Provincial Information Officer

Caritas Nepal

Caritas Nepal, was founded in 1990 by the Catholic Church to respond to the devastating floods and other natural disasters that occurred. Beginning as a 3 member team the agency has grown and expanded their range of services and today operates in 50 of the 77 districts in Nepal. As the social arm of Catholic Church in Nepal, Caritas Nepal…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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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 : 3+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

Caritas Nepal, a leading national NGO, invites applications from qualified Nepali citizens for Province 1 under the Project NHSRP (National Housing and Settlements Resilience Coordination Platform.) The contract will be for Initially 1 year with the possibility of further extension.

NHSRP Background:

The National Housing and Settlements Resilience Coordination Platform (NHSRP) is the renamed platform of the extended fourth phase (August 2021- July 2025) of the previous Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP), which was launched in November 2015 to take over supporting the coordination of the post-earthquake housing reconstruction from the Nepal Shelter Cluster, as it returned to the pre-earthquake format as a standard cluster. NHSRP was handed over to NDRRMA by the NRA following the end of NRA tenure in December 2021.

NHSRP now supports local organizations, community-based organizations (CBOs), and the private sector to strengthen disaster risk reduction structures provisioned under the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, 2017 namely the Provincial Disaster Management Committee (PDMC), District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), Local Disaster Management Committee (LDMC) while supporting the formulation of DRR plans and implementation of national disaster risk reduction and management structures. NHSRP promotes localization of disaster risk reduction and post-disaster housing reconstruction and settlement recovery in line with NDRRMA’s National Strategic Plan of Action (NSPoA) and National Disaster Resilient Framework (NDRF), and other priorities.

The fourth phase of HRRP extension from August 2021 to July 2022 is primarily funded by DFID Nepal and CRS Nepal. Other financial contributors and implementing partners include the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) which leads on technical coordination.

Job Code: PIMO
Designation: Provincial Information Officer
Duty Station: Provincial Headquarters, covering all provincial districts
Reporting:  Provincial Technical Coordinator & General Program Manager

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Information Management, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution would be a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position and similar in field.
  • Experience working with an I/NGO preferred.
  • Experience in emergency response in the field of data management, information management.
  • Experience in implementing community based DRR activities and other ICT4D interventions

Required Language

  • Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English and Nepali.

Travel Requirements

  • Travel up to 50% of your time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  • Very good planning, coordination, and monitoring skills
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • A good sense of humor and capacity to work in a complex work environment handling multiple demands concurrently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS/ QGIS, Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), Software development tools.
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Office especially Advanced Excel and access.
  • Knowledge in graphic design and infographics
  • Understanding of accountability towards beneficiary privacy and data protection.
  • Experience in relationship management with partner organizations and other key players, including government officials at provincial and local levels.
  • Knowledge in Programming language (Developer)
  • Experience in identifying and supporting volunteers

Competencies:

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of NHSRP and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory: None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal:  Provincial Coordinators, National staff, National Coordinator, Information Management Team.

External: Province Disaster Management Committee (PDMC), District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), Local Disaster Management Committees (LDMC), District Administration Offices (DAO), local governments (Municipalities and rural municipalities), ward offices, Office of District Coordination Committee (DCC), other Stakeholders including UN, Red Cross, Donors, and Partner Organizations working in Recovery and Reconstruction, NHSRP Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), Universities, Associations, Private Sector, media and Community Groups.

Click the link below for full Job Description

https://bit.ly/PIMO-JD

How to Apply

Please note: Positions are either field-based or involve extensive travel to villages / rural areas where living conditions are minimal. Only those willing to travel and committed to serving the communities in rural settings need to apply. Caritas is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women/members of marginalized communities / disadvantaged groups to apply.

Caritas Nepal promotes its principles, strategies, policies, and procedures on Safeguarding (including Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual, Exploitation, and Abuse), and Safety & Security, and all applicants must adhere to Caritas Nepal’s key policies and procedures.

You are required to rename CV as Job Code_First.Name_Last.Name. Email subject should contain the applied designation else will not be accepted.

How to apply? Interested candidates can send their application with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to vacancy@caritas.org.np by 4.00 PM on 26th June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written examination. Telephonic inquiries will not be entertained. The decision of Caritas Nepal will be final.  Caritas Nepal has right to cancel this vacancy at any time.