PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To lead and manage a project on that aims to transform the book market in Nepal through a technology-enabled market solution that will improve access to, quality and utilization of books through a more efficient supply chain, a digital marketplace linking schools to publishers & a social network connecting teachers & a book purchase tracking system to support school progress.
The intervention uses Result Based Financing (RBF) to strengthen the education system by compelling all stakeholders to align and support the achievement of existing education standards. Specifically, the project uses RBF to incentivize publishers, printers, local education authorities, and schools.
Ensure that the project commences on time, delivers the results as per the approved plans & budgets, and is implemented as per the quality benchmarks, industry standards, donor guidelines and requirements, government regulations, and organizational policies and procedures.
Lead the overall district level strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process, budgeting, and development of an appropriate project exit strategy.
Lead the overall baseline, monitoring, evaluation, beneficiary management and accountability processes. Ensure MEAL mechanisms are established and robust, and learning is incorporated into programming and implementation.
Provide overall managerial leadership to, and ensure technical leadership and competency in KITAB project offering the necessary support to the East Field Office Education team.
Oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to management, donors and sponsors, including regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annually), financial reports, and other reports and key documentation as required.
Ensure the field visit of at least 50 schools per month within the districts to ensure that the project is within the scope.
Project Monitoring and Evaluations
The project reviews and endline evaluation are carried out according to the schedule.
Develop, apply and ensure appropriate tools and strategy to monitor the progress, quality and impact of the project targets
Physically verify and do regular field visits.
Effective use of monitoring tools, the online digital platform, , remote management tools promoting the use of virtual means
Lead the management of partner NGOs’ performance to ensure that project results are delivered as per the agreed MOAs, plans, budgets, quality benchmarks, donor guidelines and requirements, government regulations, and organizational policies and procedures.
Ensure adequate strengthening of partner NGOs’ management, technical and functional capacity to achieve projects’ deliverables.
Ensure that regular and timely meetings with partner NGOs take place as per expected requirements, corrective actions from project monitoring and tracking are taken, and action plans are followed up.
Facilitate the district level requirement for selection of partner NGOs.
Provide project stakeholders with comprehensive documents and each stakeholder clarified on their role and responsibilities.
Review monthly progress and plans of implementing partners
Provide necessary support for planning, monitoring and implementations of project activities
Manage and lead the project team
Manage performance of staff through provision of timely and ongoing feedback, regular one-on-one performance conversations, as well as quarterly setting of performance scorecard and performance review
Lead the recruitment process in the Project team, consultants to manage the project
Facilitate and ensure capacity building of project team and implementing partners to have enough capacity/necessary skills to deliver their roles and responsibilities.
Equip relevant staffs and partners with project requirements and compliances.
Contribute and support for similar project development process, if necessary.
Work with government education stakeholders and facilitate capacity building especially in the digital platform, technologies used in the KITAB project.
Coach and equip the team on Results Based Financing approaches
Networking and Advocacy
Develop a project brief and disseminate to relevant stakeholders.
Develop strategic relationship and partnership with key stakeholders at National, Regional and District Level.
Serve as a resource person for disseminating knowledge and skills to GO/NGO and other institutions for WVIN profiling.
Establish adequate referral linkage of project target groups with the appropriate service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders. Educate on the key advocacy issues and plans to NGOs and other relevant departments of WVIN.
Have an intact information of all community schools of Morang and Sunsari and maintain best working relationship with them.
Financial Management/Policy adherence
Monitor monthly actual expenditures and compare them with the implementation model, budget requirements, review the budget if needed.
Ensure that the milestone payments are as per the result based financing principles.
Ensured 100% compliance of procurement policy both in WVIN and from the grant funder.
Ensured 100% compliance to Child Protection Policy.
Internal control mechanisms are in place.
Obtained Limited Risk in the Internal and GC audit.
Documentation and Reporting
Collect, write, and share at least five case studies/good enough practices.
Prepare at least a one video per month illustrating project impact.
Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and other program and financial reports prepared and in placed and documented in time aligning with project design and donor requirement.
Maintain beneficiary records
Prepare or present progress and completion reports.
Maintain project database management as per requirement (in Horizon, Hard copies, Soft copies)
Qualitative reporting and implementations models ensured.
Capture evidences (such as media coverage, visibility materials, and success/change stories) of good practices in regular basis.
Dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices from major program interventions
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelors (Preferably Masters) degree in Education, Social Science or relevant discipline
Demonstrated depth of experience and effectiveness preferably in an NGO context in working with community/grassroots people and organizations, specially focus on classroom interventions, early grade reading, ICT interventions.
Extensive experience and recognized expertise in models and methods of training, facilitation and capacity building, Project Management and organizational development for staffs, communities and government stakeholders.
At least 5 years working experience in national and/or international NGOs.
Experience on working on Result-based financing and/or contract-based projects
Preferred working experience with World Bank
Thorough understanding and experience about Nepal Government’s strategies, policies, guidelines on early grade reading and ICT policies.
Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
Demonstrated experience in capacity building and different approaches to building capacity
Fluent in Nepali, with good written and spoken English
Committed to World Vision Ethos, Mission, Vision and Core values.
Decision making and problem solving skills
Experience in using logical frameworks and project monitoring
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Willingness to work outside office hours especially when traveling
Perform other organizational and business processes that are required to contribute to WVIN’s strategic objectives and to maintain a healthy organizational life
Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values in the approach to work and relationships
Ensure implementation of Child Protection Policy and Child Safe Organization practices
Frequent travel to field and WVIN National Office, Kathmandu is required.