Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
UNOPS’ work in Asia Region focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure and sustainable procurement, project management, timely provision of services, and the use of most relevant technologies. Such projects provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across the country, and contribute to poverty eradication. This includes construction of schools, hospitals, water networks, urban sewerage and drainage facilities, harbours and anchorages, waste management facilities, climate change mitigation, as well as a range of “soft” support in capacity building, operations and maintenance of public assets, local governance, etc.
DFID funded Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice in Nepal (IP-SSJ)
The Department for International Development (DFID) through its Operational Plan is committed to support Nepal in its efforts to ensure communities can live in safety and security. Nepal’s own commitments in this area are particularly enhanced by the National Human Rights Action Plan (2011-2014), and, of special interest to the UK, the National Plan of Action Against Gender-Based Violence.
DFID’s proposed IP aims to improve security and access to justice for poor and traditionally excluded people, especially women and girls. It has been designed on the basis of extensive analysis that is set out in the DFID ‘Security and Justice for the Poor’ (SJ4P) Business Case.
The IP is a major initiative coordinated by a Board convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Nepal that aims to ensure inter-related initiatives are mutually reinforcing, notably on the Government and UK priority of tackling Gender-Based Violence.
The overall programme approach involves interlocking elements of:
The overall programme will be holistic across hard Facilities and Equipment (F&E) and soft (Capacity and Skills Development, Police-Public Partnerships, Community Awareness-raising and Social Development etc.) elements. Institutional beneficiaries (Nepal Police and targeted state/ non state organisations) will be able to better service communities who will have a greater access to, and awareness of, the services proposed. Long term results will centre on the security and access to justice experienced, and perceived, by the poor and traditionally excluded, through improved delivery of service to the communities, increased level of awareness of services offered and thereby improved access. Disaster resilience and climate change considerations will also be cross-cutting priorities across the project investments.
About the Modernisation and Improvement of Policing Project
Under this programme, UNOPS is to implement support to the component: Modernisation and Improvement of Policing Project (MIPP). The MIPP is primarily focused on the Nepal Police, but will likely also encompass some related security and justice services in the targeted district. The MIPP will modernise, tailor and help sustain high quality service delivery through improved infrastructures and systems of resource utilisation, performance management and oversight. The elements would be to:
The project will be implemented over a 4 year period, through three operational segments, in up to 25-28 districts. It is envisaged that, in the latter part of the project, implementation will be handed over to the GoN with UNOPS taking on a technical advisory role.
The primary focus will be units of the Nepal Police, but complementary work would deliver public-facing improvements to justice-related services provided by District Administration Office, Women and Children Development Offices and, conceivably prisons.
The purpose of the assignment is to design power and communication system in line with UNOPS guidelines, Nepal Electricity Authority standards and international practice for buildings and other infrastructures under the project and ensure quality in their implementation.
The Electrical Engineer (National) will report to the Project Manager. The general scope of work shall be, but not limited to, the following:
Language: Proficiency in written and spoken English and Nepali is required;
Certifications: Registration in Nepal Engineering Council is required; Certification in Prin..