Senior Government Liaison

DAI-Tayar Nepal

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,…

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 Competitive /
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 15 years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Apr 01, 2021

Job Description

Position Overview:  

The Senior Government Liaison will be a resource to Tayar Nepal to provide discrete support for communications, negotiations and navigate bureaucratic functions within GoN on strategic recommendations in resolving roadblocks for partnership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support Tayar Nepal to navigate the bureaucratic function and relation with MOHA, MoFAGA, NDRRMA, National Planning Commission (NPC) and other key ministries, departments, chief administration officers of municipalities for smooth communication, coordination, and negotiation.
  2. Hold discussions with Tayar Nepal senior management on the bottlenecks encountered with GoN agencies, recommend appropriate strategies to resolve the issues for partnership and collaboration.
  3. Hold meetings with Tayar Nepal counterparts (ministries and departments) to understand the expectation and needs on policy and institutional development, advise Tayar Nepal technical team to adopt effective strategies for effective collaboration and on planning and implementation of the activities at the national level engagement.
  4. Support organizing Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings and participate in them as a representative of Tayar Nepal.
  5. Support Tayar Nepal counterparts on financial management of programmatic, administrative & operational needs for DRRM and transfer skill to navigate on the budget allocation process.
  6. Support Tayar Nepal to collaborate across GoNDRRM institutions to make sure outputs achieved are institutionalized, sustained and continued.
  7. Support Tayar Nepal to identify champions within GoN and private sector to advocate for collaboration and public funding for DRRM priorities.
  8. Prepare and submit brief monthly update reports which summarize key activities, meetings, and functions.
  9. Support Tayar Nepal to liaison with Ministry of Finance (MoF) on administrative relation functions
  10. Support Tayar Nepal project municipalities in coordination and liaison with federal government as needed.

Deliverables:

  1. Submit monthly report highlighting activities implemented and meetings held during the month, no later than 10th of the following month.
  2. Organized all scheduled PAC meetings and provide report within 1 week after the meeting.
  3. Final Consultant Report at the end of the assignment that includes a high-level summary of accomplishments and recommendations.

Reporting Relationships, Level of Effort, and Location:

The Senior Government Liaison will be on Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA) basis for a period of twelve (12) months, with the possibility that the position may be extended.  The advisor will work, on average, 3– 4 days per week with a maximum of 120 working days in 12 months period. The position will be based in Kathmandu and located at Tayar Nepal Office. The Senior Government Liaison will work under supervision of Chief of Party and in close coordination with Deputy Chief of Party and DRM Governance Specialist.

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualifications and Experiences:

  • At least 15 years of experience, including relevant work in disaster risk reduction and management, law, public policy, or public administration.
  • Strong knowledge, familiarity, and experience with political, governance, social, economic and cultural context of Nepal
  • Experience in assessing organizational capability and implementing associated capacity building programming.
  • Knowledge of Nepal’s current federal &governance system and management of disaster preparation, mitigation, and response activities
  • Work experience with national-level DRRM institutions or donors, preferably directly with the Government of Nepal, retired from senior position of GoNand through this engagement with a wider group of DRRM stakeholders.
  • Masters’s degree in relevant field required.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an updated CV to TayarRecruitment@dai.com  by April 9, 2021.

Women and persons with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.