Executive Director

Feminist Dalit Organization

Feminist Dalit Organization along with its implementing partners, Women for Human Rights (WHR) and Tewa is implementing a project entitled Participation and Voice for Excluded Women in Nepal (PAVE) with the support of WomanKind Worldwide and Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The project aims to improve the participation, leadership and influence in decision-making in the local and provincial level government…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Lalitpur
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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 : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 5 year
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jan 05, 2022

Job Description

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Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) is a pioneer organization in Nepal to advocate Dalit’s rights and women’s rights simultaneously. FEDO envisions just and equitable society, and puts Dalit women at the core of its all initiatives. Its actions are dedicated to economic empowerment, human rights and access to justice, leadership development, inclusive governance and social justice, and gender responsive humanitarian assistance for Dalits, women and the most vulnerable population in Nepal. Its organizational presence is expanded to 56 districts and all seven provinces of Nepal. FEDO has also been working with national and international networks and platforms of women and Dalits.

We are currently seeking qualified, competent, creative, committed and highly motivated candidates for the position of Executive Director, and therefore, invite applications from eligible Nepali citizens.

Overall Purpose of the Position:

The Executive Director shall be responsible for overall leadership and management of programs and administration of FEDO. S/he shall lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of all programs/projects of the organization. S/he shall play a strategic role in new program/project development and resource generation. S/he shall ensure all policy and donor compliances, quality assurance of project implementation and donor reporting.

The position will be based in FEDO’s central office in Kathmandu, with 20 to 25 percent travel outside Kathmandu valley.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Provide strategic leadership for overall management (program and administration) of FEDO.
  • Lead and mentor all staff teams to develop annual budgets and work plans consistent with project documents and donor contracts and in line with FEDO’s strategic plan.
  • Lead and mentor teams in undertaking the necessary reviews and updating of the work plans and budgets of various projects of the organization.
  • Conduct regular risk assessment and devise mitigation strategies, and ensure all projects are implemented on time and within project budget and scope.
  • Development advocacy plan and strategies for the rights and justice of Dalit women.
  • Provide guidance and devise strategies for human resource management & development.
  • Coach and provide guidance to the individual members of the Program and Finance Team, and ensure effective coordination among program and finance team members.
  • Maintain strong communication and coordination with district offices and partners.
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation functions of the organization.
  • Ensure all reports are compliant with the highest quality standards, timelines, and formats.
  • Provide coaching/mentoring to staff team for program data management, impact documentation and knowledge production and dissemination; and ensure comprehensive and quality data is available for project management, donor reporting and new project development.
  • Ensure accountability and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Provide leadership to grow and expand partnerships, funding, and collaboration opportunities.
  • Explore funding opportunities to implement strategic plan, and lead the bidding process.
  • Support organizations’ board for strengthening system and good governance practices.
  • Work in close coordination with FEDO’s board members, and staff team in order to promote, implement and uphold FEDO’s vision, mission, core values and objectives.
  • Ensure FEDO is positioned and actively represented with funding partners, alliances, consortiums, likeminded organizations and government stakeholders.
  • Enhance FEDO’s visibility among donors, partners, and stakeholders.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Completed Master’s degree in management, social sciences (or equivalent) with at least five years working experience in senior management position of non-profit organization.
  • The working experience in women led or women rights organizations will be added value.

Knowledge and skills needed:

  • Knowledge of strategic planning and program cycle management
  • Knowledge of program development and resource generation.
  • Proposal writing skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Good understanding of RBA, Advocacy, Dalit and women rights issues
  • Knowledge on local laws and compliances
  • LFA, M&E and reporting skills
  • Planning and budgeting skills
  • Research and data analysis skills
  • Quality assurance and compliance
  • Participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Basic knowledge of internal controls systems and finance.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills
  • Stakeholder analysis and partnership development
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, and team building
  • Preparing problem solutions and decision making
  • Advocacy and coordination skills
  • Computer knowledge and skills on MS office
  • Basic statistical knowledge for data analysis
  • Strong English and Nepali language skills, both oral and written.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their updated CV, a recent passport size photograph and a cover letter mentioning minimum salary expectation by 25 January 2021 via e-mail to dms.fedo@gmail.com. Please indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interview. Telephone enquiry will not be entertained.


Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO)

Head Office: G.P.O Box : 4366(Kathmandu), Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal

Email: dms.fedo@gmail.com