Team Leader


Swisscontact is a business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 38 countries with over 1,000 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

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 : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 10 Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : May 23, 2021

Job Description

Position:  Team Leader

Start of employment: 1 August2021.

Place of work: NVQS PSU Office, CTEVT Complex, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Reports to:  Country Director, Swisscontact Nepal

Subordinates: National project personnel, medium and short-term experts

Key Responsibility

Responsible for spearheading overall state-of-the-art project implementation in accordance with the approved plan and budget, the vision, mission, and regulations of Swisscontact achieving utmost client satisfaction.

Main Tasks

Build and Manage Team

Place a strong team in place with appropriate skills to implement the NVQS project.

Lead hiring competent staffs and experts in the project and orient/train staffs who will be working to manage vocational qualifications system in Nepal.

Lead and manage entire project team at the federal and province levels of NVQS project to accomplish the client’s contract.

Conduct performance appraisals of the NVQS staff and apply corrective measures for non-performing staff.

Liaise with international (Swiss and others) technical expert teams.

Liaise and facilitate multistakeholder dialogue for effective support to the project.

Oversee Project Management

  • Make sure the NVQS goals and objectives are properly and sufficiently communicated to the public and private stakeholders, actors, and beneficiaries in three tiers of the government.
  • Ensure adequate project management (planning-implementation-monitoring-evaluation-controlling).
  • Ensure complete and timely project documentation at all times.
  • Prepare timely narrative and financial reporting according to the Swisscontact’s regulations and project contracts of donor and relevant sponsors, if any.
  • Prepare annual operational plans (yearly plans of operation) and budgets for the NVQS project.
  • Prepare reports related to the project as per the requirements of the client, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Nepal and Swisscontact.
  • Ensure effective financial management, budgeting, internal control, and external audit of the project.
  • Approve procurement of goods and services related to the project.
  • Approve all expenses related to the project.

Oversee Capacity Building Process

  • Provide excellent support to the National Skill Testing Board (NSTB)/Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) for NVQS related matters and building capacity of their staffs accordingly and as per the need.
  • Ensure adequate capacity of the project staff.
  • Advise and support partner organizations in their organizational development, capacity building and the development of new products.

Networking and Representation

  • Liaise regularly and as required with the client, SDC Nepal.
  • Represent Swisscontact, as required in donor environment.
  • Participate in all meetings (such as Project Steering Committee, Project Advisory Committee) as mandated by the requirements of the project.
  • Maintain excellent relations with officials at the federal level such as Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and other relevant ministries at federal level; NSTB/CTEVT; and wider stakeholders (from private and public sectors).
  • Maintain excellent relations with the government officials at provincial levels such as Ministry of Social Development and other relevant ministries at Province, officials at the municipalities and wider stakeholders from public and private sectors in the province and in local levels.

Additional tasks:

  • Encourage innovations in program by the development of new products that can be replicated within the region.
  • Oversee knowledge management and capitalisation.
  • Adhere to the communication guidelines of the client, the SDC, while making communication at national and international level.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (Education/TVET/Workforce education/Management/Business Studies/Development Studies).
  • Minimum of ten years of work experience in project / program management or administering national and /or regional TVET Programmes and team (including at least four years of management experience in relevant field i.e. development cooperation and/or, TVET sector programs).
  • International experience in facilitating policy dialogue and collaboration between national and international organisations in the field of TVET system development /Vocational Qualifications System management is preferable.
  • Ability and willingness to lead a team that will deliver high quality outputs within deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience in facilitating policy dialogue and collaboration between national and international organisations; federal, provincial, and local governments to ensure smooth management, organisation development and implementation process.
  • Experiences and aware of the Nepali TVET system and ongoing reform initiatives in Nepal and elsewhere.
  • Advanced communication skill in both English and Nepali (verbal and written).
  • Proficiency in MS Office work and Internet use and project management tools.
  • Knowledge and work experience in the implementation of Quality Assurance System
  • Willingness and ability to travel within and outside Nepal.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the requirements for relevant position are requested to send their current CV (maximum four A4 pages) and a motivation letter to latest by 11:59 PM Nepal time on4 June 2021, Friday. Along with the CV and the motivation letter, please send the duly filled in “Job Application Form”, which is available on our website (same address as above).

Please also mention “Application for Team Leader” in the subject line of your email.

Swisscontact Nepal will not entertain any phone enquiries or other such solicitations for these positions. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process. Swisscontact Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications.

Swisscontact Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority communities).