Senior Consultant

Practical Action

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. We share what works with others, so many more people can change their worlds.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project,NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Mar 30, 2022

Job Description

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big – bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Practical Action seeks to recruit Senior Consultant to work in Practical Action based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

About the role

The Senior Consultant will be a member of Practical Action’s Global Distributors Collective (GDC) team. The GDC provides a collective voice for distributors to ensure their voice is heard; drives research and innovation across the sector; facilitates the exchange of information, insight and expertise; and provides critical services that leverage economies of scale.

This is a unique and highly strategic role in the GDC team focused on designing, managing and implementing GDC projects. The GDC undertakes a range of projects across functions (particularly research, communications, training and business model innovation). The specific projects that the Senior Consultant will manage will be varied, dependent on business needs as well as the skills and expertise of the successful candidate, so flexibility and adaptability is key.

Required Qualification & Experience

The Senior Consultant will:

  • Design and manage last mile distribution projects with partners (35%)
  • Lead and provide technical input into a suite of projects, in close collaboration with the wider team and other stakeholders (60% of the role).
  • Work with others in the core GDC team to provide strategic input into the overall direction of the GDC (5%)

About you

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will have significant experience working with low-income consumers and markets, ideally in the field of last mile distribution. You will have significant experience managing complex projects in an international environment with multiple donors. You should be flexible and adaptable and willing to learn. You will posses exceptional communication and relationship management skills as well as strong financial literarcy.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment fairly regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability. Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing. To ensure that Practical Action meets its obligations of safer recruitment, appointment to posts within Practical Action will be subject to a satisfactory criminal check. Criminal checks will be conducted for all roles.

How to Apply

If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions, then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to to view the full recruitment pack.  Please submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability for the role to by 13th April 2022.