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(Published date: March 9, 2017)

Training and Outreach Coordinator for NepalMonitor.org initiative with Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) in Kathmandu 


       Post Title:               Training and Outreach Coordinator 

       Duration:                Initial contract until Dec. 2017 - extension intended, depending on agreement for 2nd phase.

       Salary:                     NRs 48,989 per month

       Duty Station:          Kathmandu with frequent field visits across Nepal   

NepalMonitor.org is a COCAP protection and conflict prevention initiative, supported by Peace Brigades International (pbi). Originally developed by pbi, it is an innovative tool for the protection of HRDs at risk. Using latest ICT-tools, NepalMonitor.org alerts local organisations in Nepal to human rights and security incidents in their area, and allows anyone to easily share incidents with local, national and international organisations. Contributors and users create a community and engage in cooperative action to protect themselves from human rights abuses and other security threats.

The Nepal Monitor Project is recruiting a Training and Outreach Coordinator to manage its outreach program for NepalMonitor.org and conduct trainings on security for Human Rights Defenders in the field. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Manage outreach for the NepalMonitor.org system, conduct trainings for HRDs, follow-up on protection cases and support the Nepal Monitor Project in creating a community that effectively engages in joint activities to protect and promote human rights crossing societal divisions.

  • Coordinate NepalMonitor.org outreach activities in cooperation with the Nepal Monitor Project Coordinator
  • Conduct trainings on how to use the NepalMonitor.org system and security for HRDs in the field in districts and manage its preparation and logistics
  • Follow-up on protection cases reported to NepalMonitor.org
  • Manage communication and relationships with HRDs and journalists in the field
  • Liaise with relevant government authorities in the field
  • Develop, set-up and facilitate/accompany a peer learning approach for Women Human Rights Defenders
  • Assist in development of schedule, manuals and dissemination material for training on HRD related topics
  • Assist in development of public relations material
  • Assist further conceptual development of the project
  • Extensive travels throughout the country, including remote areas, to strengthen the Nepal Monitor network, with and without Project Coordinator (approximately 1/3 of the working time will be in the field)
  • The Training and Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Human Rights Mapping Coordinator and the Project Coordinator in all areas of work

Qualifications and Experience

  • You have a masters degree or comparable in social sciences, human rights law, adult education or other relevant fields and at least 2 years of work experience in relevant field(s), this includes experience with field trips within Nepal
  • You are interested in protection and security management, especially related to HRDs
  • You are interested in the usage of ICT tools
  • You have experience in conducting training
  • You have knowledge of the human rights situation in Nepal, and can effectively conduct spoken and written human rights discourse using both English and Nepali terminology
  • You have very good English and Nepali skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • You are proficient in entry of Unicode and/or Preeti Nepali text
  • You are willing and able to abide by strict security protocols, including the use of security software, and will respect the confidentiality of PBI, COCAP, and all of their contacts
  • You are willing to work in a complex political and sociocultural environment and are open and able to do extensive trips, including remote area
  • You have strong interpersonal communication skills and enjoy to work as part of a team
  • You are citizen of Nepal

We offer

An interesting and innovative mission- implementing and further developing new mechanisms for the protection of at-risk human rights defenders, in conjunction with a well-respected international non-governmental organization.

Interested candidates should submit their complete application (cover letter, CV with names and contact details of two referees) until March 26, 2017 by e-mail to vacancy.cocap@gmail.com - clearly mentioning the position they applied for - and fill in the following online form: https://goo.gl/forms/oaUeqa2ij0sdzMLm1

Women, Dalits, Janajatis, Madhesi, people with disabilities, other minorities and COCAP volunteers are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further selection process.

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