Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension. Probation period of three months.
Location/Travel: Based in Kathmandu, Nepal with some national and international travel within South Asia.
Salary: 100,000 NPR per month (post holder responsible for payment of local taxes.
In January 2017, the Government of Nepal hosted the first conference on the brick kiln industry in South Asia. The conference brought together representatives from national governments, UN agencies, NGOs, trade unions, employers’ organisations and donor agencies. The Pokhara Outcome Statement emerged from this conference, with the participants making commitments to improve the brick kiln industry at the national level. In November 2018, the South Asia Regional Workshop on Environment, Child & Bonded Labour and Animal Welfare took place in Nepal, bringing organisations from these three sectors together to tackle issues in brick kilns collectively. Following the One Health, One Welfare approach, the group identified key activities required to increase the project’s momentum to improve conditions in brick kilns, creating the vision of a “sustainable, dynamic, safe and just brick kiln industry for workers, families, animals and the environment”.
A key recommendation from the South Asia Regional Workshop was the appointment of a regional coordinator to cement this consortium, maintain momentum and engage in high level discussions within the South Asia region. Brooke and The Donkey Sanctuary are now jointly recruiting to fill this position.
This is a senior role which will include representation at government level, the position holder will be responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the regional consortium and its activities. Working closely with consortium partners, the regional coordinator will represent the consortium to all relevant stakeholders, including the project steering committee and be responsible for ensuring coordination and information-sharing mechanisms are in place with relevant government, community, cluster and INGO stakeholders.
Roles and Responsibilities
Consortium Management – 50%
External Communication and Networking – 30%
Financial and Reporting – 20%
Qualification and Experience:
The Regional Coordinator will be hired through a competitive process by a selection committee, including members of consortium at the national, regional and international level. This post will be contracted by and report into Brooke and The Donkey Sanctuary, potentially being hosted by one of the platform members or be a remote working role. The Regional Coordinator is a full-time position and cannot have another position/job at any of the platform members or any other position.