Program Officer - Subnational Governance Program
The DFAT-TAF Strategic Partnership on Subnational Governance in Nepal is responding to the opportunities and challenges emerging from the country’s transition to federalism. Since the end of a decade-long conflict in 2006, high expectations for inclusive governance and effective economic development have largely gone unmet due to political stalemates, a failure to rebuild local governance, and entrenched corruption. However, the constitution signed in September 2015 marked the beginning of Nepal’s transition from a unitary to a federal system guaranteeing locally elected officials the authority to self-govern and define local economic development. The Partnership works in the following strategic areas:
Strategic Area 1: Generating Evidence and Data on Subnational Governance
Strategic Area 2: Support for Nepal’s Transition to Federal Governance
Strategic Area 3: Improving Local Governance Service Delivery and Economic Governance
Recognizing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) as a key driver of inclusive local governments and sustainable development, the Partnership focuses on integrating GESI as a cross cutting theme across all program activities.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITY
Assist in coordinating, monitoring, and providing technical assistance for the Foundation’s Subnational Governance Program mainly to support for Nepal’s transition to federal governance. Work within the guidelines, policies, and mission of the Foundation and be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned. Provide support for activities in other program areas as assigned by the Country Representative or designate.
Competence in computer use; ability to work under pressure; good communication skills in English and Nepali; good interpersonal skills; demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity; demonstrate self-development, initiative-taking and sound judgment; acting as a team player and facilitating team work; facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; creating synergies through self-control; managing conflict; learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others; informed and transparent decision making; and, willingness to travel extensively in
project areas outside of Kathmandu.
Applicants are requested to email their CV along with a cover letter describing suitability for the position by 5 p.m. on 10 December 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the position title, e.g. "Program Officer" in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone calls will not be entertained.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Working through our offices in 18 countries and informed by deep local expertise and six decades of experience, we address the critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century by: strengthening governance, expanding economic opportunity, increasing environmental resilience, empowering women, and promoting international cooperation.