Program Development Specialist

CARE Nepal

CARE Nepal  is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting…

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 Competitive /
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3 year
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Nov 25, 2020

Job Description

Program Development Specialist is responsible to support in overall areas of program development and designing. The incumbent is primarily responsible to support in donor coordination and cultivation, donor intelligence gathering, proposal development, fundraising and strengthening organizational profile. S/he will support in developing high quality funding applications in timely manner ensuring donor compliance and contractual requirement. S/he will support in development, update and implementation of CARE’s resource mobilization strategy to secure fund from existing and potential donors. S/he will maintain relationship with multiple government line ministries and CARE International (CI) members to understand government plans and provisions and CI interest areas and expertise.

This position requires working closely with thematic coordinators, technical specialists and budgeting experts during design process and critical stages of the project cycle. This position is also responsible to coordinate with finance and human resource team to ensure appropriate costing and resourcing for new proposals, as well as with project and cluster teams to draft concept notes incorporating gaps identified or issues generated during project implementation. The incumbent is expected to ensure mainstreaming of gender and social inclusion considerations into all designs, documents and also ensure that new program development is aligned to the CARE Nepal Business Strategy and CARE International Vision 2030 priorities.

Required Qualification & Experience


  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences / Economics / Development Management or other related fields


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the development sector in project/program design and development. Familiar with current development practices, policies and organizations in Nepal

Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Strong knowledge and experience in project/program design and development
  • Proven analytical skills and the ability to think strategically in relation to business development
  • Experience of interpreting donor policies and guidelines and producing and/or making recommendations for producing high quality proposals
  • Numerate with some understanding of budgets
  • Demonstrable experience of researching, developing and nurturing relationships with various sector donor/clients
  • Understanding of project design tools and frameworks such as problem tree analysis, logical framework, theory of change and other
  • Experience in dealing with diverse donor(s)/client and representing organization at various platforms
  • Ability to prioritize task and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary team and ability to work with virtual cross-functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English language (written and oral communication)
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills
  • Familiar about international development goals and country strategies
  • Excellent writing, documentation and dissemination skills
  • In-depth knowledge on gender equity and diversity, and rights based programming
  • Ability to use computer applications

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at and complete the application process. Detailed job description is available in our website. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00hrs, 08 December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.