Senior Programme Adviser
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Project Overview and Role
The Economic Policy Incubator (EPI), launched in 2016 in Nepal, is a programme jointly sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Nepal's Ministry of Finance. It is implemented by Palladium, in partnership with South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
EPI's main objective is to strengthen economic policies and policy processes, support a better regulatory environment and harness investment in order to create quality jobs and achieve higher and sustainable economic growth. EPI works with the Government of Nepal (GoN) to help improve the technical quality of policies, regulations and procedures, improve policy processes and build the capacity of key stakeholders to achieve stronger economic governance.
The Senior Advisor will be primarily responsible for developing, managing and delivering projects, including scoping, planning, coordinating other team members, and monitoring the achievement of results. They will also be responsible for quality assuring studies, reports and other project providing key technical expertise and guidance to take appropriate strategies to further projects with GoN. A significant focus of this work will be in support of Nepal's provincial and municipal policy and planning processes.
The candidate will also be responsible for writing and delivering progress reports and working with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to monitor results, ensuring progress on ongoing projects is appropriately captured and reported on regularly.
Technical Guidance and Quality assurance
- Manages a portfolio of projects, ensuring project processes are rigorously applied (including the scoping, design, planning, implementation, learning and M&E).
- Manages EPI's junior Project Coordinators and coordinates with other team members to deliver results.
- Manages work and teams at the provincial and municipal level.
Results Monitoring and Programme Reporting
- Provides technical guidance, oversight and quality assurance on the areas of investment reform, institutional strengthening, decentralization, public financial management and local economic development for programme activities, outputs and deliverable s.
- Provides technical leadership and guidance for the design, adaptation and implementation of new and ongoing projects, building relationships with new and existing programme partners (including government and the private sector).
- Manages the development and delivery of progress reports to DFID.
- Reviews and updates the result framework and indicators in discussions and working with various stakeholders.
- Masters' in Development, Economics, or relevant field
- Strong technical skills in economic development, decentralization, public financial management and local governance
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills
- Long-standing experience of working in or with government and donors, engaging stakeholders and garnering private sector support
- Experience of working with sub-national government and the private sector would be an advantage
- Experience of developing and managing projects and teams to achieve results
- Strong and clear written and verbal communications skills
- Willingness to travel throughout Nepal