District Project Officer
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

District Project Officer

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LOCATION: Kalikot 

TEAM/PROGRAMME: POD Regional 

POST TYPE: Fix term- Grant

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 for better of children, women and poor and marginalized people. S/he will be accountable on the child safeguarding policy while treating with children.

 

ROLE PURPOSE: 
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in 18 districts of Mid and Far Western Region with a current staff complement of more than 100 staff.

Under the guidance of focal person – Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), and in close consultation with thematic coordinators, and under the supervision of District Project Coordinator, s/he will be responsible to overall management, technical support and quality assurance of project components. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring quality benchmark of the project and work closely with Media, Communication Documentation and Reporting (MCDR) Officer in reporting and information management of the project. At times, s/he is responsible to develop capacity of partner on child poverty component of the project. Similarly s/he will assist the project focal person through contributing in project planning, monitoring, reporting and ensuring minimum standard of the intervention.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : 
Strategic Planning and implementation, Quality Assurance, Quality reporting and learning, Technical Support, Coordination, collaboration, representation are the major components of the responsibilities of this position:

Project Implementation: 

  • Support to Project focal by ensuring the partners implement the plan & budget as stipulated in the detail implementation plan and phased budget, and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate with thematic team at field office level for technical assistance to smooth & quality interventions.
  • Ensure the beneficiaries track the monthly income and well document it. 
  • Support to partners and project team to ensure that minimum standard of the project are met and followed up the alert points raised by MEAL report
  • Mentoring and backstopping of partners particularly in livelihoods components and ensure the interventions carried as per quality bench mark and project document. 

Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

  • Work closely with documentation officer to ensure that the partners provide analytical insights on project reports and produce high quality reports of the project
  • Provide necessary information assistance to Project focal person for quality project report
  • Regular field visit and ensure the project implemented as quality benchmark. 
  • Occasional support the partners to document the innovative approaches, best practices, lesson learned, and case studies and shared at appropriate level
  • Support to project coordinator to incorporate the key learning in upcoming plan and intervention
  • Contribute in the preparation of best practices and project documentation documented 
  • Ensure the partners prepare and timely submission of OPMIS to SC

Coordination, Collaboration and Networking in the field: 

  • Maintain functional coordination and relation with district stakeholders and ensure SC’s visibility
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with partners and other supportive and likeminded actors. 
  • Keep Project focal person and district project Coordinator abreast on the progress, challenges and way forward in the area responsible for.
  • Communicate SC and partners about proposed changes from partner’s side 
  • Carry out dual responsibility in case of big emergency as per organizational requirement 

Occasional Significant Duties

  • Work in a team spirit in a coordinated way if other SC interventions also exist in the district and officials assigned 
  • Represent SC within district, regional, national and international forum as per need
  • Work as a resource person with different external visitors.
  • Participate in strategic planning process within the district and revision of activities going on with in the projectaand measure the financial progress and forcastion of the budget.
  • Any other task given by supervisor 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor in Management, Business Studies, Agriculture, livelihood, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) or others relevant disciplines.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible working experience in livelihoods field especially in economic opportunities, agriculture, employment creation, saving promotion, life skills and prevocational skill.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Three years of responsible, professional level experience in international NGOs/Donor agencies related to program management of livelihoods project along with partnership management. Experience working with government system will add value.

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