INGO Job: Senior Technical Officer, Program Manager ! (3365 views)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Organization: Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal is an international, non-governmental humanitarian and development organization that has been working in Nepal since 1984 focusing on disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response, sustainable livelihoods and community-led action for governance and justice. The LWF Nepal requires that everybody associated with it abide by the Child Protection Policy and the Code of Conduct.

The Lutheran World Federation Nepal invites applications from all potential Nepali candidates for the following positions at Regional Office East – Damak, Jhapa

Position: Program Manager

Grade/Step: 9/0

Project: Bhutanese Refugee Project

Duty Station: Regional Office East-Damak, Jhapa

Supervisory Responsibility: Yes

Reports to: Regional Program Coordinator

Duration: One year with possibility of extension

Current employee: TBD

JOB SUMMARY:

The Program Manager (PM) will work under the direct supervision of Regional Program Coordinator. The PM is entrusted to ensure consistency and coherence among the projects/Implementing Partners at the regional level. S/He is responsible to uphold the rights of poor and oppressed and acts as a facilitator to promote innovative and constructive ideas in the team.

A. General:

• Familiarize and work in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Overall Goals and Objectives of LWF as a Humanitarian Organization.
• Familiarize and work in accordance with the Policies, Manuals and Guidelines of LWF Nepal.
• Familiarize and work in accordance with the established strategies of LWF Nepal and the partner organizations.
• Be free from the political influence of any parties and the political activities.

B. Specific

• Overall responsible on program and financial management of LWF ensuring proper planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, coordination and timely reporting the progress of the assigned existing project activities funded by UNHCR and WFP.
• Supervise/monitor/assist the Senior Technical Officer, Senior Livelihoods Officer and the other team members of BRP to plan, monitor, implementation and documentation of progress reporting of the projects.
• Support to technical team to carry out shelter & infrastructure construction works at refugee camps and host communities and ensure timely/quality construction based on the plan.
• Help to find and establish sustainable solutions for residual refugee population through enhancing the capacity of camp based organizations (such as savings & credit groups, cooperative groups) in the Refugee camps and adjoining host communities for local capital formation and leadership of the livelihood development of program and report the key updates to the supervisor every two weeks.
• Supervise/assist the team of WFP-funded project (the food distribution and reclamation gardening projects) and report the progress to the supervisor as per the Project Partnership Agreement.
• Monitor the financial progress of BRP projects as a whole on monthly basis by coordinating with RFAO and other sectoral heads and report the progress to the supervisor every month.
• Prepare progress reports of UNHCR and WFP formats monthly (before the 4th of the next month), every three months (before the 4th of the next month), six-monthly (one week before the due date), and annually (before two weeks of the due date) by coordinating with the concerned team members and submit to the supervisor in a timely manner.
• Initiate for budget proposal along with other project documents and support to revise for both UNHCR and WFP -funded projects and submit to the supervisor
• Ensure 50% of time in field monitoring/assisting the project teams and the implementing partners.
• Ensure that demographic and development data of base line, end line, project performance, best practices, success stories, lessons learned are properly documented numerically (in Excel), in tables and graphically (graphs/charts) as appropriate for the Bhutanese Refugee camps and adjoining Nepali communities and shared to the supervisor periodically as they are available in the field.
• Ensure that the inputs, outputs, production, consumption, marketing, income and effects (on the livelihood) are properly and timely documented in the RGP project as well as other enterprises of the livelihood support program
• Support to livelihoods team to find the possible job placement opportunities for refugees in the nearby job market and ensure proper functions of the self-help groups formed in the camps and support to the concerned department to form other self-help groups
• Lead the database management, and NEWDEA data management functions of ROE.
• Develop one new project concept note a month on the average and write one detailed project proposal per quarter on the average and submit to the supervisor.
• Assist the procurement officer to expedite the procurement activities of ROE in efficient and effective manner and ensure that it is fair, transparent, prudent, parsimonious, and complies with LWF as well as relevant donor and Nepal Government policies and procedures.
• Carry out activities as requested by the RPC East.

Other duties:

• Familiarize her/him with LWF Nepal’s policies and procedures like country strategy, country operational program plan (COPP), respective project documents, finance policy, RMT’s TOR, human resource policy, management guidelines, code of conduct, child protection policy, RMT’s TOR complaint mechanism, accountability framework, workforce diversity policy, gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming guideline (GESIMO Guideline), human rights based approach to development, AIN social audit guidelines, etc.
• Ensure compliances of LWF Nepal policies, child protection policy and code of conduct
• Contribute to strengthen gender justice, social inclusion and accountability.
• Contribute to strengthen resource mobilization and fund raising initiatives.

Required Qualification, Skills and Competencies:

• Masters’ Degree in Social Science, Development Studies or other relevant academic field
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience on development and or humanitarian sector
• Have prior experience managing staff and budget
• Ability to work effectively in a team
• Proficient in writing proposals and program reports
• Proficiency in written and spoken English
• Good interpersonal, networking and coordination skills
• Experience of managing multiple program components


Position: Senior Technical Officer (Engineer)

Reports to: Program Manager (BRP)

Grade/step: 8/0

Supervisory Responsibility: Yes

Duty station: Regional Office East, Damak

Duration: One year with possibility of extension

Current employee: TBD

Job Summary:

The Senior Technical Officer will report to the Program Manger (BRP). H/She must adhere to the principles of LWF Nepal and must follow in thought, words and deeds. Work together joined hand in hand to meet the goal of the organization. His/hers duties include the following:

A. General:



• Familiarize and work in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Overall Goals and Objectives of LWF as a Humanitarian Organization.
• Familiarize and work in accordance with the Policies, Manuals and Guidelines of LWF Nepal.
• Familiarize and work in accordance with the established strategies of LWF Nepal and the partner organizations.
• Be free from the political influence of any parties and the political activities.

B. Specific:

• Conduct technical assessments for site planning, shelter and WASH related projects and coordinate within LWF, UNHCR focal person, Camp Management Committee (CMC) and other relevant stakeholders-with local government and host community to proceed with most effective intervention.
• Conduct periodic monitoring of solar energy interventions and provide appropriate advice to Energy Users’ Group (EUG) for proper repair/maintenance.
• Ensure appropriate consultation with beneficiaries and get their views for planning and implementation of the program.
• Ensure all the infrastructures in the camps and host communities are constructed with approved guidelines and standards of Government norms. Ensure to maintain quality control during construction in order to ensure consistency between the original design and actual implementation.
• Ensure that quality material is used and good workmanship during the periodic monitoring exercise in order to ensure the performance of the facility/infrastructure according to the design/BOQ.
• Proper and regular guidance to the construction supervisors for the management of pool of construction workers in the camps. Ensure safety of the construction workers which will increase worker’s productivity, less delays in projects, decrease administrative time, and less damage to equipment, etc.
• Provide continuous and appropriate feedback to technical persons on shelter and WASH related intervention. Provide capacity building training to all the technical staffs to boost effective project implementation.
• Provide quality supervision and support to any field level technical staff and local partner’s staff (public school staff). Examine the quality control methods being used by the field staff to determine for any proper controlling activities.
• Work closely with LWF project team members and UNHCR focal point to orient and facilitate on site panning and WASH to local stakeholders and refugee communities.
• Prepare technical reports and submit to the line manager on timely manner.
• Ensure timely completion of the activities and then complete the documentation of project work completion report of the activities implemented at the field.
• Maintain documentation and prepare periodic reports and submit to the line manger.
• Supervise and support to the concerned line management staff.
• Other duties as assigned by the RPC east and line manager.

Other duties:

• Familiarize her/him with LWF Nepal’s policies and procedures like country strategy, country operational program plan (COPP), respective project documents, finance policy, RMT’s TOR, human resource policy, management guidelines, code of conduct, child protection policy, RMT’s TOR complaint mechanism, accountability framework, workforce diversity policy, gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming guideline (GESIMO Guideline), human rights based approach to development, AIN social audit guidelines, etc.
• Ensure compliances of LWF Nepal policies, child protection policy and code of conduct
• Contribute to strengthen gender justice, social inclusion and accountability.
• Contribute to strengthen resource mobilization and fund raising initiatives.

Required Qualification, skills and competencies:

• Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering with minimum 5 years of professional experience on construction works-specially work experience of managing shelters and other infrastructure works in humanitarian setting
• Experience in design, cost estimate, site supervision of shelter/building’s construction projects
• Sound knowledge on documentation of quality project reports
• Sound knowledge in construction of resilient shelters and other infrastructure related works
• Skills on networking and coordination with the relevant stakeholders
• Experience of managing staff and budget
• Proficiency in written and Spoken English


Last date to apply: 14 March 2018

HOW TO APPLY



Result oriented Nepalese individual candidates are requested to submit the CV along with the interest letter to Human Resource Department at recruitment@lwf.org.np by 14 March 2018

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.

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