Project Coordinator – Governance

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, we cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Surkhet
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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 : 3 year
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Aug 25, 2021

Job Description

The Opportunity

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

The position holder is responsible to support technical managers/coordinators to undertake policy advocacy related work on children rights issues (protection, education and health and nutrition) at state and local levels. S/He works closely with technical manager CRG and CP to build network and relationship with Karnali state government including parliamentarian to lobby and advocate for issue-based policy advocacy work. S/He makes regular field visit to strengthen and support the field team to identify advocacy issues/opportunities and documents the best practices related to advocacy and links them up with federal level advocacy for systematic policy changes with impact across the country

The position holder will be responsible to facilitate and support thematic managers/coordinators to establish and maintain relationships with state and local level government and influence and support on formulation/reformulation of legal /policy framework on children’s rights to protection, health, nutrition, education and overall child rights infrastructure in compliance with international human/child rights standards. S/He will also work to strengthen linkages and collaboration with child rights /civil society organizations and networks to promote child rights in the country. S/He will work closely together with the thematic team to keep him/herself updated about latest development in CRG, Child Protection, Health & Nutrition and Education themes to ensure that MFWFO program advocacy on different theme and project is relevant and effective. S/he is also taking full responsibility in moving UN recommendations (for children) forward through partnership with the government and civil society and through undertaking relevant advocacy initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Policy Advocacy support

  • Review existing policies of state and local governments and identify the policy gaps to address the rights of the child in relation to protection, development, survival and participation.
  • Identify thematic issues pertaining to projects/programs ensuring children’s rights at state and local level.
  • Lead to develop influencing strategy to bring some policy changes at the provincial and local levels.
  • Facilitate to develop, maintain and update campaign plan at state as well as local level based on global campaign and national initiatives.
  • Link project/program advocacy work at the field (local and state level) with federal level advocacy goals/issues and objectives.
  • Ensure linkages and coordination among relevant government division/office/section at state and local level as appropriate.
  • Ensure facilitation to Identify and document best practices related to policy support among and between cross state and local levels.
  • Represent Save the Children in networks and forums related to policy and campaigns, engage with government and civil society at provincial and local levels.

Technical support and Accountability mechanism

  • In consultation with thematic team, take lead in planning, organizing and facilitating capacity building interventions in policy advocacy and campaigning for field staff of both Save the Children, its partners and civil society network.
  • Provide technical input, necessary support and facilitation to the government at various level to translate children’s fundamental rights into practice /reality.
  • Facilitate and support civil society organizations/network to prepare strategic intervention/advocacy strategy to follow up the state/local government in the implementation of UPR recommendations related to children and concluding observations from the Committee on the Rights of Child.
  • In close collaboration with civil society network and the Human Rights Institutions, undertake research /studies to find out implementation status of UN recommendations and proactively use them for advocacy purposes.
  • Proactively engage with civil society coalition at Karnali state for follow up of UN recommendations, mid-term/voluntary reporting to UN bodies and for upcoming reporting opportunities.
  • Disseminate UN recommendations to partners and children at local and state level as relevant, and in the language appropriate to them, and support and facilitate them for advocacy on issues relevant to them.

Knowledge Management

  • Keep himself/herself abreast of national/international development on CRG, Child Protection, Health & nutrition and education issues and use this in designing state level advocacy and campaign activities, tactics, messages and action plan as relevant.

Field monitoring to ensure quality implementation

  • Undertake and ensure regular field visit to identify and document the advocacy issues.


  • Other tasks as requested by the supervisor
  • Support Save the Children Humanitarian responses where appropriate/if needed, ensuring timely and quality responses in line with international standards.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law, Political sciences, development studies, Sociology or related discipline (s).
  • 3 years (2 years for GSI group) of working experience in advocacy and campaigning.
  • Knowledge and experience from national to local system for implementation of child rights.
  • Drives external networks and partnerships
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills on policy related issues.
  • Shares knowledge and best practices on technical solutions so that other can make the best use of that expertise.
  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources.
  • Has ability to adopt innovation in the program
  • Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program directions and results
  • Strong interpersonal communication and coordination skills

Required No.(s): 1 (Nepali Citizens only)

Contract length: Fixed Term

Location: Surkhet under Mid Far West Field Office (MFWFO)

How to Apply

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Location: Surkhet
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Sep 1, 2021

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