Disaster Reduction & Humanitarian Specialist

ActionAid Nepal

ActionAid is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. ActionAid International Nepal (AAIN) is a member of the federation, working for human rights, anti-poverty and gender equality. It is a non-governmental social justice organisation established in 1982 and working locally in different provinces of Nepal. It is also a part of both national and…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Category NGO's | INGO's | GOV's
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    Job Level : Senior Level

Job Description

AAIN is seeking competent, committed and result-oriented candidates for Disaster Risk  Reduction (DRR) & Humanitarian Specialist [Grade 7- Manager/Specialist category] position. S/he is responsible to conceptualise, plan and manage initiatives to promote resilience  against disasters; and ensure humanitarian response in case of any emergency to contribute to  the overall organisational mission to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty  eradication in line with AAIN’s Strategy 2023.

Conceptualise, plan and manage initiatives to promote resilience against
disasters; and ensure humanitarian response in case of any emergency to
contribute to the overall organisational mission to achieve social justice, gender
equality and poverty eradication in line with AAIN’s Strategy 2023.
As an extended management team (EMT) member, this position is also
responsible to lead or contribute to the following institutional priorities as per
the requirements of AAIN:
• Human right based approach (HRBA)
• ActionAid’s Humanitarian Signature
• Feminist Leadership
• Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA) & Safeguarding
(including Child Safeguarding)
• Behavioural change approach (BCA)
• Safety and Security

Organizational Representation

• This position represents AAIN in DRR and Humanitarian related works at the
national and international level
• This position acts as focal person for AAIN to ensure that DRR and
Humanitarian works related guidelines, policy and systems are effectively
developed, implemented and understood by all staff

Strategy development

• This position leads and directs the work of AAIN in accordance with sound
management practices and ActionAid’s development policies and
accountability systems

Organizational systems

• This position is responsible to adhere/ comply with approved organisational
policies and procedures
• This position implements all necessary policies and procedures to ensure
that correct procedures are followed by staff under supervision

Budgeting and planning

• Lead the Annual Planning and Budgeting (APB) process for thematic works
and the DRR and Humanitarian related projects and ensure and control of
expenditure under the defined responsibility domain.

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Required Qualification & Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Social Science/ Development studies or any other relevant degrees from a recognized University
  • Training in Project planning and management, Human Rights Based Approach, Participatory approaches and methodologies, Governance, Civic empowerment and accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • At least 5-6 year’s work experience in related field in similar role and similar organization
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment.
  • Thorough understanding of development and human right issues in the country
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts,
    methodologies
  • Sound knowledge in the political, social, economic and historic environment in which ActionAid’s poverty alleviation programmes are operating
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in both English and Nepali
  • Excellent people/interpersonal skills including listening, communication, coordination, collaboration and influencing
  • Proven self/people management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under reasonable pressure, deadlines, and multiple priorities
  • Expert in analysing data and translating them into easily understandable user-friendly information
  • Skilled at solving problems using innovative approach

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to get the detailed Job Description and Application Form from our website at https://nepal.actionaid.org/jobs.The application deadline is on Monday, 10 May 2021, 5:00 PM. 

AAIN is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention  to their ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, and disability status.  Women and people from ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

AAIN is committed to its principles, strategies, policies, and procedures on Feminist Leadership, Safeguarding  (including Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual, Exploitation and Abuse [PSEA]), and Safety & Security  and all candidates must adhere to these throughout the assessment process.