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Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree – 3 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 6 year(s) experience
Nepali and English
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The Government of Nepal (GoN) and the British Embassy Kathmandu (BEK) are developing the Local Infrastructure Support Programme (LISP) and sector Framework to help Nepal to improve the Local Governments’ capacity for delivery of local infrastructure services accountably, inclusively, effectively, and sustainably as demanded by citizens. The LISP will be a BEK flagship programme, which will be delivered in three phases: (a) a small design, learning and preparatory pilot phase until July 2023, (b) up to £100m first phase of implementation starting in Nepal financial year 22/23 but with preparatory work starting in 2022, and (c) Up to £50 million second phase of implementation after performance review in 2024/25.
With funding support from the BEK, the design learning pilot phase (LISP Pilot) will be implemented by United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in selected 15 local governments (4 Municipalities and 11 Rural Municipalities) in Karnali Province. The pilot aims to gain evidence and experience on the effective, successful, and replicable operational modalities concerning green recovery job creation and climate-resilient local infrastructure development for scaling-up through the full-fledged LISP. WFP is the lead agency for the LISP Pilot and is responsible for implementation/delivery of incentive/co-financing of the Pilot, and UNDP as support agency is responsible for planning and capacity development related aspects of the Pilot. The Karnali LISP Pilot aims to pilot approaches to support inclusive planning and delivery of local infrastructure and green recovery job creation and to test incentive mechanisms/co-financing together with the selected LGs for better performance, capacity building of local governments and the use of government monitoring and financing instruments
A Technical Assistance (TA)/capacity and system support team will be set-up by WFP and UNDP jointly to each Local Government (LG) selected for the pilot. The TA team in the selected LG comprised of two staff; Planning and Capacity Development Associate and Program Assistant (Sub-Engineer) to be based in the selected LGs. The team will provide technical support, advice, and hands-on support to the LGs in the key focus areas of the Pilot. The TA team with backstopping support technical team based in Surkhet and will provide support to the respective LGs as per Pilot’s TA strategy and plan. in this context, UNDP is planning to recruit 15 Planning and Capacity development Associate for the Karnali Pilot. The incumbent will work closely with the Program Assistant assigned by WFP as one LISP Pilot TA team in the LG.
The incumbent will report to the Project Manager of LISP Pilot and work closely with the Planning and Capacity Development Specialist. The incumbent will be based in the assigned local government office and will:
The Key Responsibilities of the assignment are:
Support the assigned LG in planning and programming, prioritization, implementation, and management of local infrastructure:
Facilitate in capacity gap assessment, need identification and implementation of capacity development activities of LG in delivering local infrastructure development including incentive mechanism and financing modalities:
Provide support in supervision, monitoring, learning and coordination:
Support to conduct planning meeting and consultations to ensure participation of women, poor, persons with disabilities, excluded and other marginalized communities in planning, prioritization, and implementation of local infrastructure:
Cross Functional competencies:
Business direction and strategy:
Administration & Operations:
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