Project Officer – Child Rights
United Mission to Nepal (UMN)
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United Mission to Nepal (UMN)

Kathmandu, Nepal

About Us

United Mission to Nepal (UMN) strives to address root causes of poverty as it serves the people of Nepal in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ. Established in 1954, UMN is a cooperative effort between the people of Nepal and a large number of Christian organisations ...

United Mission to Nepal (UMN) strives to address root causes of poverty as it serves the people of Nepal in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ. Established in 1954, UMN is a cooperative effort between the people of Nepal and a large number of Christian organisations from nearly 20 countries on 4 continents. Multicultural teams of Nepali nationals and volunteer expatriate staff work alongside local organisations in less developed areas of the country, building partnerships that lead to healthy, strong and empowered individuals, families, and communities.

Approval to work in Nepal

UMN works in Nepal under a General Agreement and Project Agreement with the Social Welfare Council of the Government of Nepal. Both agreements are renewed every five years. These agreements stipulate the type of work UMN does, the areas where it works, and the way its funding is allocated.
Linkages and Associations

UMN is an active member of the Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN) and follows their Basic Operating Guidelines and Code of Conduct. UMN is also a member of the Micah Network Nepal.
Political stance

UMN is not associated with any political party. We respect the representative role of community leaders and politicians in society, and will seek their views and input. However, we will not allow any political group or party to direct or influence our activities and programmes.
UMN funding

UMN receives funding from international organisations, institutions, churches and individuals, from about 16 different countries. Much of our funding is designated giving. This means that it can only be used for the specific programme or project for which it has been given.
 

Project Officer – Child Rights

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Expiry date 2022-08-11
  • Skills Project Management, Written and Verbal Communication

Job Description

Required No.: 1 (Nawalparasi West, Bardaghat)
The main purpose of this position is to ensure the successful implementation of the ‘Strengthening Child Rights in Pratappur (SCRIP) Project’ and contribute to the UMN’s cluster strategy through effective capacity-building, relationship-building, project management, and providing technical expertise.

Job Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Preferably in English)/Law (preferably in Child Rights as a special subject)/Social Science.
  • At least three years of working experience in Child Rights and Community Development.
  • Knowledge and experience in right-based and resilience approach.
  • Sound knowledge on child rights situation and child rights in Nepal.
  • Experience in concept note/proposal development and proposal writing. Familiar with participatory tools & techniques and group mobilisation.
  • Experience in material development, training, and facilitation of workshops/training at district level and in rural settings.
  • Familiar with up-to-date child protection strategies, policies, and development practices in Nepal and outside.
  • Experience in managing projects through local implementing partner organisation/s.
  • Skilled in coordination and networking with local, district and province level stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills both in English and Nepali. Both writing and speaking must be of an excellent standard.

Apply Instruction

All interested individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position. The Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded from our website: www.umn.org.np/vacancy

Completed application forms should be sent by e-mail to nepali.recruit@umn.org.np by 5:00 pm on Thursday 11 August 2022. Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment process.

We especially encourage applications from women and marginalised groups