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The Economic Policy Incubator (EPI), launched in February 2016 with DFID support, aims to strengthen Nepal’s economic policies and policy processes through flexible approaches, instruments and entry points. EPI focuses on effective implementation of public policies, esp. in economic growth and development. This requires addressing top cross-sectoral constraints to growth. Towards this end, EPI plans to build strong partnerships with local stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society, and the private sector. There are several ongoing efforts in this area (undertaken by GON agencies and development partners). EPI intends to build on and, contribute to, these reform efforts. EPI is one of the three components of the DFID-supported ‘Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal’ (AiiN). The other components focus on infrastructure investment and financial sector stability.
The EPI is working in the Pokhara – Sunauli economic corridor, supporting municipalities and other stakeholders to contribute to local economic development through
Senior Project Coordinator will provide direct support to selected municipalities in the Pokhara-Sunauli corridor on a key function for urban development which has been recognised as a major gap in current capabilities – on planning and coordination, relating to the provision and implementation of infrastructure for municipal/urban services (water supply and distribution, sanitation, solid waste management, power supply and distribution, road infrastructure).
Senior Project Coordinator will explore and develop the potential plans for strengthening key function of municipalities in the current profound institutional changes going on in local government and provide recommendations on how to strengthen this key function.
The Senior Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following key tasks but not limited to
This is a full time position with initial contract for one year. The Senior Project Coordinator will require to deliver the following in the first six months.
Primarily based on Pokhara with initial induction of about 2-3 months in Kathmandu EPI Office. However the position will require frequent travel to the entire Corridor and to Kathmandu.
Deputy Team Leader, however s/he will also be required to work closely with all programme team members, particularly work with Project Coordinators based in Pokhara and Bhairahawa.
Qualifications and experience:
Interested Candidates must send their updated CV at firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter until 15th December 2017.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.