Apply before 10th June 2024

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal, SWN)

Terms of Reference

Position:  Organizational Capacity Development (OCD) Manager, USAID Local Works Support

Duty Station: Scott Wilson Nepal Office, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office), with frequent field visits to provinces and municipalities

Contract: 1 year (extendable to 5 years based on performance)

Salary: An attractive salary with additional benefits including a provident fund, gratuity fund, festival allowance, and medical and accidental insurance will be provided. Applicable taxes shall be deducted as per the law of Nepal.

Working Days: 5 days a week (Mon-Friday, 900 a.m. to 530 p.m.)

Reporting Person: Chief of Party (COP), USAID Local Works Support

BACKGROUND

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/SWN) is contracted by USAID to provide technical assistance for the USAID Local Works Support. The goal is to enhance local capacity and promote sustainable development through various components, including capacity building, third-party monitoring, risk management, coordination, and integration of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Organizational Capacity Development Manager will lead Component One, “Capacity Building,” of the USAID Local Works Support Activity. The role involves supporting additional components such as Third-Party Monitoring and Risk Management, Local Works Coordination, and the integration of GESI and DEIA as cross-cutting themes. The position requires collaboration with subcontractors and short-term technical assistants (consultants) to ensure high-quality delivery.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Developing Frameworks and Modules

  • Develop generic mentoring and coaching frameworks and modules.
  • Create templates, guidelines, and manuals for capacity-building activities

B. Resource Estimation and Management

  • Estimate the financial, human, and material resources required for upcoming capacity-building activities.
  • Identify potential risks or challenges during capacity-building activities and develop mitigation strategies or contingency plans accordingly.

C. Planning and Implementation

  • Prepare, update, and implement plans for capacity-building activities.
  • Ensure timely reporting of deliverables as per the project requirements.

D. Support and Coordination

  • Support other components, such as Third-Party Monitoring and Risk Management.
  • Coordinate Local Works activities and integrate GESI and DEIA principles across all components.

E. Engagement and Collaboration

  • Engage with subcontractors and short-term technical assistants to ensure quality delivery of capacity-building activities.
  • Network and collaborate with stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of the project.

F. Administrative Tasks

  • Undertake any additional tasks assigned by the Chief of Party within the scope of Local Works Support.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • University graduate, preferred Master’s degree in Sociology or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the development field, with a focus on organizational capacity development, conducting organizational capacity assessments, and designing and delivering training and awareness programs.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  • Strategic Planning: Ability to develop long-term goals and strategies.
  • Leadership Development: Skills for nurturing and developing leaders within the organization.
  • Governance: Knowledge of best practices in board management and organizational governance.
  • Project Management: Skills in planning, executing, and closing projects effectively.
  • Financial Management: Budgeting, financial reporting, fundraising, and grant management.
  • Human Resource Development: Talent management, training and development, and performance management.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Program evaluation, data collection and analysis, and reporting.
  • Community Engagement and Advocacy: Stakeholder engagement, advocacy, and effective communication strategies.
  • Operational Efficiency: Process improvement, technology utilization, and risk management.
  • Sustainability and Resilience: Sustainable practices, resource mobilization, and crisis management.
  • Collaboration and Partnership Building: Networking and partnership development.
  • Cultural Competency: Cultural awareness and inclusivity practices.
  • Legal and Compliance: Regulatory compliance and policy development.
  • Innovation and Adaptability: Innovative thinking and change management.
  • Strong knowledge of policy, governance, accountability, and constructive citizen-state engagement.
COMPETENCIES
  • Ability to develop and implement effective capacity-building frameworks.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
TO APPLY

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing your CV, indicating your current address in Kathmandu, no later than 10th June 2024, at lws@swnepal.com.npbefore 5 p.m. A cover letter is not required at this stage.

Only shortlisted candidates who meet the criteria will be contacted for the interview. We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds, including women and those who are differently abled, to apply.

The potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.swnepal.com.np for more details on our team, location, and services.