DanChurchAid Job Vacancies: 3 Positions based in South Asia Regional Office

DanChurchAid – South Asia Regional Office Vacancy Announcements DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary organization. ... thumbnail 1 summary
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DanChurchAid – South Asia Regional Office Vacancy Announcements

DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary organization. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities and believe in life before death.

Our everyday work with development and relief aid strives to help the oppressed, neglected and marginalized groups in our focus countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to strengthen their possibilities of a life in dignity.

In Nepal and Bangladesh, we are involved in several thematic areas with our work focusing on resilient livelihood, active citizenship and migrants’ rights, among others. The DCA SARO invites applications from qualified and competent candidates for the following positions based in Kathmandu.

1) Head of Programs:
This is a senior level position. The person will be the part of the Regional Management Team and will assist the Regional Representative in overall management and delivery of DCA’s programme in SARO.

S/he will lead DCA SARO’s portfolio (priority themes – resilient livelihood, active citizenship, migrant rights and humanitarian program plus cross cutting themes). S/he will be mainly responsible for programme strategy development, management, planning, and implementation of the projects in close coordination with Regional Programme Officers and the SARO team. S/he will be also be responsible for program design, mentoring, monitoring, reporting, sharing of skills and lessons learnt, capacity development, knowledge management, partnership development, fund raising, quality assurance and policy compliance.

S/he will supports and report to the Regional Representative (RR) in cultivating relationships with donors, NGO’s, government and other stakeholders for advocacy and fundraising.

Required qualifications and competencies:
Master’s degree in relevant subject and other relevant discipline with 10 years of relevant work experience.

Strong understanding about the human rights approach to development and humanitarian work and conceptual clarity about the priority and cross cutting themes mentioned above.

The required competencies include the ability to work in an organized and responsive manner under extreme pressure on occasion in a stressful environment, conversant in strategic management, project cycle management, policy advocacy, fund raising and knowledge management, good knowledge of financial and human resources management.

The right candidate also needs to have analytical ability, problem solving, coaching, mentoring and supervision skills, be result oriented, be an excellent team player and have good decision making skills. Similarly, the successful candidate has the ability to plan her/his own work and to manage conflicting priorities while work under pressure, and is good at working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. S/he has excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in English with Nepali skills a strong advantage.

2) Regional Fundraising Coordinator:
This is a senior level position. The person will be part of the Regional Management Team and will be responsible for developing and updating our funding strategy annually as well as a plan of action across development and humanitarian programming under SARO.

S/he will support and advise programme team on country context analysis, programme design, partners’ assessments, partner proposal reviews. S/he will provide technical assistance for registration of all potential back donor partners in the Europe Aid system – PADOR. S/he will explore and facilitate development of consortia of relevant INGOs, UN agencies and ACT members, including support for joint projects with potential stakeholders to optimize opportunities for fund raising.

S/he will maintain close relationships with donors, explore new donors and establish contact with them. S/he will be also responsible to carry out the research, develop concept notes and proposal and build capacity of staff and partners in fund raising. S/he will ensure quality assurance and donor/policy compliances.

Required qualifications and competencies:
Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 10 years of relevant work experience. Should have strategic analysis skills for fundraising, be knowledgeable about the funding market, current trends, donor priorities and procedures.

The required competencies include ability to work in an organized and responsive manner under extreme pressure on occasion in a stressful environment, conversant in strategic management, project cycle management, experience in mobilizing private funds, knowledge management, good knowledge of financial management, analytical ability, problem solving, coaching, mentoring skills, be result oriented, and an excellent team player.

Similarly, s/he will be a dynamic networker able to establish successful relationships and contacts with donors, NGO’s, and other key players in the fundraising sphere. S/he will have the ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities under pressure of tight deadlines, working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in English with Nepali language skills an advantage too.

3) Communication Officer (Short term employment):
S/he will lead in communication and documentation of earthquake emergency programme and will be responsible for producing produce visibility materials, the production of videos, animations, brochures, and leaflets for the programme.

S/he will be responsible to write case studies, reports update website, facebook page and be responsible for documentation, database management and media coordination for the programme.

S/he will be also responsible to build the capacity of partners to strengthen communication and documentation and ensure the dissemination of messages regarding DCA’s earthquake response to the widest possible audience.

The position is based in Kathmandu, and the position requires till the end of June 2016.

Required qualifications and competencies:
Master’s degree in a relevant subject (preferably in English and journalism/communication) with minimum two years of relevant work experience and fluent English Language skills. The required competencies include ability to work in an organized and responsive manner, good knowledge in database management, excellent communication skill (written and spoken) in both English and Nepali, the ability to successfully run and edit websites as well as engage with, and upload to, social media platforms.

Candidates with videography/photography skill would add value.

The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights and opportunities and adhere to the staff policies of DCA on Sexual Harassment and Anti-Corruption. DCA South Asia Regional Office needs people with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good sense of humour and team spirit. Willingness to be flexible is essential.

Your motivated application should be submitted via our e-recruiting system, accessible from our home page, by the 3th of January, 2016.

Applications received by email will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Please mention the position you are applying for in subject line.

For any questions related to the vacancies please contact Nisha Kharel nkha@dca.dk
All interested and qualified candidates, regardless of age, gender or religion are encouraged to apply.
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