The Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery project – a joint project of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and UNDP – aims to support the revival of the tourism sector. In light of the need for immediate livelihood opportunities, the project will focus on providing short-term employment opportunities to the vulnerable communities whose livelihood is dependent on tourism. In parallel, the project will also initiate activities to support the long-term revival of the tourism sector by creating sustainable jobs and livelihood opportunities in partnership with the private sector; developing human resource capacity; supporting the creation of tourism-based enterprises; strengthening sector-related data and information management and digitalization, and articulating a comprehensive tourism recovery strategy. Aligned with sustainable tourism concepts, project activities will be oriented towards promoting a green economy. The project has three interlinked outputs:
Vulnerable tourism-dependent communities particularly women and people from disadvantaged groups in the tourism sector that have lost their source of income due to COVID-19 have received short-term employment opportunities to meet immediate livelihood needs;
Entrepreneurs and other workers in the tourism sector have enhanced opportunities for employment and income generation through the renovation and development of the tourism sector in major tourist destinations;
The institutional capacity of the NTB is strengthened through the formulation of a comprehensive tourism recovery strategy, as well as through increased digitization and other efforts for future disaster risk management.
Under the overall guidance of the National Project Director and National Project Coordinator, the Livelihood Advisor will work under the direct supervision of the National Project Manager (NPM). S/he will also work in close collaboration with other departments of NTB as necessary. S/he will also coordinate with UNDP and other tourism associations for the effective implementation of the project.
The Key Responsibilities of the assignment are:
Technical support for the implementation, monitoring, and quality assurance of the livelihood activities of the project.
Assist NPM in the development of annual and quarterly work plan primarily focused on livelihood activities;
Prepare detailed implementation plan of the livelihood activities;
Provide necessary technical support including the preparation of the terms of reference, concept notes, action plan in operationalizing livelihood activities of the project;
Assist NPM in preparing progress reports including quarterly and annual reports.
2. Research and advisory support and capacity building of the stakeholders for livelihood promotion
Lead the researches and studies of the livelihood’s challenges and priorities of the beneficiaries focusing on tourism sector recovery;
Develop suitable livelihood options and enterprise development in promoting sustainable tourism;
Design capacity development materials on livelihoods and sustainable tourism for stakeholders and beneficiaries;
Provide technical support in conducting capacity building initiatives to tourism associations, local government, and other stakeholders on livelihood and sustainable tourism;
Extend Advisory support to the project and Nepal Tourism Board and local governments on the formulation of tourism-based livelihoods policies, strategies guidelines, tools, etc.
3. Coordination and Collaboration and knowledge management
Develop a partnership with the relevant stakeholders on tourism-based livelihood;
Ensure better synergy with other relevant stakeholders on livelihood and sustainable tourism;
Explore collaboration with tourism associations and local governments;
Produce and document knowledge product, research studies, and lessons learned;
Disseminate achievements and knowledge of the projects to a wider audience.
4. Ensure Gender and Social Inclusion work through project interventions
Provide advice and direction on strategic and policy issues to strengthen gender & social inclusion initiatives in the program plan and implementation strategy;
Ensure the participation of women and people from the disadvantaged group in designing and implementation of livelihood initiatives;
Make sure women and people from the disadvantaged group are sufficiently benefitted from livelihood initiatives.
Master’s degree in Business management, development economics, sustainable tourism, or another relevant subject.
Minimum seven years of work experiences in the relevant field;
Solid knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism in Nepal;
Minimum five years of experience in livelihood promotion and tourism-based enterprise;
Prior experience working with the Government of Nepal, United Nations, and donors would be an asset;
Knowledge and experience working with provincial and local government context is an advantage;
A good understanding of UNDP rules and procedures or experience of completing UN assignments would be an asset.
Fluency in oral and written Nepali and English is essential;
Knowledge of other local languages will be considered an advantage.
Well versed in computer applications like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint;
Good report writing skill is highly preferable.
For a detailed job description and an online application please click here. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. UNDP retains the right to contact referees directly. 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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