Program Manager

Samaanta Foundation

Samaanta Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which provides comprehensive higher education fellowships to meritorious public school graduates from rural communities in Nepal.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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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 : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 03, 2022

Job Description

The Program Manager (hereafter referred to as PM) will be a full-time employee of Samaanta Foundation, reporting to the Foundation’s Director of Programs. The PM will be responsible for all Samaanta programs and activities, including selection, academic and personal growth and welfare of the fellows, and building and maintaining relationships with all partners and stakeholders. This is a full-time position, with a probation period of three months, and regular reviews thereafter.

The key roles and responsibilities of the PM are listed below, but these are meant to be illustrative rather than exhaustive. The organisation retains the right to add or change these roles and responsibilities.

  • Manage all aspects of the selection process, college placement, and academic support to the fellows
  • Design and manage an annual calendar, extra-curricular sessions,and support internships, skill building and work placements
  • Strengthen the mentorship program, organise regular mentorship sessions, increase the pool of mentors, and work with them to increase the impact of mentorship program. Establish and maintain rapport with the mentors.
  • Serve as the focal point for all fellows, supervising fees and stipend payments, recording and reviewing academic performance and supporting their overall growth
  • Maintain detailed records of fellowship activities and expenditures, and support the publication of quarterly newsletters
  • Serve as the focal point for all partners and stakeholders including parents, teachers, college and hostel management
  • Establish new partnerships with stakeholders in education, public sector, development agencies and corporate sectors to promote Samaanta
  • Design and develop communications strategy and funding proposals, and pursue fundraising activities at the national and international levels
  • Prepare reports for funders and partners as required
  • Ensure Samaanta’s legal and financial compliance in terms of annual reports, audits and any other compliance requirements
  • Liaise with the Board of Directors to shape the vision and future direction of the organisation

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferable
  • At least two years of experience in a similar area of work
  • Minimum two years of expertise of working with and mentoring young people
  • Ability to work independently on multiple assignments simultaneously, and lead with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills in Nepali and English

Salary: Competitive salary negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience Start date: As soon as possible 

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter with salary expectations (pdf) and their CV (max 3 pages, pdf) by 22nd August 2022 to, with “Application for Program Manager” as the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Samaanta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer