The Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) is a national programme which is being implemented by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) and supported by a range of development partners.  LGCDP’s Programme Document(PD) comprehensively describes LGCDP’s rationale and approach along with its vision, goals and purpose.  The individual programme components and management arrangements are also fully described in the PD as is the Programme log frame and the results and reporting framework. Under the overall supervision of the National Programme Director (NPD) and the day-to-day supervision of the National Programme Manager (NPM), the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) is responsible for providing support for the implementation of agreed programme activities

Duties and Responsibilities


The CD Specialist will be supporting the LGCDP II Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) to achieve LGCDP II goals, purpose, outcomes and outputs.

The Specialist will work under the daily supervision of the concerned Outcome Coordinator  and will provide the PM and  Outcome Coordinators with technical assistance and advice. He/she will be ultimately accountable to the NPD.

The Specialist will work closely with all the Outcome Coordinators. S/he will be expected to collaborate with the all of the PCU’s Technical Specialists.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

With respect to general programmatic responsibilities, the CD Specialist will be expected to:

  • Participate in  PCU meetings;
  • Participate in drawing up the Annual Strategic Implementation Plan (ASIP) and the Annual Monitoring & Evaluation Plan (AMEP);
  • Assist in periodically reviewing overall LGCDP II progress;
  • Assist in drafting LGCDP II’s regular narrative progress reports;
  • Assist in organizing bi-monthly output group meetings;
  • Identify and report risks and issues to the PCU and support discussion on mitigation actions in the bi-monthly output group meetings;
  • Support PCU in completing timely meeting minutes and following up on agreed actions;
  • Follow up on the implementation of activities in the ASIP in coordination with the RCUs.

In terms of specific technical responsibilities, the CD Specialist will be expected to:

  • Provide policy and programmatic advice to MoFALD regarding all capacity development issues related to LGCDP II;
  • Take lead role to provide technical support and input for the implementation of activities related to capacity development;
  • Provide backstopping support and technical guidance to the RCUs, DGEs and UGEs with respect to capacity development issues;
  • Assist in drafting terms of reference for any LGCDP II activities and consultancies related to capacity development issues;
  • Provide input on capacity development issues to any LGCDP II guidelines, manuals or other such documents.

In terms of capacity development, the CD Specialist will be expected to:

  • Meet regularly with Outcome  Coordinators  to brief them on progress and any issues;
  • Meet regularly with Outcome  Coordinators  to discuss future activities and orientations;
  • Ensure that the Outcome Coordinators  for Outcomes 1 and 2 are provided with relevant LGCDP II reports and documents;
  • Assist in identifying capacity development activities for MoFALD;
  • Assist and participate in capacity development activities aimed MoFALD officials and local body officials;
  • Assist in identifying capacity development needs of other PCU and RCU national TA staff


  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master  degree in education, human resource management, social/political sciences or related field
  • 7 years’ experience in capacity development issues in Nepal;
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering high quality reports on time;
  • Experience of  working in a national, government-managed, programme would be  an advantage.
  • Fluent command of spoken and written Nepali and English;