The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is seeking a Local Program Coordinator to coordinate efforts for its program on Maximizing the Health Benefits of Clean Household Energy in Urban Nepal. The program coordinator will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders within the private, public, and civil society sectors, and will work to establish cross-sectoral collaboration needed to implement the Nepal program, with a longer term aim of facilitating large-scale market-based adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Partnership development, government engagement, program management, and advocacy are important parts of the role, as well as identification of local complementary sources of funding to leverage the project.
The Local Coordinator is expected to bring a combination of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, focus on tangible results, a collaborative “can do” attitude, and a desire for continuous improvement. We are looking for a thinker, doer, and relationship builder with demonstrated experience in marketing and business development within the social/development sector who is up for the challenge to ensure successful and timely implementation of the current Nepal program; someone who can manage multiple moving parts independently while growing the Nepal portfolio in support of the Alliance’s broader goal of facilitating large-scale adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels reaching 100 million households by 2020.
The Alliance is implementing a project in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve public health in Nepal via clean cooking through a series of measures to promote smoke-free kitchen communities. The project will include a focus on 1) estimating health benefits of reducing HAP for household members and the broader community and 2) informing and motivating future efforts to promote smoke-free household communities in urban Nepal for improving public health. Complementary market research and strengthening activities will also be undertaken to inform future behavior change, market development, and policy efforts that will support the sustained and widespread access to and adoption of clean household energy for maximum impact. The local project coordinator will be expected to:
The compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.