The Lutheran World Federation/ Provincial Office West
Project Officer (PO)
Strengthening the Collective Action of Freed Haliyas-IDPs for their better Access and promoting Socio-economic Rights in Nepal - SAHAS Project
Provincial Program Coordinator West
Provincial Office West is a field office of the Lutheran World Federation Nepal and a composition of diverse capacity of the staffs as well as nature and stage of the projects implementing in Karnali and Far West Province. Obviously, it is expected that the knowledge, virtue and skills of each staff and project team enrich the organizational learning and benefit individual staff as well as organization in future.
Project Officer is responsible for “Strengthening the Collective Action of Freed Haliyas-IDPs for their better Access and promoting Socio-economic Rights in Nepal-SAHAS” project being implemented in Doti, Bajura and Baitadi districts. Project Officer holds a wide range of responsibilities especially for the smooth implementation of the project in the abovementioned districts and help to achieve desired results. At the same time, PO is entrusted for the institutional development of partner organizations, support for coordination and linkage building of partner organizations in their respective districts. She/he is responsible to uphold the rights of poor and oppressed especially freed haliyas and acts as change agent in society promoting innovative and constructive ideas through right based approach.
- Familiarize and work in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Overall Goals and Objectives of LWF as both Development and Humanitarian Organization
- Familiarize and work in accordance with the established strategies of LWF Nepal
- Familiarize and work accordance with the LWF Nepal policies
- Be free from the political influence of any parties and the political activates
1. Strengthen the institutional and human resource capacity building of partner organizations
- Facilitate partners to prepare baseline with gender, caste and ethnicity segregated data of the working area considering LWF Nepal CS and PD requirement as well as partner’s vision, mission, goals and objectives;
- Provide technical backstopping on strategic planning, result based project planning, monitoring, evaluation and financial management;
- Provide technical support to prepare operation plan and guideline of the annual plan;
- Provide technical support for effective implementation of the planned activities considering season, location and per capita cost;
- Facilitate advocacy initiatives of freed haliyas for their rehabilitation and their fundamental rights;
- Facilitate on/off-farm micro-enterprises creation and development in other projects;
- Provide technical support to IPs in strengthening forward and backward linkages;
- Facilitate to IPs in Freed-Haliya rehabilitation and systematic claim their rights and entitlements;
- Provide technical and managerial support for LWF staff, IPs/NGO, Freed-Haliya based institution; Cooperatives, Networks, District Chapters, entrepreneurs, community mobilizers, growers etc. for development of enterprises;
- Improve planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems and collect, and analyze information and prepare relevant reports;
- Facilitate to organize participatory cost benefit analysis and to prepare report of it;
- Support and improve the preparation of monthly, quarterly (with case studies and relevant annexes) and annual program and financial reports in consistency and coherence with annual work plan and budget and ensure that they are sent to Provincial Office timely, accurately and precisely;
- Organize participatory governance and performance audit of/with the partners;
- Support to develop good governance practices and ensure transparency through promoting democratic practices and decentralization processes;
- Capacitate partner organizations to generate/mobilize resources for their independent growth and development;
- Provide knowledge and skill for right based development as well as advocacy and networking by providing reference materials, coaching, orientation and training;
2. Monitoring the status of the program implementation in line with annual work plan and the Country Strategy
- Equipped you by CS, PD and project plan and its logframe as well as evidence of change. It is also suggested to equip with participatory monitoring and evaluation tools;
- Prepare project specific monitoring plan with checklist considering program and financial concerned;
- Monitor closely the project/programs being implemented by the partners and be updated about the running programs;
- Visit project sites and partner’s office to monitor the status of implementation of planned activities and its results;
- Do sample cross check of the group, CBO and cooperative status as well as cost benefit analysis;
- Write case studies, features and document learning and good practices of the project;
- Participate in the monthly review and reflection meetings organized by Implementation Partner organizations;
- Provide feedbacks to partners and LWF Provincial Program Coordinator for improving the program and recommend appropriate actions based on LWF Nepal's Vision, Mission, Goal, and Strategies;
- Coordinate and support the partner organizations in project/program implementation and build linkage with other organizations;
3. Play a proactive role as a development activist and professional and in the issues that are associated to the LWF Nepal's performance
- Support in the coordination with government, non-government, bilateral agencies and civil societies to avoid resource duplication; develop mechanism for resource sharing and to mainstream and sustain LWF Nepal programs in district;
- Sensitize and incorporate gender issues; PwDs, environmental factors and HIV & AIDS in the overall development processes. Promote environment friendly technologies and comply with the principles of accountability;
- Replicate good practices in other communities by mobilizing local resources and document lesson learnt through specific log books;
- Develop culture of participation in the overall inclusion and empowerment process of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities;
- Identify, and assess relevant risks factors for LWF Nepal so as to devise strategies to address them in timely and cost-effective manners;
- Innovate new ideas regarding right based development initiatives
4. Other responsibilities
- Attend LWF Nepal's forums and meetings as and when required
- Carry out other tasks as assigned by the PPC West
- Familiarize her/himself with the mandate, mission and objectives of the Lutheran World Federation Nepal
- Familiarize her/him with LWF Nepal's policies and procedures like financial policy, employment policy, management guidelines, Code of Conducts, Code of Ethics, Child Protection Policy, Complaint Mechanism, human rights based approach to development, among others
- Maintain impartiality from party political influence
5. Psychological and/or Attitudinal Skills:
In addition to the skill in managing efforts the Project Officer should exercise technical proficiency and analytical thinking in optimizing the programme execution and possess professional integrity in compliance to LWF Nepal policies. PO must be able to work with minimum supervision, maintain composure under pressure and responsive to changing circumstances. The PO should be able to work as an encouraging actor for the LWF partner organization, their member and staffs to facilitate them towards the program goal. He should be willing to travel extensively. PO should be committed to the upliftment of the rights of poor and oppressed.
- Bachelor’s degree in any disciplines with three years working experiences.
- More than 5 years relevant experience working in the area of project/programme management in the field of human rights and development with emphasis to the facilitation of partner organization.
- Knowledge on Right Based Approach on development.
- Fluency in English language with an ability to write clearly and concisely.
- Computer competency in MS Word, Excel PowerPoint and internet navigational skills.
- Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Awareness of local context and cultural sensitivity is a must.
Result oriented Nepalese individual candidates are requested to submit the CV along with the interest letter to Human Resource Department at firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 March 2020
Women from disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for selection process. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.