Technical and Procurement Expert

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
Location: Biratnagar
Posted Date: 2019-08-02 Deadline: 2019-08-06
  • Location : Biratnagar
  • Qualification Degree : Degree in engineering, urban planning, development planning, economics or management
  • Category : Others
Job Description

A consortium of Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Nepal and Centre for Dalit Women, Nepal (CDWN) invites Letters of Interest (LoI) from the interested and competent candidates having relevant professional expertise for the following long term positions available in the Provincial Support Programme (PSP). The programme will be implemented in Province One with the main objectives of extending technical support to the province one government to deliver equitable development and delivery of public services, establish mutual cooperation between the provincial government and associated local governments on selected development priorities and make province government and elected representatives accountable to their respective constituencies. The overall goal of the PSP is to support the Government of Nepal to implement federalism through well-functioning, inclusive institutions and systems. While focusing its activities at the province level, the PSP will force adherence to the principles of cooperation, coordination and co-existence at all levels of governments. The competent candidates coming from Province One will get priority in the selection process.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director, the Programme Manager, the Technical and Procurement Expert will provide technical assistance (TA) related to the enhancement of province authorities’ strategic development planning, service delivery and implementation systems, procedures and building of capacities as per Provinces’ exclusive and concurrent rights. In this context the Technical and Procurement Expert will be responsible for:
  • Overall provision of technical leadership, problem solving and supervision in the successful implementation of inputs and Outputs 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 as per programme’s logical framework;
  • Technically assisting in building province authorities’ OCM, PMU and line ministries’ systems, procedures and capacities related to strategic (Master) planning, quality assurance and results-based monitoring and evaluation systems for service delivery processes;
  • Technically advising and overseeing consultants/ experts in the preparation of studies, writing of Development Project Reports (DPRs) and implementing transparent, simplified procurement procedures for selected development, strategic partnership (at least 5) and service delivery projects;
  • Identifying expertise/ consultancy needs and implementing recruitment processes for the successful implementation of Outputs 1.4, 2.1, 2.2;
  • Technically supporting Province government/ National Natural Resource Council in the creation of the data/project bank for natural resources and natural resource allocation mechanism;
  • Providing conceptual inputs into the design and implementation of the Integrated Province digital data management and monitoring system [CM’s Dashboard];
  • Supports SCC working groups in policy alignment, inter-governmental coordination and advocacy initiatives with the federal level on SG-LG legislative/ policy issues.
  • Supervising the design and implementation of training modules on strategic planning, DPR writing, project/ service delivery monitoring and supervision and other topics as needed;
  • Developing the highest quality of internal Programme monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communication systems, in line with SDC’s rules, regulations and requirements;
  • Compiling periodic, annual and semi-annual progress reports as requested by the PD and PM;
  • Cooperating with other SCO’s sectoral programs to find programmatic synergies that optimize the development impact of SCO’s portfolio;
  • Jointly with PM ensuring donor-coordination in the planning of new development projects, strategic partnerships;
  • Supporting the PMU in the development of OCM’s web-based database, knowledge management platform for data collection, reporting, and integration;
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to measure the performance, impact,
  • Supervising program evaluations and assessments throughout the program management cycle.
  • Ensuring that Programme’s implementation successes and best practices are well documented, institutionalized and disseminated in province level and local institutions;
  • Supporting the PM in all administrative and day-to-day management of mentioned activities.
  • Ensuring the highest ethical standards for the programme’s implementation in line with SDC’s Ethical Code of Conduct for Programme implementing partners.

Job Specification

Qualifications and Experience

Degree in engineering, urban planning, development planning, economics or management and at least 15 years practical experience in implementing development and public service delivery projects in Nepal, ideally in infrastructure and natural resource management at the sub-national level. Has sound legislative and applied knowledge on Nepal's development planning, urban/spatial planning, strategic development planning issues, concepts and realities. Demonstrated experience in working closely with government authorities in supervising DPR drafting, transparent procurement, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes in public service delivery contexts. Technical knowledge on procurement methods, aggregated data collection to track social and economic programme impacts; cost-benefit analyses; etc. Excellent organizational, writing and analytical skills in drafting concept notes, DPRs and reports. Ability to apply sound judgment in planning own work, working under high pressure, managing conflicting priorities with the ability to assume leadership and work under minimum supervision. Demonstrated track record of cooperating with multiple stakeholders, supervising expert teams from a wider range of disciplines and fields. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender and social inclusion perspectives in all areas of work. Fluency to write and verbally communicate English is required.

Apply Instructions

The mentioned positions is based at PMISC's programme office in Biratnagar of Province One. The programme was designed for the 4-year duration. The selection of the candidates is contingent upon award of the project to the consortium.

Interested candidate can email his/her Letter of Interest (LoI) mentioning the applied position and competency for the same along with updated CV by COB 06 August 2019 to

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Organization Summary

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) is a Nepalese non-governmental development organisation working in the areas of forestry, agriculture, integrated community development, human rights, peace building and social justice, having strategic focus on protecting and promoting economic, social and cultural rights and right to development. RRN also works extensively in NRM, disaster and climate change management activities. Its major interventions are directed towards poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of people. RRN, in a joint venture arrangement with Forest Action Nepal, is implementing Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP) in Dhankuta, Tehrathum, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal.


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Organization Size 1-10
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