Human and National Development Society
Human and National Development Society (HANDS) Nepal is a non-profit organization working in the field of education, livelihood, health at Sindhuli district. It currently seeks following candidate for its on going project "Girls Learn Equally Project" supported by Plan International.
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) and GESI Officer
Organization Name: Human and National Development Society (HANDS) Nepal
Project Name: Gender Responsive School and Community Safety Initiatives (GRSCSI)
Report to: PC-GRSCSI
Duty Station: Hands Nepal, Sindhuli at project office at Sindhuli, with frequent travel to Marin RM and Dudhauli Municipality
Working area: Project schools and Municipalities of Sindhuli district i.e. Dudhauli Municipality and Marin Rural Municipality
Contract type: Annual with possibility of extension
No. of vacancy: 1
Responsible to: Directly to Project Coordinator to Hands Nepal, Sindhuli/GRSCSI and indirectly to Chairperson/Programme Director of HANDS Nepal
Gender Responsive School and Community Safety Initiatives is regional project of Plan International Nepal that is going to be implemented in Nepal and Bangladesh with support of Plan International in Asia (ARO) and Japanese National Office. The project is implementing in 8 public schools and 24 communities of these school catchment of Dudhauli municipality and Marin RM of Sindhuli district, which has started on July, 2021 for three years. The district has both hills and terai (flat land) which is prone to multiple hazards, and the most frequent are landslide, floods, fire and lightening. Out of total school, 101 schools of these two municipalities are at high risk. Basic facilities in schools are neither sufficient nor inclusive. Poor WASH facilities and unavailability of menstrual hygiene management corner in most of school has exacerbated poor menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls. The culture of exclusion combined with the shortage appropriate WASH menstrual hygiene management (MHM) facilities in targeted schools contributes to high rates of school absenteeism leading to poor education outcomes. Even though government has plans to roll out CSSF and School Improvement Plan (SIP) in targeted locations, it has not been fully implemented. Similarly, local government has limited technical as well as financial resources for disaster risk reduction. This project aims to contribute achieving a gender transformative, safer education and learning environment both at school and community levels that responds to and prepares for multi-hazards risks. To achieve its desired goal, the project will work with girls, boys, male and female community members, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Management Committees (SMCs), local government and media. Through this project, students especially girls are being trained and promoted as champion of school safety to influence government to have greater buy in on safer and gender responsive infrastructure and environment in schools. The project expects to achieve three outcomes;
By the end of the project, about 6,980 people including 2,240 students of 8 schools and its catchment areas of 24 communities in the two municipalities will be supported. This project is promoting meaningful participation of girls and boys in schools and their contribution towards the planning and decision-making processes of the community disaster risk reduction. It has also tried to ensure the inclusive actions towards leading to lasting changes for them and their communities. Since July 2022, the project has expanded scope of the project toward climate change adaptation in school and communities, so that the project can promote gender response climate smart safe school approach in targeted school and communities. Hands Nepal, Sindhuli is working as an implementing partner of Plan International Nepal in Sindhuli since 2012. The position has to be provided technical lead of climate change component, M&E and works as GESI focal person for the project. S/he should support PC for M&E of the project, project’s progress and beneficiaries tracking, documentation of learning and case stories, support to ensure GESI in project along with information and evidence gathering for gender marker.
Monitoring and Reporting
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Education: Bachelor in Environmental Science/Studies/Engineering, DRR/M and climate change, Development Studies, statistics, Rural Development or Sociology. Master degree preferable
Experience: At least three years of experience in relevant field especially, Comprehensive School Safety (CSS), Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM), climate smart safe school, CCA and DRR or three years’ experience as MERL Officer or GESI Officer
Competent: Clear understanding of the CCA/DRR and comprehensive safe school framework, gender transformative approach, disaster resilient construction, education system of Nepal, understanding of education, data management,
Qualified candidates are requested to drop their letter of interest along with an updated CV at HANDS Nepal Sindhuli Office or via email :email@example.com
The application without cover letter and CV and not meeting the required criteria will not be considered for the position.
Only the shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be called for a written test and interview. Hands Nepal has the sole right to accept or reject applications for these positions.