SIWA - Senior Programme Coordinator

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 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; Facilitate empowerment for all women to make informed bodily choices, and Engage with technology as a tool to deconstruct structural discrimination.

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 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 …

SIWA - Senior Programme Coordinator

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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 based with Frequent field visits to working districts of Province 1
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Apr. 25, 2021 17:00 (1 week, 5 days from now)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : More than or equals to 4 years
Professional Skill Required : Interpersonal Communication Time Management

Job Description

Reporting to: Executive Chairperson / SIWA Advisor
Location: Kathmandu based with Frequent field visits to working districts of Province 1.

About SIWA Project:

SIWA is a 18th month project that seeks to sustain activism of individual activists, and women’s organisations through strengthening organisational development; leverage feminist agendas, and build a sustainable model  of women led social enterprise. 

In 2019, LOOM launched SIWA programme, a feminist support and solidarity for women led Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and their groups to sustain their activism by generating ideas for an alternative financial sustainability. Other forms of alternative model of funding is Philanthropy, which 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 have reiterated that they cannot depend on such funds to support their activism on a longer basis and there is a crucial need to seek alternative formats.

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 Senior Programme Coordinator works in coordination with the project officers under the direction of the Executive Chair and SIWA Advisor to design, implement and provide timely evaluation of project interventions. The Senior Programme Coordinator 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 Senior Programme Coordinator designs advocacy strategy at local levels with community based partners on different themes affecting LOOM’s community partners. The coordinator also acts as the focal personal in implementing and leading these advocacy efforts including documentation, publication and delegating other tasks as is necessary. 

The Senior Programme Coordinator 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
  • Prepares the monthly and annual project work plan according to the project objectives as indicated in the project documents and update as necessary.
  • Engages in consultation and participation with partner organisations and other stakeholders to track progress of the project,
  • Monitors progress (updating M&E plan) of the project and evaluate and update the programme budget. 
  • Prepares periodic progress (monthly / quarterly) report and final project report and submit to Executive Chair.
  • 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.
  • Analyzes qualitative and quantitative information to track the progress of the programmes
  • Plans, coordinates, and implementation of meetings, workshops, and capacity-building;
  • Prepares the necessary training materials and manuals
  • 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)
  • Represent LOOM at conferences and workshop as needed.
  • Performs any other duties as required. 

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of feminist values, and willingness to learn, explore and challenge systems of discrimination;
  • Committed and Passion to promote rights  women, young women and queer people  
  • Strong knowledge about and understanding for work plans, budgets and reports;
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. 
  • Fluent in Nepali both written and oral. All our working documents are in Nepali. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 4 years of related work experiences in Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Gender Studies, Rural Development, Business Studies, Management or any other related fields following a 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. 


Applying Procedure

Submission:

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. 

Submit Sample of written work minimum 500 words – One each in English and Nepali. 

Instruction for application: Please send your CV and cover letter and other related documents to [email protected] and [email protected] with position title on the subject no later than 25th April, 2021. 

This vacancy is open for women and gender non-conforming people

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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