Field Assistant

Karnali Poverty Abatement and Development Forum (KPADF) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organizationregistered in District Administration Office Mugu in 2062 and affiliated to Social Welfare Council in 2063. KPDAF has been implementing various projects in the field of community development, health & WASH, poverty alleviation in Mugu district.

Currently, KPADF has been implementing the WASH in School Project in Khatyad Rural Municipality, Soru Rural Municipality and ChhayanthRara Municipality of Mugu districtin partnership with Good Neighbors Japan. The key interventions of the project are to construct gender friendly, MHM friendly, disable friendly and child friendly drinking water facilities, toilets, hand washing stations, incinerators, waste pits, water quality tests, water facility maintenance and promotion of water sanitation and hygiene environment in 31 schools and its’ surrounding communities.

KPADF hereby invites application from the qualified and experienced candidates for the position of following positions.

Karnali Poverty Abatement and Development Forum (KPADF) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organizationregistered in District Administration Office Mugu in 2062 and affiliated to Social Welfare Council in 2063. KPDAF has been implementing various projects in the field of community development, health & WASH, poverty alleviation in Mugu district.

Currently, KPADF has been implementing the WASH in School Project in Khatyad Rural Municipality, Soru …

Field Assistant

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Position based: Chhayanath Rara Municipality, Khatyad Rural Municipality and Soru Rural Municipality (Any one location), Mugu
Application Deadline: 4th May, 2021
Starting Date: As soon as possible in May 2021
Duration of Contract: One year with the possibility of extension
Gross Salary: Rs. 19,636 /annum

Scope of Job

Field Assistant is responsible for the implementation of WASH in School project interventions in school and surrounding communities in partnership with Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP). The Field Assistant will be based in any one of the project working location i.e, Chhayanath Rara Municipality, Khatyad Rural Municipality and Soru Rural Municipality in Mugu district with frequent travels to the working wards, schools and communities.

Major duties and responsibility 

A. Planning

  • Collect project specific data and information on School WASH and public health issues during Community Need Assessment.
  • Assist team in designing health and WASH related plan of action (PoA) based on provided guidelines of Community Need Assessment. 

B. Implementation

  • Take lead in implementation of health and WASH related activities mentioned in PoA.
  • Support in formation of S-WASH_CC and Child club, users group construction committee members, teachers and local level stakeholders to execute field level project activities 
  • Raise awareness of women of reproductive age, mother groups, FCHVs, teachers, child clubs, adolescents, or any other functional committees and community people on various public health issues.
  • Assist in organizing training, orientation, meeting, workshop, conferences and seminars.
  • Support in distribution of the project related hygiene materials and equipment in school and community.

C. Co-ordination

  • Coordinate with key informants in the communities to establish early rapport and assist to provide overall orientation of the project.
  • Assist to conduct coordination meetings with health facility, rural /municipalities, R/ M/ W/ S-WASH-CC, School Management Committees (SMCs) and other stakeholders for effective implementation of activities.

D. Reporting

  • Report to supervisor on regular basis as per prescribed forms and format on regular (weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual) basis.
  • Compile experiences, lessons learnt, best practices and success stories from the working communities.
  • Keep record of WASH in School related project activities in prescribed formats.
  • Capture the photographs of the activities and share it to the concerned team on regular basis.

E. General

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as instructed by supervisor.

Qualification and Desired Expertise

Education 

  • + 12 or equivalent in humanities and social science or related field.

Experience

  • Minimum two years of work experience in the field of community mobilization, school WASH and public health.
  • Knowledge of community health, menstrual hygiene management, facilitation of local level orientation and training programme on school WASH, gender and WASH education.
  • Sound knowledge on data collection, reporting and communication.
  • Basic knowledge in computer operation.

Note:

  • Locals, especially women and members of ethnic or marginalized communities are encouraged to apply for this position. The candidates having previous work experience in WASH project and Good Neighbors project will be given priority.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the interview 
  • Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process shall lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

Applying Procedure

Eligible and interested candidates are requested to go through the detailed ToR and send the most recent CV along with their cover letter to [email protected]

Deadline: 4th May, 2021

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted for further recruitment process. 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Locals, especially female and members of ethnic or marginalized communities are encouraged to apply for this position. The candidates having previous work experience in WASH project and Good Neighbors project will be given priority.

Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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