SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV has been working in Nepal since 1980 and is active in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
SNV is seeking qualified Nepalese for Project Leader position to implement a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal.
SNV Nepal with the financial support of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) will be implementing a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal. The main objective of the project is to support development and upscaling of innovative financing by establishing a Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF) to finance renewable energy projects and strengthening capacity of stakeholders involved. However, access to energy to the rural households through financing will be the main outcome of the project.View Company Profile
Contract type: National employment contract
SNV is currently implementing the project “Beyond the Finish Line- Inclusive and sustainable rural water supply services ” in two districts Dailekh and Sarlahi (four Rural Municipalities RMs in each district). The project is currently running in its third year (2018-2022). To coordinate and make sure the capacity building of local partners, support local government for quality implementation of project activities in working districts/RMs, SNV Nepal is seeking qualified Nepali citizen for District Coordinator position for – Rural Water Supply Services (RWSS) to be based in Dailekh district.
The project “Beyond the Finish Line - Inclusive and sustainable rural water supply services” is funded by DFAT (Australia) as part of the Water for Women (WfW) fund which seeks to lead practice globally in gender and socially inclusive analysis, design and program delivery in WASH. The project follows the Rural Water Supply programme approach of SNV and is being implemented in partnership with Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF)/University of Technology Sydney. The project period is from July 2018 – December 2022 and aims to contribute to improved health, gender equality, social inclusion, and well-being of the rural communities in Nepal by supporting inclusive, sustainable, and resilient rural water supply services and hygiene promotion in two districts directly benefitting 40,000 people and 30 institutions. These districts are strategically chosen in two new provinces, with a total of 6.5 million people, and include both gravity-fed and ground water systems. SNV’s WASH programmes are based upon the principle that access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, and that local government is the duty bearer of that right. SNV’s role is to strengthen the capacity of local actors and systems to enable these rights within the population in their area. The project outcomes are as follows:
The project has been and will work extensively with all the stakeholders at the communities, wards, rural municipalities, districts, provincial and federal level to strengthen stakeholder ownership, activate stronger governance structures and establish a solid base for the project sustainability.
Purpose of the Position
The District Coordinator is responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring of all project activities in the districts. H/she will follow the programme approach of RWSS and donor requirements and accordingly develop the necessary activities that lead to the desired outcomes of rural water supply sustainability. H/she will use coordination, networking and facilitation skills as well as technical expertise to strengthen sector governance and implementation capacities at the district, Rural Municipality, community and provincial level. H/She will engage with all sector stakeholders especially, government, private sector, civil society, potentially disadvantaged groups (e.g. people with disabilities), as required.
The District Coordinator will strengthen the capacities of local NGOs as implementing partners (Local support partners) and oversee their activity and financial progress. S/he will identify training needs for professional and organisational capacity building of stakeholders and implementing partners and take action accordingly.
S/he will support SNV’s process of evidence-based advocacy and use lessons learnt from practice to strengthen sub-national and national policies, strategies, and guidelines. S/he will support all required monitoring and evaluation processes for measuring activity progress, outputs, outcomes and impacts. S/he will develop recommendations and implement required activities to further improve project results.
The District Coordinator will report directly to the Project Leader RWSS and work in close coordination with the thematic Advisors, and the other WFW District Coordinator, WASH Engineer COVID-19 initiative. S/he will also work in close collaboration with other WASH Sector team members at SNV Nepal.
The position will have engineering expertise (with GESI experience) and will require travel to the other project district (Sarlahi) for mutual exchange and support.
Coordination, planning and capacity building:
Monitoring and reporting
Report to: Project Leader, RWSS
Duty Station: Dailekh District
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (not more than 3 page) with motivation letter (not more than 1 page) by clicking on the " I'm interested" button before 24 January 2021.
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