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Consultant in IOM

Consultant -1(pos)

The International Organization for Migration is seeking qualified national and international for the following consultancy based in Kathmandu. 
Vacancy Notice No.       SVN#NP/08/15 
Position Title:                Consultant
Type of Appointment:    Consultant Contract
Contract period:            Approximately 4 weeks

General Background
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working closely with the National TB Center (NTC) in implementing a STOP TB/ TB REACH project in several districts in Nepal since 2011. Following the April/May 2015 earthquakes, IOM supported the National TB Programme (NTP)’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in some affected Districts. In addition, IOM Nepal has recently started its TB services through active TB case finding activities among Internally Displaced Population (IDP) in selected Earthquake affected areas. IOM intends to develop a proposal to expand its activities in other Earthquake affected areas that aims to support NTC’s efforts in the revitalization of TB prevention and control services.
Nature of the consultancy: Development of plan for IOM Nepal’s post-earthquake TB Project that aims to support the implementation of the NTP’s Recovery and Reconstruction Strategy and to address key short – medium – long term needs as outlined in the PDNA results and recommendations.

The objective of this assignment is to assess the capacity of IOM Nepal’s TB programme and develop a project plan/proposal to address the needs of the NTP in Earthquake affected areas as outlined in the TB PDNA results and recommendations.

Task to be performed:
1.     Work closely with IOM Migration Health Department (MHD) and other relevant IOM staff including Emergency Health Team Leader in developing the plan/proposal.
2.     At the start of the activity, the Consultant will conduct a desk review on IOM MHD TB activities and projects including TB REACH and make comparative SWOT analysis. Secondary sources for desk review shall include:
·         Government reports and statistics relating to Tuberculosis in Nepal including PDNA report.
·         WHO and technical guidelines/recommendations.
·         NTP Policy and technical guideline
·         Previous TB REACH reports of IOM and partners in Nepal.
3.     Visit IOM MHD project sites in Kathmandu and Damak and other locations in the Eastern Region in order to observe IOM TB activities.
4.     Consult with NTC and WHO and other partners involved in TB programme activities. 
5.     Develop a Draft Project Proposal/Plan including budget and work plan in collaboration with NTC and other stakeholders following IOM’s Project Development and Implementation (PD&I) guidelines/manual.
6.     Submit the proposal to IOM for review and feedback.
7.     Finalize the proposal and submit to IOM.

8.     Provide feedback and input to on-going Emergency Response TB activities, including recommendations on how current activities or protocols may be adapted to respond to the immediate needs of NTC.  
General Requirements:
Required Qualification and Competencies:
Master’s degree in Public Health, International Health, Business Administration or other related field from a recognized institution; Doctorate degree is preferable.

Professional and Related Experiences:
a)     Experience in conducting health research and developing proposals in TB Control Programme in developing countries;
b)    Experience working in TB in Nepal and with government is preferred;
c)     Proven skill/experience/analysis on Emergency Health is essential;
d)    English proficiency with excellent written and communication skills is a must;
e)     Excellent analytical and negotiation skills; and
f)     Excellent time management and ability to produce outputs as per agreed deadlines.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates with the required qualifications should submit a (i) Cover letter explaining the suitability for the position, (ii) Curriculum Vitae, and (iii) consultancy fee and timeline for deliverables, addressed to: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to iomnepaljobs@iom.int by 6th November 2015. Please indicate VN no. while applying for the position. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

Administrative Assitant

Background of Tearfund
Tearfund is an international relief and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice, and to restore dignity and hope in some of the world’s poorest communities.
We have a vision to see 50 million people released from material poverty. We operate in more than fifty countries around the world. We deliver our strategy by:

      Developing communities and building resilience, sustainably and holistically
      Changing unjust policies and practices to deliver justice for poor communities
      Enabling communities affected by disaster and conflict to recover quickly and be better equipped to face future hazards.
We are committed to developing experts who are inspired, resourceful, courageous, compassionate and equipped. If you are interested in working with us, take time to look around our website and discover more about our unique organisation.
Tearfund’s Application Process
If you would like to apply for this job, please send your CV to nepal-recruitment@tearfund.org. You will be sent Application Form from the same email.
The deadline to apply for this position is mentioned. However the vacancy will be closed once suitable candidates are found. 
The post holder will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Nepal response team. In particular the Administrative assistant will work closely with HR, Logistic and Finance supporting them in day to day activity. Admin Assistant will also provide secretariat support to Tearfund Nepal Team.

       Grade: 8
       Reports to: HR Officer
       Works closely with the Logistics Officer and Finance Officer and other members of the Nepal Response Team

      The post-holder will, at all times, carry out their responsibilities with the utmost respect for the protection of children in accordance with Tearfund’s Safeguarding Policy.
      The post-holder will be expected to behave in accordance with Tearfund’s ‘Code of Conduct’ as referred to in the Personal Conduct Policy.

 Logistics Support
     Support Logistics Officer in organising in-house meetings, workshops and seminars.
     Manage log books of office stationery and supplies and their use by staff according to internal procedures
     Support the Logistics Officer in organising airport picks and accommodation and ensure they are at ease and settled in. Provide logistics support in facilitating trips for visitors.
     Ensure proper functioning of utilities like telephone, electricity, internet and water and if there was a problem then in liaison with Logistics coordinate the repairs.
     Support the HR Officer in monitoring tasks assigned to cooks, cleaners and guards.
     in Liaison with Logistics and Finance coordinate the payment of utilities such as water, electricity, internet etc.
Finance Support
     Supporting Finance in banking transactions
     Supporting finance in basic book keeping and filling as requested.
     Collecting Time Sheet from employees and liaise with concerned departments for verification and record keeping.
     In liaison with Finance and HR coordinate the monthly payments of Provident fund and Citizen Investment Trust.
     Serve as first point of contact for all visitors to the Tearfund Nepal office
     Deal with queries or requests from visitors and employees related to office administration.
     Perform services such as typing, faxing, scanning, photocopying, translating etc.
     Providing secretariat support to CD/DCD/Response Manager when consigned.
     Maintain record and dispatch of magazine/official letter/documents.
     Perform any other task or duty assigned by management reasonably and lawfully incidental to above.

Project Officer :based in Makawanpur district

The Esther Benjamin Memorial Foundation
Satdobato, Lalitpur,
Job Title: Project Officer (Education)
Location: Based in Makawanpur District.
Starting Date: November/ December 2015 (on yearly contract basis)
Reports to: District Programme Coordinator.
Working with: Project Officer (Anti-Trafficking), Counsellor/Rescue Coordinator, Project Officer (Reintegration), Development Officer and Field Supervisors.
Supervision: Field Workers.
The Esther Benjamin Memorial Foundation (EBMF) is a non-profit making, non-political, non-sectarian and Non-Government Organisation (NGO). The Organisation was set up in order to rescue the trafficked, displaced and separated children from their families by traffickers and compelled to work in Circuses in India and other various places. It has been rescued over 600 children from different places and most of them have reunified with their family and community and supporting them for education.  The organisation has been providing educational support to 375 needy children. The children who are at risk of trafficking, siblings of trafficked children and other vulnerable children in the community are prioritised first to this support. We have been supporting Local Government Schools in Makawanpur District for ‘Basic infra-structure’, ‘Health and Hygiene’ and ‘Mid-Day Meal’ encapsulating awareness knowledge on ‘Anti-Trafficking’ in these local schools and communities. The organisation has high respect to the rights of the children and promoting their fundamental rights to be with their own family and the native community.
EBMF is seeking to recruit competent, committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic Nepali candidate for the position of Programme Officer (Education).
The Education Officer is a vital position to implement School Support Project and Scholarship Project in order to provide educational opportunity to the needy children in disadvantage communities and promote quality of education in government/community schools.
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in development studies or social sciences or education,
  • Minimum of 2 years’ working experience in similar field,
  • Having sound and practical knowledge in the field of Education Support Programme, Scholarship and Government / community schools and Family Support Programme,
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills to create a favourable working environment and to get instant support from/in local communities,
  • Having good knowledge on baseline survey, data collection, assessments, analysis and preparation of case studies / reports,
  • Having knowledge on Nepali Government School system; management structure through DEO, Resource Person to the school level, the school management committee (SMC), parent teacher association (PTA) and student / child clubs,
  • Having some knowledge on child friendly learning environment,
  • Basic knowledge on child psychology, child development and easy going with children to deal with them, knowing them and their problems,
  • Practical experience in coordination with District Level Government Departments, Officials, other local level concern agencies,
  • A very good communication and correspondence skills with excellent spoken Nepali and English,
  • Composure, flexible and having proven problem solving and organisational skills,
  • Good team worker, able to live in remote areas under basic circumstances in an insecure environment and work closely with a small team,
  • Ability to plan and organise work effectively and deal with multiple tasks simultaneously,
  • Familiar with set up in remote areas and spending time with rural people,
  • Should have excellent working knowledge on Microsoft Office Programmes with Nepali typing skills,
  • Having basic knowledge on TOT, arranging trainings and facilitation will be added advantage,
  • Passionate on helping at risk, victimised, poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in community,
These are 40 hours per week, normally 9 am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday, with one hour for lunch. However, because this is a charity appointment the post holder will frequently work out of hours or at weekends. The employment is on a contractual basis and is renewable.
Qualified candidates are requested to forward their updated CV along with a cover letter expressing why they are specifically suited by qualification, experience and other competencies for this position. Please write a clear statement of salary expectation. EBMF will offer an attractive remuneration package to the deserving candidate. Interested candidate may apply to: jobs@ebmf.org.np, by 17:00 hours, 10th of November. 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Phone calls prior to the interview will automatically eliminate candidates from consideration. EBMF reserves the rights to cancel the vacancy announcement without assigning any reason whatsoever.
* EMBF is an equal opportunity employer *

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Sajhedari Bikaas is a five-year USAID-funded project promoting more effective community development and inclusive governance practices.
Sajhedari Bikaas requests proposals from Nepali or international organizations, firms or individuals to draft an EMMP for our small scale infrastructure projects in central, mid-west and far-west Nepal.
Interested parties may download submission guidelines at http://www.pactworld.org/country/nepal/procurement and clicking on RFP #10 – EMMP Guidelines
The deadline for submitting project proposals is November 13, 2015.

Vacancy in Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is an international development organization that works in 40 countries across the globe in disaster response and preparedness, peace building, civil society strengthening, and economic development (www.mercycorps.org).

Mercy Corps is a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world. By trade, we are engineers, financial analysts, drivers, community organizers, project managers, public health experts, administrators, social entrepreneurs and logisticians. In spirit, we are activists, optimists, innovators and proud partners of the people we serve.

Mercy Corps works in Nepal to increase resilience to shocks, expand economic opportunities and foster social inclusion through supporting agricultural livelihoods, reduci

Detailed Job Description / Requirements:

Vacancy Announcement
Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviating suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps works in 40 countries, and has been present in Nepal since 2005. Mercy Corps’ current work in Nepal focuses on agriculture & food security, disaster risk reduction, microfinance, and youth engagement.
Mercy Corps invites applications from all potential Nepali candidates for the position of:
Market System Development Specialist - 01 Position
(Full time based in Kathmandu with frequent field visits)
Market System Development Specialist will work directly with, Program Manager, Program Team, DM&E department and partner institutions to help execute integrated resilience-focused programs. The Market Development Specialist will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of all aspects of the market system development components of the project. She/he will be required to design and apply a wide variety of market development tools and approaches in order to facilitate linkages between market actors and strengthen the sub-sector value chain towards beneficial outcomes for the farmers.
Please refer to nepal.mercycorps.org for the full position description before applying.
“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.
Interested potential candidates are requested to submit a CV and cover letter by November 04, 2015 to the address below.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.
Attn: Senior Human Resources Officer
[Please mention the title of the Position on the subject of the e-mail while applying]
Email to: jobs@np.mercycorps.org
Position Title: Market System Development Specialist
Duty Station: Kathmandu Based with frequent visits to the fields
Position Category: Full-time AND Regular
Salary Level: Officers - Level 5
Current Employee: New Position
Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps works in 40 countries, and has been present in Nepal since 2005. Mercy Corps’ current work focuses on helping build the absorptive, adaptive and transformative potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal. The goal is attained through a systems-based approach to market development, financial services, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and youth engagement.
On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal, causing significant loss of life and injuries as well as extensive damage to infrastructure, including roads, markets, buildings and eco-systems. As a result, Mercy Corps launched a significant emergency response in areas of shelter, non-food items, cash transfers, water and sanitation programs 9 earthquake affected `districts of Nepal. Among 9 district primary focus is given to four most affected districts: Nuwakot, Kavre, Sindhupulchowk and Dolakha. The immediate emergency relief distribution is now over and shifted it into 18 months longer-term integrated resilience-focused programs for the recovery phase in 4 priority districts.
Building resilience of most vulnerable communities and households through disaster risk reduction initiatives and improving access to financial services to revive locale economy are the primary objectives of recovery program. Specifically related to the economic development sector, Mercy Corps is implementing activities that increase the incomes of marginalized families in remote areas, build markets that are more competitive and inclusive of the poor, expand access to financial services and strengthen livelihoods for the poor that add value to local economic development.
Work directly with, Program Manager, Program Team, DM&E department and partner institutions to help execute integrated resilience-focused programs. The Market Development Specialist will be responsible for overall coordination and implement all aspects of the market system development component of the project. She/he will be required to design and apply a wide variety of market development tools and approaches in order to facilitate linkages between market actors and strengthen the sub-sector value chain towards beneficial outcomes for the farmers.
Key responsibilities include integration of market-development approaches into the integrated resiliencefocused program methods and tools utilized in the program; for example market mapping, and value chain analysis integration with risk assessments and mitigation planning to facilitate identification of marketdriven solutions in the target areas. The Market System Development Specialist will work directly under Head of DRR and Earthquake Recovery program and plan/implement activities in close coordination/collaboration with DRR Project Manager and Access to Finance-Program Manager. S/he will provide capacity building for local producers, private sector and local implementing partners including assisting them in developing market linkages, business product/plan development, branding and promotional activities. S/he will lead research on identifying market based livelihood opportunities and work with Technical and Vocation Education Training (TVET) for development of skills and practices of target households.
  • Undertake market assessments and research to identify potential commodities and processes.
  • Coordinate market-development program activities together with DRR Project Manager, Access to Finance Project Manager and local partner.
  • Develop strategy and tools for market development in program activities, incorporating into DRR and Access to Finance component, and M&E activity reports as well as feedback from relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop linkages between relevant businesses e.g. private sector, TVETs, Financial institutions, both for input and output markets ensuring reliable supplies.
  • Coordinate with financial services team for initiating loans through MFIs/Cooperatives, helping local financial institution to develop disaster recovery loan products and facilitate interaction with rural market actors as necessary and appropriate
  • Facilitate linkage with business development agencies (local input suppliers, TVETs etc) or directly provide capacity building to financial institution, local producers and other actors in the value chain(s).
  • Contribute to the development of training curricula and materials
  • Provide capacity building and supervise local NGO partners in market development in program activities.
  • Coordinate with DM&E team to develop tools and facilitate its implementation to collect feedback, capturing and documenting learning.
  • Work together with Head DRR & Earthquake Recovery and Program Managers, develop and maintain both internal and external relationships in the field to ensure optimum program success.
  • Work together with Project Officers to develop and maintain relationships with district implementing partners.
Capacity building
  • Provide technical inputs to local partner staff on enhancing knowledge, capacity and awareness of market analysis and mapping, potential linkages between economic development and value chain analysis.
  • Support the project staff and local partner staff in conducting introductory orientation/ workshops for district authorities, field staff and communities.
  • Provide on-going technical assistance and advice to local partner staff on the range of approaches and initiatives to be incorporated into the program as required and assist with and facilitate training to local partner and project staff and community participants.
  • Work with local partner staff to establish and support community teams and committees in their on-going development.
Planning, Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Assist Project Manager to develop project strategies, market development interventions, activities and policies related to market development activities.
  • Prepare monthly work plans which adhere to the overall project objectives and activities and assist local partner staff in doing the same.
  • Monitor market-based field activities regularly and provide comments/suggestions to the local partner staff on how the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities and budget use can be enhanced.
  • Document and disseminate case studies, best practices on market development activities and lessons on working with private sector for innovative services.
  • Prepare activity reports based on the monthly reporting from the local partners and independent observations for input into global level monthly reports compiled by the PM.
  • Assist the PM in gathering data for high quality donor reporting, effective project management and the production of technical and marketing materials.
Other Support
  • Ensure that MC operational policies and procedures are followed, while ensuring downward and upward project efficiency, transparency and accountability.
  • Manage good relationships with project stakeholders, including local NGO partners, GoN officials, community officials, and colleague agency officials
  • Ensure that innovative approaches, good practices, particular challenges, or good results are documented to support agency learning.
  • Participate and contribute to joint initiatives, training activities and media events organized collectively by the project implementing partners country-wide or regionally, as required
  • Conduct him or herself in manner so as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and so as not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Country Director; Director of Programs; Program Manager; Mercy Corps policies and procedures; project team in the field; Position Description, Project Objectives, Mercy Corps methodologies,
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Head of DRR & Earthquake Recovery Program
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Project Manager, DM&E Unit, Project Team and Partner Staffs.
  • Master's Degree in Agriculture, Economics, or Business Administration/Management.
  • Minimum four years’ experience with community-based and business development program.
  • Experience working with private sector actors, government officials and integrating them into program implementation.
  • Experience building capacity of diverse team and local partners.
  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • High level of computer skills required.
  • Good level of spoken English is required.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote areas.
  • Competence riding a motorbike preferred.
  • Well versed in market development modalities, livelihood development & community facilitation approaches in rural Nepal.
  • Possesses necessary technical acumen on designing various market development tools, capacity building and establishing linkages.
  • Ability to correspond well (written and verbal) in both English and Nepali.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team, and to communicate effectively internally and externally.
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential.
  • He/She will have proven experience with diverse teams and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills.
  • Ability to build a good working relationship with community members, public and private sector actors.
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Job Overview
Administrative / Management
Full Time
4+ years
Please check vacancy details
29 Oct, 15
04 Nov, 15

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all back grounds, especially women, to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified for interview. Telephone inquires will not be entertained.

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