Position: Regional Manager- Child Poverty - (210000DS)
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Feb 13, 2021
This position will be based in the Field Office Surkhet with frequent field visits to field programs/projects and occasionally out of province, including Kathmandu. While the position reports within the POD management structure, s/he will also work closely with counterparts based with the Kathmandu PDQ team, which is responsible for program development and strategic direction. The position holder must work closely with project managers and take accountability for the quality delivery of the actions, particularly related to Child Poverty projects/components.
With the administrative guidance of the Associate Director and technical guidance of Child Poverty Advisor the Technical Manager - Child Poverty is responsible for ensuring high-quality child-focused child poverty reduction programs reaching the most vulnerable and deprived communities. The position will provide technical oversight to all Child Poverty reduction programs/projects and activities and staff at the province and Palika Levels of M&FWFO.
At the province level, s/he will support SC’s management team to establish and maintain functional collaboration and coordination with government counterparts, development partners, and donors; at the national level, s/he will engage in program development and quality assurance with the Kathmandu-based Program Development and Quality (PDQ) team. The position holder will work closely with other departments, including the advocacy team and Child Poverty Advisor to ensure required technical support is provided to the SC team and partners in a timely manner. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that key organizational principles and approaches (such as GESI, child participation, and accountability) are well integrated throughout the project cycle. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that lessons derived through the implementation of projects are well articulated, documented, and disseminated both internally and externally and fed into the strategic development of the overall portfolio. S/he will also be responsible for the representation and networking with donors and government (local, provincial and national), as well as key internal stakeholders from across SCI. S/he will contribute to the development and implementation of SC’s global policies and strategies on Child Poverty, as a member of the SC community of interest on child poverty.
Master’s degree preferably in Agriculture, Child Poverty, Forestry, or related field with demonstrable commensurate experiences.
Minimum 7 years (5 years for GSI group) in child poverty or relevant field, especially, food security and livelihoods, agriculture value chain development, and marketing, including at least 3 years in a senior leadership position.
Strong leadership abilities, leading and inspiring others.
Excellent understanding of key issues and strategies for Child Poverty sector programs, and integration with a cross theme as well.
Excellent skills in process facilitation and coordination with high standards.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Good presentation skills including policy briefing.
Good supportive supervision skills, developing self and others.
Excellent English communication skills, specifically written.
Demonstrated ability to deliver results engage in effective and collaborative problem solving and decision making, and foster program innovations and adaptations.
Advanced knowledge about Child Poverty sector policies and the context in Nepal.
Sound knowledge and experiences in designing and implementation pro-poor livelihood and marketing programs along with a good knowledge of child-sensitive social protection.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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To apply, select the position and click the "Apply" button. The application deadline is, the application deadline is 17:00 hrs, Sunday, 13 February 2021. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of the processes shall lead to automatic disqualification. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. Qualified candidates from minorities, indigenous groups, women, and people with disabilities from the local level are highly encouraged to apply.