UNOPS’ South Asia Operational Hub provides technical, operational and administrative support to 5 countries: Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. UNOPS’ work in this region focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure and sustainable procurement, project management, timely provision of services, and the use of most relevant technologies. Such projects provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across the country, and contribute to poverty eradication. This includes construction of schools, hospitals, water networks, urban sewerage and drainage facilities, harbors and anchorages, waste management facilities, climate change mitigation, as well as a range of “soft” support in Capacity Building, operations and maintenance of public assets, local governance, etc.
About the DFID funded Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice in Nepal (IP-SSJ)
The Department for International Development (DFID) through its Operational Plan is committed to support Nepal in its efforts to ensure communities can live in safety and security. Nepal’s own commitments in this area are particularly enhanced by the National Human Rights Action Plan (2011-2014), and, of special interest to the UK, the National Plan of Action Against Gender-Based Violence.
DFID’s proposed IP aims to improve security and access to justice for poor and traditionally excluded people, especially women and girls. It has been designed on the basis of extensive analysis that is set out in the DFID ‘Security and Justice for the Poor’ (SJ4P) Business Case.
The IP is a major initiative coordinated by a Board convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the Government of Nepal (GoN) that aims to ensure inter-related initiatives are mutually reinforcing, notably on the Government and UK priority of tackling Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
The overall programme approach involves interlocking elements of:
1) Community-level awareness-raising about laws and services, and the facilitation of dialogue with state institutions;
2) Modernized and context-specific facilities and equipment for better public service delivery by state institutions; and
3) Improved institutional systems of resource utilization, performance management and oversight.
The overall programme will be holistic across hard (facilities and equipment – F&E) and soft (capacity and skills development, police-public partnerships, community awareness-raising and social development etc.) elements. Institutional beneficiaries (Nepal Police and targeted state/non state organizations) will be able to better service communities who will have a greater access to, and awareness of, the services proposed. Long term results will center on the security and access to justice experienced, and perceived, by the poor and traditionally excluded, through improved delivery of service to the communities, increased level of awareness of services offered and thereby improved access. Disaster resilience and climate change considerations will also be cross-cutting priorities across the project investments.
About the Modernization and Improvement of Policing Project
Under this programme, UNOPS is to implement support to the component: Modernization and Improvement of Policing Project (MIPP). The MIPP is primarily focused on the Nepal Police (NP), but will likely also encompass some related security and justice services in the targeted districts.The MIPP will modernize, tailor and help sustain high quality service delivery through improved infrastructures and systems of resource utilization, performance management and oversight. The elements would be to:
i) Identify and priorities F&E required for improved public service delivery for access to justice in approximately 25 districts determined by GoN in collaboration with DFID;
ii) Procure building refurbishment, civil works, specialized and non-specialized equipment and supplies;
iii) Procure forensic equipment for the central laboratory;
iv) Implement the construction, O&M plans;
v) Provide technical advisory services related to performance management, improvement and oversight.
The project will be implemented over a 4 year period, through three operational segments, in up to 25-28 districts. It is envisaged that, in the latter part of the project, implementation will be handed over to the GoN with UNOPS taking on a technical advisory role.
Segment 1 of the project will begin with an assessment process of facilities and equipment to ensure optimal targeting and tailoring, as well as the elaboration of work on police performance management systems (such as Monitoring and Evaluation). It will then proceed with F&E procurement and implementation, as well as the delivery of the O&M and performance-related assistance. Segment 1 will target a set of priority districts, testing approaches before further coverage and actions are agreed between DFID and UNOPS, with the guidance of the Programme Board convened by GoN and the MIPP partners.
The primary focus will be units of the Nepal Police, but complementary work would deliver public-facing improvements to justice-related services provided by Chief District Officer (CDO) and Women and Children Development Offices (WCDOs) and, conceivably prisons.
The Project Engineer (National) will function in the role of an Assistant Team Manager and will report to the International Project Engineer (Team Manager). S/He will be responsible for the following but not limited to:
a. Stakeholder Management:
b. Delivery and Performance:
d. Personnel Management:
Excellent command of English and Nepali languages are required.
PRINCE2 Foundation Certification is desired.
Contract type: ICA
Contract level: Local ICA Support 7
Contract duration: One year - renewable
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