A consortium of Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Nepal and Centre for Dalit Women, Nepal (CDWN) invites Letters of Interest (LoI) from the interested and competent candidates having relevant professional expertise for the following long term positions available in the Provincial Support Programme (PSP). The programme will be implemented in Province One with the main objectives of extending technical support to the province one government to deliver equitable development and delivery of public services, establish mutual cooperation between the provincial government and associated local governments on selected development priorities and make province government and elected representatives accountable to their respective constituencies. The overall goal of the PSP is to support the Government of Nepal to implement federalism through well-functioning, inclusive institutions and systems. While focusing its activities at the province level, the PSP will force adherence to the principles of cooperation, coordination and co-existence at all levels of governments. The competent candidates coming from Province One will get priority in the selection process.

Available positions:

1. Programme Manager/Team Leader - 1

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with and reporting to the Program Director within the PMU and Swiss Cooperation Office, the Programme Manager/ Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day strategic direction and supervision of the PMISC team to ensure the effective and efficient coordination and management of inputs as well as outputs for all three Programme Outcomes. To this effect, the Programme Manager will:

  • Supervise and guide thematic specialists and experts in line with Programme’s outcomes and outputs listed in the logical framework and with PMU’s needs, ensuring that envisaged results are effectively and ethically implemented on a consistent basis;
  • Develop A-to-Z management policies, procedural and quality assurance systems for the programme’s organizational, operational and fiscal management workflows, capacity building activities and all deliverables;
    Perform strategic planning activities on an ongoing basis to ensure the programme’s flexibility and adaptive capacity to respond to contextual developments and needs;
  • Conduct liaising and communication functions between PSU, OCMCM, PMU, SCO and other key institutional partners ensuring the effective flow of information for the attainment of results and maintenance of good working relations among programme partners;
  • Strategically determine and supervise ongoing technical assistance and human resource needs, procurement of relevant consulting services and recruitment of short-term experts as needed by the Programme;
  • Ensure effective, ethical financial management of programme’s budget, financial flows, transfers to the PMU, payments and receivables for services rendered by third parties; implement transparent procurement procedures and other financial monitoring and controlling tasks as needed;
  • Supervise and methodologically guide programme monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management activities including quantitative and qualitative data collection, results-oriented progress reports/ presentations for PSU, document and disseminate good practices and lessons learned; write and disseminate semi-annual, annual programme reports;
  • Strategically assess potential risks, pro-actively devise troubleshooting, problem-solving, risk mitigation measures and responsive solutions to prevent/de-escalate contingencies that may negatively impact the Programme’s results and assets;
    Cooperate with PLGSP other SCO’s sectoral programs to find programmatic synergies that optimize the development impact of SCO’s portfolio;
  • Ensures that cross-cutting themes (gender equality, social inclusion, good governance and conflict-sensitive programme management) are effectively mainstreamed in programme activities;
    Assist PMU in the preparation and facilitation of Province Steering and Province Coordination Committee meetings, consultations with external stakeholders as needed;
  • Ensuring donor-coordination in the planning of new development projects, strategic partnerships;
    Provide mentoring and professional development support to PMU, Province officials and PMISC staff;
  • Support the PMU and Programme Director with other tasks and deliverables as needed;
    Ensure the highest ethical standards for the programme’s implementation in line with SDC’s Ethical Code of Conduct for Programme implementing partners.

Qualifications and Experience

Programme Manager will have MA in law, public administration, political science, economics and organizational management and at least 15 years of practical experience in effectively managing larger scale governance projects in collaboration with government authorities, civil society, private sector and in supervising expert teams and a wider pool of consultants. Experience in managing donor projects is preferred. Strong understanding of Nepal’s Constitution, existing legislation in respective fields, public administration and service delivery processes (DPR drafting), good governance standards, institution-building methods and inter-governmental coordination mechanisms in Nepal is essential. Has strong leadership, strategic planning, analytical and organizational skills with a proven track record in delivering consistent results in longer program management cycles, managing programme budgets (5 million USD or higher) and multi-track procurement procedures. The team leader will be a pro-active multitasker, excellent communicator, competent to work in dynamic, high pressure and politically sensitive environment(s) with fluency in written and spoken English. Has demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams and building partnerships. Competent in preparing strategic programme delivery plans, writing concise, results-based reports and working with computer and applied project management software.

2. Governance and Public Administration Expert-1

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director, and the Programme Manager, the Governance and Organizational Expert will provide technical assistance (TA) support to province-level authorities – OCMCM, line ministries and province Assembly on Programme related tasks as follows:

  • Provides technical leadership and advisory support on concepts and implementation modalities for establishing transformational governance, legislative, organizational, administrative, human resource systems, policies and procedures at province level;
  • Conducts strategic planning, oversees timely implementation of deliverables and respective reporting on inputs and activities related to Outputs 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1 as per Programme’s Logical Framework;
    Jointly with PMU oversees the development of SG’s policies, procedures and tools for social inclusion and constructive citizen and civil society engagement in SG’s decision-making processes;
  • Develops and/or guides corresponding design and implementation of training modules on good governance, organizational management, human resources and capacity development, civic engagement topics, recruits qualified trainers;
    Conceptually oversees the redesign of the SG’s website per modern citizen-centric standards ensuring the integration of open/transparent government principles, meaningful participatory content (e.g. introduction of feedback, e-polling, topical information campaigns, discussion fora etc.);
  • In line with the Constitution, contributes to the development of constructive inter-governmental coordination concepts, institutional knowledge management and knowledge sharing tools and consultative mechanisms (e.g. Province Coordination Council thematic working groups, Province and local government strategic partnerships, inter-province knowledge and good practice sharing platforms etc.);
  • Technically assists the PMU in developing SG’s partnerships with universities on innovative knowledge management policies, systems, platforms and products;
  • Technically assists the PMU in developing SG’s constructive relations with civil society organisations and media, exploring the idea of developing a transparent, online CSO Registry system;
  • Technically supports the PA in the development and publishing of PA’s Code of conduct and Procedural Guidelines for PA Committees (agenda-setting, consensus building, expert and public hearings, medial relations);
  • Technically supports the design and implementation of PA’s annual self-assessment (ASA) to identify its training needs, priorities;
  • In coordination with PLGSP and based on ASA needs, develops customized training course(s) for PA Committee Heads/ Deputies, recruits trainers and assures quality standards of training;
    Determines expertise needs, and oversees the recruitment and deliverables of consultants/ experts related to the successful implementation of Outputs 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1;
  • Supports the Programme Manager and other PMISC Specialists in administrative and day-to-day management tasks as required.

Qualifications and Experience

MA degree in related fields - public administration, public policy, political science and minimum of 10 years of practical experience in advising public administrations, executive authorities and implementing governance development programmes/ projects at the sub-national level in Nepal. Minimum 7 years of experience and successful track record in conceptual guidance and development of innovative good governance (transparency, accountability and participation) policies, tools, methods and procedures at sub-national level – e.g. open government strategies, participatory budgeting, civic consultations and feedback mechanisms, use of new information technologies in the latter etc.). Strong understanding of Nepal’s Constitution, existing legislation in respective fields, of public administration processes, good governance standards, gender and social inclusion principles is essential. Is demonstrably able to establish good working relations with government officials, civil society, civic leaders, youth, private sector, universities, media, and international donors. Has excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills, with keen attention to interpersonal skills and effective communication. Fluency to write and verbally communicate English is required.

3. Financial Management & Reform Specialist -1

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director (PD) and the Programme Manager (PM), the Financial Management and Reform Specialist will provide technical assistance (TA), advisory and quality assurance support to province-level authorities – OCMCM, the Province Treasury Department and line ministries on public financial management (PFM) reforms as outlined in Output 1.3 in the Programme’s Logical Framework. More specifically, the Financial Management and Reform Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Technically advising the drafting of PFM policies, systems and procedures at Province level;
  • Technically assisting in the drafting and implementation of multi-sectoral taxation policies and public communication strategies related to the introduction of new taxation policies;
  • Jointly with PMU and OCMCM ensuring the quality of (SG-LG) fiscal transfer mechanisms, annual budget planning, mid-term expenditure frameworks and their compliance with legislative standards, deadlines and procedures;
  • Providing guidance and backstopping national consultants in the institutionalization of systematized PFM systems and procedures within OCM, treasury and line ministries; where relevant, identifying innovative methods and approaches for making existing/new PFM systems more efficient and effective, including ICT enabled approaches/ management tools;
  • In consultation with PMU and coordination with PLGSP developing capacity building approaches on PFM needs for OCMCM and line ministry officials; technically supervising the design of modular courses as per PFM capacity building needs (e.g. legislative compliance, transfer mechanisms, budget monitoring and review, taxation, expenditure and revenue systems, ICT enabled procurement/tender competitions, cost-benefit analytics, open budgeting standards etc.);
  • In collaboration with PM, developing budgeting and financial management system for programme’s needs; tailoring system efficiency to specific disbursement modalities;
  • In collaboration with GESI Specialist, ensuring that annual budgets are GESI sensitive (25% of budget) and co-facilitating the implementation GESI budget appraisals;
  • Executing and following up on the programme’s annual internal audits and address relevant changes;
  • Compiling activity related periodic, annual and semi-annual reports as requested by the PD and PM;
  • Identifying knowledge sharing on good PFM and budgeting practices developed by SG authorities and the programme;
  • Reviewing audited financial statement, assessing auditor competence and following up on issues resulting from the audits;
    Supporting the PD and the PM in all administrative and day-to-day tasks related to the successful financial management of the programme.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Public Policy and Administration or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of practical experience in implementing PFM reform programmes and projects, including inter-governmental PFM strategies, action plans and capacity building initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable about current issues/methods/approaches in financial management, including those relating to the public sector, fiscal decentralization and other cross-cutting governance issues (e.g. procurement, public sector management, output-based budgeting; public sector accounting systems; audit (internal and external); revenue collection; taxation; payroll and pension; public procurement; anti-corruption; legislation, regulation, law enforcement; civil service reforms).
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating audits, assessing auditor competence, and following up on issues resulting from the audits.
  • Ability to conceptualize, design, implement and supervise PFM related capacity building initiatives.
  • A good understanding and ideally implementation experience in optimizing the use of information technology in public sector financial management processes.
  • Ability to interpret financial and project management reports and to determine appropriate remedial actions.
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills required to facilitate teamwork and to contribute towards a common goal.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and proven skills to deal with FM issues innovatively and independently.
  • Very good teamwork, communication, multi-tasking and facilitation skills, adaptability to dynamic and potentially unstable institutional environments.
  • Full working knowledge of English and excellent report writing skills.

4. Technical and Procurement Expert -1

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director, the Programme Manager, the Technical and Procurement Expert will provide technical assistance (TA) related to the enhancement of province authorities’ strategic development planning, service delivery and implementation systems, procedures and building of capacities as per Provinces’ exclusive and concurrent rights. In this context the Technical and Procurement Expert will be responsible for:
  • Overall provision of technical leadership, problem solving and supervision in the successful implementation of inputs and Outputs 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 as per programme’s logical framework;
  • Technically assisting in building province authorities’ OCM, PMU and line ministries’ systems, procedures and capacities related to strategic (Master) planning, quality assurance and results-based monitoring and evaluation systems for service delivery processes;
  • Technically advising and overseeing consultants/ experts in the preparation of studies, writing of Development Project Reports (DPRs) and implementing transparent, simplified procurement procedures for selected development, strategic partnership (at least 5) and service delivery projects;
  • Identifying expertise/ consultancy needs and implementing recruitment processes for the successful implementation of Outputs 1.4, 2.1, 2.2;
  • Technically supporting Province government/ National Natural Resource Council in the creation of the data/project bank for natural resources and natural resource allocation mechanism;
  • Providing conceptual inputs into the design and implementation of the Integrated Province digital data management and monitoring system [CM’s Dashboard];
  • Supports SCC working groups in policy alignment, inter-governmental coordination and advocacy initiatives with the federal level on SG-LG legislative/ policy issues.
  • Supervising the design and implementation of training modules on strategic planning, DPR writing, project/ service delivery monitoring and supervision and other topics as needed;
  • Developing the highest quality of internal Programme monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communication systems, in line with SDC’s rules, regulations and requirements;
  • Compiling periodic, annual and semi-annual progress reports as requested by the PD and PM;
  • Cooperating with other SCO’s sectoral programs to find programmatic synergies that optimize the development impact of SCO’s portfolio;
  • Jointly with PM ensuring donor-coordination in the planning of new development projects, strategic partnerships;
  • Supporting the PMU in the development of OCM’s web-based database, knowledge management platform for data collection, reporting, and integration;
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to measure the performance, impact,
  • Supervising program evaluations and assessments throughout the program management cycle.
  • Ensuring that Programme’s implementation successes and best practices are well documented, institutionalized and disseminated in province level and local institutions;
  • Supporting the PM in all administrative and day-to-day management of mentioned activities.
  • Ensuring the highest ethical standards for the programme’s implementation in line with SDC’s Ethical Code of Conduct for Programme implementing partners.

Qualifications and Experience

Degree in engineering, urban planning, development planning, economics or management and at least 15 years practical experience in implementing development and public service delivery projects in Nepal, ideally in infrastructure and natural resource management at the sub-national level. Has sound legislative and applied knowledge on Nepal's development planning, urban/spatial planning, strategic development planning issues, concepts and realities. Demonstrated experience in working closely with government authorities in supervising DPR drafting, transparent procurement, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes in public service delivery contexts. Technical knowledge on procurement methods, aggregated data collection to track social and economic programme impacts; cost-benefit analyses; etc. Excellent organizational, writing and analytical skills in drafting concept notes, DPRs and reports. Ability to apply sound judgment in planning own work, working under high pressure, managing conflicting priorities with the ability to assume leadership and work under minimum supervision. Demonstrated track record of cooperating with multiple stakeholders, supervising expert teams from a wider range of disciplines and fields. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender and social inclusion perspectives in all areas of work. Fluency to write and verbally communicate English is required.

5. Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Specialist-1

Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director, and the Programme Manager, the Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist (GESI) will provide technical assistance (TA) support to province level authorities – OCMCM, line ministries and the Province Assembly on Programme related tasks as follows:

  • Provides technical leadership and ensures the integration of latest cross-cutting GESI tools and methods in programme activities and in their successful implementation;
  • Technically assists to the OCMC, PMU and line ministries in the drafting of GESI sensitive legislation, action plans, public relations/ engagement policies, and establishment of respective institutional GESI focal points;
  • Evaluates existing legislative, regulatory and policy drafts to ensure their compliance with GESI responsive principles;
  • Technically assists in the drafting and implementation of the Law on GESI sensitive participatory budgeting, ensuring that 10% of Province 1 budget is allocated to GESI sensitive participatory budgeting;
  • Designs and technically assists the PMU, line ministries and Province Assembly in the implementation of light institutional GESI self-assessments (tailored to institutional capacities); based on the latter assists province bodies to develop feasible action plans to address GESI needs;
  • Jointly with the Governance & Organizational and IT Systems & E-Governance Specialist contributes to the redesign of the Province website per modern GESI and citizen-centric standards ensuring integration of GESI sensitive content;
  • Technically oversees the design and implementation of training modules on GESI sensitivity, GESI audits, TAP (transparency, accountability and participation) tools and methods for elected, administrative officials, civil society, thereby supporting skills and knowledge transfer to local staff and institutions;
  • Coordinate with and support the Governance and Organizational Systems expert in establishing and implementing GESI sensitive monitoring, evaluation, data collection, learning and reporting systems;
  • Develops and implements methods for GESI qualitative and quantitative data aggregation and analysis in the writing and dissemination of GESI reports, impact stories, good practices and knowledge products arising from programme’s activities with SG, local authorities and through programme’s knowledge sharing platforms;
  • Assists the PMU to promote and commission local universities, experts, CSOs, students in research and development and/or public awareness activities addressing pertinent GESI issues and needs;
  • Ensures that gender equality and most vulnerable and marginalized populations are represented across all project components, including as staff members, project participants, trainers, facilitators, speakers, evaluators, and so forth.
    Supports other Programme Specialists on GESI related activities and the PM in all administrative and day-to-day management tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

Has a relevant advanced degree in gender studies, sociology, psychology, human rights, law and public policy, or related social sciences with a minimum of ten years of practical experience in implementing, providing technical assistance in GESI programmes/ projects in Nepal. In-depth knowledge on GESI related Constitutional statutes, legislation, regulation and latest GESI mainstreaming tools and methods in development programming. Demonstrated results in developing GESI policies, strategies and action plans, conducting training, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, ideally also at the sub-national level. Demonstrated skills in training management, government authorities and civic organisations on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion topics. Skilled in designing, leading and conducting gender and social inclusion analyses (concrete examples to be provided), as well as integrating and implementing findings into program designs.High level of organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well in a dynamic, team environment including with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries. Demonstrates solid judgement, diligence, performance focus and ability to work independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

6. IT systems & E-Governance Specialist-1

Main Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director, and the Programme Manager, the IT systems & E-Governance Specialist will be responsible for technical assistance (TA) support to province-level authorities – the OCMCM, line ministries and the Province Assembly on Programme as follows:
  • Provides overall technical leadership in optimizing information communication technology (ICT) and e-governance solutions across programme activities; guides technical support to the PMU in all ICT and  e-Governance related matters;
  • Provides inputs, drafts a general concept/policy and action plan for advancing SG’s implementation of sustainable, longer-term, cost-effective e-governance architecture, IT systems for enhanced public service delivery and citizen outreach based on assessment-to-instruction (a2i) approaches;
  • TA in the implementation of efficiency-enhancing, fit-to-scale transitions from paper-based to ICT enabled administrative and fiscal management systems (e-governance front/ back-office business process reengineering strategies, institutional interoperability/e-services bus architecture, integration systems/ reference models/ protocols, development of e-services, cyber and data security protocols, selection of compatible software/hardware/ APIs, organizational change management, staff capacity assessments, resource estimation/allocation etc.);
  • Ensures the implementation of sustainable longer-term policy vision, cost-effective, efficient, systemic solutions and prevents piecemeal pilots and isolated ICT applications;
  • Jointly with the Governance and Organizational and GESI Specialists, technically oversees the redesign of OCM’s/SG website per citizen-centric, participatory and technically modern standards.
  • Contributes to the redesign of Province Assembly’s website per modern citizen-centric and technically modern standards;
  • Conducts strategic planning consultations with concerned SG departments to ensure user-centric, user-friendly, fit-to-scale ICT solutions and tailored capacity-building measures.
  • Ensures that Province websites, social networks, CM’s Dashboard, the website traffic and user rates are systematically updated with meaningful, interactive content;
  • Develops online public registry of CSOs (linked to CM’s Dashboard);
  • Technically assists OCMC, PMU in drafting IT-related (e-)procurement specifications and calls; oversees recruitment of required IT consultants for programme targeted tasks (e.g. depending on targeted solutions -  System Analyst, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Mobile Apps Developer (iOS and Android), Web System Development Expert, Security Expert, Database Expert, UX Expert, Infrastructure Expert, Data visualization Expert, Technical Writer and dedicated Support Engineers having individual experience in relevant ICT area);
  • Periodically assesses and reviews overall implementation progress of implementation of ICT solutions in OCMCM and programme activities, derives reports and recommendations for improvements;
  • Develop and implement practical capacity development initiatives (online tutorials or face-to-face training) related to e-Governance and ICT tools, ideally, those being implemented;
  • Supports the PM in identifying effective and efficient ICT enabled management, administrative internal solutions during the programme’s implementation;
  • Documents and shares success stories, good practices and contributes to scheduled programme reports with progress overviews on ICT related activities.
  • Pro-actively supports PMU, PM and other PMISC Specialists in planned ICT related tasks.

Qualifications and Experience

Has an advanced or combined degree(s) in Computer Science/IT systems, Public Administration/ e-Governance or relevant fields with at least 7 years of practical experience in developing, implementing applied Information Systems and sustainable e-Governance solutions in public administration/ corporate settings. In addition to solid technical IT service management skills (incl. ITIL, OSGi specification, ability to deploy the scalable system in clustered environment using Apache Ant, Maven and any LDAP system). Requires to be knowledgeable in latest e-government standards and fit-to-scale sustainable practices, solutions (staged e-government models, whole-of-government approach in implementing e-Government systems for public value/ different from commercial IT systems, cloud-based solutions, interoperability and e-document, data exchange systems/ protocols, assessment to instruction (a2i) design methods, G2G-G2B-G2C e-services development/integration, mobile government applications, e-payments, e-procurement, open data etc.).  Understands risks (and their prevention/ mitigation) associated with introducing ICT in public administration settings. Experienced in strategic e-government planning, procurement processes and contracting of service providers/IT experts for technical tasks and in interacting with and training government authorities as clients.  Demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality IT/ e-gov systems, applications and timely progress reports. Strong analytical, oral, written communication and interpersonal skills in English. Capable of working in and with multi-disciplinary teams, clients with different levels of IT skills.) 

All the above positions are based at PMISC's programme office in Biratnagar of Province One. The programme was designed for the 4-year duration. The selection of the candidates is contingent upon award of the project to the consortium.

Interested candidate can email his/her Letter of Interest (LoI) mentioning the applied position and competency for the same along with updated CV by COB 06 August 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working closely with and under the direction of the PMU, Programme Director, and the Programme Manager, the IT systems & E-Governance Specialist will be responsible for technical assistance (TA) support to province-level authorities – the OCMCM, line ministries and the Province Assembly on Programme as follows:
Provides overall technical leadership in optimizing information communication technology (ICT) and e-governance solutions across programme activities; guides technical support to the PMU in all ICT and e-Governance related matters;
Provides inputs, drafts a general concept/policy and action plan for advancing SG’s implementation of sustainable, longer-term, cost-effective e-governance architecture, IT systems for enhanced public service delivery and citizen outreach based on assessment-to-instruction (a2i) approaches;
TA in the implementation of efficiency-enhancing, fit-to-scale transitions from paper-based to ICT enabled administrative and fiscal management systems (e-governance front/ back-office business process reengineering strategies, institutional interoperability/e-services bus architecture, integration systems/ reference models/ protocols, development of e-services, cyber and data security protocols, selection of compatible software/hardware/ APIs, organizational change management, staff capacity assessments, resource estimation/allocation etc.);
Ensures the implementation of sustainable longer-term policy vision, cost-effective, efficient, systemic solutions and prevents piecemeal pilots and isolated ICT applications;
Jointly with the Governance and Organizational and GESI Specialists, technically oversees the redesign of OCM’s/SG website per citizen-centric, participatory and technically modern standards.
Contributes to the redesign of Province Assembly’s website per modern citizen-centric and technically modern standards;
Conducts strategic planning consultations with concerned SG departments to ensure user-centric, user-friendly, fit-to-scale ICT solutions and tailored capacity-building measures.
Ensures that Province websites, social networks, CM’s Dashboard, the website traffic and user rates are systematically updated with meaningful, interactive content;
Develops online public registry of CSOs (linked to CM’s Dashboard);
Technically assists OCMC, PMU in drafting IT-related (e-)procurement specifications and calls; oversees recruitment of required IT consultants for programme targeted tasks (e.g. depending on targeted solutions - System Analyst, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Mobile Apps Developer (iOS and Android), Web System Development Expert, Security Expert, Database Expert, UX Expert, Infrastructure Expert, Data visualization Expert, Technical Writer and dedicated Support Engineers having individual experience in relevant ICT area);
Periodically assesses and reviews overall implementation progress of implementation of ICT solutions in OCMCM and programme activities, derives reports and recommendations for improvements;
Develop and implement practical capacity development initiatives (online tutorials or face-to-face training) related to e-Governance and ICT tools, ideally, those being implemented;
Supports the PM in identifying effective and efficient ICT enabled management, administrative internal solutions during the programme’s implementation;
Documents and shares success stories, good practices and contributes to scheduled programme reports with progress overviews on ICT related activities.
Pro-actively supports PMU, PM and other PMISC Specialists in planned ICT related tasks.
Qualifications and Experience
Has an advanced or combined degree(s) in Computer Science/IT systems, Public Administration/ e-Governance or relevant fields with at least 7 years of practical experience in developing, implementing applied Information Systems and sustainable e-Governance solutions in public administration/ corporate settings. In addition to solid technical IT service management skills (incl. ITIL, OSGi specification, ability to deploy the scalable system in clustered environment using Apache Ant, Maven and any LDAP system). Requires to be knowledgeable in latest e-government standards and fit-to-scale sustainable practices, solutions (staged e-government models, whole-of-government approach in implementing e-Government systems for public value/ different from commercial IT systems, cloud-based solutions, interoperability and e-document, data exchange systems/ protocols, assessment to instruction (a2i) design methods, G2G-G2B-G2C e-services development/integration, mobile government applications, e-payments, e-procurement, open data etc.). Understands risks (and their prevention/ mitigation) associated with introducing ICT in public administration settings. Experienced in strategic e-government planning, procurement processes and contracting of service providers/IT experts for technical tasks and in interacting with and training government authorities as clients. Demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality IT/ e-gov systems, applications and timely progress reports. Strong analytical, oral, written communication and interpersonal skills in English. Capable of working in and with multi-disciplinary teams, clients with different levels of IT skills.)

All the above positions are based on atPMISC's programme office in Biratnagar of Province One. The programme has been designed for 4-year duration. The selection of the candidates is contingent upon award of the project to the consortium.
Interested candidate can email his/her Letter of Interest (LoI) mentioning the applied position and competency for the same along with updated CV by COB 06 August 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.