Winrock International

Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for sex, labor, and organ trafficking. A 2014 report estimates that 230,000 Nepalis are subject to slavery at any given time, and nearly 30 percent of the economically-active population is unemployed or underemployed. The Hamro Samman project is a five-year program generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development and the British people through the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development and implemented by Winrock International. It seeks to build the capacity of and facilitate coordination among the GON, civil society, and private sector to combat human trafficking in Nepal.

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Governance Strengthening Specialist

NGO/INGO/Social/Development Project

Apply Before : 2020-07-09 ((4 Days Left))

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  • No. of Vacancy
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Offered Salary
  • Gender
  • Career Level
    Senior Level
  • Industry
    NGO / INGO / Development Projects
  • Experience
    5 Years
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Job Description:


Governance Strengthening Specialist, USDA-funded McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

Position Description:

Winrock  is seeking a Governance Strengthening Specialist for an anticipated $20 million USDA-funded McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Nepal. The Governance Strengthening Specialist be responsible for supporting implementation of a high-quality, results-oriented program focused on increasing literacy and quality education; reducing hunger and improving nutrition among primary school-aged students (especially girls), pregnant and lactating women, and children under five years old in Nepal. The Governance Strengthening Specialist will facilitate the collaboration of school management committees, and national, regional, and local government officials in order to strengthen governance of schools in Nepal’s mid—and far-western regions.  

The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop capacity of school management committees by strengthening the effectiveness and sustainability of their school feeding programs
  • Increase local, regional, and national government capacity to accomplish key legislative school feeding program action and school operations
  • Develop and provide training to school management committee members and government officials on integrative approaches to school feeding program implementation and resource advocacy
  • Lead advocacy efforts to integrate school feeding program into national legislation, gaining buy-in from national, regional, and local government officials;
  • Lead the program’s sustainability strategy working with local government, school communities and teachers to maintain school feeding in targeted schools;
  • Provide technical assistance to national and local government officials and other stakeholders focused on putting in place or strengthening procedural, regulatory, budgetary, and legislative measures that will sustain school feeding in Nepal.
  • Support the preparation and submission of timely and accurate activity reports to US Department of Agriculture and Winrock;
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to partner NGOs and CSOs for advocacy initiatives;
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation to measure impacts;
  • Contribute to the program’s learning agenda;
  • Supervise field education coordinators;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
  • Experience in the South Asia is required, and Nepal strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

Education + Experience

Qualifications and background:

  • Bachelor’s level degree required in education, political science, or a relevant social science discipline.
  • Ability to teach and train program stakeholders
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on policy and legislative work in the education or health sectors.

Work Experience:

  • Experience providing technical assistance to government entities (preferably Nepali) at all levels
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing youth, education, and nutrition issues in developing countries.
  • Ability to teach, train, and provide capacity building support to program stakeholders
  • Experience working with legislators and executive branch officials to craft policies.
  • Experience providing support to formal and informal education programs, leadership trainings, and local organization capacity building.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to build consensus and navigate policy change processes with government officials and other relevant stakeholders.

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Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, people with disabilities and those belonging to discriminated groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

All employees should adhere to Donor and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.


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