Vacancy for Programme Officer


Duty Station                                                 Kathmandu, Nepal (with 15% field visits)

Duration                                                        Two Years

Application Closing Date                           7 October 2018


Organizational Background

ChildSafeNet is a non-profit non-governmental organization, established with a mission to make the digital technology safer for children and young people. We work to raise awareness on safer use of the Internet and digital devices to protect children and young people from Internet addiction, online sexual abuse and exploitation, cyber-bullying, phishing, gaming addiction and to promote digital literacy.

ChildSafeNet works with children, young people, parents, schools, colleges, government, media, private sector, NGOs and international organizations to protect children and young people online.


Job Purpose

The Programme Officer is a key staff member of the organization. S/he will be responsible for developing, planning and timely implementation of programmes for protection of children and young people online, in alignment with ChildSafeNet's strategies and policies. His/her responsibilities also includes leading cyber safety research studies, training programmes and awareness campaigns. S/he will work with ChildSafeNet's partners and collaborators, representing the organization.


Tasks and Responsibilities

·       Develop programme concepts and project proposals in coordination with the line manager

·       Ensure that the ChildSafeNet's programme builds on and generates evidence to influence scaling up of the programme

·       Ensure programme activities are delivered effectively and in timely manner

·       Provide technical support in designing and development of inclusive and quality programme strategy

·       Ensure effective project monitoring by taking necessary corrective actions that are being followed up and reviewed periodically

·       Identify, assess, and communicate risks associated with the implementation of project, and development of mitigation measures

·       Ensure that ChildSafeNet’s contractual obligations with partners on project targets and deliverables are met in a timely manner

·       Make regular programme reviews and provide feedback to the line manager

·       Ensure that periodic quantitative and qualitative reports are submitted in time to partners and funding organizations

·       Develop, adopt and use training manuals and guidelines

·       Facilitate training, workshop and orientation programmes

·       Organize capacity building programmes for partner organizations on cyber safety for children and young people

·       Develop and lead cyber safety awareness campaigns using applicable media channels, including digital media

·       Develop and lead research studies on cyber safety for children and young people

·       Network and build relationships with government bodies, national/international organizations, media, child/youth/parents groups and private sector

·       Lead evidence-based lobby and advocacy

·       Ensure timely planning, monitoring and submission of reports to the line manager


Person Specifications

  Academic Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in social science with two years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree with four years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated project implementation experience in a small multi-disciplined team, preferably in the field of child protection

  Technical Knowledge

  • Good knowledge on child rights, child protection, protection of children online and gender issues in Nepal

  • Good knowledge on online risks for children and young people, particularly on cyber crimes such as online sexual abuse and exploitation and cyber bullying

  • An interest in new technology and children’s rights, and familiarity with current digital trends, popular internet services and applications used by children and young people

  Project Management

·       Significant experience in project management – planning, operation, implementation, monitoring and reporting

·       Effective team leadership and/or line management experience

·       Experience of financial and budget management (including setting, monitoring and reporting on team and/or project budgets)

·       Sound knowledge & skills on project risk analysis and management

·       Good understanding on donor reporting system and ability to prepare quality donor reports

·       Skills to analyse project progress data and incorporate in the report

·       Report writing skills for developing monthly, quarterly and annual reports

  Capacity Building

·       Sound skills in training need assessment process and tools

  • Demonstrated track record in developing and conducting training for children and young people, preferably with use of child and young people-friendly methods

·       Experience in in building capacities of project staff and partners

  Research Studies

  • Experience in conducting conceptualizing and conducting social research studies, particularly with children and young people

  • Ability to analyze data and prepare research reports

    Advocacy and Networking

·       Experience in conducting social awareness campaigns, preferably including the use of social media

·       Skills on stakeholders mapping and mobilization for broader benefit of the project

·       Good skills on facilitation of meeting

·       Excellent presentation skills in English and Nepali

Monitoring and Evaluation

·       Skills on preparation of monitoring and evaluation plan

·       Knowledge on using results-based monitoring tools

·       Ability to develop project trackers to maintain up-to-date database on project progress


Personal Attributes

  • A strong commitment to protection of children and young people online

  • Ability to think analytically, strategically and critically, and out-of-the box

  • Negotiation and problem solving skills

  • Excellent planning and organisational (including self-management) skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and build good rapport within and outside the team

  • Excellent communication manner – online, telephone and face to face

  • Ability to work under pressure with competing priorities and tight deadlines, with limited resources

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with strong writing and personal presentation skills in English and Nepali, and preferably one local language

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in an accessible and persuasive style

  • Strong IT skills in using key applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and preferably in managing  social media and web site


Equal Opportunity

ChildSafeNet is an equal opportunity organization and the vacancy is open for all Nepali citizens, regardless of their gender, ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds.


Child Safeguarding

The post-holder's work may include direct contacts with children and young people, face-to-face or online. ChildSafeNet is committed to protection of children and young people from abuse and exploitation. In order to ensure children and young people are safe, our selection process includes rigorous background checks of the short-listed applicants.


Application Process

Interested applicants are requested to submit their application with statement on how they can contribute in this role, a curriculum vitae and recent photograph to, by 30 September 2018, with "Programme Officer" as the subject, indicating salary expectation. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test. Successful candidate MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving job offer.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of two references and successful background check.