Position Title: Water Security Manager
Duty Station: Birendranagar, Surkhet(with a frequent field visit to BHAKARI working districts)
Support Activities for Poor Producers of Nepal (SAPPROS) is a Nepali National non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been assisting rural communities to reduce poverty for the past 30 years. SAPPROS has outreached in 52 districts through various developmental and livelihood projects, majority of them are remote and ranks lowest in overall development index of the country. It focuses five holistic approaches of development: (a) Organizational development and Capacity Building; (b) Infrastructure Development, WASH and DRR; (c) Agriculture, Livelihood and Enterprise Development; (d) Climate Change and Emergency Management and (e) Health and Nutrition. It follows the principles of integrating institutions, infrastructure and resources by mobilizing and enhancing local capacity in order to achieve sustainable development and increase resilience of women, poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups. Join us in assisting rural communities in building productive infrastructures; mobilizing local resources; and promoting meaningful participation of women, poor, vulnerable and marginalized people in planning, development and decision making.
Mercy Corps Nepal as the prime organization has been implementing Multi-Year Emergency Food Security Activity named “BHAKARI” funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs, intending to enhance food and nutrition security, reduce future humanitarian caseload, and improve the resilience of communities to recurrent shocks in 6 districts (Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Surkhet, Achham, and Dailekh, with cluster hubs in Surkhet and Jumla) in the Karnali River Basin area. The program is somewhat built upon many of the successes of the Nepal team’s previous Food for Peace program which ended in January 2020, the PAHAL program, but with some new districts and a much heavier emphasis on emergency response. It includes program components of agriculture and market systems, disaster risk reduction, water for productive use, natural resources management, and a large emphasis on a gender and social inclusion approach, all with a highly integrated multi-sectoral approach. The program is a 3-year, $15 million programs across 6 districts in the hills and mountains of the Karnali River Basin of Nepal.
SAPPROS is one of the consortium partners in BHAKARI, responsible for Sustainable water interventions witha focus on installation, management, and maintenance of productive water projects, including multiple-use water systems, irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting, and irrigation storage and delivery systems in targeted RM/Wards/Communities of six districts of BHAKARI program through six local implementing partners in respective districts.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Water Security Manage will work full time in the Bhakari project based in Surkhet. Liaising with Kathmandu based Senior Water Security lead S/He will work directly with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) to help provide the overall leadership, management, and strategic vision to the implementation of water for productive use component of the BHAKARI. S/He will responsible for the overall management of the component including planning, coordination, and reporting, and will ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget.
S/he will work in close coordination with Surkhet, Kalikot and Jumla based technical team members of SAPPROS/BHAKARI in planning, monitoring, and reporting of the water for productive use component. S/he will provide technical backstopping support to Senior Irrigation Officers and District Coordinators for field level activities in close consultation with Senior Water Security Lead and Water Program Expert based in SAPPROS Kathmandu. S/he will be responsible to report line managers of BHAKARI as well as Senior Water Security Lead at SAPPROS.
The Water Water Security Manager will also be responsible for coordination with stakeholders for leveraging in water activities with the support of BHAKARI central, cluster, and districts team. S/he will also be responsible for the frequent field visits to provide technical backstopping and ensure quality program implementation. In addition to that S/he will support the capacity building of the Senior Irrigation Officers and implementing partners technical team in the Sustainable water intervention activities.
As gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), safeguarding, governance, and environmental sensitivity are cross-cutting and core components of BHAKARI, the Water Security Manager is required to own these components and ensure these components are integrated into his/her working area.
A. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1) Program Operations
3) ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES:
4) SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
5) REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:
6) WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:
B. REQUIRED SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
Send a motivation letter mentioning position applied for and an updated CV as per provided templet including 2 referees with contact number and e-mail address to email@example.com no later than, September 15, 2021. SAPPROS Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.
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SAPPROS Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified Women, Dalits, Marginalized and person with disability are highly encouraged to apply for the position.
Only the short-listed candidates will be notified for the further assessment.
No telephone calls will be entertained.