TEAM/PROGRAMME: PDQ Department/ DRR
Contract Length: March 2017
LOCATION: Country Office with frequent field visit
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 believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Under the guidance of Programme Manager of DEC-II, s/he will be responsible to work closely with field office team to ensure timely delivery of DRR activities planned in DEC-II that includemainstreaming DRR and CCA in development sectors and EQ programme, develop action plan in line with Community Action Plan and deliver the activities, deliver CCA training and capacity building to multiple stakeholders (SC and implementing partner organizations staff, national level stakeholders),conduct advocacy activities at national levels, prepare quality reports, document best practices/lessons learnt, support to develop programme plan/ proposal/guidelines/tools related with the DRR. S/he will be closely working with field offices and provide technical support to district level teams to deliver DRR and Resilience activities planned in DEC-II. S/he will build relationship with national level agencies and civil societies in such a way that it provides tangible benefits to children and targeted communities. S/he will offer technical support for capacity building to related stakeholders and involved in documentation of learning.
S/he will also be responsible to support DDRC/DDC facilitate effective coordination by best mobilizing the available resources to attain the project’s goal, adhering to SC Country Strategy Plan, and SC’s Global Initiatives. Beside this, this position will represent Save the children at project district.
“Supporting Save the Children’s dual mandate of development programmes as well as being the leader in emergency preparedness and response for children”.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Capacity building and Institutionalization:
- Strengthen the capacities of SC staff, implementing partner organizations, government officials, networks and CSOs on DRR and CCA
- Lead, manage and motivate SC and implementing partner organizations and make sure they have clear understanding on DRR, CCA and Resilience/DRR strategy of SC
- Work closely with field offices team for implementation of DRR and CCA activities linking with existing system for its’ institutionalization
- Design DRR and CCA training packages and deliver in time to integrate it into local development plans
- Develop integrated DRR projects and capacity of community and implementing partner organizations to develop capacity for DRR programme planning, implementation and quality assurance
- Design and develop IEC materials related with DRR and CCA
- Support to establish strong institutional relationship with relevant government agencies, humanitarian actors/partners for effective coordination maintaining SC’s visibility, institutional image and sustainability of the initiatives
Implementation and Communication
- Ensure timely implementation of DRR and Resilience programme activities in targeted areas and coordinate field offices and district level SC team for implementation of programme activities
- Design and develop appropriate guidelines/tools/formats and ensure relevant project information is collected, analysed and shared to the concerned staff and partners
- Carry out advocacy activities, collaborate with media and civil society networks
- Support to develop capacity of DDRC/DECO and conduct activities maintaining proper coordination with line ministries
- Ensure relevant information and updates on DRR and other interventions to the DDRC/DDC board to enable informed decision making on the basis of humanitarian principles & humanitarian accountability partnership (HAP)
- Work closely in coordination with SC team and implementing partner organizations to ensure timely delivery of DRR and Resilience programme activities
- Strengthen DRR and CCA capacity of partners through training, coaching, learning and providing handholding support
- Strengthen partnership with advocacy partners and civil society networks
- Ensure that reports from partners are received with quality and time
- Provide technical support to SC staff and partners for the implementation of DRR and CCA project
- Monitor performance of implementing partners and support accordingly
Reporting and Documentation:
- Support SC staff and implementing partner organizations to prepare quality reports
- Compile and prepare high quality reports as per SC and the donor’s requirements and timely submit to related persons
- Collect and document best practices, lessons learnt from programme VDCs and implementing partner organizations
- Encourage SC staff and implementing partner organizations to document the innovative approaches, best practices, lesson learned and case studies and shared at appropriate level
- Keep SR DRR Coordinator and DRR and Resilience Specialist abreast regularly on the progress, consult for key decisions and way forward in the area responsible for
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Masters’ degree in Management or related social science with Bachelors’ Degree in Disaster risk management, communication, planning (Preferred: Masters’ Degree in Disaster risk management, communication, planning, social science, natural resource management).
- 3 years*experience in DRR and Humanitarian organizations or likeminded organizations/I/NGOs (2 years for GSI group*).
- Good understanding of DRR and Humanitarian programming or relevantthematic area and having skill on programme management
- Specific knowledge and skills on coordination, information management and communication
- Proven experience in coordination with DDRC, DDC and other government partners and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
- Solid project delivery, implementation and monitoring skills with a proven history of delivering results
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
- Effective interpersonal skills including leadership skills and ability to motivate those line managed by you and provide constructive feedback on performance
- Fluency written and spoken English and Nepali, as well asexcellent report writing skills
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
- Ability and willingness to stay and travel to any parts of the country
- Skills related to participatory methods, computer literacyand team management
- Worked within the NGO community, donor agencies and government departments in relevant role
- Information Management
- Relationship Building
- Reporting Writing