Call for CV of Experts

Call for CV of Experts

Rural Reconstruction Nepal- RRN (lead) jointly with Friends of Nature-FoN (consortium partner) has been selected as the National Executing Agency (NEA) for the administration and execution of the USD $4.5 million World Bank funded Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Nepal, as well as to fulfil the secretariat functions for the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the DGM Nepal.

The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (“DGM”) is a special initiative of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) which supports efforts of developing countries to address the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation by facilitating the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs).

RRN as NEA seeks qualified and experienced core team of experts and support staff to ensure successful implementation of the DGM Nepal project with specific focus on the detailed tasks and responsibilities detailed below.

Project Life Time: It is anticipated that the DGM Nepal project will be implemented over a period of five (5) years. Implementation start possibly beginning of May 2021.

Implementation area: The DGM Nepal project will be mainly implemented in the same provinces as the FIP investment project, namely Province 2 and Province 5. For efficiency and effectiveness reasons, the DGM Nepal project should work within or close to the same 50 municipalities the FIP project will work in. Component 2 would provide opportunities to build the capacity of IPLCs from other provinces.

Possible areas of technical and advisory assistance may include;

The DGM Nepal project will support activities in the following broad thematic areas (a) avoiding deforestation and forest degradation through sustainable forest management, (b) protecting of environmental services; (c) maintaining and increasing the role of forest and forest landscapes as a carbon reserve; (d) agro-forestry and sustainable use of non-timber products, (e) low-carbon productive agricultural systems, and (f) developing and strengthening community forest enterprises with appropriate social and administrative schemes.

Required Positions:

Position 1: Climate Change, REDD+ and IPLCs Mobilization Expert-1

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. forestry or natural resources management (NRM), etc.);
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in developing and implementing strategies and tools for climate change, REDD+;
  • Proven relevant experience in working with and local communities’ issues related to forestry, climate change and, REDD+ and inclusive economic growth;
  • Proven relevant experience in carbon and non-carbon practices with local communities and, preferably, Indigenous Peoples;
  • Proven relevant experience in working with IPLCs including women, Dalit, Madheshi, person with disability and other marginalized communities in Nepal, knowledge of IPLCs issues in one or more regions and of relevant international policies;
  • Track record in implementation of similar international development projects involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • Proven relevant experience as trainer in CC, DRR, REDD+ and other core areas of environmental sustainability.  

Position 2: Environmental and Social Safeguards Expert-1

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (social sciences, anthropology, law);
  • Knowledge and understanding of the World Bank’s ESF or other Multi-lateral Development Banks’ safeguards policies as applied to projects and programs involving natural resources, forests and Indigenous Peoples;
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in applying social and environmental safeguards policies of the World Bank or other Multi-lateral Development Banks in programs and projects in developing country contexts.
  • Proven relevant experiences of prepare and design ESF policies and guidelines according to world bank standards. 

Position 3: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Expert-1

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. forestry, NRM, statistics, demography or mathematics, etc.);
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in developing and implementing M&E procedures related to SMF, REDD+ and NRM;
  • Track record in developing results reporting systems including results frameworks, guidance notes, especially for small-grants mechanisms;
  • Proven relevant experience as M&E specialist in development projects;
  • Experience and understanding of the World Bank’s approach to results monitoring and reporting.

Position 4: Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert-1

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. sociology and anthropology, education)
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in developing and implementing strategies and programs for gender equality and social inclusion in Nepal;
  • Proven relevant experience in working with IPLCs including women, Dalit, Madheshi, person with disability and marginalized communities in Nepal, knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities;
  • Proven relevant experience in developing culturally appropriate communication tools for local communities and indigenous peoples in Nepal;

Position 5: Fiduciary Management Expert-1

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. laws, business administration, finance, public administration, audit and accounting, etc.);
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in developing and implementing fiduciary procedures and arrangements related to procurement, financial management, internal audit and safeguards policies;
  • Track record in developing fiduciary procedures;
  • Proven relevant experience as trainer in fiduciary policies;
  • Knowledge of World Bank Procurement Regulations applicable to the DGM Nepal project.

Application Procedures:

Interested candidates who meet the requirements, please apply with your updated resume and a letter of interest to hr@rrn.org.np latest by 17:00hrs, 3rd. December 2020.

Please mention the position applied for in the "subject" line of your email.

RRN reserves the right to accept or reject applications without assigning any reasons. Telephone calls will not be entertained

RRN promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from minority groups (Women and differently abled, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority communities).

About RRN

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) is a Nepali non-government, not for profit, social development organisation, initially set up as a small organisation in 1989

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