KOSHISH

Project Coordinator

KOSHISH

Project Coordinator

KOSHISH is a nongovernmental organization, as a national self-help organization it is working in the field of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Nepal. The word "KOSHISH" means "making an effort”. KOSHISH works in a twin-track approach; advocacy and service delivery. Since 2008, advocacy for inclusion and dignity of people with mental health and psychosocial issues and transforming lives of people living in vulnerable conditions has been at the forefront of KOSHISH’s goals with UNCRPD, 2006 at its core.

Project Coordinator

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jan. 09, 2022 23:55 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 6 years
Professional Skill Required : Interpersonal Communication Leadership Decision Making Documentation
Other Specification
  • Excellent understanding of human rights-based approach and familiarity with core International Human Rights Treaties including the UNCRPD, CEDAW and CRC. 
  • Have a proven experience of project management in the field of social development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with and in public health issues (including mental health) or disability (including psychosocial disability); preferably with familiarity on key issues in global health policy in relation to mental health and psychosocial disabiity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation & public relation skills in both English and Nepali and including writing for expert and general audiences and public speaking.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Creative and out of the box thinker, with demonstrated track record of analytic problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges.
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel etc.
  • Have a great capacity for organization, synthesis and report writing.
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving competencies.
  • Empathetic, Energetic with receptive learning attitude.
  • Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


Job Description

  • Design advocacy strategies, tools and organizational engagement plans in collaboration with the project team and take the lead of Advocacy Unit in the organization
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of laws, programs, policies and regulations related to mental health and psychosocial disability at the Federal Level
  • Develop strategic partnership with national and international partners and strengthen avenues for collaboration
  • Communicate and lobby with high level government authorities and concerned stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to highlight the issues of mental health and psychosocial disability.
  • Develop advocacy letters on pertinent issues relating to mental health and psychosocial disability and form delegations to stakeholders
  • Follow up with government authorities and other concerned stakeholders
  • Field visit in the existing target area of the KOSHISH and collect evidences that reflects content and local context
  • Provide capacity building trainings on advocacy to KOSHISH staffs
  • To work on de-stigmatization and sensitization through media mobilization
  • Support to develop Information Education and Communication materials 
  • Preparation of annual, semi-annual, periodic and event reports

Reports to: Program Director

Education Level: Master`s Degree or equivalent in human rights, international relations, law, disability, social work or any other related field

Experience Required: A minimum 6 years of experience in carrying out advocacy initiatives at the Federal/ Provincial government authorities.

Job Location: Kathmandu with frequent field visits to target locations

Remuneration and Benefit: Negotiable as per competence and experience

(Note: Job Description might be upgraded based on organizational and project requirements)


Applying Procedure

Interested candidate are requested to send their updated curriculum vitae via email in [email protected]. Please clearly mark in subject line as "Application for the post of ……." for the position applied. The deadline for application submission is 9th January 2022

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. KOSHISH reserves the rights to accept or to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever.

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