Program Manager – Livelihoods


SAPPROS Nepal is a national level non-governmental organization (NGO) established in September 1991. It is amongst the well recognized NGOs in Nepal. SAPPROS envisions a poverty-free Nepal where people engage themselves in innovative initiatives without having to worry about the basic livelihood matters. It works to improve the lives of small farmers and other disadvantaged communities by providing them opportunities…

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 : 5+ years
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 06, 2022

Job Description

Job Title Program Manager – Livelihoods
Number 1 Position
Reports to Executive Director
Location Kathmandu with frequent filed visit
Start Date Immediately

Role Dimensions:

The Program Manager-Livelihoods will support multiple projects focused on Livelihoods. The Manager will be responsible for overall project management and for ensuring that project objectives are on track, which will require him/her to work constructively with colleagues across his/her project team. The Manager will provide technical direction to project staff and partners in the areas of livelihoods, according to the projects’ activities, and provide recommendation for improvements. In addition, the Manager will, on an on-going basis, assess current livelihoods needs and assist in program development to secure funding for new projects from a range of donors. This position requires an individual who is accustomed to the pace of emergency response programming, does not require close supervision or direction, and is flexible and highly responsive.


Program Management

  • Strategic direction and overall supervision and successful implementation of the project(s).
  • Development of work plans and budget management according to project outputs and results.
  • Manage teams of expatriate and/or national staff to complete program goals on time and on budget.
  • Evaluate activity progress and determine necessary actions to course correct.
  • Provide program reports that are timely and meet institutional and donor requirements.
  • Represent SAPPROS at livelihoods sector and other related working groups and other stakeholder or coordination meetings, as needed, and maintain a positive, continuous and visible presence for SAPPROS.
  • Maintain a focus on achieving results and meeting the agreed objectives, and pro-actively solve problems without having to be instructed by line management.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with local partners and local authorities
  • Facilitate donor visits to project sites as appropriate.
  • Work constructively with support teams to ensure sound administrative practices with regards to record keeping, compliance with donor regulations, communications, etc.
  • Frequent travel to project sites and provide support to team as needed.

Technical Direction

  • Review the short and long range plans for delivery of project services, and provide guidance to the SAPPROS staff and/or local partners to improve planning, management and delivery.
  • Implement monitoring systems and record keeping methods that support routine country-level, international, interagency, and donor reporting as appropriate.
  • Analysis of program databases to report on key indicators. Advise on improved methodologies when applicable.
  • Propose and implement capacity building activities aimed at enhancing skills of local staff and/or partners in delivery of livelihoods activities.
  • Conduct community assessments to identify critical requirements for program interventions with focus on the most marginalized groups and vulnerable communities.
    • Take lead in the development of livelihoods indicators and relevant monitoring and evaluation instruments and provide real time technical advice to project staff through direct field visits.
    • Undertake frequent field visits to project sites to ensure that the activities are carried out in accordance to work plan and technical requirements.
    • Liaison with various stakeholders and leading livelihoods organizations in all project locations, and take lead role in providing information regarding livelihoods trends to SAPPROS Executive Director and Sector Coordinators.
    • Provides capacity-building for technical staff: technical support, organizing training, and preparing training manual and schedule for livelihoods staff.
    • Produce timely and quality reports that ensure appropriate capturing of program impact and outcomes as well as program outputs based on logistical framework and M&E system.
  • Undertake additional tasks that are relevant to program management and activity implementation that may be assigned by her/his manager from time to time.

Program Development

  • Assess livelihoods needs of populations affected by the conflict and/or disaster
  • Stay up to date with all regional and country-specific response plans by donors active in the livelihoods sector, and other key actors
  • Provide technical input, writing and budgetary input for new program design. Writing of proposals is an essential requirement of this position.
  • Interface with key donors regarding livelihoods programs
  • Share methods, approaches and tools with SAPPROS colleagues across the region, and contribute toward SAPPROS’s response strategy by ensuring programmatic coherence, innovation and responsiveness

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Development, Social Science, or similar related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience leading, managing, and implementing food security and livelihood programs including emergency response programs,
  • Demonstrated background and contacts with donor agencies and development actors;
  • Ability to live and function at a high capacity within a collaborative organizational structure;
  • Demonstrated gender and social integration competencies, and strong understanding and experience of human rights-based and gender-responsive approaches in development;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively communicate, public speaking and strategic planning skills, experience in a cross-cultural environment with stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to collaborate effectively;
  • Excellent English language competency required;
  • Strong English writing skills required;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently;
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail;

How to Apply

Send a motivation letter mentioning position applied for and an updated CV including 2 referees with contact number and e-mail address to no later than, June 14, 2022Please mention: Application for Program Manager – Livelihoods in the subject line.

SAPPROS Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

SAPPROS Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified Women, Dalits, Marginalized and person with disability are highly encouraged to apply for the position.

Only the short-listed candidates will be notified for the further assessment.

No telephone calls will be entertained.