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Free the Slaves
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Last Date: December 20, 2010
Founded in 2000, Free
the Slaves (FTS) is a non-profit organization, based in Washington DC, dedicated
to ending modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide. FTS’ approach to
eradicating slavery is rooted in a strong belief in the power of grassroots
social change. We build partnerships with organizations to strengthen local
capacity to eradicate slavery and trafficking, and this informs our national and
international policy advocacy. We provide intensive support as organizations
test and scale up community-based anti-slavery strategies. Currently, FTS
collaborates with local organizations in Ghana, Uganda, Congo, Haiti, Brazil,
India and Nepal.
Washington DC, and guided and supported by FTS
Asia Director, based in Delhi
The Nepal Director
represents FTS in Nepal and is responsible for
developing, implementing and monitoring its anti-slavery programs in Nepal.
The person helps
partners develop and strengthen their strategies; improve their program
implementation, coordinate with other agencies and build coalitions; and
undertake policy advocacy. The person is responsible for enhancing relationships
with government and non-government agencies that are working against trafficking
and slavery. The person assists partners to report the outcomes and learning
from the country program, sharing them within the FTS team and beyond.
1. Provide assistance
and training for NGOs and for survivor groups on strategic approaches to human
trafficking and slavery issues
Help partners improve their
organizational strengths and their capacity to address slavery.
Help them to continue prioritizing the
insights and leadership of trafficking survivors and
Develop partners’ skills in
identifying the root causes of different forms of trafficking and
and develop local solutions.
Develop partners capacity to plan, and
assist them to develop their annual plans.
2. Assist NGOs in
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, budgets and reporting
Make regular field visits to partners’
program sites (currently four partners and a network in
districts) and closely observe the activities.
Conduct physical checks of books of
accounts, bills and vouchers of partners.
Enhance partners’ capacity in
participatory monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
Provide feedback on reports and
documents provided by partners.
Assist partners to conduct local
trainings and workshops.
Provide advice on accessing expertise
on livelihoods, legal services, counseling, transitional
medical care, education and vocational training. Help link partners with a full
range of other stakeholders to prevent duplication and bring added resources to
3. Support partners’
work on advocacy, and directly perform advocacy roles
Work together with media, networks,
private sector organizations, Nepali government and
relevant agencies to advocate for improvement of policies and frameworks,
implementation of existing policies, ratification of international tools and
against human trafficking and slavery together with partners in Nepal.
Help partner NGOs and networks to
build bridges and common agendas for change.
Enhance advocacy capacity of FTS
partners and facilitate collaboration between FTS partners
Provide information to FTS policy
staff in Washington DC regarding the status of government
actions against slavery and trafficking in Nepal.
4. Perform management
Participate in meetings, workshops and
training organized by FTS.
Organize logistics for FTS visitors,
donors and individuals as requested by FTS.
Ensure the implementation of program
plan and budget by partners as agreed with FTS.
Ensure implementation of FTS policies
e.g., child projection policies and others.
A. Minimum Education
Postgraduate degree in relevant discipline e.g. International
Development, Conflict Resolution, Community Work/Social work (or breadth of
learning experiences to effectively substitute)
Minimum 5 years’ experience in the
field of development with a minimum of two years of work
grassroots, community-based organizations, while based in a Global South
country, including guiding their development and funding.
Experience in creating and
implementing evaluation and monitoring processes that are
appropriate to grassroots organizations focused on anti-poverty and human rights
Experience and demonstrated success in
running training events, focused on knowledge and
Experience in collaborative advocacy
processes, in relation to achieving government
accountability and legislative/policy improvements.
C. Personal commitment
Passion for ending modern slavery.
Determination to sustain positive,
respectful and dynamic relationships with partners,
alongside expectations of mutual accountability.
Ability to develop and manage budgets
and understand income and expenditure reports.
Strong attention to financial details.
Enthusiasm for traveling within Nepal
up to 40% of the time.
Innovative spirit and willingness to
use creative thinking to help shape a small but growing
Ability to work as the sole
representative of FTS living within Nepal, and mainly without
Commitment to remain in the position
for at least 2 years.
Enthusiasm to perform the position
duties and responsibilities.
D. Knowledge base:
Knowledge of how issues of slavery and
human trafficking relate to other development,
and human rights issues.
Knowledge of the role of
micro-enterprises, community organization, awareness raising, legal
awareness, and collective advocacy in changing community power dynamics are all
Knowledge of Nepal’s laws and
governmental system, as well as the international framework
Knowledge of Microsoft Word as well as
Excel spreadsheets (for financial reporting and
Clear written and spoken English.
Nepali at native-tongue competence.
Basic Hindi is an advantage.
Applicants must have a
current legal right to work in Nepal. Free the Slaves is an Equal Opportunity /
Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.
The Nepal Director
will be paid by Free the Slaves on a consultancy basis with salary commensurate
How to Apply
email a brief cover letter, resume/CV and a list of three references (with name,
affiliation and contact information) to
with “Nepal Director search” in the subject line. In your cover letter please
briefly outline how your skills and experience meet the requirements as
described above, and include the salary required. Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.
Deadline: 5pm, Monday December 20th,
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