Education : Master’s degree from a recognized university in Economics, Statistics, Social Science, International Relations, Business Administration/Management or agriculture/nutrition or a closely related development field is required. Possession of Disaster Management Training Certificate from international/recognized institution is desirable.
Prior Work Experience: Not less than seven years progressively responsible experience in design, management, and accountability of food security, nutrition, disaster risk reduction and resilience. Experience in USG response mechanisms and implementing organizations, food security monitoring, damage and needs assessments, situation reporting, disaster risk reduction and related relief and rehabilitation efforts is preferred.
Post Entry Training: Skills enhancement in project implementation and management, performance monitoring and evaluation, program design and development, financial management, disaster risk reduction coursework, project and program design, and professional development.
Language Proficiency: Solid English and Nepali in speaking, reading and writing are required.
Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of host government, international NGOs, Foreign government and donor agency policies, laws, regulations, and operational procedures related to food security and nutrition policy, as well as disaster risk reduction, donor project documentation, design and implementation procedures; and Government of Nepal (BDG) food supply, nutrition, and disaster risk reduction policies. Knowledge of gender and climate change in development principles and demonstrated experience in their application.
Skills and Abilities: The position requires a high degree of competence, professional maturity and experience in the understanding of food security and nutrition issues such as access, availability, utilization and risk, as well as disaster risk reduction and resilience. Requires excellent technical, managerial and inter-personal skills with an indepth understanding of the inner-workings of the Nepal Government, particularly of the livelihood security improvements and disaster risk reduction sectors. Ability to prepare and make formal power point presentations on cross-cutting issues such as gender, M&E, disaster risk reduction, climate change and food security, to internal and external audiences. Able to prepare short papers on sector strategy, performance and progress on program implementation. Must be able to quickly review and comment on reports, studies and other documents prepared by implementing partners. Ability to discuss issues and negotiate with government officials on matters of food security, nutrition and disaster risk reduction. Computer skills in using statistical software, spreadsheet and power point including ability to obtain, analyze and evaluate a variety of data and to organize and present meaningful terms others is required. Excellent social and professional judgment, strong interpersonal skills in cross cultural and multi-level organizational logistical/administrative ability for application in extensive field trips, sometimes in insecure and hazardous situations.