Programme Development and Learning Manager

International Alert

International Alert was founded in 1986 to help people find peaceful solutions to conflict. International Alert is an independent international peacebuilding organization, operating programs around the world to address conflict. At that time, the number of conflicts between countries was decreasing, but there was an alarming increase in the number of conflicts within countries. Both types of conflict were undermining development and…

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 Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Manager
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Posted Date : Apr 09, 2021

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership within the Nepal programme to design high quality strategies, innovative programmes and projects and secure funding. This includes supporting renewal and growth from our existing programmes and helping to initiate and design new business. The post holder will also monitor and improve quality of programme delivery through supporting better design, monitoring and evaluation (DM&E) and contribute to more effective communication of Alert’s results and impact.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy and Programme Quality 

  • Contribute to country strategy planning in line with International Alert’s global strategy and priorities, and help ensure that programme ideas are fundable within the donor opportunities available;
  • Stay up to date with and contribute to monitoring and evaluation of existing projects, and ensure that the relevant lessons learned are taken into account in future project designs;
  • Develop a marketing strategy and capacity statement for funding proposals and bids to institutional donors, commerial contractor, trusts and foundations 
  • Ensure that donor reports produced by the Programs team effectively demonstrate the impact of International Alerts’ program interventions and are consistently of high quality to demonstrate progress and impact of Alerts’ programs.

Programme Development

  • Work with line manager and regional team, team to develop and co-ordinate specific project funding proposals and bids to institutional donors, trusts and foundations.
  • Stay alert to organisation-wide funding opportunities, and support negotiation of consortium and framework agreement partnerships, as necessary. 
  • Lead and coordinate the project designing process with colleagues and partners; and support the development of country-specific fundraising strategies. 
  • Submit solicited and unsolicited proposals and concept papers to donors and undertake donor liaison on an ongoing basis to monitor submission progress, respond to queries and provide amendments as necessary.
  • Stay alert to funding opportunities other than direct grants from donors eg as a sub-grantee or consortium member.

Organisational learning and development 

  • Contribute learning from projects and processes to strengthen the growth and impact of Alert’s work more broadly. 
  • Lead and/or supervise the development and publication of internal and external learning papers and communication pieces; 
  • Research and keep track of funding opportunities, providing timely information to support the development of new bids within country and the Asia region. 
  • Take part in organisational initiatives – task forces, steering groups, etc. – and contribute ideas and suggestions more generally when opportunity and need allow;
  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate in organisation-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects;
  • Undertake other tasks reasonably expected of her/him.

Required Qualification & Experience

At Alert, we have introduced Talent Management to our business model as we believe talented people are crucial to the success of our work.  We believe all individuals are talented and success comes in matching the right talents to the right roles.  For this role, the skills, qualifications and experience listed below are important, but we believe that to be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for working with others to develop, frame, communicate and fundraise for programmes that combine conceptual and practical innovation, and have a clear and measurable impact on peace.

  • A strong technical understanding of conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and experience working in the sector.
  • Understanding of the conflict dynamics in Nepal
  • Experience managing complex projects in the peacebuilding or development sectors, including project start up, implementation management and project closure.
  • Granduate or post-graduate degree in peacebuilding, conflict studies, gender, development studies, international relations or related field.
  • Substantial experience securing new funding for peacebuilding or development programmes, including developing project concepts and donor relationships; writing proposals and budgets, and negotiating contracts.
  • Experience of working with a range of donors (institutional, multilateral, trusts and foundations), understanding of diverse donor requirements, and experience of idenfity funding opportunities and tracking donor trends
  • Good understanding of project design, including developing theories of change, clear and realistic objectives and effective monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Senior level experience in managing individual and team performance.
  • Strong financial management experience, including budgeting and overseeing spend.
  • Experience facilitating workshops and ideas development, including remotely and with people with diverse first languages.
  • Fluent written and spoken English; excellent analytic and report writing skills and pursuasive oral communicate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a wide spectrum of actors, including community members, civil society and donors.

Summary Terms and Conditions


Provident fund Contribution of 10% of basic salary by International Alert to a provident fund
Leave entitlement Full time staffs are entitled to 25.5 days paid holiday per annum.
Notice period There will be an initial three months probationary period.

Written notice of the termination of your contract may be given at any time by either side. The notice period is one month on either side.

Working hours The working week will be a maximum of 35 hours. Office opening hours will generally be from 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with a break of one hour for lunch at a time agreed with your manager.  
Safe Guarding Children & vulnerable adults This organisation is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Festival Allowance One  month Dashain allowance (taxable and pro rata)
Gratuity Gratuity will be eligible to receive equivalent to 1 month’s current basic salary per year. If you leave before completion of one year, it will be paid on a pro-rata basis using your current basic salary for calculation. It will not be eligible in case of gross miss conduct.

How to Apply

please click here for the detailed Job description and click here for the Application form, click here equal opportunity form and send the application to

Application deadline:  Friday 23rd April 2021

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and Alert reserves the right to bring the closing date forward so early applications are encouraged.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly based on merit.