Country Program Manager

The Fred Hollows Foundation

In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people are living with avoidable blindness and visual impairment. Seven children lose their vision in Nepal every day. The most common cause of childhood blindness is refractive error, while 60,000 adults in the country become blind every year because of untreated cataract. For people aged 50 years and older, cataract is by far the leading cause…

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 : Manager
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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 : Dec 07, 2021

Job Description

The Country Program Manager Nepal is accountable for providing strategic and operational leadership on projects in Nepal, and to manage The Foundation’s partnership with the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO). The Country Program Manager will lead on the implementation of the Nepal Country Plan, build partner capacity, and work with the Country Support Network to ensure that all Foundation requirements are being adhered to (support on compliance, etc). The TIO Roundtable (of which the CPM will be an active member) will continue to manage and make decisions on the strategic nature of the relationship between FHF and TIO, however the CPM will play an important advisory role on this body.

The Country Program Manager Nepal will report directly to the Cluster Lead, Bangladesh.


The Country Program Manager Nepal will own the outcomes of overall project management and coordination in Nepal:

1. Program Management (Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation) of programming in Nepal

  • Provide effective coordination of project implementation alongside TIO
  • Ensure sustainability of projects by promoting leadership and ownership of implementation by TIO and through partner capacity building.
  • Oversee delivery of quality outputs as well as timely preparation of reports on project achievements and challenges
  • Oversee delivery of resources and results according to planned targets
  • Ensure project development, M&E, medical and technical support for Nepal programming, and that best practice is being followed
  • Develop new project/s in line with the Country Strategy and in consultation with the Program Development team
  • Ensure all required project evaluation are carried out
  • Act as the Foundation’s contact point for queries around TIO program portfolio and delivery.

2. Partnership and Strategic support to TIO

  • Strengthen partnership with TIO at the programming level and support relationships with other stakeholders
  • Member of TIO roundtable – providing and advocating for program level relationships, needs and outcomes
  • Ensure all requirements under the General Agreement and Project Agreements with the Social Welfare Council (Govt of Nepal) are met
  • Share examples of good practice and case studies from Nepal with the wider organization.
  • Manage communications requests and donor submissions and reports as needed.

3. Other tasks as requested by your manager.

Required Qualification & Experience


You are a natural leader and a passionate advocator! You may already have established relationships or connections with similar implementing partners/organisations. You have had exposure with the Minister of Health and Population and Provincial Government Partners. You are a seasoned project manager with strong examples on your deliverables through the strategic framework you were able to lead.


  • Extensive professional experience in international development/ public health project implementation, management or new business development.
  • Strong experience leading and implementing programs in Nepal, including project design, monitoring and evaluation, preparing high quality reports for a range of audiences (e.g. donor bodies), and proposal writing
  • Experience leading the implementation of projects and ensuring targets are met
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive relations with external stakeholders, donors and partners.
  • Experience working with large and dispersed teams and working in a global and virtual operating environment.


  • Knowledge of the health and eye health sector highly desirable


Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you.

These include:

  • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities.
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours.
  • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave.
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development.

To find out more about our benefits click here

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose.

Applications close: 30 December 2021

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Nepal.