Field Coordinator for Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Planning

People in Need

People in Need began providing aid to Nepal in 2015 when the country was hit by the most destructive earthquake in the last 80 years. The earthquake left more than 8,500 people dead and thousands of others found themselves without a roof over their heads. Nepal is among one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and therefore today…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 2 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 05, 2022

Job Description

Location: Rasuwa District (Uttargaya/Naukunda), or Sindhupalchowk District (Barhabise/Bhotekoshi) with regular visits to Kathmandu

Duration: June 2022-February 2024

Reports to: Programme Manager

Introduction

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role advocating and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disaster including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. PIN has also supported Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and education programming. PIN Nepal is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

Scope of Work

Reporting to PIN’s Programme Manager, the Field Coordinator for Disaster Preparedness (DP), Mitigation and Planning will support the support the implementation of all disaster preparedness and mitigation activities under PIN’s ECHO funded DRR project by the municipality staff and partners. S/he will work closely with Programme Manager, partners, municipalities and other key stakeholders to leverage the governmental grants for DP and mitigation, with special focus on CAT II and CAT III households (those at risk of landslides) and nature-based solutions. S/he will make sure that activities are implemented in a timely fashion and to a high standard. S/he will be responsible to collect lessons learned during the project implementation, closely collaborating with MEAL and the Programme Manager and partners.

Key Summary of Functions

  • Support partner staff and cooperate with municipality officials to coordinate, implement, and monitor disaster preparedness mitigation activities with CAT II and CAT III households.
  • Lead on integration of the agreed priorities into DPRP plans.
  • Support the promotion of CFRM use and local government grievance mechanisms.
  • Liaison with governmental stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Support project-related MEAL data collection and management, and when necessary, data collection for needs assessments.
  • Support the development of workplans to ensure timely implementation of field activities.
  • Support the logistics of all field-activity related operations, such as transportation and accommodation.

Disasater Preparedness, Mitigation and Planning

  • Lead on establishing relationship with municipality officials and other representatives in the target areas (including LDMCs, WDMCs);
  • Support the revision of DPRP plans to include the priorities for CAT II and CAT III households
  • Support the relocation of CAT III households;
  • Support the DP and mitigation work with municipality for CAT II households; with focus on nature-based solutions;
  • Support implementation of RRCG (Rural Road Construction Guidelines) in the target municipalities; engaging with private sector for this matter;
  • Ensuring environmental and Climate Change aspects of the project;
  • Support advocacy efforts in disaster mitigation and preparedness.
  • Support the municipalities, partners and other key stakeholders to leverage the governmental grants for DP and mitigation
  • Documenting evidence from the field, and contributing to cost-benefit analysis for the nature-based solutions;
  • Representing PIN and the project in relevant fora and towards major stakeholders.

Project Management and MEAL

  • Provide by-weekly written updates to PIN’s Programme Manager to report on project implementation progress, and participate in Consortium Coordination meetings;
  • In collaboration with the MEAL department and the Programme Manager, ensure correct data collection and archiving on indicators and means and sources of verification;
  • Ensure that all activities are implemented in alignment with the humanitarian principles, ensure „do no harm“ and protection mainstreaming (with support from PIN’s GEDSI team);
  • In collaboration with the MEAL department and PIN’s Programme Manager, ensure that benficiaries have access to PIN’s CFRM;
  • Where necessary, provide recommendations as to how activity implementation can be improved to ensure utmost project implementation quality;
  • Report any additional community needs to PIN’s Programme Manager during the project implementation progress to support future needs assessments and fundraising efforts;
  • Collect lessons learnt throughout the project;
  • When requested, support the Programme Manager in the development of donor reports;
  • Collaborate with PIN’s Communications team to promote the project’s activity implementation;
  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager, ensure adequate donor visibility during the implementation of project activities.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelors degree completed.
  • Strong proven experience in disaster preparedness, mitigation and planning on a local government level with focus on nature-based solutions;
  • Experience with engagement with private sector for disaster preparedness;
  • Strong understanding of the Disaster Risk Management context in Nepal, including existing financial governmental schemes available for DRM;
  • Strong organisational and networking skills;
  • Willingness to work in the field with frequent travel and strong interest in issues relating to at-risk landslide communities;
  • Possess a comprehensive competency skill set primarily around:
    • Personal integrity and values
    • Interpersonal communication, cooperation & networking skills
    • Resilience/coping with stress and multi-tasking
    • Flexibility and openness to change
    • Problem and tasks solving approach
    • Result oriented, team-work driven & sound people management skills
  • Nepali and English fluency;
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated work experience with an I/NGO.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and motivational Letter to the following link by June 17, 2022. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.

PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Janajati and Dalit candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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