Various Position

CRS, Nepal

CRS is an international NGO based in the United States that works in over 100 countries to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting diseases, poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. CRS Nepal has been implementing emergency response and recovery (Including COVID-19) program in Nepal, and further plans to extend sustainable livelihood development program in various districts of Nepal. Additionally, CRS is implementing USAID supported livelihood technical assistance program Farmer to Farmer (F2F) in Bagmati Province, Province 5, Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province. The Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) led by CRS Nepal since March 2017 has been providing coordination support services across 32 earthquake affected districts. CRS Nepal is currently looking forward to expanding its support to address the emergency response and recovery needs of the most vulnerable people in Palpa and Gorkha districts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

CRS Nepal Invites applications from eligible and interested candidates for the following positions for the Recover Project: 

1.   Project Manager (1 Position-Based in Tanhun): As a project lead for ReCoVER and member of the Project Management Team (ReCoVER-PMT) you will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders towards the achievement of the ReCoVER project objectives, advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure that the CRS Nepal Country Program (CP) delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this project.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead technical, budget management, monitoring and reporting activities in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. 
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the ReCoVER team. This will also require managing team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff as applicable, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. 
  • Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to ReCoVER, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches. Lead monitoring of partners identify areas where additional institutional capacity strengthening may be appropriate and ensure strong oversight of partner financial and program management and accountability to beneficiaries.
  • Represent the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for emergency response and recovery programming
  • Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of resource use. 
  • Identify staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and contribute to capacity strengthening / required interventions to support quality project implementation. 
  • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Rural Development, Engineering, Agriculture, Environmental Science or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project management, ideally in the field of response, recovery or development and for an NGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Relevant grant management experience.
  • Partner budget monitoring experience.
  • Experience working with local government stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience in implementation of community-based programming.
  • Experience is leading post-earthquake reconstruction and recovery projects.
  • Ability to lead and achieve quality technical documentation for donor and external audience
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

2.  Administrative and Finance Coordinator ( 1 Position-Based in Tanahun): As a member of the ReCoVER team and Project Management Team (PMT-ReCoVER) you will provide strategic guidance to the project team and coordinate and oversee operational functions - Finance, Human Resources (HR), Logistics, Procurement, Administration, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Audit - in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable in the CRS field office. You will coordinate and facilitate the identification and resolution of any risk and compliance issues related to sub-recipient compliance, adhering to CRS policies, local laws, and donor regulations to assist ensuring effective delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.  Your coordination skills and guidance will help reduce risk to staff, to the effectiveness of our programming and to the people we serve through the application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Roles and Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate operations functions – systems, processes and staffing – that meet CRS’ standards, donor requirements, and local regulations and support high-quality programming.
  • Coordinate and monitor day-to-day operations to ensure support services are delivered with high-quality in an efficient manner. Identify and help address challenges that affect the proper stewardship and optimal utilization of program assets and resources (financial, human, and material). Proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high-quality programming.
  • Adherence to HR systems, policies and practices that support a high-performance culture, staff development and retention. Help assure quality personnel administration and a work environment that truly reflects the agency’s guiding principles.
  • Coordinate CRS and partner compliance with agency and donor requirements and local laws and regulations through periodic systems checks, review and assessment of operations policies and procedures. Coordinate response to issues that emerge from internal and external audits as well as GoN.
  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management.
  • Prepare various, periodic and ad hoc financial reports, as needed, and perform variance analyses to assist with decision-making and proper management of financial resources.
  • Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.
  • Prepare accurate reporting procedures and timely submission of reports to relevant stakeholders (CP managers, Regional Office, HQ/Finance, donors, local government entities).
  • Lead monitoring, implementation and evaluation of subrecipient financial management policy (SRFMP) and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions. Contribute to relevant components of institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners in managing risk and strengthening internal control systems and processes.
  • Serve as liaison and support external and Government of Nepal audits. Coordinate action plans to close out audit findings.
  • Help to share information with subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
  • Assist budget manager in financial management such as monitoring report i.e. BCR review, budget review, costing.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent). Masters would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations.
  • Knowledge of data analytics techniques and process performance improvement leading practices.

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with the relevant public donors’ regulations will be a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Insight financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software will be a plus.
  • Experience working with CRS/partners and having two-wheeler driving license will be a plus.
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

3.  Administrative and Finance Officer (1 Position-Based in Tanhun): As a member of the ReCoVER team, you will coordinate the provision of responsive, effective, and efficient administrative services in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. As part of an experienced finance team you will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services for the project including effective monitoring, reviewing, and reporting on partners’ financial management systems and practices. You will perform operational functions related to Human Resources, Fleet, Contract, and Administration - in support of the project implementation. You will help ensure stewardship of resources, help ensure principled compliance, proactively identify risk issues, and under supervision lead operational improvements.

Roles and Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Review validate and filing supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete. 
  • Help to ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Insight financial accounting package.
  • Record delegated financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Help to evaluate subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed.
  • Help to share information with subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication with country office and field office, follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource and cash management.
  • Support during audit period like statutory audit, donor audit.
  • Assist budget manager in financial management such as monitoring report i.e. BCR review, budget review, costing.
  • Support in treasury (cash forecast, monthly cash request and bank/cash management) related tasks.
  • Tax related task to be performed (Office Rent tax deposit, letter to vendors for TDS deducted in one FY)
  • Keep custody of various documents (e.g. blank/undelivered checks, etc.)
  • Coordinate and report on activities and required resources to ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery from administrative support functions.
  • Help ensure administrative systems, processes, and policies are in line with agency standards and donor and local law regulations;
  • Engage with relevant external stakeholders (government officials, landlords, service providers, etc.) on assigned administrative matters and help ensure required authorizations and documents are up-to-date.
  • Coordinate the efficient use of CP assets and rented facilities. Help ensure fully compliant procurement of office materials and asset management systems.
  • Coordinate the provision of travel and logistics support and services to staff and visitors. Coordinate event planning activities, including delegation visits, trainings and workshops.
  • Coordinate efficient fleet management including vehicle mobility, service and maintenance, vehicle safety and security etc. in coordination with admin coordinator and operations coordinator.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in human resources, fleet, procurement, Finance, accounting or administrative /finance officer level position with progressive responsibilities. Experience with an I/NGO preferred.

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Oracle financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

4.  GESI and Community Mobilization Coordinator (1 Position-Based in Tanhun):  As the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Social Mobilization Coordinator in CRS, you will provide technical guidance from the GESI and social mobilization perspectives in and across the CRS projects and their activities ensuring that gender and social inclusion is mainstreamed into programs and policies and that the projects are implementing the approaches most suitable for the communities. You will be required to identify the relevant concerns in your sector of expertise by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating various project activities and events focusing on the emergency response recovery support to the vulnerable households. You will develop, adapt and apply strategies, guidelines and tools based on the findings to ensure that gender equity and diversity issues are appropriately analyzed, identified and addressed in program and policies, providing strategic support to CRS/partner program teams in building and strengthening their capacities. The GESI and Social Mobilization Coordinator will closely work with program component coordinators and MEAL Team to development of gender and social inclusion responsive monitoring systems and mechanisms ensuring maximum community participation. You will also be part of the ReCoVER Project Management Team (PMT-ReCoVER) to make sure the project approaches are aligned with agency priorities.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Mainstreaming gender and social inclusion into program and organization ensuring social equity and diversity including development/adaptation/application of tools for mainstreaming gender and social inclusion.
  • Conduct Gender and Social Inclusion assessment and develop annual action plans to implement recommendations.
  • Lead the development of Social Mobilization specific manuals and facilitation guidelines in line with the policies and procedures of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and Local Government to support the housing reconstruction process for most vulnerable households.
  • Jointly with CRS and program implementing partners, develop mechanisms and processes for scaling up successful practices and results related to GESI and social mobilization.
  • Build technical skills of program team, partners and other stakeholders strengthening their capacity to deliver GESI and community led initiatives and approaches.
  • Conduct training on the basic social mobilization concepts, tools and techniques, Government Grant specific and top-up specific procedures, community-based resource mobilization and social inclusions.
  • Coordinate with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities. Ensure that any concerns raised, discussed for way-forward and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the approaches to identify the gaps in staff capacity needs in delivering GESI transformation programming and develop and deliver technical assistance catered to the needs within the organization and implementing partners.
  • Establish partnerships with government line agencies, partner organizations and other stakeholder to continuously improve and influence adaptation of locally appropriate interventions with transformative actions for GESI. 

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree required in social science or women studies or other relevant subject 
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the similar projects. With field-level community mobilization experience at the minimum of 3 years.
  • Experience in developing training manual and session plans/facilitation guidelines. 
  • Gender sensitive, responsive and experience in gender and inclusion mainstreaming.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social science or women studies or other relevant subject 
  • Strong documentation and report preparation skills. 
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

5.  GESI and Community Mobilization Officer (1 Position-Based in Kaski and Lamjung, each): As a member of the ReCoVER project team, you will assist project start-up and implementation by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating and contributing mainly to rebuilding livelihoods and related activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed their ideas into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and monitoring of project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
  • In coordination with the project team support capacity building events for community representatives.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on CRS and partner field activities including assuming the role of an active channel for Feedback, Complaints and Response Mechanism.
  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Undertake field visits to monitor and track progress of program activities from GESI perspective and ensure that GESI is streamlined throughout the project activities at different stages.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • 2 years of work or volunteer experience in community development and mobilization
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience
  • Computer skills required. 
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

6. Livelihoods Technical Coordinator (1 Position-Based in Tanhun): As a livelihoods focal person for ReCoVER and member of the Project Management Team (ReCoVER-PMT) you will provide strategic guidance to the project team while working closely with Project Manager and other thematic coordinators for Recover, National Reconstruction Authority, Government agencies. You will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and assisting with reporting on all project activities and providing technical guidance and advice to CRS staff and implementing partners advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination, technical knowledge and relationship management skills will ensure that the projects that you are supporting apply best practices and constantly improve the impact for the benefit of those we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Ensure that learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding stakeholders in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. 
  • Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.
  • Coordinate and conduct regular follow up with key government and private sector stakeholders to ensure timely completion of activities with high program quality standards.  
  • Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities for local implementing partners to ensure that assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.
  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support for implementation of project activities.
  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of evaluation reports, case studies, promising practices and lessons learned as needed. 

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in one of the streams like agriculture, animal husbandry, rural development, social work, agri-business is required. Additional qualifications or certificate courses in the area of value chain development, farm extension, financial inclusion, post-harvest management would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience in any of the following areas of agricultural livelihoods with focus on farm extension, value chains, market linkages, financial inclusion, enterprise development, private sector engagement for an NGO, private sector or government.
  • Experience of working with government agencies, farmer organizations and private sector.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

Preferred qualifications

  • Staff supervision experience a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement 
  • Experience with humanitarian recovery and reconstruction programs and with coordinating and liaising with the local government a plus.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

7.   MEAL Coordinator (1 Position-Based in Tanhun): As the focal person for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) implementation in ReCoVER and a member of the Project Management Team (ReCoVER-PMT), you will work closely with Project Manager and other thematic coordinators for ReCoVER to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of comprehensive MEAL system for ReCoVER and implementing partners advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL knowledge, coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the ReCoVER MEAL system applies the agency best practices and approaches for safeguarding and data-informed decision making. 

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with MEAL Manager and Emergency and Recovery Manager, lead MEAL system design and review in line with donor and CRS guidance.
  • Support, and in some cases lead, compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements, including agreed MEAL Detailed Implementation Plan activities, and liaising with project leadership
  • Contribute to oversight and guidance on quality data capture, input and management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, reflection and ongoing use of MEAL data results through respectful management of agreed processes.
  • Oversee accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools.
  • Document and disseminate field-based perspectives and initial findings to project learning.
  • Contribute to respectful relationships and dialogue regarding ongoing project interventions and results with community members and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in conducting field-based and simple analytical MEAL activities for CRS staff, partner staff and volunteers.
  • In coordination with program teams, oversee the Feedback Complaints Response Mechanism and other MEAL/program approaches to ensure accountability, safeguarding and gender and social inclusion priorities.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in project support in a similar role.
  • Experience in the field of MEAL and for an NGO preferred
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement. 
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred. 
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience; additional experience may substitute for some education

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field. 
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

8.  Project Engineer- Shelter (1 Position-Based in Tanhun, Kaski and Lamjung each) As a member of the ReCoVER project team, you will assist project start-up and implementation by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating and contributing mainly to rebuilding shelter and related activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed their ideas into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of shelter construction and retrofitting related project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed implementation plan. Ensure systems for quality project implementation are adhered to and strengthened, including shelter technical design specifications, site safety standards and compliance with all applicable Nepal government design and construction codes.
  • Build and maintain relationships, coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, technical institutes, implementing partners, local authorities and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement, and support networks and ensure project stakeholders have the capacity to yield high-quality results.
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities. Ensure that any concerns raised are communicated timely for decision-making.
  • In coordination with the project team, provide technical support to the partner technical team in design, drawing, technical surveys, preliminary estimations, bill of quantities, construction proposal of all infrastructure and support capacity building events for partner technical staff, community representatives, skilled and unskilled laborers, and beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on activities performed by the partners and service providers to support with ensuring construction quality and safety. Evaluate performance and process payments.
  • Compile data provided at the community level and maintain a filing system for project documentation as per project requirements. Prepare field and other reports, as required to contribute to the preparation of project reports and learning.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience preferably in post-earthquake housing reconstruction, including supervisory experience, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Knowledge of Nepal building codes, government structures, and their operational mechanics and of standard and prevailing civil engineering principles and practices.
  • Experience in using MS Office packages and AutoCAD, supervising detail drawings and their presentations.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement 
  • Experience with humanitarian recovery and reconstruction programs and with coordinating and liaising with the local government a plus.
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

9.  Project Engineer-WASH (1 Position-Based in Tanhun As a member of the ReCoVER project team, you will assist project start-up and implementation by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating and contributing mainly to rebuilding and restoring of critical water systems and related activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed their ideas into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of WASH related project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed implementation plan. Ensure systems for quality project implementation are adhered to and strengthened, including WASH technical design specifications, site safety standards and compliance with all applicable Nepal government design and construction codes.
  • Build and maintain relationships, coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, technical institutes, implementing partners, local authorities and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement, and support networks and ensure project stakeholders have the capacity to yield high-quality results.
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities. Ensure that any concerns raised are communicated timely for decision-making.
  • In coordination with the project team, provide technical support to the partner technical team in design, drawing, technical surveys, preliminary estimations, bill of quantities, construction proposal of all infrastructure and support capacity building events for partner technical staff, community representatives, skilled and unskilled laborers, and beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on activities performed by the partners and service providers to support with ensuring construction quality and safety. Evaluate performance and process payments.
  • Compile data provided at the community level and maintain a filing system for project documentation as per project requirements. Prepare field and other reports, as required to contribute to the preparation of project reports and learning.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience especially in water infrastructure, including supervisory experience, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Knowledge of Nepal building codes, government structures, and their operational mechanics and of standard and prevailing civil engineering principles and practices.
  • Experience with humanitarian recovery and reconstruction programs and with coordinating and liaising with the local government a plus.
  • Experience in using MS Office packages and AutoCAD, supervising detail drawings and their presentations.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement 
  • Experience with humanitarian recovery and reconstruction programs and with coordinating and liaising with the local government a plus.
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus (excluding KTM Valley).

10.  Senior MEAL Officer (1 Position-Based in Lalitpur As the part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team within ReCoVER, you will support the implementation of comprehensive MEAL system for ReCoVER and implementing partners advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL knowledge, coordination and relationship management skills will ensure the MEAL systems make the most of agency best practices and approaches for safeguarding and data-informed decision making. 

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support MEAL system coordination and implementation, including beneficiary accountability, contributing to compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements, including agreed MEAL Detailed Implementation Plan activities.
  • Provide input to and support project MEAL system design and review along with relevant tools to measure program/project impact and progress.
  • Support quality data capture and input, simple analysis of, and reflection on monitoring data results through management of agreed processes.
  • Contribute field-based perspectives and initial findings to facilitate programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making and contribute to project learning.
  • Foster respectful relationships and dialogue regarding ongoing project interventions and results with community members and stakeholders to promote honesty and integrity while working with MEAL agents.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule. 
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives in conducting field-based and simple analytical MEAL activities for CRS staff, partner staff and volunteers.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities leading application of ICT4D, both hardware and software, and ensuring safeguarding of project databases. Assist with preparation of data necessary for required reports to donors with an emphasis on data quality assurance and with identifying information for case studies on promising practices.
  • In coordination with program teams, support the Feedback Complaints Response Mechanism and other MEAL/program approaches to ensure accountability, safeguarding and gender and social inclusion priorities.

Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in project support in a similar role.
  • Experience in the field of MEAL and for an NGO preferred
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement. 
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred. 
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience; additional experience may substitute for some education.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

To apply for above positions, please click on this link http://bit.ly/crsnepal-jobs 

By applying to this job, you as the candidate, understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

CRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali Society. It encourages applicants from marginalized communities and geographically remote areas, persons with disabilities, women and other genders are encouraged to apply. CRS Nepal provides many benefits for its staff members including staff development opportunities, paid maternity and paternity leave, nursing hours for nursing mothers, per diems for the child of the staff when staff travel out of station on official business etc. 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Reimbursement for lodging and transportation will be provided for the shortlisted candidates who travel from outside of Kathmandu Valley for written test and interview. Until further notice CRS will be following COVID-19 prevention protocols outlined in CRS global guidance, including limiting travel to mission-critical movement only, and using all WHO and Gov’t of Nepal- suggested prevention measures for travel and in-person meetings

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 10
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 26 Feb, 2021
Apply Before 08 Mar, 2021
City Lalitpur