Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Vacancy notice from Tech company in Nepal

VACANCY NOTICE
Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) is a not-for-profit civic tech company that works at the intersection of emerging cutting-edge technological tools and their applications by equipping young professionals to solve emerging challenges in our community. YI-Lab’s mission statement is, ‘to engage young people to bridge science to people and policy through innovation’. YI-Lab harness indigenous knowledge, citizen science approach, develops low cost technological solutions, promotes open data, promote entrepreneurship, and conducts evidence based advocacy campaigns. At YI-Lab, we provide conducive environment for young people to co-create solutions for inclusive development.

Additionally, YI-Lab also pioneer in the development of technologies mostly focus in disaster risk reduction, climate change and related disciplines.

Position: Fellows for Disaster Risk Reduction – Young Leaders Fellowship
> Number of Vacancies: 14
> Offered Salary : NRs. 30,000.00 Monthly

Job Specification
> Education Level : Bachelor
> Experience Required : Not Required

Other Specification
Project Overview
Disaster Risk Reduction – Young Leaders Fellowship (DRR-YLF) program is an initiative of YI-Lab and is Nepal’s first disaster fellowship program. The fellowship provides DRR enthusiasts who are technically sound with an opportunity to gain in-depth experience in DRRM and related disciples. It further creates the next generation of DRR Young Professionals to enhance disaster resilience communities.

Given the reality that most of the municipalities lack capacities to collect, manage and use DRR information for informed decision making, the fellowship program aims to address this issue by mobilizing trained local youths with sound knowledge on Building Information Platform Against Disaster (BIPAD, https://bipad.gov.np) in the local governments. The fellows act as a connecting bridge to transfer the technical capacity of using BIPAD to the local governments. Throughout the fellowship program, fellows will also have exciting opportunities to participate in learning events being organized by leading institutions in the field of DRRM including NDRRMA and Tayar Nepal. For more information, please visit – https://fellowship.youthinnovationlab.org.

DRR – Young Leaders Fellows must:
> Be local from the project municipalities or willing to relocate to the municipality
> Be of 30 years old or younger at the nomination
> Have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Disaster Risk Reduction, Development Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Crisis Management or other relevant field
> Have an interest in learning technology and open data
> Have knowledge of or interest in disaster/DRRM and related discipline
> Be curious to work with municipality and Information Technology (IT) officers at the local level
> Have strong knowledge in technology that includes mobile app, web app, MS office package
> Have excellent communication skills in Nepali and English. Knowledge of the local language would be referred
> Have outstanding personal character and integrity
> Have teamwork and collaborative skills
Job Description
Financial Support: USAID’s Tayar Nepal

Fellowship Duration: Five months

Project Locations: YI-Lab is accepting applications for the DRR-YLF program in the following 14 locations.

Damak Municipality, Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Jaleshwor Municipality, Ishnath Municipality, Bhimeshwor Municipality, Neelakantha Municipality, Byas Municipality, Waling Municipality, Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City, Rajapur Municipality, Birendranagar Municipality, Dullu Municipality, Lamkichuha Municipality, and Godavari Municipality.

Key Responsibilities of the Fellows

Fellows will be responsible for:
> Supporting their assigned municipality to administer and operationalize municipal level BIPAD portal
> Collaborating with the IT officer and municipal DRR focal personnel for day-to-day capacity transfer
> Working closely with the municipal personnel to compile DRR related datasets and standardize and integrate them into BIPAD
> Working with municipal personnel to map and validate critical infrastructure datasets like education, health, finance, governance, tourism, industry, and communication
> Attending learning and training events organized by Tayar Nepal and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) in the respective municipalities
> Reporting and documenting the progress/challenges and share the case studies

Benefits for the Fellows
> Five-day residential training in Kathmandu on DIMS and DRRM
> Stipend NRP 30,000 per month during the course of fellowship
> Opportunity to work closely with IT professionals, Mayor, and Government officials at working station
> Opportunity to participate in training/workshops/seminars organized by TAYAR Project, NDRRMA, and respective municipality
> Graduation Certificate of the fellowship
> Potential job placement within YI-Lab, partners, and related organizations

Application Deadline : September 12, 2020

HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the online form (https://bit.ly/3iITM4q) to submit your application. For more information on the fellowship program, please visit – https://fellowship.youthinnovationlab.org and if you have any inquiries, please contact Fellowship Secretariat at fellowship@youthinnovationlab.org

We highly encourage applicants from project municipalities to apply including those who identify as women and indigenous community members/ minority caste groups.

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