Aasaman Nepal

Aasaman Nepal (ASN) ‘A pioneer organization for education and nutrition’, is one of the leading Terai based NGOs led and managed by social activists since its establishment in Dhanusha, Janakpur in 1999. ASN has been engaged in developing and implementing programs aimed at protection, promotion and fulfillment of child rights in Nepal. Currently ASN has been working in 10 districts under 6 Thematic Areas as: Education/Child Protection, Women Empowerment, Livelihood/ Natural Resource Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health/ Nutrition and Good Governance.

ASN is implementing the project “International Citizens Service (ICS) Project” supported by VSO Nepal and invites applications from dedicated and qualified Nepali citizens for the following postbased in Dhading district of Province 3.

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GBV Officer

NGO/INGO/Social/Development Project

Apply Before : 2020-07-03 (Closed)

Job summary

  • No. of Vacancy
    2
  • Job Type
    Contract Time
  • Offered Salary
    Negotiable
  • Gender
    Both
  • Career Level
    Mid Level
  • Industry
    NGO / INGO / Development Projects
  • Experience
    2 Years
  • Location
    Dhading, Parsa
  • Apply Before
    2020-07-03
    Closed
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    565

Job Description:

                                                                          VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Aasaman Nepal (ASN) ‘A pioneer organization for education and nutrition’, is one of the leading Terai based NGOs led and managed by social activists since its establishment in Dhanusha, Janakpur in 1999. ASN has been engaged in developing and implementing programs aimed at protection, promotion and fulfillment of child rights in Nepal. Currently ASN has been working in 10 districts under 6 Thematic Areas as: Education/Child Protection, Women Empowerment, Livelihood/ Natural Resource Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health/ Nutrition and Good Governance.

ASN is going to implement Safe to Learn project partnering with VSO Nepal from July 2020. The project will contribute ending violence and strengthen the capacity of community schools to create safe place for learning. Project intervention will be linked with two VSO-led Girls’ Education Challenge projects (Sisters for Sisters’ Education and ENGAGE Project) in 5 districts (Surkhet, Lamjung, Dhading, Parsa and Sarlahi). This project will support 17,000 girls and boys through a “whole school” approach. Project activities will facilitate empowerment of children, parents and teachers to address the issue of violence, bullying and harassment to promote child safety, gender-responsive and child-friendly teaching, and improve school governance for safe learning and is currently looking for following experienced and dynamic team players for the aforementioned project.

Position: GBV Officer- 2 Nos. 

Duty Station: (Dhading: 1, Parsa: 1)

Job Summary: GBV officer is mainly responsible for ensuring the best standards and wide dissemination of professional expertise, skills and knowledge on child rights, safeguarding from gender-based violence. S/he will responsible with particularly experience in GBV programming, case management, child protection and safeguarding issues. 

Key Responsibilities:

R 1.  Planning and Implementation 

  • Ensure the Participatory Planning and effective implementation of GBV initiatives in close coordination with PC and project team as per the work plan and project objectives.
  • Providing day to day technical guidance to team on GBV to the Programme specialized interventions to ensure standards and procedures are followed.
  • Under the guidance of PC, work closely with EDCU officials, municipal education officials, Gender Networks at rural municipalities and schools while implementing project activities. 
  • Work closely with school head teachers and gender focal teachers to conduct project activities.
  • Work closely with community-based organizations, including Community learning center and plan to conduct training and interaction. 
  • Support in developing training plan, support professionally and technically in facilitating training sessions to the teachers, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Support GBV champions and school authorities in the process of updating SIP incorporating GBV.
  • Mentor GBV Champions for planning, implementing and reporting progress of field activities.
  • Supervise and provide on the spot support for GBV champions, ensuring their efficient and effective mobilization.

R 2. Management 

  • Conducting training to school’s teacher/HT, students and community leaders to build their capacity and activate their role in GBV related issues. 
  • Developing awareness raising and staff training programs to raise awareness on GBV.
  •  Develop IEC materials (leaflets, posters, brochures) to raise awareness on GBV in the wider community. 
  • Support the collection and analysis of sex- and age- disaggregated data to reach the most marginalized beneficiaries. 
  • Ensure timely completion of planned project activities.
  • Support PC and implementing team to develop and use standard criteria to identify project beneficiaries.
  • Work in close collaboration with the team: Project coordinator, finance officer and MEAL officer to achieve the set goals.
  • Support project team to select GBV champions.
  • Support in the process of implementation through supervising and providing inputs to GBV champions.
  • Act as the focal point for child protection, safeguarding, GBV related issues and establishing CRM at project level. 

R 3. Coordination and communication

  • In close collaboration and coordination with EDCU, Municipality level education focal point and school authorities' roll out the project activities.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve mutual and beneficial relationships with key stakeholders through regular coordination and frequent communication and advocate for gender-sensitive programming.
  • Facilitate community dialogues on promoting safe education environment and gender inclusive education, with special focus on child rights and safeguard from GBV.
  • Work closely with schools’ head teachers, female mentors, and Gender Focal Points to promote safe education environment.
  • Provide regular follow up and support to GBV champions through meetings, dialogue, and interactions.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the process to provide training to GBV champions and project beneficiaries.

R 4. Monitoring and reporting

  • Coordinate and facilitate the process  and initiate monitoring interventions to achieve project activities according to the action plan.
  • Document and report the progress of project activities, challenges/way forward respecting agreed standards and timeframe.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the process to disseminate information to target communities.
  • Support to collect evidences, exemplary practices, real stories to disseminate them to transfer project  learning in a wider context. 
  • Closely monitor the activities of the GBV champions and provide timely feedback to them for the remedial actions.
  • Support the assessment team while conducting the baseline, mid line and end line assessment. 
  • Maintain proper documentation of the project activities and timely upload means of verifications for each activity carried out in the field.
  • Carry out regular follow up visits to monitor the progress of the project implementation.

R 5. GBV, child protection and safeguarding

  • Act as the focal point for child protection, safeguarding, GBV related issues and establishing CRM at project level. 
  • Ensure that child protection cases in targeted schools are reported, referred, and followed up.
  • Assist implementation team to set up child protection and referral mechanism in schools, resource class and or assessment center.
  • Support implementation team (Big sisters, adult champions) to maintain risk register from the GBV , child protection and safeguarding points of view. 
  • Closely work with available network to reduce the GBV, child protection and safeguarding issues in schools and community level.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Essential Skills:

  • Strong English communication skills required for the role and will be tested at interview. 
  • Ability to work at pace across multiple work streams. 
  • Strong management and people skills.
  • Excellent ability to work across cultures, time zones and disciplines with a wide range of stakeholders.

Education + Experience

Qualification and other requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social science, Development studies, Gender/Women studies or Relevant subjects.
  • At least two years of experience of working relevant to the functions, preferably in sector of girls education. 
  • Fluent in English and Nepali both. 
  • Fluent with Microsoft office package.

Benefits

Other Attributes: Excellent quality of work and commitment to high standards, strong communication skills, team building and willingness and motivated for good service delivery with strong networking and interpersonal skills and comfortable to work under stress and emergencies.

For all the posts, successful candidates will be appointed for one year with possibility of extension.

Age Limit: Candidates between 21 years to 45 years are only eligible to apply for the above post. 

Apply Instruction

Selected candidates must adherence to Aasaman Nepal’s internal policies and procedures, protocols, Code of conduct with special attention to Child Protection Policies and Do No Harm approach including funding agency’s policies, guidelines and agreements.

Candidates from the disability, women, and disadvantaged groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are required to send their CV and cover letter indicating the post applied for with a recent photo to asnvacancy@gmail.com within 7 days (within 3rd July 2020) from the date of vacancy publication. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

ASN reserves the right to qualify/disqualify any applications without any reason.

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