Raleigh International Nepal

Project Coordinator - WASH

Raleigh International Nepal

Project Coordinator - WASH

Raleigh International is a youth-driven organization supporting a global movement of young people to take action.

We exist to ignite youth-led action that creates solutions to the world’s most urgent problems. But while young people demand change now, they do not always know how to take action. We support young people by connecting them with the skills, networks, platforms and experiences to lead on the change they demand.

We work globally to promote the role of young people in decision making and civil society, creating meaningful youth employment and enterprise, protecting vulnerable environments, combating climate change, and ensuring the right to safe water and sanitation.

With over 35 years of experience working with over 55,000 young people from more than 100 countries, we’re an ever-evolving organization, constantly adapting to new ideas and challenges.

Raleigh International Nepal (RIN) is a subsidiary of RIUK and has been working in Nepal since 2015. Our Country office is in Khumaltar, Lalitpur Nepal. We promote the role of young people in decision making and civil society, creating meaningful youth employment and enterprise, protecting vulnerable environments, and combating climate change, and ensuring Sustainable livelihood and the right to safe water and sanitation.

Our Vision A fair, inclusive, and green world where young people confront the planet’s most urgent crises.

Our Mission To ignite youth-led action that creates solutions to the world’s most urgent problems.

Our Role We support young people by connecting them with the skills, networks, platforms and experiences to lead action on the change they demand.

Our Values 

All organisations have their values, but Raleigh International really is an organisation that strives to recruit based on cultural fit and hire people who really embody, not just embrace, our values. Above all we are an organisation of motivated doers, so our values are action-orientated. Here are our values and some stories from employees as to how they live those values.

1. Create impact together.

We believe our voices and actions are stronger together. It is the ideas and power of an inclusive movement that changes the world.

2. Act with integrity.

We respect the qualities of real leaders, and we strive to embody them in everything we do.

3. Commit to learning.

We understand the importance of learning for growth and inclusion. We must listen to and learn from each other to create real change for everyone, everywhere.

4. Find the courage.

We stand up for what we believe is right, even if this means stepping out of our comfort zones.

5. Never give up.

Changing the world can be hard, but we will not stop until we have achieved all we set out to.

Raleigh International is a youth-driven organization supporting a global movement of young people to take action.

We exist to ignite youth-led action that creates solutions to the world’s most urgent problems. But while young people demand change now, they do not always know how to take action. We support young people by connecting them with the skills, networks, platforms and experiences to lead on …

Project Coordinator - WASH

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Role: Project Coordinator - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Location: Country Office, Lalitpur with frequent field visit to project sites in Makwanpur and Gorkha
Salary: Based on Raleigh International Nepal Policy 
Reports ToCountry Director  
Start of Employment: Soonest as possible 
Contract Type: Regular based on funding availability 

About the Role

The Project Coordinator: WASH is a member of the RIN programmes team who has overall responsibility for the design, implementation, coordination and evaluation of Raleigh's Water and Sanitation Program. The Project Coordinator is responsible for all elements of the program cycle both technical and theoretical and is the content-area-expert for WASH at Raleigh.

Roles Responsibilities 

More specifically, the position will:

  • Lead and coordinate for planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH components of the programme.
  • Lead to further develop and implement WASH strategies, provide technical backstopping and capacity building support to partners, and coach and thematically support the national and international youth volunteers assigned to WASH projects.
  • Contribute to development of new proposals and relevant strategic/planning documents, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the RIN country strategy. 
  • Provide coaching and thematic support to the national and international youth volunteers assigned to WASH projects. 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Project Manager-Livelihoods, Country Operations Manager (COM), Finance & Admin Manager (FAM) and other relevant staff members of RIN and the Focal Points (FPs) of partner organizations for ensuring programmatic synergy and timely implementation. 
  • Lead in empowerment of demand side actors, in particular the right holders for enhancing the access, availability, and quality of WASH services and to hold the duty bearers on account for quality, equality, equity, and transparency. 
  • Lead in developing approaches for the promotion of enterprising activities in WASH sector and identification of private sector partners and their roles and responsibilities. 
  • Organize and facilitate workshops and training for sustainable operation and maintenance of water supply schemes, promotion of household water treatment and safe storage, total sanitation, and hygiene behavioural change, etc. and enterprises development in WASH
  • Facilitate and support implementation of public and/or social audit tools for ensuring transparency and accountability in WASH for strengthening water governance sector. 
  • Monitor implementation of activities related to WASH through regular field visits and interactions with communities, local partners, government bodies and other stakeholders. 
  • Organize periodical review and planning meetings with partner organizations in collaboration of CD and COM 
  • Document and disseminate promising approaches, technologies, guidelines and learning of the programme for advocacy and policy development.
  • Compile various reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual etc.) and other information related to WASH component.  
  • Facilitate and organize commissioned studies in collaboration of CD and ensure high quality of such studies. 
  • Maintain and establish cordial working relationship with various stakeholders from government, civil society and private sector at both local and district level.
  • Identify opportunities for RIN to develop new partnerships and networking with other WASH sector actors and donors. 
  • Manage the WASH programme budget and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet RIN standards with regard to financial management, compliance accountability and governance.
  • Adhere to all RIN strategies, policies, regulations, and guidelines.

Requirements 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an experience in water resources management or relevant field. 

Experience and Competencies:

  • Five years’ experience in WASH 
  • Excellent knowledge of and competencies in Strategic Planning and Project Cycle Management (PCM)
  • Experience in innovating and implementing behavior change interventions in WASH
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to work with and for youth
  • Sound knowledge of poverty reduction and competencies in gender and social inclusion
  • Hands on experience in coaching, counseling, and mentoring 
  • Good understanding of computer-based monitoring and information management system; proficiency in using MS office application software
  • Practical experience in planning, organization, facilitation of training and workshop
  • Excellent communication, coordination, and networking skills 
  • Excellent documentation and reporting skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali
  • Good interpersonal relations, good team-player, result oriented personality/ maintaining deadlines
  • Good IT proficiency and efficiency in using communication applications, drinking water system surveys & designs and infographic analysis.

Other Information

Holiday Entitlement

  • As per the RIN National Personnel Regulation, the holiday entitlement for full-time staff is 25 working days per year, plus 13 public holidays.

Office hours

  • Normal office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Staff may be required to work longer hours at events and during busy periods, including weekends, but time can be claimed back using the Time Off In Lieu policy. 

Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults

RI is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and the health, safety, welfare, and development of all people with whom it works regardless of gender, age, stage of development, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture or ethnicity. All staff and participants who take part in activities organized by us should enjoy working and taking part without fear of harm. We guide all staff and participants to show respect for and understanding of people’s rights as well as their safety and welfare, and by so doing, conduct themselves in a way that reflects our principles. 

Anti-Corruption Policy

It is RIN’s policy to conduct organisation business honestly, and without the use of corrupt practices or acts of bribery to obtain or receive an unfair advantage.

Raleigh is committed to ensuring adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards of organisation conduct. This must be reflected in every aspect of the way in which we operate. We must conduct all our dealings with integrity. Bribery and corruption harm the societies in which these acts are committed and prevents economic growth and development.

Any breach of Raleigh’s policy will be regarded as a serious matter and will be dealt with under our disciplinary procedure. In serious cases, it may be treated as gross misconduct leading to summary dismissal.

Applying Procedure

Interest candidates who meet the requirements are requested to send updated CV and Cover Letter to  [email protected]  latest by 5:00 PM Nepal time on 21st January 2022. The subject line of the application email must be “Project Coordinator – WASH”.

RIN will not entertain any phone enquiries for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process. RIN reserves the right to reject any and all applications. 

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