Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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Project Overview and Role
About the Market Development Facility
At MDF, our teams work with businesses, associations and governments in Asia Pacific to help farmers and workers thrive. We use a market systems (MSD) approach to achieve long-term, lasting growth and create sustainable jobs for poor women and men. Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) is central to our work on the ground, and our teams in Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are dedicated to ensuring that our activities benefit women and girls. MDF is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT).
MDF is exploring an exciting new partnership with BRAC in Nepal aimed at implementing a MSD program with an explicit focus on reaching very poor and marginalised communities. The program expansion is in the final stages, and this proposed assignment is focussed on establishing an in-country operational presence to enable rapid deployment of the program once final approval has been granted
MDF will expand its operations to Nepal in 2019. This will require establishing a new office, purchasing assets, recruiting staff and ensuring all legal and compliance issues are followed. MDF will recruit a short-term Senior Operations Manager (SOM) to head an advance team tasked with establishing an MDF presence in Nepal. The SOM will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy. They will be responsible for ensuring that the new operation in Nepal is fully aligned with MDF global policies and procedures, and compliant with DFAT and Palladium requirements. The initial contract period may be extended based on required approvals from DFAT and the adviser's performance.
Establish MDF Office(s) in Nepal: