Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2011, is a multi-stakeholder partnership between government, private sector, and civil society to achieve the three interlinked objectives of universal Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency by 2030. Nepal opted into this initiative in 2012 and the National Planning Commission (NPC) is the lead agency. UNDP has been providing technical assistance to NPC for implementation of SE4ALL initiative in Nepal since the beginning and Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) is implementing activities of SE4ALL.

Duties and Responsibilities


The Capacity Development Officer will work under the overall guidance of National Project Director of RERL, Focal Point of SE4ALL at NPC and Assistant Country Director of Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management unit. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of SE4ALL Coordinator based in NPC and in close coordination with UNDP Climate Change Programme Analyst to support SE4ALL team for implementation of SE4ALL initiative in Nepal, with a major focus on capacity building activities. Major responsibilities are as below.

  • Plan, design, prepare and implement SE4ALL capacity development activities in collaboration with NPC and as per the needs specified by the Government and partners;
  • Identify capacity development requirements of NPC and related government officials and design trainings programmes collaboratively by involving key stakeholders;
  • Develop capacity development modules on awareness creation, information dissemination and database management for key stakeholders at central and local levels;
  • Contribute towards development of materials, toolkits, arranging logistics and carrying out other SE4ALL Capacity Building Project related activities, under the direction of the SE4ALL Coordinator;
  • Develop training modules focusing on different topics linked with current trends of Energy Access, Efficiency, and Sustainable Development Goals etc;
  • Identify potential partners and institutions for training need assessment, conduct training activities and engage in contracting institution as per the need;
  • Engage in creating awareness about SE4ALL and organizing workshop/seminars;
  • Producing reports on the activities carried out for capacity building and link to actual capacity enhancement within the government system;
  • Conduct training programmes independently as well as in a team. Also conduct Training of Trainers to various group of Government Officials as well partners;
  • Ensure successful delivery of workshop and training programmes as per the work plan;
  • Any other related task requested by the Sustainable Energy Coordinator, SE4ALL team, and EECDRM unit of UNDP.


  • 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


  • Completion of Master degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Public Administration or relevant field.

Work Experience:

  • Three years of experience in  projects/programme in the area of capacity building;
  • Strong knowledge and experience of conducting training programmes in development sector preferably focusing on government institution;
  • Familiarity with institutions, mechanisms and a wide range of actors across the energy sector of Nepal is desirable;
  • Knowledge and experience in institutional capacity development;
  • Experience of working in coordination with ministries, government agencies and development projects.

 Language and Computer skils:

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Proven abilities in written and spoken English and computer skills.