Aasaman Nepal is implementing Aarambha project which is working with married, out-of-school adolescent girls from the Rautahat and Bara District of Madhesh Pradesh –which address the underlying barrier that prevents girls from leading healthy, safe, and educated lives: their low social status. Through this project, out of school adolescent, OOS girls will improve their life chances by mitigating the harmful effects of early marriage.
The Aasaman Nepal is looking for the self-motivated, result oriented and hard-working Nepali citizen for the following positions:
- Project Coordinator – One (Rautahat based)
Scope of work
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Project Coordinator will complete primarily field-based activities for Aasaman Nepal, Leave No Girl Behind project. S/he will ensure effective and timely coordination with project team, local stakeholders, and PIN and SODCC Parsa for all aspects of the project and the successful completion of assigned responsibilities. S/he will report directly to Project Manager.
- Assist Project Manager in the implementation of project activities in the targeted field locations of Madhesh Pradesh districts.
- Assist Project Manager to develop project strategies, activities and policies related to the LNGB project.
- Conduct, monitor and support program implementation of LNGB in selected sites in close coordination with LNGB’s consortium partners.
- Identify marginalized individuals, communities and households, conduct assessments and data collection as per the marginalization framework used by the project.
- Mobilize or facilitate formation of support groups/working committees in the project sites, and provide training to such groups/committees.
- Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities) and those in risk during planning, designing and implementation of project activities.
- Support the LNGB project team in developing referral mechanism and service matrix.
- Organize field visits to project districts and fields sites as per the requirement of the project.
Coordination and Liaise
- Assist Project Manager to liaise with concerned government stakeholder and other existing partners in the assigned district and maintain healthier professional relationship.
- Provide support to the Project Managers to organize local level/district level/national workshops/orientation/induction in relation to LNGB project.
- Coordinate with relevant organizations, municipalities and other concerned stakeholders and timely update of the situation.
- Communicate regularly with Project Manager.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
- Coordinate with MEAL team on any field surveys, assessments or evaluations pertaining to the project.
- Assist the Project Manager with filing risk register reports, field visit and monitoring checklists as per instructions from the Project Manager.
- Participate in meetings and prepare meeting minutes as per instructions from the Project Manager.
- Identify and immediately communicate needs and gaps in such classes and school level interventions and life skill intervention.
- Maintain ordered project’s documentation, lists, reports, log books, according to ASN and donor’s requirements and compliance.
- Prepare the monthly, quarterly and annual report with coordination with sectoral team.
- Carry out routine monitoring and evaluation of the project to ensure quality.
- Support Project Manager in monitoring progress and evaluation of project activities including financial performances.
Data Collection and Information Management/Dissemination
- Collect required data from field, in coordination with the project’s MEAL team as per project needs. In case of increase in data and reporting needs, will support to compile and clear and support to MEAL coordinator.
- Maintain data and information confidentiality as set out in the Data Protection Policy of ASN and PIN.
- Coordinate with the MEAL team for required updated data from central level and ensure that the shared data in the field is updated and verified.
Required skill, experience and knowledge
- Masters’ degree in relevant discipline(s), preferably education, or social science or development related field with 1 year of relevant experience or Bachelor degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
- Good understanding of gender issues and rights-based approach
- Willingness to undertake extensive field works in remote and rural Madhesi communities
- Outstanding communication skills- written and spoken
- Fluency in English-written and spoken
- Knowledge of local language/s to be considered an advantage
- Strong critical thinking and ability to self-initiate
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Coordinator – One (Rautahat based)
Scope of work
Under the direct supervision of Project Manager, CPSC will play a leading role in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and assessing project activities through child development and protection framework, while ensuring compliance with Aasaman Nepal/LNGB’s safeguarding and child protection policies. S/he will lead interventions to record, report and redress any cases of violations of children’s and vulnerable people’s (including people with disabilities) rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. CPSC will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, planning, coordination, and support recruitment at a provincial, district, Rural-municipality and community level. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of existing programme staff and targeted community as well with close coordination with PIN.
- Train and support staff and suppliers on GEC’s 14 safeguarding minimum standards and monitor their adherence and compliance to GEC’s and Aasaman Nepal policies and internal procedures, protocols, code of conduct, with special attention to safeguarding standards and procedure including case handling, child protection and do no harm policies; immediate reporting and respond complaints and issues based on its severity.
- Promote and harmonize national legislation and GEC’s minimum safeguarding standards that enhances the protection of children and vulnerable people, across all project activities.
- Record and timely respond to grave violation of child rights and dignity by reporting through established channels and make referrals for response, including advocacy were deemed appropriate. Ensure referral of beneficiary with disability to available services, if required.
- Strengthen capacity in field operations on child protection programming and support the implementation of child protection responses, with particular focus on strengthening the child protection capacities of the project staff with close coordination with PIN.
- Develop and disseminate overall protection mainstreaming tools including checklists, messages and guidelines for project and local authorities in consultation with PIN.
- Ensure protection of data and confidentiality when dealing with cases related to child protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
- Ensure adherence to survivor centered approach and prioritize best interest of the child when dealing with cases related to child protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
- Coordinate with national/district/local authorities and stakeholders on protection needs.
- Timely identify risks and gaps related to child protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, timely reporting to PIN and mitigate them in accordance with existing policies and procedures. Regularly maintain risk register.
- Ensure program staff are familiar with child protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, policies and protocols, and follow/monitor them.
- Ensure safe recruitment process within the project recruitment.
- Develop and maintain a referral framework for Aasaman Nepal, provide training to project staff on the referral framework, maintain a database of referrals including follow-ups on each referral.
- Build referral and support system for the physical and psychosocial (mental, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
- Develop mitigating measures to prevention and response to exploitation, violence and abuse of any kind.
- Regular and timely reporting to and coordination with PIN.
Coordination, collaboration, and networking
- Coordinate with PIN and relevant government agencies particularly District Child Welfare Board, Women and Children Office, District Police Office, District Education Office, District Coordination Committee, local government authorities including civil society organizations for effective implementation of the project.
- Participate in different networks, working groups and forums and coordinate at the district/community level likeminded organizations for resource collaboration and synergy.
Review & monitoring
- Conduct regular field visits with appropriate tools and checklists, including interacting meaningfully with beneficiaries to identify issues related to child protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and learn about program effectiveness and needs of the beneficiaries and support project team to prepare action plan.
- Coordinate and assist in the monitoring and analysis of available data and indicators from child protection and safeguarding lens in a monthly basis.
- Support the management of reports and other resources for child protection and their accessibility for field operations
Reporting and documentation
- Support, review and compile quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on child protection and safeguarding issues, as per the donor requirement.
Required skill, experience and knowledge
- Masters’ degree in relevant discipline(s), preferably law background or social science with 1 year of relevant experience or Bachelor degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
- Ability to identify the main gaps in child safeguarding in the given context to inform a holistic response for children and vulnerable population.
- Knowledge of established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child safeguarding.
- Experience in training and capacity building, particularly in strengthening various duty bearers’ response to child safeguarding and on child safeguarding issues.
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
- Good knowledge and understanding of child protection, GESI and holistic child development, participation and rights.
- Strong cultural sensitivity, adaptability and flexibility.
- Candidates from Madhesh Pradesh, women are encouraged to apply.
Languages: Strong command of Nepali, English (oral and written) and local language preferred/required.
Aasaman Nepal has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.
Other Attributes for all positions: Excellent quality of work and commitment to high standards, strong communication skills, team building and willingness and motivated for good service delivery with strong networking and interpersonal skills and comfortable to work under stress and emergencies.
Age Limit: Candidates between 21 years to 45 years are only eligible to apply for the above position, depending upon the nature of job they will carry.
All employees must adhere to child safeguarding in person’s provisions covered in the project agreement.
Monitor staff and partners’ and ensure adherence to Aasaman Nepal’s policies and internal procedures, protocols, Aasaman Nepal’s code of Conduct with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure, Case Handling Framework, Child Protection and Do No Harm Policies. Also, immediate reporting and redress of any complaints and issues based on its severity.
- Locals, especially women and members of ethnic or marginalized communities are encouraged to apply for this position.
- Applications received after the deadline will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the further process.
- Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process shall lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application filled by downloading the link below along with an updated CV by 7 days 03/04/2023
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for participation in the recruitment process. No telephone enquiry is entertained. ASN reserves the right to qualify/disqualify any applications without any reason.