CALL FOR CVS – Surkhet Based Position

DAI-Tayar Nepal

DAI, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, seeks to fill multiple positions to support an upcoming USAID Trade and Competitiveness activity in Nepal. The anticipated project is expected to increase Nepali private sector participation in targeted global value chains. This activity will promote investment and increase the use of available technologies and innovation to spur productivity within micro,…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Surkhet
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 8 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Officer
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity,Programme Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 22, 2021

Job Description


USAID Nepal Karnali Water Security Activity (KAWAS)

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

Project Background

The USAID/Nepal Karnali Water Security Activity (KAWAS) will create healthy, resilient, and water secure communities at the watershed level through strengthened water and sanitation governance that improves water resource management (including water for more resilient and biodiverse ecosystems), enhances sustainable access to drinking water, improves agriculture water management, and reduces the fecal pathogen burden in the environment from poorly managed non-sewered sanitation through fecal sludge management. The program team will methodically integrate WRM, watershed biodiversity conservation, and water and sanitation service delivery by mapping and strengthening the roles, connections, and capacities of key actors and stakeholders system-wide.

Introduction and Location 

The new USAID Nepal Karnali Water Security Activity (KAWAS) is recruiting for multiple positions for the Surkhet office. The team is looking for extremely well organized and self-directed individuals with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement, and strong operational focus. All positions will be based full time in Surkhet with occasionally travel to field sites in the Karnali River Basin.

Open Positions:

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager 

  • Position Summary: The MEL Manager will support the design and implementation of the program’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) system in accordance with the program’s overall Research and Learning/Evaluation Agenda, including the collection and analysis of monitoring data
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 14 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with USAID results frameworks, M&E plans, and program evaluation including collaboration and learning.

Watershed Biodiversity and Conservation Specialist

  • Position Summary: The Watershed Biodiversity and Conservation Specialist will develop/contribute to data-informed reports for designated watersheds, design and implement interventions, and provide technical guidance for staff and stakeholders.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 16 years of experience supporting biodiversity conservation and watershed management

Capacity Building and Training Specialist

  • Position Summary: The Capacity Building and Training Specialist will lead activities that strengthen understanding of management and operations, governance, vision and strategy development, and best practices in water supply and water resources management.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 14 years of relevant work experience, with at least 8 years in capacity building, training and/or behavior change
  • Minimum of 5 years with donor-funded projects, preferably USAID

SBC and Outreach Specialist

  • Position Summary: The SBC and Outreach Specialist oversee and provide technical leadership in the planning, development, implementation and monitoring of SBC interventions across program technical areas in close cooperation with technical staff, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning team, senior management, implementing partners, target municipal staff, stakeholders, USAID and other donors operating in Nepal.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least 12 years of experience, 4+ years of relevant experience in Social and Behavior Change (SBC) on USAID-funded projects.

GESI Officer

  • Position Summary: The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Officer will provide technical assistance and capacity building support to ensure that issues of gender, caste, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities are meaningfully considered in program activities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience working to address gender, youth, and/or social inclusion. issues, in the WASH sector is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing USAID funded projects.

Senior Field Office Manager

  • Position Summary: The Senior Field Office Manager (SFOM) is responsible for ensuring the overall operations of the Surkhet office, including, in collaboration with the Operations and Finance team in Kathmandu, providing daily supervision for administration, finance, HR, and IT.
  • A university degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • 10 years’ demonstrated experience in a related role required.
  • Relevant experience working on USAID contract in a related role highly preferred.

Field Operations Officer 

  • Position Summary: The Field Operations Officer will play a pivotal role in coordinating the daily operations of the field office, including perform routine administrative and logistics tasks and support field technical team members to execute project activities effectively and efficiently.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 6 years’ demonstrated experience in a related role required.
  • Relevant experience working on USAID contract in a related role highly preferred.

Grants and Procurement Officer 

  • Position Summary: The Grants and Procurement Officer will be responsible for assisting the Grants and Procurement Manager with the administration of grant activities and conduct procurement of goods and services for the KAWAS Surkhet office.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 4 years of experience on USAID or other international donor funded projects
  • Experience with USAID grants and procurement policy and regulations is strongly preferred

How to Apply

Application link:

Application instructions:

Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload CV. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews will be conducted soon. Please note, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill-up positions only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on next steps. Positions are for Nepali Nationals only.

Interested candidates should submit their application no later than September 1, 2021

Women and persons with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.