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Program officer

I wish to apply for the position of Program Officer which was advertised on website, I believe that; I am a deserving candidate for this role and responsibilities. During my tenure of 16+yrs with the development field, I have fully demonstrated similar roles and responsibilities to achieve results and fulfill requirements of advertisement.

I hold a Masters Degree in Rural development and LLB with more than 16+ years experience working with NGOs, INGOs and UN in Nepal in areas of development and local governance.

In this cover letter, I have outlined my professional experiences and academic attainments along with my Curriculum Vitae will constitute my application for the above mentioned post.

Most recently, I have gained experiences most relevant to the advertised role during my employment with UNFPA-Regional Support Office-Dhangadhi as a Gender and Social Inclusion Officer (GESI Specialist) applying of result based management (RBM) which make accountable to service providers and services seekers by promoting evidence based advocacy. The position is basically strengthen capacity local bodies and institutionalized GESI and youth concerns in their program planning and budgeting as well as bottom up planning process. During my attachment with the UNFPA, I have support and carried out analysis, conducted social audit, data collection for the evidence based advocacy for marginalized community to integration of most disadvantaged community in local planning process to maintain local governance. As well as support to develop human resource for the quality delivery of the programme and advocacy for target community friendly planning, budgeting so on.

With attachment in Concern worldwide – Nepal (CWN), disaster risk reduction (DRR) concept adopted in Karnali region through the livelihood programme and Water and Sanitation programme. The attachment with CWN, I have well performed management role to smooth interventions of the programs and have gained significant experiences management, planning and monitoring skills and knowledge. Whilst working with EDC Doti as a Program Coordinator and Training Coordinator, I have gained substantive skills and knowledge in regards to capacity building of partners in managerial and technical aspects that impacted in the smooth implementation of program interventions to excluded segments of society through adopting Rights Based Approaches, advocacy and social inclusion strategies to address the underlying and structural causes of poverty at various levels.

Furthermore, I have learnt more about the partnership development through strategic management and good team building to create a conducive and trustworthy environment among stakeholders. Apart from this my other core responsibilities included, organizing and facilitating various trainings and workshops, providing necessary support to project team and partners, facilitating participatory planning and budgeting, designing and monitoring of program interventions, project database management, report writing/documentation and coordinating, linking and leading collaborations with various like-minded organizations and other stakeholders.

As well as the skills required, I am confident that my strong commitment to social justice, integrity, enthusiasm and ability to work in remote and difficult areas, which will be attested to by reports from my referees, stand me in good stead to be a valuable member of your organization.

Please find my updated CV attached herewith for your reference, record and further action.

Finally, I would be grateful if you call me to participate in selection processes. I would like to you assure that I could be promptly available at your convenience.

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