Nepal Country Representative
Reporting to: Desk Asia
Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
Contract type: the duration (possible 12 months) and the contract type will be defined according to the Job Act update
Apply before: ASAP before 15 July 2016, but considered the urgency of the research, in the case of identification of candidate aligned with the profile, the announcement will be terminated in advance
Starting Mission: September 2016, as soon as possible
WeWorld is a non-profit non-governmental organization for development cooperation, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; we are independent, non-denominational and apolitical. Established in Milan in 1999, WeWorld works in Italy, Asia, Africa and Latin America to defend and promote the woman and child rights.
WeWorld collaborates with a network of other civil-society organizations to give the most vulnerable people a voice on the Italian and international political agenda, and we are involved in the main networks protecting children’s and women’s rights.
WeWorld adopts the approach of human rights as a conceptual and methodological basis for its actions. WeWorld works in seven countries in the development Countries in collaboration with local partners in supporting or implementing projects designed to: protect children, ensure their access to education, to ensure their health and that of their mothers, promote the participation of children, gender equality and women’s rights. Education and health are priorities, so the projects are based on a sponsorship program, which is implemented in pre-primary and primary schools for pupils aged 4 to 10.
WeWorld works in Nepal since 2010, namely in Kathmandu; Sindhupalchok and Kavre districts to promote the access to quality education to every child. The program is funded through a Long Distance Sponsorship Program, and is implemented by local partners. The action wants to improve the quality of the education to 12.000 children, improving the school infrastructures, training the teachers, involving the community in the school management. We World Onlus has signed a General Agreement with the Nepali Government and is implementing 2 Project Agreements started in October 2015 and in May 2016. The office is based in Kathmandu, with 8 national staff.
After the earthquake of the 25th of April 2015, We World Onlus has started an emergency program (6 months). In the intervention areas an high percentage of schools have been reported to be fully or partially damaged keeping out of classes most of the children. During the first 6 months after the earthquake, We World Onlus has assure the access to school to 9000 children, building 63 Temporary Learning Centres, in Kavre, Siindhupalchock and Kathmandu district. The action of We World Onlus is now focusing on the reconstruction of schools, and support to the education system to assure the right to education to all children.
In September 2016 a new project “PEAK! Partnership for Equity and Access in Kapilbastu”, co-funded by the European Commission [CSOs as partners in promoting enhanced equity and quality education in Nepal], will start. The project aims to enhance capacities of 18 local CSOs to promote equity and quality early childhood and basic education in 24 Community Schools (CSs) in 8 Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Kapilbastu District, in collaboration with local communities and local Government. The project will last 3 years and will be implemented in partnership with the Nepali NGO: Siddhartha Social Development Centre(SSDC), based in Kapilbastu, and Global Action Nepal, based in Kathmandu and expert in education.
The selected person will be in charge of representing WeWorld in the country, coordinating the activities, and ensuring the compliance with WeWorld managing process. Being based in Kathmandu, he/she will run and develop the activities through frequent field missions.
Management of the post-emergency program in Sindupalchock; Kathmandu and Kavre, assuring the access to education to all children in the intervention areas (reconstruction of school and support to the education system);
Start up and management of the “PEAK! Partnership for Equity and Access in Kapilbastu”
Coordination with the local authorities (Social Welfare Council, Ministry of Education and District Level Authority) and the international network (OCHA, cluster education);
Guarantee a constant communication between the local office and the HQ in Italy;
Guarantee the implementation of the Security Plan defined with the Logistic Manager.
Identification of partners and projects: to identify reliable partners, supervise them in drafting the project proposals to be submitted to WeWorld and to the Social Welfare Council;
Project monitoring and evaluation: to undertake regular visits to the project sites to gain a clear understanding of project conditions, requirements and constraints; to support WeWorld in evaluating of the projects; to supervise the partners in drawing up periodical and final reports;
Office Management and Logistics: to ensure adequate procedures in managing the WeWorld Office (human, financial and physical resources) and provide logistic support to the missions undertaken by the headquarters for different purposes;
Networking: to manage the relationship with the local authorities and to evaluate the possibility of creating partnerships with UN and other International agencies operating in the country;
Application of the procedures: to ensure the compliance with the Management Model and the Ethical Code adopted by WeWorld according to the Dlgs 231/01;
Experiences and Knowledge
Particular consideration to applicants with a previous experience in emergency context.
Experience in management and implementation of international cooperation projects in the field (5 yrs), best if in Country Representative or Plan Coordinator Role.
Strong administrative competencies and good knowledge of the Accountancy procedures of the main international donors
Proved experience in writing projects for main donor agencies (UE, UN agencies, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, etc.)
Mastery of the relevant technical tools (ex. Project Cycle Management)
Preferably previous experience in management of child sponsorship programs
Preferably previous experience in childhood projects, especially focused on primary education
Preferably previous experience in emergency program
Italian mother tongue, proficiency in English both written and spoken
Excellent in Excel
Expertise and Abilities
Capable of working in team
Excellent communication skill and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues
Very flexible, patient and with a positive attitude
Dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete tasks assigned
Problem solving skills
Strong commitment to the Mission of WeWorld, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics
To apply, register here
specifying on the subject 0716/COUNTRYREPNEP/EST and enclose:
Updated curriculum vitae
Cover Letter, including the expected salary
Specify three references, indicating telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
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WeWorld Onlus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.