SRSP Coordinator

People in Need

People in Need began providing aid to Nepal in 2015 when the country was hit by the most destructive earthquake in the last 80 years. The earthquake left more than 8,500 people dead and thousands of others found themselves without a roof over their heads. Nepal is among one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and therefore today…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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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 : 5+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jun 05, 2022

Job Description

Location: Rasuwa District (Uttargaya/Naukunda) and Sindhupalchowk District (Barhabise/Bhotekoshi) with regular visits to Kathmandu

Duration: June 2022-February 2024

Reports to: Programme Manager

Introduction

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role advocating and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disaster including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. PIN has also supported Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and education programming. PIN Nepal is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

Scope of Work

Reporting to PIN’s Programme Manager, the SRSP Coordinator will provide technical guidance on the implementation of Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) activities under PIN’s ECHO funded DRR project, as well as ensuring that activities are implemented in a timely fashion and to a high standard. S/he will support partner coordination, governmental relations, and activity implementation. S/he will be responsible to collect lessons learned during the project implementation, closely collaborating with MEAL and the Programme Manager and partners, to advance the SRSP agenda in-country, actively contributing to technical working groups and advocacy initiatives.

Key Summary of Functions

  • Provide technical leadership of SRSP activities;
  • Support the implementation of SRSP activities and closely collaborate with Consortium partners;
  • Ensure excellent representation with stakeholders, sharing evidence from the field for advocacy purposes;
  • Collaborate closely with the Programme Manager and report regularly to him/her;
  • Ensure correct MEAL data collection, CFRM use, and following “do no harm” principles during the implementation.

Shock Responsive Social Protection

  • Provide capacity building to PIN staff, consortium partners, and relevant stakeholders on SRSP;
  • Support the methodology development, data collection, and report writing of the research study “Understanding barriers and exclusions in local SSA and PMEP implementation”;
  • Support the methodology development, data collection, and report writing of the research study “Study on System Disruptions for SSA and PMEP: how hazards interrupt the social protection system, and how to mitigate the disruptions with contingency plans and design tweaks”;
  • Support the methodology development, data collection, and report writing of the research study “Cost benefit analysis of SRSP”;
  • Support the mapping of most vulnerable communities to strengthen SSA and PMEP systems;
  • Support the development of SRSP desktop and field simulations;
  • Support the development of “design tweaks” that will ensure functionality of the SSA and PMEP programmes before, during, and aftershocks in landslide affected hill areas;
  • Support SRSP advocacy initiatives with key stakeholders at federal level bringing evidence from the field.

Project Management and MEAL

  • In close collaboration with PIN’s Programme Manager and Consortium partners, ensure the timely implementation of activities, through the development and implementation of workplans in collaboration with Consortium partners;
  • Provide by-weekly written updates to PIN’s Programme Manager to report on project implementation progress, and participate in Consortium Coordination meetings;
  • In collaboration with the MEAL department and the Programme Manager, ensure correct data collection and archiving on indicators and means and sources of verification;
  • Ensure that all activities are implemented in alignment with the humanitarian principles, ensure „do no harm“ and protection mainstreaming (with support from PIN’s GEDSI team);
  • In collaboration with the MEAL department and PIN’s Programme Manager, ensure that benficiaries have access to PIN’s CFRM;
  • Ensure adherence to data protection principles, and when in doubt, verify modality of action with Programme Manager and Compliance department at HQ;
  • Where necessary, provide recommendations as to how activity implementation can be improved to ensure utmost project implementation quality;
  • Report any additional community needs to PIN’s Programme Manager during the project implementation progress to support future needs assessments and fundraising efforts;
  • Collect lessons learnt throughout the project;
  • When requested, support the Programme Manager in the development of donor reports;
  • Collaborate with PIN’s Communications team to promote the project’s activity implementation;
  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager, ensure adequate donor visibility during the implementation of project activities.

Representation and Networking

  • Represent PIN at field-level with governmental stakeholders and consortium partners.
  • Represent PIN in the CoP technical working group and other relevant fora.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Strong proven experience in Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) in landslide affected hill areas of Nepal;
  • Strong understanding of the Nepali disaster risk management context;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Good understanding of MEAL processes;
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian principles and of the humanitarian imperative;
  • Strong understanding of data protection principles;
  • Sound understanding of project management, and ability to support the Programme Manager in developing workplans and support activity implementation;
  • Excellent capacity building skills;
  • Excellent representation and networking skills;
  • Possess a comprehensive competency skill set primarily around:
    • Personal integrity and values
    • Interpersonal communication, cooperation & networking skills
    • Resilience/coping with stress and multi-tasking
    • Flexibility and openness to change
    • Problem and tasks solving approach
    • Result oriented, team-work driven & sound people management skills
  • Nepali and English fluency;
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated work experience with an I/NGO.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and motivational Letter to the following link by June 17, 2022. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.

PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Janajati and Dalit candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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