Position: 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 the 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 the 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.
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 a focus on farm extension, value chains, market linkages, financial inclusion, enterprise development, private sector engagement for an NGO, private sector, or government.
Experience in working with government agencies, farmer organizations, and the private sector.
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
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 a disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.
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 tests and interviews. 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 Govt of Nepal- suggested prevention measures for travel and in-person meetings.
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