Project Manager- Health & WaSH

Terre des hommes Foundation Nepal

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is a leading Swiss non-government organization who is active in the protection of vulnerable children. Founded in 1960, Tdh helps to build a better future for disadvantaged children and their communities, with innovative approached matched to practical and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 30 countries and in Nepal since 1985, Tdh develops and implements…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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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 : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 4+ year
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jul 11, 2022

Job Description

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is a leading Swiss children’s rights organization dedicated to child protection, improving children’s health, and crisis intervention worldwide. Tdh is active in Nepal since 1985 and has been implementing various activities focusing on Health, Migration, Access to Justice programs, with a focus on system strengthening, advocacy and meaningful child and youth participation.

Tdh, in partnership with Geruwa Rural Awareness Association and local governments, has been implementing Prayaas Project [WASH in Institutions (health care facilities and schools) and Communities] under the Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium Phase-III, funded by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The objective of the project is to achieve basic service standards for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at health care facilities and schools and installation and use of handwashing stations in the community as a behaviour change intervention. The WASH in HCF component of the Prayaas project is aimed at improving the WASH facilities, waste management and environmental cleaning in the targeted HCFs following WASH FIT. The Blue School approach aims at creating a healthy and environmentally friendly school following a Blue School roadmap that is jointly developed with school stakeholders including children. The community component includes the hand washing behaviour change campaign through the promotion of handwashing stations in collaboration with the local governments. The project targets 8 Health Care Facilities (HCFs), 6 schools and nearby communities in the 7 Municipalities of Bardiya District; namely Rajapur, Madhuban, Thakurbaba, Barabardiya, Gulariya, Bansgadhi and Badhaiyataal.

Tdh Nepal is seeking a qualified and dynamic Nepali National to work in Prayaas “WaSH in institutions and communities project” for the following position:

Project Manager- Health & WaSH

Reporting to:  Health & WaSH Programme Manager

Work Station: Bardiya District

Duration of the position: One year with the possibility of extension

General responsibilities (Overall purpose): 

  • Contribute to institutional strategy development process in the areas of thematic responsibility
  • Responsible to manage and monitor projects and ensures its quality at field level.
  • Responsible to support partner for the effective use of financial, logistic and material resources in delivering activities in timely and efficient manner
  • Contribute to project design and fundraising in the areas of thematic responsibility
  • Establish and maintain linkages with project stakeholders, representation and lead advocacy activities at municipality and province level
  • Responsible for implementation of M&E framework and contribute internal and external reporting

Specific roles and responsibilities:

Strategic Management

  • Steer strategically the H&W projects in coordination with the Line Manager
  • Contribute in developing and updating institutional strategies, strategic country guidelines and policies
  • Proactively lead to implement the assigned projects in the field, using operations strategy, action plans, relevant follow-up and monitoring tools

Project Management

  • Lead to field implementation of the projects under his/her thematic responsibility
  • Ensure proper implementation of project activities and local coordination and compliance
  • Carry out field monitoring of project activities and outcomes, bringing a critical look to activities, outcomes, challenges, solutions, adjustments and impact.
  • Responsible for timely completion of project activities as per the project document and budgetary plan
  • Responsible for partner budget follow up (BFU) and other reporting requirements of the donor and Tdh Nepal delegation (PFU)
  • Oversee the financial delivery of NGO partners and accuracy and correctness of their financial transactions, reports, documentation and procurement of goods and services
  • Monthly analysis of budget vs. actuals, adjustments in programme spending and allocations
  • Develop quarterly action plans in line with annual/ detailed implementation plan

Partnership Management:

  • Work on and maintain a good working relationship with project partners and team involved in the project.
  • Proactively support to NGO partners on activity planning and implementation of project activities
  • Provide guidance, support NGO staff and monitor their work in order to timely completion of projects without compromising quantity and quality of works.
  • Work closely with partners for their capacity building (budgeted/not budgeted) including policies of Tdh
  • Listen to the grievances of the partners and minimize the possible operational blockage in coordination with HWPC
  • Engage in the major procurement activities to ensure quality and proper documentation

Program quality and technical support

  • Support the capacity building of partners/ team based on the gaps identified and/or request
  • Partner support to prepare technical specification, project standards including designing intervention and developing realistic implementation plan
  • Proactively support and coordinate for integrated programming
  • Partner support to prepare and update Procurement (supply) Plan of major goods and services
  • Support to prepare the Bills of Quantity (BOQ), estimates and drawing & design of infrastructure (i.e. constructions works) as per National Standards

Programme Coordination

  • Establish, liaise and maintain a network of contacts with NGOs and I/NGO and relevant entities of Government of Nepal in the area of intervention in the project location (and province) to ensure Tdh visibility
  • Proactively coordinate with M&E, Communication, External Relation and other departments as necessary to achieve the result of assigned projects.
  • Coordination with the Admin and Finance Team to ensure budget monitoring, expenditure etc.
  • Maintain effective and efficient coordination and cooperation with the Local Government authorities and relevant stakeholders in order to implement project activities smoothly
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings and prepare notes/minutes for submission to the Line Manager
  • Support and lead field visits as assigned by Tdh management

Fundraising and communication 

  • Contribute to explore and identify potential funding partners for WaSH projects
  • Proactively contribute to drafting concepts and statements etc. based on donors’ formats and requirements
  • Respond to queries from external parties such as general public, non-governmental organizations, visitors, journalists, in close coordination with Tdh’s communication focal points and line manager
  • Support in external and internal communications related to health and WaSH
  • Contribute to drafting project fact sheets, capacity statements and other project communication materials

Advocacy-Representation-Networking

  • Proactively lead local advocacy activities in coordination with Partner, line manager and technical advisors
  • Represent Tdh in assigned district and provincial forums and coordinate for joint advocacy
  • In emergencies, coordinate with agencies in his/her field of activity as part of the inter-agency processes of evaluation, planning and coordination of responses including integrating CPMS in emergency response actions

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning & Research

  • Proactively support MEAL team in the design, maintain and use data for reporting and decision making
  • Contribute to carry out assessment and research as per the need of the delegation
  • Take a lead on developing and updating M&E Framework in coordination MEAL team
  • Responsible for regular field monitoring, collection of case studies and documentation of learnings
  • Facilitate internal and external field monitoring visits to the project sites

Reporting

  • Contribute to monthly situation report (SITREP) and project completion report for submission to donors
  • Contribute to the monthly, quarterly, annual and donor reports (high quality) in line with the project document/ donor agreement
  • Produce quality event reports, mission reports of assigned projects

Risk Management, Security and child safety

  • Act as the base child safeguarding focal point for Tdh
  • Adhere to and promote application of the Tdh Child Safeguarding policy, Code of Conduct, Security, Whistle Blowing and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS)
  • Ensure that the Safety and Security Plan is implemented and followed.
  • Flag and timely report risk of program, field and partners to line manager and Tdh management.

Required Qualification & Experience

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is a leading Swiss children’s rights organization dedicated to child protection, improving children’s health, and crisis intervention worldwide. Tdh is active in Nepal since 1985 and has been implementing various activities focusing on Health, Migration, Access to Justice programs, with a focus on system strengthening, advocacy and meaningful child and youth participation.

Tdh, in partnership with Geruwa Rural Awareness Association and local governments, has been implementing Prayaas Project [WASH in Institutions (health care facilities and schools) and Communities] under the Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium Phase-III, funded by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The objective of the project is to achieve basic service standards for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at health care facilities and schools and installation and use of handwashing stations in the community as a behaviour change intervention. The WASH in HCF component of the Prayaas project is aimed at improving the WASH facilities, waste management and environmental cleaning in the targeted HCFs following WASH FIT. The Blue School approach aims at creating a healthy and environmentally friendly school following a Blue School roadmap that is jointly developed with school stakeholders including children. The community component includes the hand washing behaviour change campaign through the promotion of handwashing stations in collaboration with the local governments. The project targets 8 Health Care Facilities (HCFs), 6 schools and nearby communities in the 7 Municipalities of Bardiya District; namely Rajapur, Madhuban, Thakurbaba, Barabardiya, Gulariya, Bansgadhi and Badhaiyataal.

Tdh Nepal is seeking a qualified and dynamic Nepali National to work in Prayaas “WaSH in institutions and communities project” for the following position:

Project Manager- Health & WaSH

Reporting to:  Health & WaSH Programme Manager

Work Station: Bardiya District

Duration of the position: One year with the possibility of extension

General responsibilities (Overall purpose): 

  • Contribute to institutional strategy development process in the areas of thematic responsibility
  • Responsible to manage and monitor projects and ensures its quality at field level.
  • Responsible to support partner for the effective use of financial, logistic and material resources in delivering activities in timely and efficient manner
  • Contribute to project design and fundraising in the areas of thematic responsibility
  • Establish and maintain linkages with project stakeholders, representation and lead advocacy activities at municipality and province level
  • Responsible for implementation of M&E framework and contribute internal and external reporting

Specific roles and responsibilities:

Strategic Management

  • Steer strategically the H&W projects in coordination with the Line Manager
  • Contribute in developing and updating institutional strategies, strategic country guidelines and policies
  • Proactively lead to implement the assigned projects in the field, using operations strategy, action plans, relevant follow-up and monitoring tools

Project Management

  • Lead to field implementation of the projects under his/her thematic responsibility
  • Ensure proper implementation of project activities and local coordination and compliance
  • Carry out field monitoring of project activities and outcomes, bringing a critical look to activities, outcomes, challenges, solutions, adjustments and impact.
  • Responsible for timely completion of project activities as per the project document and budgetary plan
  • Responsible for partner budget follow up (BFU) and other reporting requirements of the donor and Tdh Nepal delegation (PFU)
  • Oversee the financial delivery of NGO partners and accuracy and correctness of their financial transactions, reports, documentation and procurement of goods and services
  • Monthly analysis of budget vs. actuals, adjustments in programme spending and allocations
  • Develop quarterly action plans in line with annual/ detailed implementation plan

Partnership Management:

  • Work on and maintain a good working relationship with project partners and team involved in the project.
  • Proactively support to NGO partners on activity planning and implementation of project activities
  • Provide guidance, support NGO staff and monitor their work in order to timely completion of projects without compromising quantity and quality of works.
  • Work closely with partners for their capacity building (budgeted/not budgeted) including policies of Tdh
  • Listen to the grievances of the partners and minimize the possible operational blockage in coordination with HWPC
  • Engage in the major procurement activities to ensure quality and proper documentation

Program quality and technical support

  • Support the capacity building of partners/ team based on the gaps identified and/or request
  • Partner support to prepare technical specification, project standards including designing intervention and developing realistic implementation plan
  • Proactively support and coordinate for integrated programming
  • Partner support to prepare and update Procurement (supply) Plan of major goods and services
  • Support to prepare the Bills of Quantity (BOQ), estimates and drawing & design of infrastructure (i.e. constructions works) as per National Standards

Programme Coordination

  • Establish, liaise and maintain a network of contacts with NGOs and I/NGO and relevant entities of Government of Nepal in the area of intervention in the project location (and province) to ensure Tdh visibility
  • Proactively coordinate with M&E, Communication, External Relation and other departments as necessary to achieve the result of assigned projects.
  • Coordination with the Admin and Finance Team to ensure budget monitoring, expenditure etc.
  • Maintain effective and efficient coordination and cooperation with the Local Government authorities and relevant stakeholders in order to implement project activities smoothly
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings and prepare notes/minutes for submission to the Line Manager
  • Support and lead field visits as assigned by Tdh management

Fundraising and communication 

  • Contribute to explore and identify potential funding partners for WaSH projects
  • Proactively contribute to drafting concepts and statements etc. based on donors’ formats and requirements
  • Respond to queries from external parties such as general public, non-governmental organizations, visitors, journalists, in close coordination with Tdh’s communication focal points and line manager
  • Support in external and internal communications related to health and WaSH
  • Contribute to drafting project fact sheets, capacity statements and other project communication materials

Advocacy-Representation-Networking

  • Proactively lead local advocacy activities in coordination with Partner, line manager and technical advisors
  • Represent Tdh in assigned district and provincial forums and coordinate for joint advocacy
  • In emergencies, coordinate with agencies in his/her field of activity as part of the inter-agency processes of evaluation, planning and coordination of responses including integrating CPMS in emergency response actions

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning & Research

  • Proactively support MEAL team in the design, maintain and use data for reporting and decision making
  • Contribute to carry out assessment and research as per the need of the delegation
  • Take a lead on developing and updating M&E Framework in coordination MEAL team
  • Responsible for regular field monitoring, collection of case studies and documentation of learnings
  • Facilitate internal and external field monitoring visits to the project sites

Reporting

  • Contribute to monthly situation report (SITREP) and project completion report for submission to donors
  • Contribute to the monthly, quarterly, annual and donor reports (high quality) in line with the project document/ donor agreement
  • Produce quality event reports, mission reports of assigned projects

Risk Management, Security and child safety

  • Act as the base child safeguarding focal point for Tdh
  • Adhere to and promote application of the Tdh Child Safeguarding policy, Code of Conduct, Security, Whistle Blowing and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS)
  • Ensure that the Safety and Security Plan is implemented and followed.
  • Flag and timely report risk of program, field and partners to line manager and Tdh management.

How to Apply

Deadline for application:  24 July 2022, 5 PM 

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Please send your e-signed CV and a cover letter (in pdf format) to:

Email: npl.contact@tdh.ch

Terre des hommes (Tdh) Foundation, Country Office 

All employees of Tdh must adhere to the Tdh child safeguarding and risk management policies. Prior to appointment, a thorough background check will be made to ensure the successful candidate is suitable to have contact with children.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No telephone queries will be entertained. The recruitment and selection procedures of Tdh reflect its commitment towards child protection. Tdh reserves the rights not to select any of the candidates.