SIWA Project Officer


SIWA Project Officer

LOOM works towards harnessing the collective power of women through multi-generational activism, where activists across ages and experiences connect, organise and transform the structures that obstruct our equality. We are a group of individuals and organisations dedicated to movement building, young women’s leadership, sexuality and bodily integrity, LBTQ rights, and feminist politics of the internet.

We aim to bridge feminist leadership and collectives of women’s rights activists and between activists for learning and support, solidarity and sustainability;

Engage in Feminist Epistemologies as a process to collectively produce new and diverse knowledge that dismantles patriarchy, challenges the status quo and sets new agendas;

Advocate for recognition of sexuality as bodily autonomy and human rights rather than prevention of diseases and

Engage with the internet as a political space; we recognise that online violence is a manifestation of offline violence and we build and promote a digital movement that addresses such phenomena.

LOOM works towards harnessing the collective power of women through multi-generational activism, where activists across ages and experiences connect, organise and transform the structures that obstruct our equality. We are a group of individuals and organisations dedicated to movement building, young women’s leadership, sexuality and bodily integrity, LBTQ rights, and feminist politics of the internet.

We aim to bridge feminist leadership and collectives of …

SIWA Project Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Dec. 15, 2020 17:00 (3 years, 7 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Under Graduate (Bachelor)
Experience Required : Not Required
Professional Skill Required : Communication Decision Making Time Management Problem Solving Interpersonal Skills

Job Description

Reporting to: Executive Chairperson / Senior Programme Officer 
Location: Kathmandu based with Frequent field visits to working districts of Province 1.

About SIWA Project:

LOOM has been thoughtful about women led entrepreneurship since 2012. During our first organizational strategy meeting, women led entrepreneurship was thought about – as a way to sustain activism of women’s group and individuals.

In 2019, LOOM launched SIWA programme. SIWA is a feminist support for women led Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and organisational’s group to sustain their activism by generating ideas or alternative model of funding. Other forms of alternative model of funding is  Philanthropy is a major form of seeking funds for women’s activism that has been adopted around the world, supporting women’s work by potential donors, among others. Women led Community based organisations should not depend and wait for national and international fund to support their activism; instead LOOM believes that they have the agency and power to create those changes for themselves by developing their own models of funding. 

Our 18 months feminist collaboration jumpstarts by identifying partner organisations working on advocacy on women’s rights, and entrepreneurship. Once the partners are selected, they go through a rigorous process of setting organisational strategies, building capacities on sexuality and women’s rights, plotting ideas and resource generation on business development projects, generating support and solidarity from their groups, and networking with possible investors to sustain the organisation. The collaboration ends with an adequately funded entrepreneurship project, and a robust feminist organisational strategy.  

Job Scope:

The project officers work in coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator under the direction of the Executive Chair to design, implement and provide timely evaluation of project interventions. The project officer is responsible to coordinate with be a partner organisations for the implementation of project activities.  These include coordinating with stakeholders, hosting workshops/trainings as required, documenting several types of case studies and life stories, conducting field-based study, planning local budgets and overseeing its expenditure.

The project officer designs advocacy strategy at local levels with community based partners on different themes affecting LOOM’s community partners. The officers also act as the focal personal in implementing and leading these advocacy efforts including documentation, publication and delegating other tasks as is necessary. 

The project officer must be willing to travel frequently and independently.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Applies feminist values and principles in programmes, administration, finance and other matters within the organisation.
  • Manages day to day implementation and administration of project activities aligned with project objectives and expectations
  • Drafts the monthly and annual project work plan according to the project objectives as indicated in the project documents and update as necessary.
  • Ensures proper consultation and participation of targeted beneficiaries, partner organisations and other stakeholders.
  • Monitors progress (updating M&E plan), assist in programme budgeting and provide translations and interpretation when required during meetings and consultations. 
  • Prepares periodic progress and final project report and submit to Senior Program Coordinator.
  • Monitors calendar of activities, and provides feedback on the status;
  • Assists Partner institution in delivering relevant activities, facilitate in the collection of information for monitoring progress; document good practices and other salient elements for the implementation process.
  • Helps to analyze qualitative and quantitative information to track the progress of the programmes
  • Assists in the planning, coordination, and implementation of meetings, workshops, and capacity-building;
  • Participate in relevant meeting and consultations as required.
  • Ensure the quality of documents, including editing and translation. 
  • Organize publications and dissemination of project outputs. 
  • Coordinates implementation of activities by regular and active communication with stakeholders (funders, partners and experts)
  • Prepare presentations using presentation tools such as PowerPoint for meetings and consultations.
  • Represent LOOM at conferences and workshop as needed.
  • Performs any other duties as required. 

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Committed and Passion to promote rights of women and young people;
  • Strong knowledge about and understanding for work plans, budgets and reporting
  • Indepth understanding of the political, social, economic and legal context of Nepal and the societies where we work; 
  • Experience and Understanding of feminist knowledge and issues and also on participatory approaches in developing Local and nationally relevant feminist knowledge; 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with key stakeholders in the targeted areas.
  • Excellent organisational skills and implementation capacities. 
  • Experience with the implementation of project budgets and monitoring of expenditures
  • Analytical and drafting capacity- capacity to independently prepare reports and presentations 
  • Previous experiences and strong networking skills with government officials, NGOs, private sector and partner organisations would ne asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to make high quality presentations during workshops and consultations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. 
  • Fluent in English and Nepalese, both written and oral. Must be able to type in Nepali language. 
  • High flexibility, ability to work under time pressure, to prioritise multiple tasks and responsibility to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds. 
  • Proficiency in mainstream Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other different presentation Tools. 
  • Having Driving License will be beneficial 

Required Qualifications and skills:

LOOM seeks a results-oriented individual with the ability to produce high quality deliverables, manage multiple concurrent tasks, and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail. The candidates is required to have:

  • A minimum of 3 years of related work experiences in Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Gender Studies, Rural Development, or any other related fields following a Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably Master’s degree) in similar subjects. 
  • Experiences working in different aspects of the project cycle management with sound knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques. Professional knowledge in the field of project and / or events management and implementation. 
  • Excellent command in both Nepali and English language. Must be able to type in Nepali. Knowledge of another local language will be an asset. Must be able to type in Nepali or be able to perform within a month.


  • Please submit a recently updated CV with recent work experiences mentioned first together with a one-liner statement best defining your personal capacity.
  • Names of two professional; referees with whom we can communicate regarding your prospect. Provide emails and proper contacts of reference persons. 
  • Also provide a scan copy of your Citizenship or Passport for confirmation of national identity, and copy of your PAN Card. All the documents must be submitted as a .pdf file format. 
  • Submit Sample of written work minimum 500 words – One each in English and Nepali. 

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