Nepal Disabled Women Association

Provincial GEDSI Lead / Trainers

Nepal Disabled Women Association

Provincial GEDSI Lead / Trainers

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) is a non-government organization (NGO) established in 1998, led by women with disability. NDWA has been working since it's establishment for the ‘empowerment of women with disabilities to ensure and utilize their fundamental rights’ through focused program on education, health, livelihood, rehabilitation, meaningful participation and representation by doing advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising. Women with disabilities still face discrimination and isolation from the nation & community due to the lack of awareness, education, communication, access in health, poor economic condition, mobility barrier, less employment & job opportunities, lack of proper government system/mechanism, lack of supporting policies and proper implementation. NDWA with its work throughout the years has been able to achieve many positive results on education, health, economic, livelihood & opportunity. Much still needs to be done for the betterment of women with disabilities. NDWA’s goal is ‘to improve socio-economic and political status of women with disabilities’ focusing on education, health, rehabilitation and livelihood through advocacy, capacity building and right basis approaches. 

NDWA is implementing this program under pillars ‘Meaningful Participation and Representation of girls/women with disabilities’ and ‘Advocacy and lobby work for policy formation and implementation’ and ‘Inclusive education, economic empowerment, livelihood, and rehabilitation for girls/women with disabilities’.

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) is a non-government organization (NGO) established in 1998, led by women with disability. NDWA has been working since it's establishment for the ‘empowerment of women with disabilities to ensure and utilize their fundamental rights’ through focused program on education, health, livelihood, rehabilitation, meaningful participation and representation by doing advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising. Women with disabilities still face discrimination and isolation from the nation & community due to the lack of awareness, education, communication, access in health, poor economic condition, mobility barrier, less employment & job opportunities, lack of proper government system/mechanism, lack of supporting policies and proper implementation. NDWA with its work throughout the years has been able to achieve many positive results on education, health, economic, livelihood & opportunity. Much still needs to be done for the betterment of women with disabilities. NDWA’s goal is ‘to improve socio-economic and political status of women with disabilities’ focusing on education, health, rehabilitation and livelihood through advocacy, capacity building and right basis approaches. 

NDWA is implementing this program under pillars ‘Meaningful Participation and Representation of girls/women with disabilities’ and ‘Advocacy and lobby work for policy formation and implementation’ and ‘Inclusive education, economic empowerment, livelihood, and rehabilitation for girls/women with disabilities’.

The Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Nepali candidate to as Provincial GEDSI Lead/Trainers   for ACCESS project—Accelerating Civil Society’s Role in Securing Education for All in Madhesh, Karnali, and Sudurpaschim Provinces. This initiative, led by People in Need (PIN) and implemented by the National Campaign for Education (NCE), Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA), and Accountability Lab Nepal (ALN), aims to develop a comprehensive, locally-driven strategy to strengthen civil society’s role in ensuring education for all. The ACCESS program focuses on empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and networks to lead the implementation of the School Education Sector Plan (SESP). The consortium will work closely with member CSOs of NCE and NDWA to enhance their organizational and technical capacities in inclusive education methodologies. Additionally, the program will equip local CSOs with the skills needed to promote transparency and accountability in education plans, utilizing the Girls and Inclusive Education Networks (GIEN) and the CivActs model. This initiative is expected to benefit community members, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and government tiers across the three provinces, including community schools. By strengthening the role of civil society, the program aims to improve participation and advance equitable access to education in Madhesh, Karnali, and Sudurpaschim.

The Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Nepali candidate to as Provincial GEDSI Lead/Trainers   for ACCESS project—Accelerating Civil Society’s Role in Securing Education for All in Madhesh, Karnali, and Sudurpaschim Provinces. This initiative, led by People in Need (PIN) and implemented by the National Campaign for Education (NCE), Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA), and Accountability Lab Nepal (ALN), aims to develop a comprehensive, locally-driven strategy to strengthen civil society’s role in ensuring education for all. The ACCESS program focuses on empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and networks to lead the implementation of the School Education Sector Plan (SESP). The consortium will work closely with member CSOs of NCE and NDWA to enhance their organizational and technical capacities in inclusive education methodologies. Additionally, the program will equip local CSOs with the skills needed to promote transparency and accountability in education plans, utilizing the Girls and Inclusive Education Networks (GIEN) and the CivActs model. This initiative is expected to benefit community members, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and government tiers across the three provinces, including community schools. By strengthening the role of civil society, the program aims to improve participation and advance equitable access to education in Madhesh, Karnali, and Sudurpaschim.

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) is a non-government organization (NGO) established in 1998, led by women with disability. NDWA has been working since it's establishment for the ‘empowerment of women with disabilities to ensure and utilize their fundamental rights’ through focused program on education, health, livelihood, rehabilitation, meaningful participation and representation by doing advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising. Women with disabilities still face …

Provincial GEDSI Lead / Trainers

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Position: Provincial GEDSI Lead Trainers
Opening: 3 position
Location: Madhesh Province, Karnali Province, Sudurpashchim Province
Duration: 1 year (with possibility of extension)
Reports to: Project Lead- ACCESS

Scope of Work 

Under the direct supervision of the NDWA Provincial GEDSI Lead/Trainers  will support Project team in the effective implementation of the related activities under the ACCESS project and represent NDWA at Provincial/local/district. This includes coordinating with provincial partners of consortia members (PIN, NCE, and ALN) supporting program, M&E department, and partners’ staff and district chapters in the implementation of project deliverable in the field.  S/he will be responsible for management of activities trackers, information sharing across the organization, partners and other relevant stakeholders. Additionally, the coordinator will work together with GIEN lead, GIEN officers that include project team members in field level.

Key Summary of Functions 

  • Support Project Lead to manage implementation of project in field level jointly with consortium partners in line with the proposal strategies and donor requirements; along with working jointly with provincial GEDSI lead and Federal GEDSI Technical Specialist and related project team members.
  • Support Project Lead  in the project management, budget management and oversee the implementation of all outputs and mainstreaming agenda (Gender and Inclusion, Safeguarding, project visibility, education resilience etc) under ACCESS project. 
  • Support Project Lead  in planning, budgeting, budget forecasting, implementing and monitoring of planned activities, reviewing the progress including preparing periodic reports, developing case studies/transforming the lives/success stories, and documenting entire process. 
  • Support Project Lead  in reporting (quarterly and annually), updating trackers and other project deliverables reports. 
  • Management of project staffs and assess the capacity building needs of staffs, prepare plans and support for implementation and monitor on regular basis. 
  • Provide  Support to carry out the capacity development and community engagement plan and activities with/for communities and local stakeholders that are directly linked with project activities.
  • Support Project Lead  in developing work plan and budget along with Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) and phased budget. 
  • Effectively mainstreams cross-cutting issues in the project, including safeguarding, protection, gender, and environment across project planning, implementation and MEAL components. 
  • Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities) and those in fragile states at all times. 
  • Effectively implement all the tools and checklists, MEAL and GIEN checklists for effective implementation of the project. 
  • Support PIN in capacity building and monitoring of the CSO's for implementation of FTSP 
  • Hold frequent meetings to discuss issues and assess progress with project personnel, governments, and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with Provincial and Local government and non-government agencies/ organizations to ensure optimum elaboration, reducing duplication and maximizing the result. 
  • Support project team, and stakeholders with “Girls and Inclusive Education Network (GIEN)” interventions in the working areas.  
  • Ensure the high standard documentation and knowledge sharing and in collaboration with Monitoring, media & documentation officer aligning with NDWA and PIN standards and protocol. 
  • Need base reporting as required by leading origination and consortia partners.
  • Create comprehensive survey and mapping tools to assess inclusive education methodologies.
  • Ensure tools align with the School Education Sector Plan (SESP) implementation and emphasize equity, inclusion, and community engagement in education.
  • Participate in provincial and  local government planning process and Provide input on incorporating gender and disability inclusion.
  • Support in design curricula and develop training packages with a focus on gender and disability inclusion in education and ensure materials are relevant and inclusive.
  • Assist the CSOs to support  in implementing the SESP effectively with strategic support .
  • Conduct drop-in sessions for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to offer guidance and support.
  • Engage with Provincial and Local  government entities to promote and incorporate gender and disability inclusion.
  • Collaborate with schools to formalize complaint response mechanisms, enhance teaching and learning pedagogy, developing SIP by incorporating gender and disability inclusion.
  • Work jointly with consortium partners to maximize the engagement of SMC/PTA Federation, NARMIN, and MUAN.
  • Map and mobilize stakeholders and experts, ensuring the inclusion of gender and disability considerations.
  • Support the development of local education plans with a focus on inclusive education practices.
  • Provide support to carry out the capacity development and community engagement activities with/for CSOs, communities and local stakeholders that are directly linked with project activities including Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) grants.  
  • Assist in designing and conducting surveys, focus groups, and interviews targeting women and children with disabilities.
  • Support the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to identify specific needs, barriers, and opportunities.
  • Help organize and facilitate stakeholder meetings and workshops, ensuring inclusive participation.
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of women and children with disabilities in all project-related discussions.
  • Aid in the development and delivery of training manuals, curricula, and sessions that align with SESP standards and inclusive education principles.
  • Ensure training materials are accessible and sessions accommodate participants with disabilities.
  • Provide guidance in monitoring staff, and consultants/suppliers’ adherence to NDWA’s and Lead Organization’s  policies and internal procedures, protocols, NDWA’s and Lead Organization’s Code of Conduct, with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure including Case Handling, Child Protection and Do No Harm policies; immediate reporting and response of any complaints and issues based on its severity.
  • Ensure safety, security and risks measure of staff and asset in the field office; and update risk register.  
  • Support organization and project in developing contingency planning and emergency response.
  • Collaborate in coordinating the development, implementation, and monitoring of the GEDSI Action Plan.

Project Implementation 

  • Support in operational management of the project including following financial, admin, logistics, communications tasks to ensure full compliance with NDWA’s and Lead organization’s financial and procurement procedures.
  • Work closely with the Project Lead to ensure complies with contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate with relevant sectorial departments to ensure the Project team are on track in terms of meeting deadlines and producing quantitative and qualitative deliverables.
  • Provide guidance in monitoring staff, and consultants/suppliers’ adherence to NDWA’s and Lead Organization’s  policies and internal procedures, protocols, NDWA’s and Lead Organization’s Code of Conduct, with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure including Case Handling, Child Protection and Do No Harm policies; immediate reporting and response of any complaints and issues based on its severity.
  • Coordinate to ensure communication and visibility requirement are fulfilled in line with NDWA’s  policies and Lead Organization’s requirements. 
  • Support organization and project in developing contingency planning and emergency response.  
  • Lead on adaptive management and facilitation approach, ensuring the largest impact of the project in line with the developments in the programme areas and across the three layers .
  • Lead the project team, provide guidance and support and ensure quality of project delivery and its understanding among the team.   
  • Together with GEDSI Technical Specialist, and PIN's GEDSI and protection Coordinator, identify GEDSI, and inclusivity issues and mainstream GEDSI and inclusivity throughout the project cycle management. 
  • Ensure that the team understands governmental programmes, plans and strategies both on provincial and local levels, and ensure that project design and implementation are in line with it.
  • Support the programme to ensure lead that the overall programme is designed, managed and implemented in conformity to People in Need’s policies, strategy and guidelines. 
  • Regularly review and update the Action Plan to reflect evolving project needs and priorities, and monitor outcomes to ensure effective promotion of gender equality and disability inclusion.
  •  Adherence to NDWA and Lead Organization’s policies, including safeguarding standards and procedures.
  • Assist in ensuring the safety, security, and risk measures for staff and assets in the field office, and help maintain and update the risk register.

Reporting, collaboration and Networking:

  • Act as Provincial focal person for all communication and coordination with stakeholders represent NDWA and "ACCESS" professionally with external stakeholders, including government, non-governmental agencies and the donor.
  • Ensure that NDWA and "ACCESS" is well represented in community, among the relevant networks and stakeholders and within coordination forums and delegating this responsibility as appropriate to programme staff.  
  • Together with MEAL department and project-learning based and advocacy and development. 
  • Engage in advocacy and policy dialogues on, provincial, district and local levels and/or where appropriate, ensuring NDWA represents the needs of its beneficiaries and based on its field experience in order to campaign for needed policies, donor commitments etc. 
  • Liaise with PINs representatives, providing updates on project implementation, financial management, and reporting and engage day to day with PIN and consortium partners. 
  • Coordinate donor visits or external visits to project as required
  • Coordinate with Project lead, District/ Education campaigners, GEDSI Specialist and other consortium partners' staffs including Local OPD (organizations of persons with disabilities organization), ensure effective implementation of project activities, including the compilation of reports and data collection.
  • Support the development and dissemination of project materials, including reports, publications, and behavior change communication materials.
  • Represent at meetings, conferences, and events related to the NDWA's project, as required.
  • Establish and efficiently manage the electronic filing system. 
  • Open to share and seek guidance, support, information within the consortia. 
  • Engage with community members, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and provincial and Local government  to strengthen civil society's role in advancing equitable access to education.
  • Coordinate with relevant government and non-government agencies/ organizations to ensure optimum elaboration, reducing duplication and maximizing the result in field level.
  • Ensure the clear communication flow and coordination with PIN, Consortia and Government Stakeholders, other partner and beneficiaries and represent in provincial and Local forums. 

Capacity building

  • Support in developing materials and curriculums, presentation and facilitate to enhance the organizational and technical capacities of member CSOs of NCE and NDWA in implementing inclusive education methodologies.
  • Provide local CSOs with skills to promote transparency and accountability in education plans through the mobilization of Girls and Inclusive Education Networks (GIEN). 

Mainstreaming and Quality Management  

  • Support Project lead to conduct regular field visits with appropriate tools and checklists, including discussions with beneficiaries on program effectiveness, and feedback on improvements to communities, government and other CSOs
  • Support Project lead to Conduct regular (monthly) analysis of program implementation to identify strengths and weaknesses of the project and share the team for appropriate action.
  • Support PIN in conduction of Assessments, baseline, endline and other relevant assessments.
  • Support Project lead to  review of progress on quarterly basis and identifies the areas where they need to improve in terms of capacity building, cost efficiency, efficient use of staffs and help them to make necessary changes in their original plans if required.
  • In collaboration with Project lead and relevant colleagues oversees mainstreaming and strengthening of GEDSI, Inclusive , Education, Climate change, DRR and safeguarding agendas within programme planning and implementation. 
  • Work closely with MEAL& Project lead and team to ensure that project-based learnings and monitoring/evaluation results are regularly used and reflected in NDWA work.
  • Ensure Value for Money (VFM) in the project delivery with maximum benefit delivered to the target groups.
  • Ensure and strengthen quality focus within the project, across all cross-cutting components; Ensure the Project activities are planned and implemented in a gender-sensitive and inclusive manner and sensitized and trained in monitoring and reporting gender and social inclusion-sensitive results.
  • Ensure GEDSI consideration in workstation, communication, and personal behavior,

Safeguarding

  • Accountable for ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with the project are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to all aspects of the organizational Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, abuse and harassment policies and associated standards and procedures.
  • Promote safeguarding among project teams and ensure safeguarding is embedded in all stages of project cycle management.  

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social science/work, rural development, or relevant field, with at least 4 years of demonstrated work experience with an I/NGO in the following areas:
  • Knowledge and engagement / implementation of SESP, inclusive education, engagement in provincial AIN, clusters and relevant forums, working/handling CSOs and partnership skills will be value added
  • Knowledge of working modality with MUAN, NARMIN, province-level GIEN, SMC and PTA federations and their mobilization
  • CBOs/CSOs capacity development and sub-granting; improving coordination in civil society space and with key community and LG/GoN stakeholders; Community engagement/participation and local government mobilization. 
  • Technical capacities to implement inclusive education methodologies and approaches and mobilization including strengthening of CSOs, Transparency and accountability of education plans across Local Government (LGs)
  • Proven experience in Girls and Inclusive Education Network across three layers/school
  • Local language proficiency (Bajika, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Tharu) will be a plus. 
  • Good verbal and written English and Nepali language
  • Experience working with diverse Civil Society Organizations and their meaningful participation in inclusive governance.  
  • Outstanding communications and networking and reporting skills.
  • Local language proficiency is plus
  • Candidates from the targeted province, women and other marginalized and minority group are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and social norms in programming.
  • Fluency in English-written and spoken.
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