Team Leader

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website NGO Federation of Nepal


NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) is an umbrella organization or national platform of NGOs working in various fields of social welfare and development in Nepal. Established in 1991 for the promotion and protection of social justice, human rights, civic space and pro-poor development, NFN has evolved as a leading organization working for the entire NGO movement in Nepal. It is actively working to unite, organize, capacitate and mobilize civil society aiming to create a peaceful, democratic and just Nepal.

Currently, NFN is looking for competent candidates to fulfill the following positions for the Civic Space Project funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal and being implemented jointly by the NFN and Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN). NFN invites applications for employment from interested and qualified candidates, both internal and external to the organization, for the following positions:

Title: Team Leader

Reports to: Donor, Project Focal Person of NFN board and project management committee
Duty Station : NFN Central Office, Kathmandu with frequent travel to the field as required.
Contract Duration: 12-month with possibility of extension based on performance
Salary: Negotiable based on relevant experience and desired qualifications
Scope of Work: Under the direct supervision of the Project Focal Person of NFN and in close coordination with AIN Project Focal Person, the Team Leader will lead the implementation of the project activities both at NFN and AIN/SCI.


  • Manage and lead the program to ensure delivery according to the contractual requirement with the donor and Government of Nepal, and that all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget, reports are submitted as per agreed schedules and any other requirements or criteria are fulfilled.
  • Represent the project in formal and informal relationships with EUD, government, implementing partners, CSO networks and the international and local NGO community. Maintain good working relationships with the project stakeholders.
  • Work with NFN and AIN teams to identify the tactical support needs of the program and ensure this support is provided.
  • Lead the inception phase and the design and regular update of detailed annual work plans (Detailed Implementation Plan – DIP, as per the proposal) and budgets and ensure these are used by the teams at NFN and AIN appropriately to monitor progress towards completion and achievement of program objectives.
  • Ensure that programmatic reports for donors and government are prepared as required, ensuring these are of the highest quality and submitted in a timely manner. Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of EUD.
  • Ensure preparation and approval of the adequate procedure/guideline for subgranting /third party financing, ensure sound implementation and management of sub-grantees and project staff and timely submission of all deliverables to EUD.
  • In collaboration with the AIN and NFN teams, and MEAL Specialist, establish systems and processes for the periodic review of implementation, incorporation of learnings and contextual analysis into the adaptive management and DIP, and facilitate necessary mid- course corrections.
  • Support and coordinate with the M&E team under leadership of Specialist in monitoring implementation, progress analysis and use data for decision-making and improving program performance.
  • Attend and actively participate in periodic program update meetings with the Project Advisory Committee and ensure a summary of progress and challenges are prepared and presented with follow-up actions as required.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently and effectively
  • Holds the team accountable to deliver on their responsibilities, providing the necessarysupport 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 their team to do the same.
  • Engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a national-global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


  • Master’s degree in relevant areas of expertise, international development, and or related field of study required;


  • Minimum of seven years of technical experience of working with civil society and civic space in Nepal.
  • Experience managing programs of similar size and scope in a development context, ideally in Nepal.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives across different sectoral ministries, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • An excellent understanding of the civil society dynamics, civic space, human rights, democreacy, and development in Nepal.
  • Strong track record in leading consortia of CSOs and preferably networks/platforms.
  • Knowledge of EUD approaches and regulations.
  • Strong staff management, budget and M&E skills. Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Nepali.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Nepal.

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.

Application procedures: Qualified and interested individuals can send a cover letter along with an updated CV with two referees to by 16 August 2023 (Clearly mention ‘Application for the post’ in the subject line). Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the further selection process. Women and people from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Telephone inquiries shall not be entertained and any other direct or indirect solicitation may lead to disqualification of the candidacy and NFN reserves all rights to cancel the process at any time.

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