Country Programs Manager

Raleigh International Nepal

Raleigh International (RI) is a youth-driven organization supporting a global movement of young people to take-action. Raleigh International Nepal (RIN) is a subsidiary of RIUK and has been working in Nepal since 2015. Our main office is in Khumaltar, Lalitpur Nepal. We promote the role of young people in decision making and civil society, creating meaningful youth employment and enterprise, protecting…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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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 : 5+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Feb 20, 2022

Job Description

ROLE: Country Programs Manager (CPM)
LOCATION: Kathmandu with the occasional need to travel in project locations.
SALARY: Based on Raleigh International Nepal Policy
REPORTS TO: Country Director  (CD)
START DATE: Soonest as possible
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed

About the Role

RIN is seeking an inspirational leader, a strategic stakeholder manager and a program design and fundraising expert to be our new CPM. The CPM is a member of the RIN Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Raleigh International Global Leadership Team (GLT). They are responsible for the design, delivery, implementation and strategic management of Raleigh’s programs in Nepal. The CPM provides essential governance to Raleigh by acting as the focal person for Government engagement, partnership development and sectoral representation. The CPM will also work with the CD to drive strategy focused fundraising and donor engagement in Nepal as well as program design and proposal writing. The CPM will also lead and line manage a high-performing team of program implementation staff and provide day to day support and guidance to them as the implement Raleigh’s programs in Nepal.

Roles Responsibilities 

The key responsibilities of the CPM can be placed under three specific headings and general duties and responsibilities which are as follows;

1. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE 

  • Lead representation of Raleigh International to the Government of Nepal and its various ministries and agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with INGO Registration in Nepal by leading on General and Project Agreement (GA) and (PA) design, negotiation, reporting and compliance.
  • Represent Raleigh and build positive relationships with Government Stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the CD and other SMT, Develop and Implement RIN Country Strategy.
  • Strategically engage, support and build the capacity of Raleigh’s NGO Project Partners.
  • Represent RIN in the I/NGO sector in Nepal through being the focal person for Raleigh for AIN and other sectoral collaboration forums.
  • In collaboration with the CD provide future-proofing for RI in Nepal to ensure Raleigh’s continued existence and legacy over the longer term.
  • In collaboration with the SMT, manage risk, lead and govern the organization with a full commitment to safety, equity and in line with Raleigh values.

2. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING

  • In collaboration with CD, explore sources of funds for Raleigh’s programs in Nepal.
  • In collaboration with CD, engage with donors and their representatives in Nepal and elsewhere.
  • Lead on all aspects of program development, design, development and proposal writing including creation of project narratives, logical frameworks and proposal budgets.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with others in RI Globally for the development of programs.
  • Ensure the develop of programs which are legally implementable by Raleigh in Nepal and appropriate to Raleigh’s strategy and Nepali context.

3. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND TEAM LEADERSHIP

  • Provide management and oversight to Raleigh’s projects in Nepal.
  • Support and guide day-to-day implementation Raleigh’s projects in Nepal.
  • Manage and defend the overall programs budget in Nepal and lead on programmatic budget setting in collaboration with other colleagues.
  • Collaborate and act as counterpart to program management teams across Raleigh globally to ensure donor compliance and joined up working in global programs.
  • Support and facilitate the programs coordinators and project officers to implement their assigned projects and programs effectively.
  • Support and facilitate the MEAL Officer to deliver high quality Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning support for Raleigh.
  • Inspire excellence and be a positive and effective leader for the RIN Programs team.
  • Support and lead staff day to day including their career and professional development as well as wellbeing.

4. OTHER GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate commitment to safety, safeguarding, anti-corruption and a values-based approach.
  • Participate in fair and transparent procurement and recruitment processes as required.
  • Demonstrate leadership in use of Raleigh’s resources effectively.
  • Provide expertise in the development of Raleigh’s Global Strategy
  • Engage effectively with Raleigh volunteers and young people in Raleigh programs.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the enhancement of young people and youth-led programs and strategies.
  • Communicate excellently with diverse colleagues.
  • Other tasks as assigned by CD

Required Qualification & Experience

  • A Masters Degree in Development, Social Science or other related discipline.
  • 5+ Years of Professional Experience in similar roles with preference being given to similar INGO contexts.
  • Demonstrable experience in positions being a manager of teams, people and programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in Nepali Governance stakeholder engagement with preference being given to previous experience in facilitating INGOs to Nepali Government.
  • Demonstrable experience in program design, proposal development and fundraising in a Nepali context.
  • Fluent and outstanding Nepali and English written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrable commitment and experience to working with young people and working in an inter-cultural context.

Other Information

Holiday Entitlement

  • As per the RIN National Personnel Regulation, the holiday entitlement for full-time staff is 25 working days per year, plus 13 public holidays.

Office hours

  • Normal office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Staff may be required to work longer hours at events and during busy periods, including weekends, but time can be claimed back using the Time Off In Lieu policy.
  • Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults

RI is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and the health, safety, welfare, and development of all people with whom it works regardless of gender, age, stage of development, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture or ethnicity. All staff and participants who take part in activities organized by us should enjoy working and taking part without fear of harm. We guide all staff and participants to show respect for and understanding of people’s rights as well as their safety and welfare, and by so doing, conduct themselves in a way that reflects our principles.

Anti-Corruption Policy

It is RIN’s policy to conduct organisation business honestly, and without the use of corrupt practices or acts of bribery to obtain or receive an unfair advantage.

Raleigh is committed to ensuring adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards of organisation conduct. This must be reflected in every aspect of the way in which we operate. We must conduct all our dealings with integrity. Bribery and corruption harm the societies in which these acts are committed and prevents economic growth and development.

Any breach of Raleigh’s policy will be regarded as a serious matter and will be dealt with under our disciplinary procedure. In serious cases, it may be treated as gross misconduct leading to summary dismissal.

How to Apply

Interest candidates who meet the requirements are requested to send updated CV including 3 contactable references, Cover Letter and A selection criteria providing response to the above position requirements to FADRecruitment-NP@raleighinternational.org latest by 5:00 PM Nepal time on 25th February 2022The subject line of the application email must be “Country Programs Manager”.

RIN will not entertain any phone enquiries for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process. RIN reserves the right to reject any and all applications.