Head of Programmes

People in Need

People in Need began providing aid to Nepal in 2015 when the country was hit by the most destructive earthquake in the last 80 years. The earthquake left more than 8,500 people dead and thousands of others found themselves without a roof over their heads. Nepal is among one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and therefore today…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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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 : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 3-4 years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity ,Programme Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 08, 2021

Job Description

The Head of Programs (HoP) will work closely with PIN program teams and the Country Director to oversee, manage, mentor and further expand long-term development as well as emergency programs of PIN Nepal.

Together with Program Managers, the HoP is responsible for PIN Nepal Country Program efforts to develop, innovate and implement programs with the aim to achieve the highest impact while providing quality and accountability to beneficiaries, government, donors and partners. Furthermore, the HoP ensures quality of and synergies among existing and new programs and enhances visibility of PIN Nepal proactively contributing to donor communication and external representation. The HoP reports to PIN Country Director for Nepal Country Program with delegated management and responsibility for key programs and their assigned teams (approximately 40 individuals). The HoP also closely cooperates with Head of Systems & Operations (HoSo) as well as Desk Officer, Relief and Development Department (RDD) Management, and sector specialists in PIN HQ.

Main responsibilities:

  • Business development – representation, networking and positioning of PIN programs in Nepal towards partners, government, donors and private sector, participation in the working groups, clusters, contribution to PIN Nepal Country Strategy including communication and advocacy plans
  • Establishing strategic partnerships with selected partners
  • Fundraising and Grants development – leading on capability statements, quality assessments together with program team in Nepal and global Knowledge & Learning Department of PIN, leading on proposal development and ensuring quality of project proposals
  • Team management and capacity development – leading on identification of capacity building needs of Program Managers and program staff and their professional development in cooperation with HQ and other relevant stakeholders in country and globally through training and mentoring, recruitment of key project Staff.
  • Overseeing and supporting project implementation, ensuring involving all key stakeholders into the project implementation, following work plans, quality of internal and external reporting, MEAL and budget management
  • Ensuring quality of PIN programs including mainstreaming of GESI, climate change and market based approaches and compliance of overall strategy of PIN
  • Supervising MEAL department, in collaboration with MEAL coordinator, setting up monitoring & evaluation plan for each project with clear impact indicators involving independent M&E mechanisms
  • Promote synergies among PIN programs, organize regular program management meetings
  • Promote sharing of experiences and lessons learnt within the team and other PIN Country Programs, ensure that all new programs incorporate innovation and push the boundaries of development work
  • Ensure cost-effectiveness and transparency of PIN projects, assist Country Director in coordination with Financial/Admin/Logistics sections

People in Need offers:

  • Environment of a well-established and growing organization
  • Friendly, participatory and results-oriented working environment with extensive opportunities for professional development
  • Salary and benefits according to PIN salary scale and HR policies
  • 25 days of paid leave annually along with additional National Holidays based on Nepal Labor Law
  • Housing allowance
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of completed work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
  • Robust and thorough induction training
  • Opportunities for further learning
  • Travel health insurance

Required Qualification & Experience

Suitable candidates for this position should possess:

  • Experience in program management – technical knowledge of PCM and quality assurance in humanitarian/development context
  • Leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing diverse teams and contributing to the capacity building of national and international staff
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following thematic areas highly preferred: education, disaster management/DRR, protection, and social inclusion, emergency, climate change, health, good governance, livelihoods, and market-based approaches
  • Proven experience in drafting proposals and managing key donor-funded projects such as EU, ECHO, DFID, USAID, UN, service contracts, etc.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks independently, responsibly
  • Strong critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork attitude
  • Fluent English both spoken and written.
  • Experience within Nepal and the South Asian region and understanding of local dynamics highly preferred but not required.
  • Experience and creativity in alternative fundraising methodologies (Social Media Campaigns, CSR, etc.) highly preferred

How to Apply

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter in English via our application form

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).