Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) Vacancy for Executive Director and Field Officer

Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) Vacancy

Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) was established on 22 Kartik, 2050 B.S. at Sarlahi District of Province 2, Nepal. It is a non-governmental and non-profit social organization and is a well-established and prominent organization that works as a change agent in the area of women empowerment and community development in the Sarlahi district. The long-term experiences in the area of community development and women’s Upliftment have made it the organization easy to organize the community for positive changes over their own over the last 30 years.

This is women women-headed organization and the majority of executive members are women. It works with a mission to improve the lives of people through economic, social, cultural, and physical transformation. It has been implementing several projects in Sarlahi District in the partnership.

RWUA invites applications from interested qualified and eligible candidates (Nepali citizens only) who are reliable, accountable, and have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity for the following positions under the organization and RWUA-implemented projects in the Sarlahi district.


Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) Vacancy Announcement

Job Title: Executive Director

Duty StationHaripur Municipality, Sarlahi District
Reports toChairperson/Executive Committee, RWUA
Salary and benefitsNegotiable

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

RWUA is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead our organization and its implemented projects through an upcoming period of growth.  The Executive Director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to RWUA, articulating and building commitment to RWUA’s mission, vision, values, and, strategy, and ensuring that all activities and resources are focused on the achievement of this vision. 

In this role, you will be the face of our organization, working closely with the RWUA board members; the project staff team, Management Team, and the public. You will ensure that staff members are aligned with the organization’s mission and vision and that we are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives. We have a family-oriented in which we place a high priority on communication, recognition and collaboration. We are in search of an Executive Director who is aligned with our culture and will continue to enhance it through positive leadership.

Key Responsibility:

The Executive Director will be responsible for carrying out the following functions:

1. Leadership & Management

  • Participate with the executive committee in developing a mission, vision goal, objectives, and strategic plans  to guide the organization
  • Identify, assess, and inform the committee of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
  • Act as a professional advisor to the executive committee on all aspects of the organization’s activities.
  • Foster effective teamwork between the board and executive director and between the executive director and staff.
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the organization 
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
  • Ensures commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization, including communicating with legal and accounting professionals as needed.
  • Maintain a working knowledge, skill, and behaviour of developments in the organization and its projects.

2. Operational planning, management, and Development

  • Develop an operational plan, which incorporates goals, and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Facilitate the organization to conduct an organizational capacity assessment (OCA) to identify the gaps and needs of organizational development (OD) and support to development and implementation of the organizational capacity development plan.
  • Lead to the design, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and strategies to meet organizational development needs and program goals.
  • Execute tools, techniques, and methodologies to monitor and review organizational capacity development plans in coordination with the senior management team and executive board.
  • Lead to organize various capacity-building pieces of training for the senior management team and all staff
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its partners and board.
  • Ensure and develop an appropriate strategy, policy and, procedure documents for board review and implement approved policies and procedures
  • Develop and annually review  program and budget
  • The Review current governance structure and develop procedures to guide interface with the board 
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
  • Ensure that personnel, partners, donor, and, volunteer files are securely stored and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Provide support to the board by preparing the meeting agenda and supporting materials.

3. Program planning, management, and Development

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s program and services.
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the board.
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of projects.
  • Identify and track opportunities for consideration that fall within the overall organizational strategy
  • Lead the project development process and communicate with related partners. 

4. Financial Planning and Management

  • Work with finance staff and board to prepare a comprehensive budget.
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans, and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization.
  • Approve expenditures and ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
  • Provide the board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.
  • Sign contracts, leases, and binding agreements on behalf of the organization.

5. Human Resource Management 

  • Support to recruitment committee for adequate staff hiring and selection.
  • Manages employment contracts, job descriptions, personnel policies, compensation, and benefits administration to ensure alignment with Nepal Labor Acts.
  • Determine staffing requirements for organization management and program delivery.
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures, and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff.
  • Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment by all appropriate legislation and regulations.
  • Ensure that sound recruitment interviews and selection of staff procedures are followed
  • Ensure that all staff receive an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided.
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an ongoing basis and conducting an annual performance review.
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures.

6.  Representation, Coordination/Networking, and Collaboration, and communication

  • Coordination and collaboration with Local Networks and Alliances of CSOs and funding partners.
  • Lead to facilitate in forming/re-forming/mobilization of district & local level network/alliances.
  • Ensure close coordination and communication with national-level and international-level funding agencies, INGO/NGOs, stakeholders, CSOs, etc.
  • Represent the organization/project at local, district, and province levels.
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and information sharing with the province and local governments, partner agencies, I/NGOs, media, civil Societies, and community-based organizations, if needed.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with province & local governments, and other stakeholders.

7. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Documentation

  • Monitor the ongoing project intervention with proper monitoring tools.
  • Ensure the organization running all the project interventions are implemented by the minimum quality benchmark.
  • Lead the team to maintain integrity in data/information management & submit promptly.
  • Produce quality progress reports & documents capturing organizational learnings and good practices.
  • Sharing innovative approaches, good practices, challenges, and achievements with related personnel. 
  • Ensure the timely execution of the activities assigned for all projects.
  • Proper implementation and management of the organization VMGO and projects program with quality results.
  • Effective Coordination and collaboration with multi-stakeholders.

8. Reporting and Communication 

  • Produce and share monthly/Quarterly/Annual reports (ensure the booklet and Brochure) to the organizations.
  • Ensure financial report is prepared timely & accurately and shared with organization and donors.
  • Maintain proper communication within the team for functional communication.

9. Proposal Writing and Resource Development

  • Support in developing the Proposal writing and submitting timely as respective donor agencies.
  • Engaging in proposal writing and developing.
  • Search requests for proposals, and assist in the formulation of new proposals within project teams.
  • Develop and propose strategies, action plans, and approaches for mobilizing financial, human, and technical resources to support RWUA’s work
  • In collaboration with the executive committee, identify donor agencies, government, and private funding to sustain RWUA development and program activities 
  • Provide support in the planning and execution of fund management activities

10. Technical services

  • Provide technical support to project cycle management.
  • Provide appropriate suggestions on technical matters.
  • Report to the concerned authority on the related matter and develop a critical technical report.

11. Community Relations/Advocacy

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community serviced by the organization.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.

12. Risk Management

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (partners, staff, management, and volunteers), property, finance, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
  • Ensure that the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and also ensure that staff understands the terms, conditions, and limitations of the insurance coverage.
  • Review the security risk management plan and use the standard operating protocols appropriately.

Minimum required academic qualification and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social work/Development Studies/Law/Management/Social Science/International Relationship with 8 years of working experience in a related field with a diverse team, (or) 
  • Master’s degree in social work/Development Studies/Law/Management/Social Science/ Public Health professional with 5 years of working experience in managing multiple projects with a diverse team.
  • Writing and speaking proficiency in English, Nepali and Local language.
  • Ability to work with MS Office packages (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability & experience to provide organizational capacity-building training to board and staff team on process & tools of evidence-based advocacy. 
  • Experience in Organization Development (OD) process tools and management skills.
  • Working Experience with NGO/ INGO, Province, Local government, and concerned stakeholders.
  • Have a valid driving license.

Ability to work under pressure and within a tight timeframe

  • Interested candidates aged 28+ are encouraged to apply with their current CV and Cover letter to the email address vacancy@rwua.org mentioning the position applying in the subject line addressing to The Human Resource Department, Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA), Sarlahi or submit the hard copy to Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA), Haripur Municipality-2, Sarlahi within 15 December 2023 by 4:00 PM.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further selection process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained, and any inappropriate recommendation might automatically disqualify the candidate from further processing. RWUA respects child rights and strictly follows the child safeguarding policy of the organization. RWUA is an equal opportunities employer and strictly follows merit-based selection. Qualified female and LGBTIQ candidates or those from disadvantaged communities and local people with best-fit qualifications and competencies are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) Vacancy

Job Title: Field Officer (FO) CSL

Duty StationHaripur and Ishworpur Municipality, Sarlahi District
Reports toProject Coordinator, RWUA
Salary and benefitsSalary and benefits:

Summary of Job:

RWUA is seeking an experienced Field officer to field Officer-CSL is responsible for managing the overall livelihood/economic-related activities of the programs adhering to Child child-sensitive livelihoods and procedures within the given time frame under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and close coordination with Community Mobilizers, JTA and other thematic staffs of Sponsorship program. S/he will manage his/her 70% time on the field for implementation and 30% time in an office for reporting, coordination, and networking.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support Community Mobilizers in the identification of ultra-poor HHs for farmer group formation and group registration in the Municipality-Agriculture/Livestock Division.
  • Support Community Mobilizers and JTA on-demand collection of on-farm/off-farm materials from farmer groups/entrepreneurs and their timely distribution.
  • Regular observation of agriculture farms and providing technical support to farmer groups on cultivation technology, day-to-day field management, disease/insect control and post-harvest management.
  • Support Community Mobilizers and JTA on nursery management training, production management training, post-harvest training, IPM training, vermicompost preparation training, mushroom production training, local resource person (LRP) training, saving & credit training. 
  • Identification/selection of resource person/training institute to conduct ME/SIYB training/vocational training for adolescents/out of school students.
  • Support microentrepreneurs to prepare business plans for their microenterprises.
  • Support farmer groups to establish good marketing channel of their produced items. 
  • Support cooperatives to mobilize revolving funds and ensure the utilization of revolving funds on-farm/off-farm activities.
  • Support WCRC on the operation and management of the Child Endowment Fund/Revolving Fund.
  • Track monthly/yearly data (farmer group, ME/VT/farmers income, lease land, ME/VT/farmer’s children education and disability) and other activities related data on Online Program Management Information System (OPMIS) in coordination with Community Mobilizers and JTA.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the project activities in accordance with the work plan.
  • Document best practices, lesson learned and success of the project.
  • Coordinate with district/local level stakeholders and donor organization for the smooth running of the Child Poverty theme of Sponsorship program.
  • Coordinate with different thematic areas for integration of Sponsorship program. 
  • Support immediate Supervisor for planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Sponsorship program.
  • Adopt and demonstrate ‘Do No Harm’ policy in each step of assignments.
  • The position holder will have to abide child safeguarding, protection from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) policy including RWUA code of conduct. S/he will have to maintain dual adult rule while visiting/meeting children.
  • The other tasks assign by your immediate Supervisor.
  • The job responsibilities as explained above are not exhaustive and the position holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experiences for good will of organization.

Program Planning and implementation

  • Support to the Project Coordinator in planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, reporting and management of overall project. 
  • Develop and implement monthly action plan and support to Community Mobilizers in development and use of monthly action plan.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the project activities in accordance with the work plan.
  • Mobilize, manage and assist to Community Mobilizers for effective and timely implementation of the planned activities in assigned Municipality. 
  • Supervise and provide regular support to the project staffs including Community Mobilizers in implementation and management of project activities, trainings and workshops at field level. 
  • Liaise on regular basis with the Project Coordinator to identify results, on-going successes and challenges in implementation, follow up, monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Build functional networking and professional relationship with the stakeholders including government, media, communities, civil society and donor agencies to receive their support for collaboration and smooth implementation of the project activities.
  • Represent the project in the meetings with government agencies, donor and NGOs as well as in seminars and workshops as necessary.
  • Attend and participate in specified meetings with national, district and local level stakeholders and ensure good collaboration and communication.
  • Organize regular coordination meetings and feedback session with program staff.
  • Plan and ensure the timely procurement of materials needed for workshops, trainings and the equipment for the project activities.
  • Share and inform the Project Coordinator about encountered challenges, cultural components and further training needs for the staff and other stakeholders.
  • Provide regular support to the Community Mobilizers to deliver activities of high quality, including meetings/interactions at community level for effective community mobilization.

Field monitoring, Coordination, and Reporting

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor the project activities, guide & assist sub-ordinates and supervise performances of staff.
  • Documents and compile researches, best practices, lesson learned and success of the project.
  • Assist Project Coordinator in development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and plans for effective implementation and management of the project activities as well as to record, document and measure the project success and challenges.
  • Maintain regular contact with all the national, district and Municipality level stakeholders in the district for better synergy in implementation.
  • Review and check data collected and submitted by Community Mobilizers, ensure consistency and processing for further reporting.
  • Assist Project Coordinator in writing monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the program.
  • Organize monthly monitoring with programmatic checklists and develop reports with well and measurable recommendations. 
  • Collect, compile and submit 2 case stories quarterly.
  • Follow up and monitoring of the community-based monitoring register and support to PC for monthly updates in the Monitoring/Issue Log Book.

Child Safeguarding

  • Ensure that all Program staff understand and respect Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies.
  • Report on the protection concerns to the Project Coordinator in line with the Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Ensure the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct is visible at all Save the Children’s activity locations.

Well-being

  • Ensure that all staff members in the program team feel comfortable in the job and team and inform the Project Coordinator if the employees face particular challenges or have specific needs.
  • The job responsibilities as explained above are not exhaustive and the position holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experiences for the goodwill of the organization.
  • Adopt and demonstrate the ‘Do No Harm’ Policy in every step of your assignments.

Minimum required academic qualification and experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (BSc Ag) with 3 years of working experience in a related field within a diverse team, (or)
  • Preferable Master’s degree in Agriculture (MSc Ag) with 2 years of working experience in a related field within a diverse team.
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking English, Nepali, and the local language.
  • Possession of a valid driving license.
  • Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and strong email and internet skills.
  • Ability to coordinate with local-level and district-level government structures such as Ward, WCRC, and farmers.
  • Capability to work under pressure and within tight timeframes.
  • Previous working experience with NGOs, INGOs and related.

Ability to work under pressure and within the tight timeframe

  • Interested candidates aged 25+ are encouraged to apply with their current CV and Cover letter to the email address vacancy@rwua.org mentioning the position applying in the subject line addressing to The Human Resource Department, Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA), Sarlahi or submit the hard copy to Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA), Haripur Municipality-2, Sarlahi within 15 December 2023 by 4:00 PM.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further selection process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained, and any inappropriate recommendation might automatically disqualify the candidate from further processing. RWUA respects child rights and strictly follows the child safeguarding policy of the organization. RWUA is an equal opportunities employer and strictly follows merit-based selection. Qualified female, LGBTIQ  candidates or those from disadvantaged communities and local people with best-fit qualifications and competencies are strongly encouraged to apply.

RWUA reserves the right to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) Vacancy