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September 2, 2019


Organization: Save the Children

Position: Senior Programme Manager – Global Fund

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Kathmandu



LOCATION: National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC), Kathmandu

CONTRACT LENGTH: National Fixed term


Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of NCASC and Deputy Chief of Party – Save the Children and in close coordination with focal persons at NCASC, the Sr. Project Manager – Global Fund will oversee management operations of the Global Fund program implemented by NCASC. In specific, the Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:
• Manage day to day implementation of the Global Fund supported HIV program in close liaison with Save the Children and Nepal government.
• Ensure that all information related to operational, administrative, finance and logistical issues of the Global Fund project are available as required.
• Provide quality policy and managerial advice (support) to NCASC for optimal program implementation.
• Ensure accurate and timely reporting to Save the Children, with the support from relevant government and project staff at NCASC. Regularly report to and keep Save the Children (government program manager/ focal person) up to date on project progress and implementation issues.
• Liaise closely with government agencies (e.g. NPHL, FWD, NTC) and other stakeholders to ensure smooth collaboration and management of programs. Build strategic partnerships and maintain effective communication with the key stakeholders including the CCM, Local Fund Agent (LFA), External Development Partners (EDPs).
• Foster and facilitate collaboration and coordination among donor partners/key implementing agencies to avoid duplication of Global Fund resources on National HIV/AIDS program.
• Facilitate and coordinate collaboration with relevant stakeholders at the national level including the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Home Affairs, as well as with provincial government and development partners including EDPs, technical agencies and other implementing partners at national, provincial and local level.
• Manage the finance and human resources associated with Global Fund program implemented by NCASC. Prepare financial estimates, coordinate budgets, maintain financial records and analyze / monitor expenditure.
• Work closely with NCASC and SCI team for timely and quality procurement of HIV related medicine and commodities from the Global Fund and domestic funding and ensure timely supply of medicine/commodities to avoid stock-out at all levels.
• Ensure a participatory work planning process for the development of work plans for the program and prepare information for PUDR ensuring that reporting meets Global Fund quality standards.


Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

Staff reporting to this post: 5

Budget Responsibilities: As per the approved schedule of delegation

Role Dimensions: Save the Children works in all the districts of Nepal with a current staff complement of approximately 500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $US 40 million each year.



Human Resources Management:

• Supervises Global Fund Project Management Unit staff, working closely with NCASC Director and other Focal Persons.
• Sets tasks and deadlines for PMU staff and oversee their performance.
• Oversee, energize and motivate the team and ensure staff capacity building in their area of work.
• Determine workflow priorities, assume responsibility for delivery and the development, provide coaching, mentoring and guidance of staff being supervised.

Program Implementation

• Oversee the implementation of Global Fund project to ensure timely completion of all Global Fund supported activities implemented by NCASC, Provinces and Palikas with quality results.
• Support NCASC, Provinces and Palikas in implementing activities under the core Government fund.
• Ensure the project funds are timely disbursed to the Service Delivery Points (SDPs) accordance with the project document and project work plans/budget
• Ensure, in close collaboration with Finance Team, the disbursement of the funds, monitoring the grant absorption rate, monthly tracking and review of expenditures etc.
• Ensure, in close collaboration with SI team, correct and complete reports are received from all SDPs and compiled reports are submitted to the Save the Children.
• Ensure, in close collaboration with PSM team, HIV related medicine and commodities are timely procured and supplied to all SDPs/SRs as per the need and ‘No stock out’ is reported from all SRs/SDPs.
• Provide regular update (programmatic and financial) to the NCASC Director and DCOP Save the Children.
• Ensure, in close collaboration with NPHL and Laboratory team, implement the National Laboratory Plan for HIV.
• Provide technical support to PMU staff in implementation of Global Fund activities.

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

• Make sure that monitoring and evaluation activities are implemented on time in accordance with the approved M&E plan
• Review field visit reports to ensure recommendations of last field visit reports are addressed in the next field visit.
• Conduct frequent monitoring field visits to ensure timely and quality implementation of projects vis-à-vis approved work plans, with the involvement of the relevant program colleagues
• Liaise regularly with Save the Children M&E, concerned government authorities to ensure accountability in NCASC implemented program System Support and Partnership
• Co-ordinate and collaborate with relevant centers and divisions in coordination with planning Chief of NCASC with Ministry of Health and Population and Department of Health Services for integrated HIV response at all levels.
• Work closely with HIV EDPs and multi- and bi- lateral partners and INGOs for possible support for system strengthening ensuring the quality service delivery.
• Ensure a learning culture among PMU team and other staff of NCASC for evidence-informed practice.
• Any other duties or assignments as requested by the Director of NCASC and DCOP Save the Children

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• Future orientated, thinks strategically.


• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Willing to take disciplined risks


• Honest, encourages openness and transparency


• Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) or related health sciences



• At least 7 years’ experience in managing Public Health programs at the national level
• At least 3 years’ experience in HIV programme management at national level
• Proven experience of working with government in national level health programme/project and multi-/bi-lateral agencies or international organizations. Experience of working in a team for bigger grants such as Global Fund will be an asset.
• Understanding of the working procedures of the Government as well as of external development partners (EDPs) will be considered as an advantage
• Experience in coordination and liaison with different partner agencies
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
• Ability to work under pressure

Additional Job Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures

Last date to apply: 11 September 2019


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Source: Kantipur Dainik, 3 September 2019

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