DAI, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, seeks to fill multiple positions to support an upcoming USAID Trade and Competitiveness activity in Nepal. The anticipated project is expected to increase Nepali private sector participation in targeted global value chains. This activity will promote investment and increase the use of available technologies and innovation to spur productivity within micro,…
Senior Field Operation Associate
USAID’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project
Scope of Work
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Nepal is prone to a range of natural disasters, including floods, landslides, fires, earthquakes, and disease outbreaks. In the wake of recent tragedies in the country, including the massive 2015 Gorkha earthquake, USAID introduced Tayar Nepal activity. Tayar Nepal is USAID’s flagship disaster preparedness and response project for Nepal. Tayar—which means “prepared”—strengthens the capacity of Nepal’s disaster risk management (DRM) and preparedness institutions. At the national level, Tayar Nepal builds the capacity of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) institutions, which includes Ministry of Federal Affairs (MoFAGA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). At the municipal level, Tayar Nepal’s interventions support municipalities to fulfill their DRM roles in the broader federal disaster management system by building capacity in preparedness, response, and helping them understand and address the risks that face their constituents.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Senior Field Operation Associate will assist field office operations including organizing field staff meetings on operation as required, managing logistics for events (technical meetings, workshops, events, etc.), and assisting other logistics & administrative needs.
The Senior Field Operation Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer and in close coordination with the Operation Specialist.
Level of Effort/Timeline
The level of effort is 260 days per year. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions until on March 31, 2024. Senior Field Operation Associate will be based in Tikapur, with frequent travel to priority Tayar’s six far-western municipalities and occasional travel to other parts of Nepal.
Interested applicants should submit an updated CV to TayarRecruitment@dai.com by September 23, 2022.
Women, persons with disabilities, and those from marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.