Country Director – Nepal

Practical Action

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – 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. We share what works with others, so many more people can change their worlds.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Nov 16, 2022

Job Description

The Country Director will ensure sound and high-quality management of all programmes and operations to meet our standards and those of the donor. The position holder will drive a focus on quality, results-centred delivery, and accountability. This will include sound financial management and controls that mitigate risk and ensure that our business model is viable. The position holder will have demonstrated experience in managing and mentoring high-performing teams and promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism in all we do. The Country Director will strengthen our profile and grow our portfolio to achieve impact.

About you

You have experience in managing a high-performing team to achieve results and the ability to drive change processes, bringing people along on the journey. You are externally oriented with a proven track record of successful fundraising, building and nurturing strategic relationships with partners, development donors, the private sector and the government. You have excellent knowledge of the Nepal context, ideally related to energy, agriculture, and/or climate & resilience, and have a proven track record of leading portfolio growth.

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.

In addition, we offer the following benefits in addition to the Social Security Fund benefits in Nepal:

  • Annual holiday entitlement of 18 days in addition to public holidays
  • Agile working arrangements
  • Baby care room, flexible lactating hours for new mothers and appropriate arrangement for caretakers

About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big – bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment fairly regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such 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 posts within Practical Action will be subject to a satisfactory criminal check. Criminal checks will be conducted for all roles.

The successful applicant must already have the right to both live and work in Nepal and should be willing and able to travel.

How to Apply

Closing date for applications: 29 November 2022

Submit a cover letter along with a CV to: hr@practicalaction.org.np