Project officer

INFORMAL SECTOR SERVICE CENTRE (INSEC)

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement

First Announcement: August 4, 2022

Description:

A 3-year grassroots project on disaster risk reduction education targeting school teachers will start from June 2022. This is the third phase of the project which started in 2017 through the grant supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented through Information Sector Service Center (INSEC) based in Kathmandu.

The third phase project will aim at developing further educational tools on disaster prevention particularly to be used by schools. The original tools developed in Japan and used globally will be localized in Nepal by training the school teachers and community DRR groups. The project will be based in Kathmandu valley.

Position: Project officer

Employment Type: 3-year contract

Required Qualifications:

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, Disaster Management, Sociology or related discipline.

Direct Work Experience: 

  • At least 5 years of previous related work experience.
  • Experience in conducting or organizing trainings, seminars, workshops or facilitation in English and Nepali for municipal authorities, school teachers, community leaders and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex budget planning, monitoring, execution, analytics, and financial reconciliation and reporting.
  • Capable of creative and innovative work including designing or producing communication and display material.
  • Proven experience in teamwork, establishing clear work directions and work plans 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage projects working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing grant portfolios and partnership-based management approaches for projects.
  • Direct work or research experience in disaster management or economics related topics would be an asset.

General Experiences and Skills:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of policy and process of gathering relevant and accurate data and evidence for monitoring and/or evaluation purposes, and for informing program strategies and plans.
  • Deliver results for project recipients - Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the members.
  • Collaborate within teams and across boundaries - Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across the organization and brings differing ideas into the forefront.
  • Create, apply and share knowledge - Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside the organization to strengthen internal and/or external solutions for members.
  • Make smart decisions - Recommends and takes decisive action to avert misunderstanding and conflicts.
  • Strong communication/writing skills, including the ability to explain and express evidence-based views/opinions articulately and confidently.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to deliver high quality results/outputs in a timely manner.
  • Proactive, innovative, with an open and collegial work style and ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse views, create partnerships, and collaborate with others while maintaining individual responsibility.
  • Ability to deal sensitively, honestly and politely in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with members and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on disaster related policies, urban settlement issues of developing cities, climate change and sustainable communities.
  • Passion to bring a positive change in the communities and cities.

Functional Competencies: 

  • Go on missions as necessary and required to monitor as well as evaluate the progress of the projects.
  • Assist in establishing networks and partnerships with prospective partners and members in Nepal.
  • Monitor the content of social media on project and communication matters and to develop as well as implement recommendations to improve its design and effectiveness.
  • Translations of working documents and/ or presentations when required from English to Nepali and vice-versa.
  • Write simple and/ or complex communication products (e.g. newsletters, annual report, short note series, brochures) to communicate consistent and coherent strategic messages about the project to be disseminated online or in printed format.
  • Project Management – Develops and implements realistic and achievable work plans for group or project team – including tasks, priorities, resources and schedules. Establishes priorities, identifies critical tasks, and pushes projects forward in a timely fashion. Establishes controls to detect problems early and notify those involved if deadlines are affected.
  • Creates opportunities and solutions that address more difficult or abstract situations. 
  • Analytical Thinking – Gathers and links data. Reviews for non-conformity and gathers further information in response to problems. Collates and reports information. Identifies direct cause-and-effect relationships.

Languages:

  • Native level fluency in English and Nepali (Written/ Typed and Verbal).
  • Additional Asian languages would be an asset.

Other skills or advantages: 

  • Professional knowledge on developmental issues related to DRR of Asian cities.
  • Professional research, writing skills and ability in Nepali and English to draft project proposals and produce technical reports.
  • Excellent skills in general MS Office applications and good knowledge on design software (Illustrator, InDesign), Word Press would be an asset.

Starting date*:

September 1, 2022. Negotiable.

*First three months will be a probationary period.

Salary:

Starting NPR 45,000 per month (during probation) with increase in final monthly salary and benefits after probation to NPR 52,000 per month based on qualifications and performance. Taxes will be deducted from the stated amount.

Increment in monthly salary will be considered based on performance in the 2nd and 3rd year as well.

Benefits:

  • Bonuses twice a year (June, December)
  • Social insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Commutation allowance
  • 10 days leave per year after 3 months probation. (3 days leave during probation).
  • Training opportunities with international experts

Application Deadline and Process: August 14, 2022

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter explaining why you would like to work for INSEC and how your past experiences relate to the job advertised (English).
  • Resume with contact information of two references (English).
  • Supporting documents may be requested if necessary (English or Nepali)

Interview and tests:

Stage 1: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by August 16, 2022. Employer will not entertain inquiries related to application by phone.

For the shortlisted candidates, interviews and tests (English/Nepali) will be held between August 20-24, 2022.

Stage 2: Final interview (English/Nepali) for the selected candidate will be held during August 29-31, 2022.

To apply, send required application documents to:

Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC)

Email: vacancy@insec.org.np

No phone inquiries will be entertained.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience 5+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 04 Aug, 2022
Apply Before 14 Aug, 2022
City Kathmandu