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Blind Youth Association Nepal

Vacancy Announcement for District Coordinator

This post was published on: May 9, 2024

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Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) is a non-political, non-religious, not for profit Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) established by the Blind and Partially Sighted (BPS) youth of Nepal. It is a national association for youth aged between 18-40 years. Founded in 2011 and registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu in 2012, taking affiliation from the Social Welfare Council of Nepal. It is the only organization established by the Blind and Partially Sighted (BPS) youth of Nepal with a broader vision with People with disabilities of Nepal enjoying a dignified life in an inclusive society.  It is a national youth with disabilities led organization having its 10 chapters across the country with more than 815+ General members. As a rights-based organization, BYAN intends to play a proactive roles in the formulation, amendment and implementation of BPS related legal provisions, and in organizing and capacity-building of BPS youth across the country.  The major working area of the organization is promotion of inclusive education, Employment and self- employment promotion, political participation and civic engagement, promotion of right to health and comprehensive sexuality education, disaster risk mitigation measures, including rehabilitation works.  BYAN is also working with advocacy work for the provision, promotion and utilization of rights of blind and partially sighted people, raising awareness of BPS issues and abilities so as to create positive attitudes towards the blind and partially sighted people and PWDs.

BYAN is currently undertaking a project called “Our Voice Our Decision”, in support of International Foundation on Electoral System, with the major aim of formation of a Youth Public Policy Network dedicated to empowering Nepal’s youth in the area of electoral reform and policy development.

The project intends to address mainly two major issues of the Nepalese youths.

  1. low participation and engagement of the young people in policy development, low awareness in political rights including electoral rights and secondly,
  2. lack of inclusivity in the participation in terms of gender, caste, ethnicity, geography and disability.

In this context, the project aims to contribute primarily to highlight the diverse issues of youth to be considered seriously in public policies and electoral reforms and enhance their engagement in advocacy to influence the relevant decision makers. The project serves range of activities to organize youth for collective action through Youth Policy Network (YPN), capacity building, and engaging youth in advocacy initiatives to bring required changes in the behavior and action of decision makers. BYAN will lead this project in the close collaboration with other youth led organizations

The  Youth Policy Network (YPN) established under this project  will help to harness the energy, creativity, and aspirations of Nepali youth to actively engage in the democratic process. This initiative seeks to consolidate youth voices, enhance their capacity for leadership and advocacy, and facilitate dialogue and collaboration with key stakeholders, including the Election Commission Nepal and other decision makers, to drive meaningful policy changes that reflect the needs and aspirations of the nation’s youth.  The network will provide a platform for young leaders from diverse backgrounds to come together, access essential training in leadership and advocacy, and collaboratively develop action plans that promote inclusive policy development and electoral and political reform.

The project will mainly intervene to establish a national level YPN inclusive of diverse youth led organizations including youth with disabilities, youth women with disabilities and such other marginalized youth groups to build the capacity of members of YPN and other associated organization for advocacy and lobby to influence for youth responsive and inclusive policy development and electoral reforms. Finally, the project will mobilize the trained advocates for advocacy in federal and district level. So, the overall objective of this project is to contribute to addressing the issues of youth in policies and electoral process by increasing their participatory engagement in policy development and electoral reform process.  The main targeted audience of this project are youth led organizations, Election Commission Nepal, Parliamentarians, Policy Institute Nepal, National Planning Commission, other Policy Makers, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Youth Council, District Election Offices of targeted districts, Youth led Disabled Peoples Organizations, youth women led organization etc. In addition to this the project will also reach out to general public and population of youth through media advocacy campaigns. Geographically this project will be implemented in Kathmandu for federal level and additionally in district level it will reach to four more district namely Kaski, Rupandehi, Surkhet and Morang. However, some activities will be implemented at the province level too.     Under the project, activities such as;

• formation of a Youth Public Policy Network consisting of young leaders from various CSOs and youth advocacy networks in Nepal,

• offering leadership and advocacy training to network members,

• facilitation of the development of action plans by network members to advance their identified priorities related to inclusive electoral reform and policy development and

• consolidation of member recommendations and engagement with relevant stakeholders, including the Election Commission of Nepal, to advocate for policy changes and reforms.

shall be conducted over the period of project implementation.

 In this pretext, BYAN is looking for a qualified and experienced candidate to recruit for the position of district coordinator, based in kathmandu for this project.


• A Bachelor’s degree in Law, specially constitutional/electoral law, Political science, public policy, or a related field in Social Science, with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. 

•  Bachelors degree running and a minimum of 3  years of experience working on projects and possessing a technical understanding of youth, disability, civic engagement and youth movement is mandatory.

• mandatorily a sound understanding of Federal, Provincial, and Local laws, national and international electoral legislations ratified by Nepal, policies related to democracy and democratic engagement, as well as a good knowledge of National and International laws relating to disability, such as UNCRPD, SDG, Disability Rights Act and the Constitution of Nepal,

•Sufficient command over politics, civic engagement, youth movements, rights of minority/marginalized youths and issue of inclusion and representation of backward communities into the mainstream process,

• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint,

• The ideal candidate should be energetic, proactive, and willing to take risks with a desire to continuously learn. Effective communication and collaboration skills with individuals from diverse backgrounds is also crucial.

• Fluency in English and Nepali is required. Knowledge of sign language is preferred.

• Prior experience working with diverse groups, including Youth and individuals with disabilities is an added advantage.

The district coordinator for the project “ Our Voice, Our Decision” will be responsible for coordinating project activities in the project implementation districts; namely Morang, Kaski, Rupandehi and Surkhet. The successful candidate will work closely with the project manager, Director and project stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, and community groups to ensure that the project is implemented on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.

Key responsibilities

• Project Coordination: Coordinate the implementation of the project “Our voice, Our Decision” in the four districts, coordinate with the youth network members in those districts and other project stake holders

• Documentation: Develop and maintain project documentation, including work plans, budgets, and reports. Ensure project activities align with the organization’s mission and values.

• Partnership Management: Manage project partners and stakeholders, including youth led organizations, government agencies, civil society organizations, political parties, organizations of persons with disabilities, and community groups in the project implementation districts.

• Media Engagement: Work closely with the media to bring positive change on issues of youths political participation, representation into policy making and civic engagement.

• Possess the flexibility to work with the groups from diverse background and inclusiveness to the marginalized, backwarded youths, including the 10 types of disabilities and possess the skills for proper communication.

Logistics: oversee logistic area, assist the project manager and director and support the youth network members, including facilitating in conducting meetings and deliberations.

• Reporting: Ensure proper documentation and timely reporting.


Interested candidates fitting above criteria are kindly requested to apply along with their CV and Cover Letter at [email protected] and coping [email protected] mentioning the position and district you want to apply in the subject line by 12th May, 2024. Telephone enquiry will not be entertained.   

BYAN Promotes inclusion across gender, caste, ethnicity, Dalits and persons with disabilities where the persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for further process. The organization reserves the right to reject any/all applications without assigning any reasons.

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