Vacancy Announcement

USAID Karnali Water Activity

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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 7 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Apr 21, 2022

Job Description

USAID Karnali Water Activity Project

Position Drivers
REQUIRED NUMBERS 5 (Five)
MAXIMUM LEVEL OF EFFORT LTTA, maximum 260 days in a year
BASE OF OPERATIONS 2 drivers will be based in Kathmandu office

3 drivers will be based in Surkhet office

These positions will require frequent travel to priority Watershed Offices of Karnali Region.

POSITION REPORTS TO
  • Administration and Logistic Officer in case of Kathmandu Office
  • Field Operation Officer in case of Regional Office Surkhet

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

The USAID Karnali Water Activity will create healthy, resilient, and water-secure communities at the watershed level through strengthened water and sanitation governance that improves water resource management (including water for more resilient and biodiverse ecosystems), enhances sustainable access to drinking water, improves agriculture water management, and reduces the fecal pathogen burden in the environment from poorly managed non-sewered sanitation through fecal sludge management. The program team will methodically integrate WRM, watershed biodiversity conservation, and water and sanitation service delivery by mapping and strengthening the roles, connections, and capacities of key actors and stakeholders system-wide.

Karnali Water Activity operates from the main office located in Kathmandu with a field office located in Surkhet, Karnali Province, and satellite offices at the four watersheds,  Rara, Tila, Lower Karnali and Middle Karnali.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

The main duties of the driver will be to drive project vehicle for project purpose following the project protocol and guideline, maintain vehicle logbook, and be responsible to ensure the project vehicle is regularly maintained as per schedule. Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drive office vehicle for transporting of authorized personnel, following the project’s protocol and guidelines and local driving laws and regulations
  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and up to date vehicle logbook
  • Ensure that vehicle permits, and insurance are up to date.
  • Ensure that the vehicle has complete utility kits such as toolbox, umbrella, water, fire extinguisher, first aid, etc.
  • Assist the operation Team on maintaining accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance
  • Prepared to drive outside of their duty station and to the project sites complying with the project’s driving rules
  • Provide support to both programming and operations teams including but not limited to deliver and pick up document, deliver and pick up staff / guest, photocopy and scan document, and other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Min SLC degree is required, +12 preferred.
  • At least 3 years of work experience as a driver. Preference will be given to applicants, with USAID or other donor project experience.
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Excellent driving record
  • Good sense of geography, directions and locations
  • Valid local driver’s license for two and four wheeled vehicles
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the country.
  • Experienced in driving in difficult terrains.  Ability to check road conditions before departure for safety precaution
  • Able to maintain good working relationships with team members while retaining high levels of confidentiality and discretion

Level of Effort/Timeline and Reporting

The level of effort is 260 days per year. The positions will be based in Kathmandu and Surkhet, with frequent travel to priority Watershed Offices of Karnali Region. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions.

Reporting and Supervision

This position will report to the Administration and Logistic Officer in case of Kathmandu Office and to the Field Operation Officer in case of the Regional Office at Surkhet.

Application link: https://fs23.formsite.com/OLJTgx/jpnwjgebek/index.html?1650048467789

Application instructions:

Select the position for which you are interested in applying, fill out the required information and upload CV. Interested candidates should submit their application no later than May 2, 2022

Position Office Support Staff
Required Numbers 2 (Two)
Maximum Level of Effort LTTA, maximum 260 days in a year
Base of Operations Kathmandu 
POSITION REPORTS TO Administrative Assistant

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

The USAID Karnali Water Activity will create healthy, resilient, and water-secure communities at the watershed level through strengthened water and sanitation governance that improves water resource management (including water for more resilient and biodiverse ecosystems), enhances sustainable access to drinking water, improves agriculture water management, and reduces the fecal pathogen burden in the environment from poorly managed non-sewered sanitation through fecal sludge management. The program team will methodically integrate WRM, watershed biodiversity conservation, and water and sanitation service delivery by mapping and strengthening the roles, connections, and capacities of key actors and stakeholders system-wide.

Karnali Water Activity operates from the main office located in Kathmandu with a field office located in Surkhet, Karnali Province, and satellite offices at the four watersheds,  Rara, Tila, Lower Karnali and Middle Karnali.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

The Office Support Staff’s primary responsibilities will be to provide cleaning services, preparing lunch and tea for the office staff, assisting in basic administrative duties, and ensuring security of office equipment and kitchen utensils. Key duties are but not limited to:

  • Ensure all the office facilities (office rooms, kitchen, bathroom, outside premises) and equipment are neat and clean all times
  • Maintain safe and sanitized kitchen and storage areas
  • Prepare daily lunch for staff including purchasing necessary food items
  • Organize and control kitchen and storage, keeping track of material consumption
  • Prepare Coffee and Tea for Staff and visitors
  • Welcome visitors
  • Support in managing the record keeping and payments of utilities for e.g. water, gas, trash removal, electricity bills etc.,
  • Distribute/deliver mails, correspondences, documents, including delivering and picking up document, banking transaction, photocopy/printing/scanning document, and other duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Carry out gardening duties on a regular basis
  • Be ready to support and backstop other support staff as per need
  • Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • An SLC or SEE degree
  • 3 years of relevant work experience.  Experience working with USAID or other donor projects in this capacity will be given preference.
  • Able to communicate in English.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain good working relationships with team members with high level of confidentiality and discretion

Level of Effort/Timeline and Reporting

The level of effort is 260 days per year. The position will be based in Kathmandu.

The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions.

Reporting and Supervision

This position will report to the Administrative Assistant at Kathmandu Office.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an updated CV to KarnaliWater_Recruitment@dai.com by May 2, 2022