Country Coordinator

Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management

The Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) is a trans-national disaster aid alliance that works to facilitate cooperation and understanding between governments, private companies and NGOs in the Asia Pacific region. APAD Nepal is implementing (Establishment of a Multi-sector Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to support resiliency of disaster-prone communities in Nepal) for establishing a multi-sector platform for disaster response…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 6-7 years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity ,Policy & Governance
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Aug 10, 2021

Job Description

No. of Vacancies: 1
Job Location: Kathmandu with frequent field visit to working districts.
Reports To: Country Director, APAD liaison office in Nepal

Introduction:

An international non-profit organization Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APAD) that works in DRR/DRM seeks applications for the position of Program Coordinator in Kathmandu.

  • The Country  Coordinator will act as the Nepal focal person. He will coordinate and supervise implementation of Project activities in the Province 1 and 3 and have to work closely with DEOC, PEOCS and NEOCs and other like-minded organization.
  • Will technically assist and contribute in the development of work plan for province 1 and 3 and ensure its implementation in collaboration with the potential partners/stakeholders including private sector other likeminded agency.
  • Will develop linkages and maintain effective coordination with the project field teams in Sunsari and potential partners/stakeholders in the public and private sectors to soliciting their support for the timely and successful implementation of project interventions in Sunsari.

Under the direct supervision of Country Director (Management Office), the Country Coordinator will be responsible to:

  • Represent the project and act as focal person for all project related interventions and coordination in the province one.
  • Lead and ensure timely implementation of program’s planned activities in Sunsari, Udayapur and Dhankuta, working with field teams to develop and regularly update work plans, implementation plans, chase the targets and assist in internal controls and risk management.
  • Identify challenges, obstacles and issues that may adversely impact program implementation and work proactively with DEOC/PEOS/DDRRC/ and field teams to address them.
  • Build capacity of the target beneficiaries (partners/stakeholders) to ensure their effective participation in the program interventions.
  • Promote partnerships and maintain effective working relationships with the potential stakeholders, organizations, government departments for complementing and sharing experiences for the mutual benefit.
  • Participate in senior management meetings and contribute through discussions and suggestions and ensure implementation of decisions of the meetings.
  • Directly supervise Project in Nepal.
  • Produce high quality monthly technical and progress reports highlighting program achievements, especially in relation to performance indicators.
  • Keep close coordination with M&E Specialist to highlight program achievements and success stories.
  • Organize trainings, meetings, workshops, field days, expositions and other project related events.
  • Guide and support project’s team in disbursement of grants to the project beneficiaries in the project districts in accordance with the project document.
  • Coordinate with Head and other Provincial offices for regular exchange of information and updates.
  • Supervise technical and support staff, and work with relevant program personnel to ensuring best practices/systems for office management.
  • Establish linkages and maintain effective working relationships with potential project partners including federal and provincial government organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private organization.
  • Look after the overall activities of the field team and program staff of Kathmandu office.

Salary Range: As per organization Policies of A-PAD.

Other Benefits: As per HR Policies of A-PAD.

Required Qualification & Experience

Relevant Qualification & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, social science, management or other related field.
  • At least 6-7 years’ experience in project management in the field of disaster risk reduction, humanitarian assistance, development, or other relevant experience.
  • Strong supervisory and management skills including direct supervision of professional and program staff.
  • Having at least 4 years of experience in a leading position.
  • Strong intellectual and leadership skills in disaster and volunteer management background.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of DRR, DRM, EOCs.
  • Prior experience of working with DRM/DRR.
  • Experience of working with private sectors, NGOs, and government organizations including lesion with donors.
  • Excellent team building and interpersonal skills.
  • High standard of time management skills.  Being able to prioritize his/her work and ensure that he/she can meet the deadline.
  • Fluency in written and spoken both English and Nepali.
  • Able to produce high quality work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments

How to Apply

Interested candidate can send their CV and Application letter at apadnepal@gmail.com & sushma@apadm.org 

All required documents should reach to A-PAD Nepal Office via e-mail (pdf file) or hard copy in administration-section by 26 August, 2021 before 5 PM. 

Short listed candidate will be informed within 1st week of September 2021.

A-PAD Liaison Office in Nepal
Minbhawan, Kathmandu