FHI 360 Nepal – Vacancy Announcement

FHI 360, an international NGO, is currently recruiting highly qualified and dynamic Nepali citizen for the
Human Rights Strengthening program in Nepal, an additional component under Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) funded by USAID/Nepal for the positions of Human Rights Advisor and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. This program aims to strengthen human rights advocacy at national and local level, and support the local governments in developing a human rights-based approach to development.

Human Rights Advisor – based in Kathmandu
Human Rights Advisor (HRA) is responsible to lead on designing and implementing the Human Rights Strengthening component of the project. The HRA will build a strong collaboration with project implementing partners, national human rights institutions and governments at federal, provincial and local level. The HRA is also responsible for providing technical knowledge and inputs to implementing partners and technical assistance/advice to Civil Society Organization (CSO) networks and other institutions.
Key Responsibilities
• Lead the overall design and implementation of the Human Rights Strengthening component of CS:MAP.
• Monitor scope, work plans, timelines, budget, quality, risks, and issues and make recommendations for adjustments and mitigation strategies as necessary.
• Provide strategic guidance for the project to ensure efficient and timely delivery of related activities.
• Provide guidance to the team members and implementing partners for smooth implementation of the project.
• Provide expertise and knowledge on international human rights principles, human rights-based approach and practice to implementing partners, CSO groups and other agencies.
• Ensure collaboration among the major stakeholders to implement the project.
• Lead to develop work plans and reports and their timely submission.
• Ensure necessary collaboration with CS:MAP team and implementing partners to implement project.
• Develop, manage and maintain strategic partnerships among a variety of stakeholders, partners, governments, civil society and other related projects.
• Ensure that targets agreed upon with USAID are met on budget and on time.
• Identify and systematize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to project goals and activities.
• Ensure regular communication and engagement with both core and other strategic partners, providing them technical guidance and oversight to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
• Encourage the integration of inclusive participatory approaches in all areas of work to ensure local relevance and stakeholder ownership.
• Ensure that all project plans, objectives, policies, standards, procedures, and processes, plus any changes are communicated to all affected team members, stakeholders and leadership.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in law, human rights or in a relevant field with specific understanding of human rights principles and practice in Nepal, and 8 years of experiences in the area of human rights work in a national and/or international organization.
• Strong knowledge on international and domestic human rights protection mechanisms and the role of national human rights institutions.
• Experience of working with multiple stakeholders including government agencies and constitutional bodies.
• Ability to lead and implement a project independently or with minimal supervision.
• Knowledge on working with USAID’s project implementing system.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist – based in Kathmandu
The M&E Specialist is responsible for providing support to the “Human Rights Strengthening in Nepal” program, a component of Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) by carrying out activities on monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting, data quality assessment (DQAs), development of tools, for gathering required information from project implementing partners. S/he will work closely with M&E Manager and other team members to provide required technical assistance for strengthening strategic information and M&E system.

Key Responsibilities
• Support on overall design and implementation of a comprehensive Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan by developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to annual work plans or data collection techniques as needed.
• Develop formats, checklists for monitoring reports, activity monitoring and field visits.
• Synthesize and analyze data from field to measure progress, contribution and impact against the project targets.
• Contribute to the CS:MAP periodic progress reports including good practices, lessons learnt and success stories, in coordination with implementing agencies in getting the necessary information as per the format.
• Support to draft CS:MAP monthly activity calendar plan and progress updates in coordination with program leads and project implementing partners for sharing with relevant stakeholders.
• Upload and update relevant project documents and periodic reports in USAID’s Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) and FHI 360’s Knowledgebase.
• Support in gathering required information to upload in USAID’s Development Data Library (DDL), TraiNet VCS and Development Information Solution (DIS).
• Support for smooth operation and utilization of CS:MAP database management system according to the MEL Plan.
• Analyze monitoring results with the project team and facilitate ensuing discussions to ensure that monitoring results can be shared with and used by the senior management team that may lead to necessary project adjustments.
• Support in the implementation of the Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) strategy and Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) framework.
• Support the DQA process by carrying out field visits and by helping prepare initial reports if required.
• Support M&E related capacity-building trainings and workshops to identify lessons learned and disseminate the case studies and lessons.
• Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree with a minimum 2 years related experience or a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5 years of related experience in development programming, especially, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
• Workable knowledge on international and domestic human rights protection mechanisms and the role of national human rights institutions.
• Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal supervision and manage high volume workflow with multiple tasks.
• Experience with research, GIS and M&E systems, including data collection and analysis.
• Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions.

To apply for this job, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.
FHI 360 is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.