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LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal
Type of Contract: Fixed term till October 2017
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Save the Children leads the advocacy component of a Disaster Risk Reduction Consortium of Save the Children and Mission East under DRR/ECHO. The consortium is about to implement an 18 month project under the current 2015 ECHO/HIP for Nepal, co-funded by Save the Children Appeal pooled fund with a focus on community resilience in Nepal by operationalizing the CBDRM approach, capacity strengthening of district stakeholders and policy advocacy.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the resilience of communities and institutions in Nepal to the impacts of disasters through promoting inclusive Community Based Disaster Preparedness in the Recovery and Reconstruction of earthquake affected areas of Nepal. This will be done through the development of common models and tools for the CBDRM that are developed in partnership with key disaster management actors in Nepal and especially with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development to institutionalize DRR in policy and programme. The consortium will work intensively at the national level with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development to build relationships, advocate and secure buy-in from DRM actors for the model that will be developed and tested as part of this programme. In addition to institutionalisation of DRM at national level, the project will also implement activities in four target districts across 8 VDCs targeting children and women. We will also coordinate with other actors in Nepal including DRR networks, the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) and Flagships 2, 4 and 5. As advocacy represents one of the main elements of this project and is a key to its success, an Advocacy Coordinator, leading the process for all partners has been envisaged.
The Advocacy Coordinator will provide leadership to Save the Children and Consortium partners on all advocacy activities under the technical guidance and coordination with DRR and Resilience Specialist. He/she will have a reputation as a strong negotiator and diplomat with skills and experience of working with DRM actors in Nepal – especially at national level. He/she will lead the advocacy and relationship building components of this programme and will develop, in partnership with the SC media, communication and advocacy department, consortium and local implementing partners, the advocacy strategy. Due to the need to secure buy-in from other partners into this process, coordination with other actors including the government and other relevant actors as AINTGDM, NRRC – Flagship 2, 4 and 5 and other DRM networks will be important. Further, with the help of SC’s EQ advocacy team and concerned DMs, s/he will have to coordinate and align the advocacy initiatives with SC’s EQ team and other projects in Nepal and the South Asia region. At national level, communication with multiple high level stakeholders on policy related to DRM is required.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Key Area 1: Advocacy and networking
Key Area 2: Coordination/Representation
Key Area 3: Capacity Building and knowledge management
Key Area 4: Documentation, Monitoring and Reporting
And any other tasks as required in relation to the role, with approval from the line manager.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging task and adapt to different working conditions.
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