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.
The National Project Manager (NPM) will work under the guidance and supervision of the National Project Director (NPD). The NPM will work in close coordination with the National Project Coordinator. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Day-to-day management of the project and its implementation.
Recruitment, coordination, and supervision of staff, consultants, and contractors.
Coordination, management, and monitoring of project finances, administration, procurement, and logistics.
Ensure Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) work through project interventions.
Developing and maintain strong relationships with the donors, implementing partners, and other counterparts.
Monitoring, evaluation, reporting, knowledge management, and communication of the project.
Master’s degree in project management, sustainable tourism, business studies, development economics, or another relevant subject.
More than 10 years of work experiences for Master’s degree and 7 years for Ph.D., in the relevant field;
At least 7 years of experience in project management in sustainable development issues in Nepal with a proven track record of project management, implementation, and policy advocacy experience;
Ability to manage and supervise a team of multidisciplinary professionals;
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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