The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; and international relations. Drawing on more than 50 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.
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The DFAT-TAF Strategic Partnership on Subnational Governance in Nepal is responding to the opportunities and challenges emerging from the country’s transition to federalism. Since the end of a decade-long conflict in 2006, high expectations for inclusive governance and effective economic development have largely gone unmet due to political stalemates, a failure to rebuild local governance, and entrenched corruption. However, the constitution signed in September 2015 marked the beginning of Nepal’s transition from a unitary to a federal system guaranteeing locally elected officials the authority to self-govern and define local economic development.
The Partnership works in the following strategic areas:
Strategic Area 1: Generating Evidence and Data on Subnational Governance
Strategic Area 2: Support for Nepal’s Transition to Federal Governance
Strategic Area 3: Improving Local Governance Service Delivery and Economic Governance
Recognizing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) as a key driver of inclusive local governments and sustainable development, the Partnership focuses on integrating GESI as a cross cutting theme across all program activities.
The Program Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative, program, and management support to its Subnational Governance program. S/he will also provide support for activities in other program areas as assigned.
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