Project Manager – Health


United Mission to Nepal (UMN) is an international development organisation which aims to enable the poorest people living in poverty to transform their lives, leading towards fullness of life. As we serve the people of Nepal, multicultural teams of Nepali and volunteer expatriate staff work alongside local organisations in 10 districts (6 clusters and 2 hospitals), building partnerships that lead…

Job Information

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    Duty Station kapilvastu ,Bajhang
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 2 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Manager
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jan 07, 2022

Job Description

Objective of the job

S/he will ensure successful implementation of Project in cluster and contribute to outworking UMN’s strategy through effective capacity-building, relationship-building, project management, and provision of technical expertise.

Reports To: Cluster Team Leader & Thematic Lead – Health
LOCATION: Bajhang and Kapilvastu Cluster Offices

Areas of Responsibility

Relationships and Processes

  1. Build strong relationships with communities and maintain them through regular interaction. Ensure that the community (including poor and excluded people) is thoroughly involved in bottom-up project design and implementation.
  2. Build strong relationships with implementing partner(s) and maintain them through regular interaction, coaching, and feedback on performance.
  3. Develop partner staff capacity wherever required, notably in health program planning and implementation and monitoring and any other relevant areas from the partner organisational development plan.
  4. Build strong relationships with key project stakeholders (Provincial Health directorate, district level health office, Palikas) and other relevant government authorities for successful project implementation in Cluster.
  5. Coordinate and represent UMN in relevant local networks and forums.
  6. Work together with other Cluster staff to ensure integrated outcomes, and with UMN Thapathali teams, esp. with Thematic Lead-Health and Units to share learning and shape technical strategies.

 Project Management

  1. Management of Mental Health project in cluster to achieve its goal and outcomes effectively within the given time frame.
  2. Proactively seek amendments to planned activities & budget and results when necessary and communicate to Line Manager and Funding Team Member (Focal Person); otherwise, ensure delivery of approved activities and planned results. Ensure with partner that approval for any variances/changes is obtained before implementation.
  3. Be completely familiar with donor contract and familiarize partner(s) with contract. Ensure all compliances of donor, all UMN requirements, policies, and processes including cross cutting issues are followed. Represent as Cluster’s Focal Person in appropriate cross cutting issues.
  4. Hold accountability of budget and ensuring timely and proper utilisation as well as reporting, both at partner and UMN level, using money works to verify partner expenses, facilitate budget release, and ensure timely financial reports.
  5. Monitor monthly expenditure against budget and present quarterly plan vs achievement and quarterly plan in Quarterly Budget Review Committee (QBRC) meeting in coordination with Finance Coordinator.
  6. Provide technical support and guidance for the effective mobilisation of field-based project staff of partner.
  7. Produce all project reports, annual work plans, and budgets and report to CTL and Thematic Lead-Health. Produce high-quality stories and photos with technical support from UMN Communications Team.
  8. Ensure strong project monitoring and evaluation in coordination with Monitoring Evaluation and Learning team, Thapathali.
  9. Proactively document and share learning through all appropriate channels and systems.


  1. Develop a good understanding of mental health gaps and need of the local communities to support effective system of health programming.
  2. Assessing and developing new concept note, proposals, and project design in coordination with local partner, cluster team, and Grant Management in Health and support to cluster in new project design as per need.
  3. Provide necessary technical input and support in relevant health and mental health components of other projects in cluster as needed.
  4. Coordinate with relevant Thematic Leads and units for technical support required during project implementation
  5. Contribute to development and implementation of UMN/Cluster strategy, plans for UMN’s health theme, and enhance integration of health work with other projects and partner activities.
  6. Identify advocacy issues relevant to health and mental health to support their incorporation into UMN, Cluster, and/or programme strategies.
  7. Support in developing training packages, training manuals and materials, ensuring UMN’s health interventions are based in good practice and are innovative.

Decision Making

  • Budget holder for project
  • Lead participatory design process of health projects
  • Contribute to Cluster strategy decisions
  • Contribute to Technical Forum learning and decisions


  • Member of Cluster Team
  • Member of UMN’s Technical Forum
  • Representing UMN at relevant technical forums
  • Ensures mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in the projects
  • Supports organisational development and capacity building of UMN partner organisations

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health/Psychology or equivalent
  • With minimum three years of work experience in mental health and/or psychosocial support and health system strengthening. or  Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Psychiatric Nursing and minimum five years’ working experience in mental health and/or psychosocial support and health system strengthening.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of current health issues in Nepal, especially mental health issues.
  • Strong experience of project management including planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting and developing proposals
  • Experience with participatory community assessment, design, implementation, and monitoring processes
  • Familiar with up-to-date poverty eradication strategies, policies and development practices in Nepal and outside
  • Cross-cultural work experience preferred


  • Seeking to model the UMN values and vision
  • Heartfelt commitment to serving the poorest and excluded people—to finding innovative ways they can participate in and benefit from UMN’s work
  • Belief in the ability of the poor to analyse their own problems and transform their lives
  • A good trainer, mentor, and coach and eager to build the capacity of others
  • Good persuading & influencing skills, able to enthuse others
  • Social skills necessary to build effective working relationships with a broad range of people
  • Learning attitude
  • Good computer skill and communication skills in Nepali and English language, both written and verbal, in order to present technical information in an appropriate manner
  • Proactivity and self-motivation
  • Flexible in terms of work time, workload and travel.
  • Able to thrive in a situation of change and uncertainty

How to Apply

All interested individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply  for this position. The Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded from  our website: Completed application forms should be sent by  e-mail to by 4:00 pm on Friday, 21 January 2022.

Short-listed  candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment process.

We especially encourage the applications from women and marginalized groups.