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TOR for Social Mobilizer

Terms of REFERENCE (TOR)

 Background information

ISET-Nepal is a policy research organization that conducts interdisciplinary research and interactions on cross-cutting environmental, water, technology, politics, and society with a broad spectrum of Nepali society and global actors; and engaging in policy dialogues. It is registered with the District Administration Office (DAO), Government of Nepal, and Social Welfare Council. ISET-Nepal examines social and environmental challenges to build a society capable of addressing such challenges through improved knowledge and capacities. The organization collaborates with diverse national and international academicians, researchers, and organizations. The organization generates evidence for policies on the following five themes:  Disaster Risk Reduction, The Changing Rural-Urban Continuum, Climate, Water, Ecosystem, Food, and Livelihood Interdependence, Energy System and Management, and Public-Sector Governance.

ISET –Nepal, with support from DCA and in partnership with NAXA, is implementing an urban DRR project referring to the priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) to promote resilient and sustainable urban growth. Major activities being carried out are open space identification and management along with their digitalization, strengthening the livelihood of home-based vulnerable women, mitigating and reducing landslides at the municipal level, different kinds of awareness activities including digital and at communities, Resilience planning and CCA/DRR training to local governments and policy informed knowledge output.

 JoB purpose and Expected results

 Overall Duty

To contribute to activities implementation of the project ”Risk to resilience through Collective local Actions-NEXUS II” in coordination with the Project Coordinator.

Purpose

The purpose of this job is for technical assistance in implementing the activities of the project that aims to reduce the impact of disasters and create a resilient community within the project intervention areas. The individual shall coordinate and communicate with the Project Coordinator for the activities implementation which has been clearly defined in the roles and responsibilities of the community mobilizer to be recruited.

Scope of the Services

Changunarayan municipality is the largest municipality by area out of the four municipalities of Bhaktapur District. It has 54,551 populations, of which 27,137 are female (Municipality Census 2068). The municipality’s per-urban areas are rapidly shrinking due to high urbanization, in-migration, and other pull and push factors. Some wards are located in plains (ward no. 2 and 3) and some in hill or mountains (ward no. 6 and 7), while the rest five (ward no. 1,4,5,8 and 9) have mixed topography. Based on the nature of the landscape and its topography, the municipality is prone to various disaster events such as landslides, floods, lightning strikes, and fires. The increasing air pollution, lack of dedicated open spaces, and infrastructure also pose threats to the people during disasters. Though disaster management committees exist in every ward, they are not adequately trained or capacitated. The capacity of such committees and the municipal authorities require enhancement to deal with and manage disasters. Poor urban disaster risk governance and understanding of urban disaster risk, weak disaster preparedness on emergency response, and low awareness among common people compound the problem and disaster management efforts in the municipality. Climate change is emerging as additional stress to the development and impacts local people and their livelihood pushing them towards poverty. Women, children and marginalized groups are particularly vulnerable to impacts of climate change, yet their presence is nominal in decision-making in the disaster management sector. Services provided by the state and the municipality are yet out of reach of the informal sector population and the disadvantaged and marginalized groups. The Changunarayan municipality requires the collaboration of non-government and civil society organizations and private sectors to manage these emerging issues. Some programs and activities in DRR management have been implemented in the municipality, showing some positive impacts. Continuing these programs and innovative ideas and approaches is a current need in Changunarayan Municipality. Knowledge management and dissemination of information/ data at the local level are also crucial.

The community mobilizer shall carry out the following activities:

  • Shall work under the supervision of ED and Project Coordinator for the implementation of the activities in the project area
  • Shall coordinate and communicate with municipal DRR office, elective representatives, private sectors, TLOs, women and youth group as per required
  • Shall arrange KII, FGD, meetings and programs as per required by the project activities in the stipulated time
  • Shall report the program feedback and progress to the Project Coordinator
  • Liaise with different local units such as wards, CBOs, TLOs and clubs for the effective implication of the project
  • Shall assist PC in report preparation/reporting and output development

 

The Project Coordinator shall be responsible for this contract and all the reporting regarding the activities performed by the community mobilizer should be done to the Project Coordinator.

Time, logistics, and facilities

The individual will commence the work as a community mobilizer from 15 March, 2022 and will work till 31 December 2021. He/she will carry out the task at an individual level and liaise with program coordinator of ISET-Nepal to carry out the stipulated tasks.

All the benefits will be provided as per the organizational policies.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum bachelor’s (Preferred Master) degree in Environmental Science/Management, Development Studies, Disaster Management, Social Science or relevant field
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the development sector such as NGOs, INGOs
  • Must have prior experience of working in the disaster management and livelihood sectors.
  • Must have experience in preparing reports in English and Nepali.
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with a driving license of two-wheelers and owns a two-wheeler.