Vacancy Announcement – Governance Advisor – FHI 360 Nepal

FHI 360, an international NGO, is recruiting a highly qualified and dynamic Nepali citizen for the USAID-funded Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) in Nepal as Governance Advisor.

Governance Advisor
The Governance Advisor is responsible for the project’s plan for engaging the Government of Nepal (GoN) and advancing policy and institutional reforms and enforcement at the sub-national and national-level. The Governance Advisor works closely with the project team to strengthen district-level Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media outlets capacity to effectively use social accountability mechanisms, including CS:MAP’s Good Governance Barometer, and to carry out oversight of public resource use and service delivery. The Governance Advisor also supports capacity building of national-level CSOs, media organizations, and coalitions to effectively engage Parliamentarians and other GoN stakeholders in policy reform. The Governance Advisor develops and maintains working relationships with various GoN stakeholders, civil society, media and other policy makers.

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead governance technical support for CS:MAP in implementing the project’s plan for engaging the GoN and advancing policy and institutional reforms and enforcement at the sub-national and national-level.
• Establish alliances with government officials at the national and sub-national level, CSOs and media organizations to promote dialogue, citizen engagement, policy reform and accountable governance.
• Provide technical support for the design and implementation of activities in areas such as use of social accountability mechanisms (including the Good Governance Barometer).
• Support Civil Society Director, Media Director, Capacity Building Manager and other project staff in building CSOs’ and media organizations’ capacity in effectively engaging with government officials for reform and carrying out advocacy and oversight activities.
• Develop and maintain strong working relations with key local, provincial and national government representatives, CSOs, media organizations and implementing partners.
• Provide other technical and programmatic support as needed.
• Contribute to development of programmatic progress reports, annual work plans, and other programmatic and technical deliverables.

Minimum Requirements:
• Master’s degree in a relevant field.
• Minimum of seven years’ experience in designing and implementing governance reform, decentralization, local development planning and policy reform activities is required.
• Excellent understanding of reform, policymaking and decentralization processes.
• Solid knowledge of the Nepalese civil society sector is required.
• Demonstrated experience working and building relationships with government officials at the national and sub-national level.
• Preference given to candidates who demonstrate prior experience with policy analysis, research, advocacy, social accountability mechanisms, and gender equality and social inclusion.
• Knowledge of USAID regulations is preferable.
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
• Oral and written fluency in English and Nepali required.
• Proficiency in other local languages is preferred.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

For above position, strong experiences on gender equality and social inclusion, including work experience with youth, women, Dalit, Janajati, and Madhesi groups will be an asset.

To apply for this job online, please click on the link

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. January 26, 2018.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.

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