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Website Practical Action


Trainee – Dang Cluster Office

We are an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting, and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience, and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK-registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, an independent development publishing company, and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We aim to:

  • Make agriculture work better for smallholder farmers, many of them women, so they can adapt to climate change and achieve a good standard of living.
  • Help more people harness the transformational effects of clean affordable energy and reduce avoidable deaths caused by smoke from indoor stoves and fires.
  • Make cities in poorer countries cleaner, healthier places to live and work.
  • Build disaster resilience into the lives of people threatened by hazards – reducing the risk of hazards and minimizing their impact on lives and livelihoods.

We work on holistic solutions that change systems and have a framework to help us achieve our aims:

  • Analyze the root causes of poverty and vulnerability.
  • Define the change at scale we need to make.
  • Develop activities along three complementary paths: Demonstrate, Learn, and Inspire.
    – Demonstrate that our solutions are sustainable in the real world.
    – Learn by capturing evidence and adapting our approach.
    – Inspire wider support to multiply our impact.

Practical Action is an unconventional, multi-disciplinary change-making organization.

  • A highly innovative community development charity operating in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Practical Action community projects use ingenious ideas to design, test, refine, and prove new ways to overcome poverty and disadvantage and then ‘open source’ knowledge of what works so that it can be implemented at a greater scale by others.
  • A world-class consulting operation that helps socially responsible businesses, government policymakers, and other development organizations. This draws on learnings from our own development work as well as the combined brainpower of a roster of over 2,000 expert consultants. Practical Action Consulting helps to extend the reach of our influence by providing the best advice to others, whose work can make a bigger difference.
  • A well-respected specialist development publisher. Practical Action Publishing brings together development practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders to create publications that stimulate discussion, strengthen peoples’ capabilities, and inspire sustainable change.

Responsible to: Project Manager ( Cluster incharge)
Grade: Trainee
Line Manages: NA
Unit: Program Delivery
Location: Dang

The Traineeship programme is a unique initiative that focuses on providing opportunities to fresh women graduates in the country to learn and develop on the job in the development sector and contribute to the development of a human resources pool by gaining practical knowledge, skills, and experience. This is specifically initiated as per the outcome of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion survey and subsequent action points that have followed which is catering to supporting young professionals and socially excluded groups especially focussing on women.

The trainee program shall provide an experience that is mutually beneficial to both the trainee and the organization. This partnership shall provide the opportunity for the trainee to transfer and apply knowledge and theory gained in university in an actual organizational environment. The trainee will work under the guidance of the project managers of Dang cluster office-based projects and will be based in Dang.

Purpose, Scope, and Relationships
The primary objective of this position is to support in delivery of project interventions of Dang cluster based three projects as well as intern’s capacity enhancement

The scope is to be responsible to support project implementation team and in data collection, field monitoring, evidence generation, knowledge capture, coordination and partnership management.

The key working relationship is with the Project Managers, Finance and Administrative Officers and Project Officers in Dang cluster office

Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Support in project implementation under the direction of project managers. This will give learning opportunities on various activities are being implemented in different projects
  • To develop knowledge on record keeping, the trainee will maintain accurate records of project details, progress, and outcomes.
  • To get learning and sharing opportunities, participate in meetings, seminars, and training as required.
  • To develop managerial skill, provide support to management and other team members as and when needed.

A. Coordination and data management

  • To get knowledge on various studies and data management, the trainee will support to conduct research, surveys, and progress reporting based on the requirements of the projects.
  • To develop coordination and communication skill, coordinate and collaborate regularly e with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and implementation of project interventions.
  • To get idea and knowledge from grass root level, engage proactively with the community during project implementation;
  • Coordinate with the Dadeldhura team and stakeholders for necessary support especially while implementing the MIS system in Lumbini Province.
  • To develop knowledge on survey and performance assessment , coordinate with project staff, partner staff, and stakeholders during the baseline survey and Kitchen Performance Tests (KPTs)

B. Knowledge Management
To develop expertise on knowledge management, the trainee will be responsible
as below;

  • Supportive role during evidence generation from the field (impact of regenerative agriculture, trail on different vegetable varieties, impact of financial education and digital literacy, uptake and adoption of digital financial services, behaviour change, women empowerment, cookstoves promotions, orientation, and demonstration events)
  • Support the project team for case stories collection
  • Support in ICE materials development

C. Financial Management

  • To develop skil on financial management, the trainee will support to finance staff on admin, logistics, and financial management in different projects

D. Others

  • Field monitoring and providing feedback, and suggestions to concerned project staff. This will give opportunity on developing monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • To develop coordination and collaboration skill, the trainee will coordinate regularly with partners local government, and I/NGOs working in project areas to seek collaboration for projects.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the PM/PO
  • The scope of work is subject to change and may be updated as needed to align with the project requirements as well as intern’s capacity enhancement.

Organizational Policies, Safeguarding and Code of Conduct

  • Ensure that all involved acting on the organization’s behalf are aware of the Safeguarding Policy, Diversity and Dignity in the Workplace Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud Policy, and Whistleblowing policy.
  • Ensure beneficiaries whom we work with are aware of the safeguarding policy including the reporting lines when appropriate.
  • Be responsible that anyone acting on our behalf has signed up to the Safeguarding and Code of Conduct policies
  • Ensure our ethics and values, as set out in our Code of Conduct and related policies, including safeguarding, are embedded in team culture and well modeled by others.
  • Ensure that reporting structures are well promoted and respond to all concerns appropriately.

Responsible for gender-responsive behaviour in all actions and decisions. Ensure non- discriminative behaviour based on gender, age, sex, race, ethnic background, culture, disability, nationality, religion, and marital status. Is sensitive and adaptable to gender and social inclusion.

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:


  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • No prior work experience is required (freshly graduated)

The most important practical behaviors, for role success are:

  • Completing
  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Dynamic

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values-driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults, and candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing. To ensure that Practical Action meets its obligations of safer recruitment, appointment to positions within Practical Action will be subject to a satisfactory criminal check. Criminal checks will be conducted for all roles.

Submit a cover letter along with CV to by 13 October 2023.