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Program Coordinator for NIWF Nepal


National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF) Nepal is announced the job vacancy of program coordinator in Nepal. If you interested to apply for the post, you can apply now. This is the best job for you. Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Executive Director, the Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for overall coordination, management, monitoring and reporting of the programme, projects, and the project resources. The PC shall report directly to the Executive Director. 

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree on Social Science, Gender, Women and Development Studies or equivalent with at least 3 years of experience on programme management, fund raising and advocacy
  • Bachelor’ degree on Social Science, Gender, Women Studies or Development Studies with at least 5 years of experience on programme management, fund raising and advocacy
  • Experience in working with Indigenous Women and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to timely execution of assigned tasks responsibilities 
  • Proactive, self-motivated, creative, and energetic
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English. Knowledge of any Indigenous Language will be an asset
  • Skilled in preparing substantive programme, project and monitoring reports
  • Computer literate including the use of Microsoft Office
  • Positive attitude to working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Flexible to do multi-tasking and to work under pressure
  • Willing to travel in project areas within Nepal 

Job Description

Summary of Position:

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Executive Director, the Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for overall coordination, management, monitoring and reporting of the programme, projects, and the project resources. The PC shall report directly to the Executive Director. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities 

Programme and Project Management:

  • Prepare and ensure the implementation of NIWF’s annual plan and related activities under the projects
  • Prepare project activity plan as per the agreement signed with the donors
  • Prepare monthly work plan on timely manner and update on any changes to the Executive Director
  • Monitor and ensure the effective, efficient, and timely implementation of projects and related activities including finance matters
  • Prepare and submit project and activity reports to the Executive Director
  • Ensure the compliance organisational policies and guidelines while implementing the project activities
  • Ensure the systematization and updating of project related files and reports and list of publications/materials including list of networks and other databases as needed
  • Consolidate the reports (narrative and finance) and submit to the respective donors on time
  • Prepare the MOU, guidelines and templates for the focal persons/Field staff and community groups, as required
  • Coordinate meetings with NIWF Board members, Consortium members and Donors for effective project implementation and management
  • Participate in fund raising for the organisation in close collaboration with Executive Director and Admin/Finance Officer
  • Coordinate and organise field level activities and monitoring visits in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Monitor and provide support to Field level staff and volunteer for the project implementation
  • Prepare project monitoring reports
  • Prepare draft Annual Organizational Report
  • Maintain regular, timely and efficient communication to Executive Director and Donors and act promptly and proactively
  • Attend meetings organised by NIWF Board and Executive Director 

Financial Management: 

  • Work closely with Finance and Admin officer for regular review and monitor of the financial matters related to the projects
  • Coordinate finance disbursement and finance monitoring with the support of Finance Officer
  • Review and comment on financial reports received from the finance staff
  • Prepare project and activity budget and ensure the consistency in term of budget lines submitted to the donor  
  • Approve the project budget and project finance transaction including ensuring the completion and accuracy of the request including supporting document in the requests
  • Assist the finance staff in project audit including review the audit finding and provide recommendation to the Executive Director with the support from Admin-Finance Officer
  • Conduct regular meetings with Finance and Admin Officer for regular update and planning
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Chairperson and Executive Director

Application Method

Applying Procedure:

Application containing a CV with name of two referees and a letter of motivation (1 page max) in English should be sent to: niwfnepal@gmail.comchanda.niwf@gmail.com by 10th June 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Note: To apply, please follow above procedure.

About NIWF Nepal

Establish : 1999 AD
Registration no : 960 (District Administration Office Kathmandu)
(2000 June)
Affiliated with SWC : 15753
PAN : 301549958\

NIWF Nepal

National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF) is a Kathmandu based umbrella organization of Adivasi Janajati (Indigenous Nationalities) specific women’s organizations. The multiple roles that Nepalese Indigenous women play contribute to maintain preserve and promote the distinct identity of Indigenous peoples. Their language and cultural skills, traditional knowledge in management of community and resources are distinct. Importantly, they are the knowledge holder to nurture mother earth, environment and natural resources, and play a vital role in sustainable management of mother earth and environment, thus they also contribute to all human society nationally and globally. Traditionally and culturally indigenous women are decision makers in family and society and often play role for peace building and reconciliation. However, their roles and contribution are not recognized by the state. Laws, policies and practices highly marginalize, exclude, deprive, and discriminate indigenous women. Despite of this fact, indigenous women retain some or all knowledge, skill, culture, decision making role and traditional institution as well. So women leaders from different indigenous organizations established National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF) as a federation in 1999 and registered NIWF in 2000 with the aim of ensuring right to participate in all state structures with their distinct identity. Presently, 43 Indigenous Women’s Organisations, 61 District Coordination Council (DCC), 7 Provience are affiliated under this umbrella organization.

In Nepal, Adivasi Janajati Women have bitter experiences of inherent structural patriarchy and dominated political systems. Social exclusion based on gender has for centuries been an important part of the Nepali milieu. Similarly, social exclusion based on ethnicity has been another reality in Nepal. Thus, Indigenous Nationalities Women face social exclusion not only because of them being women, but also because of their ethnicity. Women comprise 51.48 percent out of which 35.5 percent are Adivasi Janajati women. It is a fact that the state has not recognized the “identity” of Adivasi Janajati women, deprived them from policy making processes and has been including them under the general term “Nepali women”_ In addition, Adivasi Janajati Women are marginalized and excluded from the mainstream of national development – Adivasi Janajati Women suffer from triple forms of discrimination, First for being women, Secondly for being Adivasi Janajati and Thirdly for being Adivasi Janajati Women.

General Assembly (GA) is a sovereign body of NIWF, convened in every three years. There shall be one representative from each member organization in the GA. Federal Council (FC) comprises of representatives of member organizations and the secretariat. FC has mandates to formulate program, implementation and observation according to the resolution of General Assembly. It has further a mandate to carryout necessary work to achieve objectives of the NIWF complying its Constitution. The Secretariat comprises of eight members, out of them seven members including the Secretary General are elected by GA except the Chairperson who serves according to the rotational turn of member organization. The mandate of secretariat is to implement the decision of Federal Council and day to day work of the NIWF. The secretariat has mandate of conducting various projects and programs to achieve the goal of NIWF. The projects and programs are managed by Executive Director. NIWF previously worked with DanidaHUGOU, UNDP, CECI, WAPDCA, Asia indigenous peoples pact (AIPP) Thailand, AED, National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN). and, it has currently been working on cordination with NGO-FONIN and ILO Nepal.

Objectives

  1. To ensure the IP’s rights in the constitution and laws those are enshrined political, socio-cultural, educational and customary rights of indigenous women.
  2. To ensure the indigenous women’s representation in each sector of the state based on their identity.
  3. To increase economic, social, cultural, political and legal empowerment of indigenous women and gender sensitivity.
  4. To enhance institutional development and capacity of indigenous women.
  5. To intensify the advocacy work for collective rights of indigenous people and women’s rights.

NIWF Vision, Mission & Goal
Vision: Society based on equality and equity with identity established.
Mission: Make indigenous women visible enjoyment of inclusive democracy, human rights and social justice by indigenous women & men.
Goal: Guarantee of indigenous women’s collective rights and gender equality in accordance with international laws and standards of human rights including UNDRIP & CEDAW.

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