Head of Programmes

WaterAid Nepal

WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene. It was set up in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water decade (1981–1990). It operates in 34 countries as of 2018 The organization was first established by the UK water industry on 21 July 1981 as a charitable trust at their main office premises…

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 : 7+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. It sounds normal and it should be.

By inspiring people and sparking chain reactions we help deliver lasting change in what’s normal. By working closely with partners internationally and on the ground in some of the toughest places in the world, we help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures.

WaterAid Nepal is looking for a committed person who is an empathetic and empowering leader to champion WASH as the Head of Programmes, playing a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene essential foundations for healthy and dignified lives. This is an exciting time to join WaterAid as we embark on an inspiring and promising journey to develop our strategy for the upcoming strategy period. As a key member of the senior Country Management Team, the Head of Programmes will play an integral part in shaping WaterAid Nepal’s strategy and enhancing organizational effectiveness.

Working within the Programmes team, the Head of Programmes will 

  • Enable and motivate the Programme Team to lead effective and cohesive implementation of WaterAid’s work through a programmatic approach that combines programme, learning, research and advocacy activities in collaborative partnership with a diverse range of partners and organisations.
  • Ensure the quality of programme design, delivery, oversee related grant management and foster collective initiatives working in close collaboration with Policy Team and other departments of WaterAid Nepal.
  • Have a primary responsibility to advice on strategy development of WaterAid Nepal, lead programme design and delivery, proactively support fundraising and continuously seek to strengthen its overall performance, developing and reviewing organisational policies that will bring about the transformational changes necessary to achieve sustainable WASH services for all.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Masters in WASH, engineering, social sciences or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in similar role
  • Fluency in spoken and written Nepali language. High level proficiency in spoken and written English, with good interpersonal, negotiating and persuasive skills
  • Proven experience of designing and leading influencing strategies that have impacts on the lives of the people of Nepal
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and alliances for influencing the sector
  • Confidence in working with senior level stakeholders both internally and externally using tact and diplomacy
  • Experience of managing and supporting staff from diverse professional background
  • Strong sense of discretion and ability to manage information of a confidential / sensitive nature
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these

By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We seek leaders like you to help us make it happen with your expertise, passion and professionalism. WaterAid is a credible leader in WASH globally and brings brilliant experiences and opportunities for its staff to learn, engage and contribute to its mission.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.

For detailed job description please CLICK HERE

How to Apply

Interested and competent applicants are requested to fill up an online application form available HERE and submit (i) Application letter (ii) Recent Curriculum Vitae no later than 28 September 2021