource planning, developing schedules, time and cost estimates;
  • Contribute to Risk Analysis, managing risks and issues of projects;
  • Monitoring and reporting programmatic and financial progress of project to the Line Manager;
  • Process and progress documentation of the project to support MEAL;
  • Prepare periodically activity reports and project completion report.
  • Support to produce the semi-annual and annual reviews and planning;
  • Prepare and participate in regular staff meetings, quarterly review and planning meeting;
  • Maintain organization values, culture and ethics within team, showing good respect and behaviors to all related to project;
  • Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities), and those in fragile and conflict-affected states at all times;
  • Adhere to the PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including the Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy; and PIN’s system.


  • At least Bachelor degree (Master Preferable) in Development studies, Climate Change studies, Rural development, Environmental Science/Management, Natural Resource Management and relevant areas. At least three years’ work experience in project coordination and project cycle management;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of working with local government (LG), multiple stakeholder (public, private,) and supporting LG with advocacy and inclusive policies;
  • Proven track record of work experience related to development and implementation of projects addressing the needs of disadvantaged/vulnerable groups in rural settings through systemic intervention;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain good coordination and networking with research organizations, local government and provincial government experience;
  • Knowledge on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing as well as Climate Change modelling/science would be an asset,
  • Ability to keep organizational values and policies;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and command of written and spoken English and Nepali.

Submit an updated CV and Cover Letter to the following link by February 20th, 2023. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.

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



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Posted Date 07 Feb, 2023
Apply Before 20 Feb, 2023