The Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP) is the national flagship Programme of the Government of Nepal (GoN) to build an institutional, organization and individual capacity at all levels of government, with a special focus on the provincial and local levels. The ultimate goal of the Programme is to attain functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable provincial and local governance. The Programme aims to contribute to the delivery of quality services at provincial and local levels, promote better local infrastructure and enhance economic prosperity.
The Programme will achieve 14 outputs under the following three outcomes:
Government institutions and inter-governmental mechanisms at all levels are fully functioning in support of the federal government as per the Constitution;
Provincial and local governments have efficient, effective, inclusive and accountable institutions; and
Elected representatives and civil servants at provincial and local governments have the capacity and serve citizens to their satisfaction.
Functions / Key Results Expected:
Directly contribute to the achievement of relevant Programme outputs, output 5: Modernized Provincial Government systems enable horizontal and vertical accountability to all citizens and mainstream GESI; and output 10: LG systems mainstream GESI in their service delivery; and mainstream, GESI in all other PLGSP activities;
Provide necessary support to the PCGG and PPIU on GESI related issues;
Lead the planning of GESI activities for PCGG and facilitate the implementation of the approved plans;
Contribute to producing resource materials on GESI related issues;
Perform any other tasks assigned by the concerned authorities, including the Local Governance Expert cum Team Leader in the PCGG.
Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Human Rights, Law and/or development, or any other related fields.
At least three years of working experience in development and governance and in the area of gender equality and social inclusion, be this in Government (at federal or sub-national level) or with the well recognized national institution and/or international agency;
Experience in project management, implementation, and monitoring;
Excellent knowledge and understanding of gender-responsive budgeting, gender advocacy, and social mobilization;
Priority shall be given to candidates with work experience in GoN and legal areas;
Sound understanding of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their implications to the local governance;
Demonstrated social skills of coordinating with different stakeholders and facilitating discussions;
Demonstrated skills in preparing quality reports and other knowledge products;
Experience of working in government, UN, and international agencies will be preferable;
Good knowledge of computer applications especially MS Office; and
Good understanding of other applications for data management and project monitoring.
Fluency in English and Nepali, both written and oral, at a professional level is essential;
Knowledge of any of the national languages will be an added advantage.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity (in terms of minority groups, caste/ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, etc.) and has the policy to have gender balance among staff at all levels. Qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest confidentiality.
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