Sajhedari- Support to Federalism
USAID’s Sajhedari-Support to Federalism (or Sajhedari) is a six-year, $14.6 million Activity supporting the Government of Nepal to successfully transition to the new federal system. The Activity empowers local governments, civil society and the Nepali people in 10 municipalities of Province 5 and Sudurpaschim Province (Province 7) to institutionalize effective, accountable, transparent, responsive and inclusive local governance systems and practices.…
The goal of the USAID funded Sajedhari – Support to Federalism (STF) project, implemented by Abt Associates is to provide technical assistance to the Government of Nepal (GoN) in transitioning to a federation of provinces with more effective, accountable, responsive, and inclusive local governance. The key objectives of the Sajhedari-STF Project are the following:
Through USAID’s Newly Elected Women Leaders for Peace and Security Supplemental Statement of Work (hereafter, “WPS SSOW”), Abt will bring the right mix of capacity building to strengthen women leaders, and technical assistance to address policy and institutional barriers, so that Nepali women leaders can lead the charge on WPS issues, including new challenges posed by COVID-19. We will strengthen women’s leadership to address emergent women’s issues resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and contribute to Nepal’s peace, security, and reconciliation.
This position is contingent upon receiving funding from USAID for this initiative.
General Position Summary
The Women Empowerment Specialist will work closely with the GESI Specialist in Dhangadhi, and under the supervision of the GESI Advisor, who is based in Kathmandu, and the technical support team. In general, s/he will support the implementation of the Project’s GESI strategy, including GESI sensitive approaches to project activities. Specifically, the WE Specialist will be will be responsible for managing the implementation of field activities related to the above referenced Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Supplemental Statement of Work (SSOW): Newly Elected Women Leaders for Peace and Security (WPS).
S/he will support planned activities under the above referenced initiative intended to strengthen, promote, or increase women’s participation in local governance processes, which are intended to achieve a quantifiable increase or, qualitative improvement in, women’s civic participation with a focus on local and provincial levels.
This position is based in Dhangadhi, but requires some travel to the Kathmandu office. Frequent travel is required to partner provinces and municipalities for effective coordination and monitoring to assure quality implementation, focusing mentoring, timely reporting and, documentation of learnings and best practices. S/he will ensure that project partners and other stakeholders understand these rules and regulations, and reporting and monitoring requirements as well, and will hold them accountable.