Field Project Co-ordinator

UNDP
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-05-02 Deadline: 2016-05-14
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Field Project Co-ordinator (NPPP - III) NEX project

Location : Birtanagar, Nepal, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 14-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 12d 18h 33m
Additional Category : Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2016
Expected Duration of Assignment : One year with possibility of extension


Background

UNDP Nepal is working with the Supreme Court, Ministry of Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJPA), Office of Attorney General, other government agencies, national human rights institutions, and civil society organizations to implement the Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal’ Programme (ROLHR).  The ROLHR programme aims to propagate the principle of the rule of law in Nepal, as an essential foundation for sustainable peace, human rights, and human development. The Programme focuses on supporting systemic changes in national legislative, policy, and institutional structures, and delivering tangible results at the local level. As part of this process development of a more strategic and coordinated approach to justice reform, development of an integrated (‘one door’) socio-legal aid system, and an effective, cohesive, human rights protection and promotion system in Nepal are the key areas identified in the Programme, which contribute to achievement of SGD Goal 16.

There are three major components in the Programme related to justice sector coordination, legal aid and human rights. The justice sector reform process is being implemented through the Justice Sector Coordination Committee to support policy dialogue, strategic planning, research, monitoring and evaluation, and pilot activities to improve the administration of justice across the sector.  The Programme has been supporting the Ministry of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs to lead reform in Nepal’s legal aid landscape towards the establishment of an integrated system which coordinates and regulates relevant, accessible socio-legal aid service provision throughout Nepal and the Supreme Court to facilitate the justice sector coordination initiatives in Nepal. Given the changed context and promulgation of new Constitution, the Programme needs to support the MoLJPA to lead revision of legislations to ensure that the laws introduced are aligned with the Constitution and international human rights instruments to which the Government of Nepal is a party.

Support to democratic interactions on access to justice, rule of law and human rights issues is mainstreamed throughout the Programme. This will enable vulnerable groups and their defenders to participate in reform processes; foster the development of responsive legal frameworks; and hold government institutions accountable for the implementation of protective legislations and protection and promotion of human rights in Nepal.

As per the Results and Resource Framework and Multi-year Work Plan of the Programme, the Mid-term Review (MTR) was conducted in 2015. The MTR has suggested numbers of strategic and programmatic recommendations. One of them is about the management (no. 5) which is says “It is recommended that the Programme structure be optimized in the shortest possible time. UNDP should establish a RoLHR Programme field office in Biratnagar, which would become a regional hub, to implement and monitor the field activities in the Eastern part of the country”. As per the discussion with the National Project Director (17 December, 2016) and the MTR way forward workshop (held in 22-23 January 2016), it was agreed to open a field office in Biratnagar and hire a Field Project Coordinator.

 The Field Project Coordinator will report directly to the National Programme Manager and will assist the Manager to plan, implement, monitor and report on programme activities carried out in the field of Eastern Region. The incumbent will be expected to spend a significant proportion of time at activity sites. The incumbent will facilitate effective implementation of the programme and the timely achievement of its objectives. The incumbent will not only establish and operate on-going field activities and initiatives, but will coordinate field visits for key donor partners and UN officials and will generally be responsible for ensuring that local-level initiatives and activities are communicated to central level actors, both at UNDP and within the Government.

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Manager (NPM) the Field Project Coordinator will:

  • Oversee the RoLHR Project Team’s implementation of field level activities in the Eastern and Central Terai parts of Nepal;
  • Manage the RoLHR field office, including direct supervision of the Field Project Staffs;
  • Liaise with NPM and UNDP to plan and design field level activities and implement accordingly;
  • Coordinate activities with field level implementing partners, including District Courts, District Bar Associations and District Prosecutor's Office, District Justice Sector Coordination Committee (JSCC) and local NGOs;
  • Facilitate comprehensive reporting of field level activities, including monitoring and evaluation reports, to the NPM;
  • Lead mapping and assessment of local districts to run project initiatives;
  • Direct the communication of key field results and successes to the RoLHR Project Team and ensure that field activities achieve visibility;
  • Ensure completion of activities in the Annual Work Plan on time and within budget according to policies and procedures;
  • Build partnerships in the programme field site areas with relevant justice sector actors and agencies including civil society and manage routine communication with local stakeholders;
  • Collect periodic data (monthly, quarterly, and annual) of the information desks S-LAC of the regions and sent compile data to RoLHR office;
  • Administer the coordination, design, development and implementation of field-based research and collate learning from local initiatives to share with relevant justice providers and agencies at the central level;
  • Coordinate implementation of any other relevant project activities as per the programme work plans to ensure successful realisation of the targeted outputs of the field activities;
  • Support for the field level monitoring be undertaken by the ROLHR, implementing partners and UNDP.

 

 


Competencies

Professionalism

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management, planning and monitoring, and exposure to a wide range of human rights and humanitarian issues; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity,
  • Ability to analyse and articulate the human rights and humanitarian dimension of complex issues;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure; very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to human rights and humanitarian affairs.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to plan the work, meet tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

Technology Awareness:

  • Fully proficient in the use of computer and relevant software applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Vision, Email and Internet, etc.

Teamwork:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a large organisation comprised of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.

Required skills:

  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualise, develop, plan and manage human rights interventions as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience of networking with partners at all level and knowledge of technology and use of computer applications.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and lead work of others, ability to make timely decisions.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability and capacity to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff and encourage good performance.

 

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:     

  • Completion of Master’s degree in management,administration, social sciences, law, human rights, international relation or in any relevant fields

Experience:  

  • Seven years of progressive relevant experience working in law and justice field and/or programme planning, management and coordination;
  • Substantive knowledge of national justice sector agencies and the local and national system of legal aid provision and justice administration in Nepal;
  • Good understanding of national and international human rights mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluation and reporting experience
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel to pilot districts, build partnerships with local actors, monitor project activities and report back to central level programme officials with concise analysis and advice.

Communications:

  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey the message to counterpart at all level.

Computer skills:

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc) and advance knowledge of spread sheet and database packages experience handling of web based management systems.

Language: 

  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential.
  • Native command of Nepalese.

 

 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

Organization Summary

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 100+
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