The Mountain Institute (TMI) is founded in 1972 in West Virginia, USA. The Mountain Institute (TMI) is a non-profit organization devoted to helping mountain communities around the world initiate and sustain environmentally and culturally responsible development. TMI has field program and regional offices in the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Appalachians. In Nepal, we have 30 years’ experience working with mountain communities and a variety of development, government, academic, and technical partners on projects throughout the country. TMI’s Office in Nepal is the Asia Regional Office.
TMI is looking for a Position of Team Leader-Nepal for its Mt.EbA Project. The Team Leader directly worked under the supervision of Director, Himalayan Program of TMI.
PROJECT AND POSITION SUMMARY
This position is for the project entitled - “Scaling Up Mountain Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Building Evidence, Replicating Success, and Informing Policy” (Mountain EbA or Mt. EbA). The project aims to scale up Ecosystembased Adaptation (EbA) as a means of building climate-change resilience and promoting adaptation in mountains, benefiting mountain people directly and also millions downstream. It builds on the experiences and groundwork of the concluded Flagship Programme for Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptationin Nepal, Peru, and Ug and a implemented between 2011and 2016. Measures for this phase include: ensuring that initiatives under the Flagship Programme and new projects yield long-term evidence and lessons; compiling knowledge and evidence; building local capacity to replicate successful approaches; and informing local, national, and international adaptation plans and policies including NAPs and NDCs.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI). Additional funds may also be obtained from other sources. It is jointly implemented by The Mountain Institute (TMI), as the lead organization,and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in the three Flagship countries (Nepal, Peru, and Uganda) as well as three new countries. Climate change impacts are already affecting the functioning and integrity of mountain ecosystems and are adding to the stress resulting from other anthropogenic interventions such as unsustainable land use practices. The project countries and targeted ecosystems have been identified as particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. A multitude of communities depend upon the services provided by these ecosystems.
The key Outcome of the project is:Effective and sustainable EbA measures for mountains are applied and up-scaled in flagship countries; expanded to other mountainous regions in South America, East Africa, and South Asia; and shared globally by key actors.The project Outputs are: (I) Mountain EbA measures are being continued, tested, and adapted at local levels by communities, government, and other stakeholders in Flagship Country Sites; (II) The Mountain EbA approach is being up-scaled in Flagship countries, locally and nationally, and taken into account in planning processes and strategies for application in Expansion countries by local governments and other stakeholders; and (III) EbA as an adaptation strategy for mountain regions is taken into account by key actors in national and international policies and planning processes.
The Team Leader-Nepal for the Mt.EbA Project will have the overall responsibility for leading theprogramme team in close coordination with the key government and non-government stakeholders within Nepal, as well as for coordinating with the global team. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of programme implementation in-country, providing technical guidance and coordination, financial management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. Responsibilities will also include management of personnel, subcontracts, training, equipment, other administrative support, and financial reporting. The Team Leader-Nepalis expected to coordinate efficiently with relevant government agencies, I/NGOs active in the working areas and in the technical sector and other stakeholders, while keeping the interest and benefits of the community at the center. Proper documentation of project efforts, lessons learned and reporting will also be an important responsibility. The incumbent is also expected to work closely with the Nepal IUCN Office, as both organizations have specific roles in the successful implementation of this global project. Additionally, as a senior staff member, the Team Leader-Nepal is expected to contribute towards the Mt.EbA activities in other countries as well as to overall TMI strategies and new program development work at regional and global levels.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (R)
R1: Overall Programme Management, Technical Advisory and Policy Institutionalization Role with Quality Assurance (45% of available time)
R2: Monitoring, Evaluation, Documentation, and Knowledge Management (15%)
R3: Financial Management, Accountability, and Compliance (10% of available time)
R4: Coordination and Human Resource Management (15% of available time)
R5: TMI Strategy and Program Development (15%)
Education Required: Minimum Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in related fields preferably in Biodiversity Conservation, Protected Area Management, Natural Resources Management, or Climate Change.
Experience Required: A minimum of 10 years of professional experiences in the relevant field at national or international levels. Experiences in disaster management will be an added consideration.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Core Competencies and Skills:
Desirous applicants possessing relevant experience and qualification are requested to apply within 04th of December 2016 with updated C.V. along with a covering letter (mentioning their expected salary) including 3 references via email to email@example.com by December 04, 2016.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the further process of recruitment. TMI believes in providing equal opportunity. Telephone inquires will not be entertained.
Founded in 1972, The Mountain Institute works to conserve mountain environments, preserve mountain cultures and sustainably develop mountain economies. We listen to those who live in mountains and work hand-in-hand with them to identify and implement solutions to their most critical challenges. We are headquartered in Washington D.C. with locally-staffed offices in Nepal, Peru and West Virginia. Our work focuses on the world’s highest, longest and oldest mountain ranges — the Himalayas, Andes and Appalachians.