Provincial Coordinators / Assistant - Admin and Finance/ Mentorship Program

Advocacy Forum

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Vacancy Announcement

Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), a non-profit and non-governmental human rights organisation, is looking for dynamic and result-oriented Nepali citizens for the following posts:

1.  Provincial Coordinators (3)

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Program Manager, Provincial Coordinators will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of AF’s project activities in upholding human rights and the rule of law in respective provinces. 

LOCATION: Province 2 (Janakpur), Karnali Province (Surkhet) and Sudur Paschim Province (Dhangadi). 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree (preferably in law and human rights) with minimum 3 years’ experience managing a human rights and rule of law project (or Bachelor’s Degree, minimum 5 years relevant experience), 
  • Proficient knowledge of national and international law related to transitional justice, prevention of torture, and human rights,
  • Experience and a driven interest in research, report writing, and work on thematic issues,
  • Proficient knowledge and analytical skills on the current human rights and political context and emerging human rights and rule of law issues at Federal and Provincial level,
  • Familiarity with liaison and coordination with government authorities, partner organizations, and stakeholders is an advantage,
  • Adept command of written and spoken English,
  • Capability to work under pressure in a diverse group,
  • Aptitude in translating and editing legal documents (English to Nepali and vice versa)
  • Flexible working hours,
  • Proficient computer skills.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Regular visits to government detention facilities, provide legal counselling to the detainees and provide legal assistance to the needy detainees,
  • Interviewing and attending to victims and their family members, ensuring systematic documentation and archiving of cases of human rights violations and conducting necessary intervention,
  • Updating and managing the information on detainees and the cases of human rights violations,
  • Developing strategies for strategic litigation and campaigning on emblematic cases,
  • Drafting court cases and writ petitions and providing legal assistance to indigent victims,
  • Planning, implementation of the project activities,
  • Assisting AF team in project-related publication and research work,
  • Identifying and liaising with concerned stakeholders and other human rights organization,
  • Providing logistical support during trainings, stakeholder meetings and meetings of office programs,
  • Developing the content and modality of consultation with stakeholders,
  • Representing AF in the provinces, 
  • Other tasks assigned by AF. 

Remuneration: Negotiable (based on relevant experience and qualification of the candidate).

2.  Assistant - Admin and Finance (1)

LOCATION: Kathmandu, Head Office

Admin Related Major Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day admin/human resources (HR) activities,
  • Filing of admin/HR related documents and manage all the employees’ personal files, 
  • Manage day to day stationeries, equipment and all other logistics management, 
  • Maintain all inventories of central office and record- keeping,
  • Maintain purchase order, request forms, incoming and outgoing goods, 
  • Manage all forms and formats, and other related stationeries for field visit purpose, 
  • Maintain visitors and staff in and out logs, 
  • Responding to phone calls and manage as required, 
  • Provide all the logistic support for all AF events (including identifying venue, hotel booking, transportation, etc.),
  • Collect monthly reports from district and regional offices, compile them and prepeare them for evaluation purpose,
  • International and domestic travel ticket arrangements as well as travel-related documents
  • Correspondence with all staff, collect time sheet and record keeping,
  • Other works as directed by the Finance Officer. 

Finance Related Major Responsibilities

  • Account for expenses as per project, collect invoices/bills with support documents and make payments following relevant financial rules and regulations,
  • Prepare vouchers and cheques as per project requirements,
  • Assist the Finance Coordinator to prepare reports for the organisation’s donors when required, 
  • Retain and file expense documents and any other related documents,
  • Undertake any further responsibilities as entrusted by the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors' degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Studies and a minimum 1-year experience in relevant field (No previous experience is bar for a qualified candidate) 
  • Adept command over written and spoken English and Nepali
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Capability to work under pressure in a diverse group
  • Flexible working hours
  • Priority will be given to a person having a driving licence. 

Remuneration: Negotiable (based on relevant experience and qualification of the candidate).

Contract duration for all positions are initially for 1 year, with the possibility of a performance based extension.

3.  Mentorship Program-2 (Paid)

What we Offer?

  • One-on-one mentoring sessions with the mentor. The mentor will guide the mentee regarding monitoring, documentation, follow-up, and update of past and ongoing cases of human rights violations. Mentee will also get a chance to work with a mentor on report-writing, translation, research work and publication.
  • Candidates will be trained on fact-finding techniques, case file management process, procedures to collect testimonies from conflict survivors and survivors of human rights violations.
  • Opportunities for building relevant and meaningful networking and connections. 
  • Exposure to working experience with a team of highly-skilled human rights lawyers.
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in events and discussions pertaining to transitional justice and other human rights issues. 
  • By the end of the program, the mentee will have developed a thorough understanding of transitional justice, impunity and other human rights issues.

Time period: 6 Months.

Who Can Apply? 

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree (Human Rights and Law, Social Sciences) or be in their Final Year and be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • Adept command over written and spoken English/Nepali language. 
  • Have an understanding and general knowledge of transitional justice, prevention of torture and other human rights issues.
  • Is creative, open to learning, and has a clear idea of how these learnings will be used in their personal and professional career after the mentorship program. 

Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV along with a cover letter to: info@advocacyforum.org or provide the necessary credentials to the following address by 22 January 2022:

Human Resource Department

Advocacy Forum-Nepal

Lamting Marga, Baluwatar

P.O. Box: 21798

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted for the further selection process.

AF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, persons with disability, and members from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 6
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 14 Jan, 2022
Apply Before 22 Jan, 2022
City Kathmandu