At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty. We are dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We focus on increasing people's incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services…
Contract type: National employment contract
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation with long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. With its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. SNV will continue to position itself as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline. SNV works across three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
Under WASH sector, one of the projects being implemented in Dailekh and Sarlahi districts by SNV Nepal is Beyond the Finish Line (BFL)- Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Water Supply Services. This project is funded by The DFAT Australia, Water for Women (WfW) Fund. The project is being implemented in four Rural Municipalities (RM) of Dailekh and four Rural Municipalities of Sarlahi Nepal. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved health, gender equality and social inclusion, and well-being of the rural communities in Nepal by supporting inclusive, sustainable, and resilient rural water supply services and hygiene behaviour change communication for households, schools and health facilities in two districts as a role model for inclusive WASH services.
The project was designed considering that the burden of poor hygiene and water lies disproportionately with women, girls, poor, low-caste, people with disabilities, and ethnic minority groups. The efforts like; Behaviour change interventions aims at addressing social norms and attitudes in order support inclusion in society at large, to ensure access of potentially disadvantaged groups to water supply and hygiene specifically, and to promote water conservation and water safety such that limited resources can be made available for all.
Building on SNV’s experience in strengthening gravity-fed rural water supply services, SNV has been working with its Area-wide Rural Water Supply Services (ARWSS) to support the local governments to address gender and social inclusion within WASH governance; equality, sustainability and resilience in existing rural water supply services; and improved hygiene for women, men, boys, girls, and people with disabilities. SNV’s WASH programmes are based upon the principle that access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, and that local government is the duty bearer of that right. SNV’s role is to strengthen the capacity of local actors and systems to enable these rights within the population in their area. SNV is working in both gravity-fed and groundwater areas to develop models and practices that are applicable across the country.
The RWSS Advisor will support the Project Leader RWSS and project team with technical insights, advisory services and interventions to the project implementation level under the Water for Women Fund supported Beyond the Finish Line-inclusive, sustainable and resilient rural water supply service project. S (he) identifies the opportunities and areas for improvement, to ensure quality delivery of services. The Advisor gives inputs to the PL RWSS, BFL team and the local partners in order to meeting the project objectives and realise successful interventions applying SNV’s Area-wide Rural Water Supply Services (ARWSS) approach. The RWSS Advisor’s work will contribute in achieving the expected impact and outcome indicators on following capacity outcomes:
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Report to: Project Leader, RWSS
Duty Station : Kathmandu with frequent visits to WfW-BFL project areas Dailekh and Sarlahi
Contract Duration : November 2021 – June 2022 (with possible extension as per project need)
Required Number of Position : 1
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (not more than 3 page) with motivation letter (not more than 1 page) by clicking on the “I’m interested” button before 15 November 2021.
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