Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator
People in Need is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistance in over 20 countries around the world, while at the same time working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. In the Czech Republic PIN also works on social integration and provides educational activities. Formed by the leaders of the Czechoslovak velvet revolution and conflict journalists in 1992, PIN works as an independent humanitarian organisation at home and abroad providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society at home and abroad.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
Work station: Kathmandu
Time allocation: 50 % European Union Project and 50% LNGB Project
Reports to: Consortium Manager (European Union) and Program Manager (LNGB)
Project title: Risk-Informed Landslide Management in Nepal's Hill Areas (European Union) and Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB)
Project Location: Sindhupalchok and Dolakha, European Union Project and Bara and Rautahat Districts, LNGB Project
People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. 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 marginalized populations. This includes people who live in geographically remote areas of Nepal, people who are from historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity (women and girls). More recently, PIN has also supported Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind. PIN is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including people with disability, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.
The project titled Risk-Informed Landslide Management in Nepal's Hill Areas is a 1.5-year program funded by European Union. This project is implemented by a consortium comprising of PIN, NSET, SWN, CSRC, DU & NU with an aim to improve resilience of hill communities in four municipalities in Sindhupalchok and Dolakha districts through strengthening risk-informed landslide management at the local level. The core objective is to work with local authorities and disaster management institutions, key actors involved in road construction and infrastructure projects, communities and national government to increase their understanding of landslide hazards, the risks they pose and the impact of human disturbance on communities exposed to hazard risks.
Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) is a five-year program funded by the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC). The project will be implemented in Bara and Rautahat districts, by two local partner organizations, with strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy, lifeskill and social norms transformation. An independent external evaluator will carry out the project evaluation.
Scope of work
Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator under the Risk-Informed Landslide Management in Nepal's Hill Areas project will be responsible for facilitating smooth implementation of project activities through close coordination with project partners, government authorities, and major DRM stakeholders at Federal and Provincial level. S/he will work closely with Consortium Field Coordinators and Consortium Manager in delivering the project on time, to the required quality and within budget. Under LNGB, S/he will support with coordination with stakeholders, program planning, capacity development of partners and other system and operational level activities.
1. Tasks and responsibilities – European Union Project
a) Project implementation
· Undertake responsibility of implementing all activities under Result 3 (consultative meeting with national level DRM stakeholders such as NDRRMA, MoFAGA, DMG et. al, organizing thematic events on innovative landslide management with relevant national forums and organizing field visits for aforementioned stakeholders) with close coordination with the Consortium Manager
· Support Field Consortium Coordinator in ensuring smooth implementation of activity 2.4 under Result 2 (supporting landslide affected vulnerable households through facilitating sustained access to Government's Durable Solutions Programs)
· Identify risks and challenges pertaining to project delivery and work closely with the Consortium Manager to mitigate them effectively
· Establish conducive work relationship amongst PIN, local partners, major stakeholders and beneficiaries for smooth progression of project activities
b) Coordination (external)
· Coordinate with consortium partners NSET, CSRC and S. W. Nepal on regular basis for smooth implementation of project activities
· Liaise with federal and provincial DRM stakeholders (NDRRMA, MoFAGA, Dept. of Mines and Geology, MoHA, NRA, CBDRM forums, AIN TGDM, relevant UN working groups) for facilitating smooth operations of project activities
2) Tasks and responsibilities – LNGB Project
a) Project implementation
· Assist in evaluation process (pre-baseline, baseline, endline assessment, curriculum evaluation)
· Develop capacity development plan for partners and support in training of partner staff and monitoring/supervision support
· Monitoring of workplan activities, analysis of partners report, case story and visibility material/article development
b) Coordination (external)
· Cluster, GEC stakeholders and partners & documentation (tracking sheet, recording/reporting)
· Liaising with suppliers for procurement related tasks
3) General tasks and responsibilities (for both projects)
- Support line managers on communication and capacity development plan for implementing partners
- Support line managers on content development/review of activity curriculum, planning/monitoring tools and SOPs
- Support on program’s review, adaptation and evaluation process
- Support line managers on documentations/archiving in ELO/SP (reporting, FM monitoring, procurement/administrative support)
- Coordinate with PIN’s support departments i.e. HR, Finance, Logistics, Communication, MEAL, Safeguarding and GESI as required on need basis
4) Required Skills, Experience and Behavioral Competencies:
- At least 3 years of relevant experience of working in a consortium project with multiple project partners
- At least 3 years of relevant experience in coordinating and liaising with multiple stakeholders including local, district and central government authorities
- Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints
- Ability to self-motivate, responsible and hardworking
- A team player with an ability to work in a group or alone
- Excellent problem solving, decision making and organizational skills
How to Apply
Submit an updated CV and Cover Letter to the following link by April 23, 2021. 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.