Programme Manager

Website Prakriti Resources Centre


Job Details

Job Title: Programme Manager

Reporting Lines: Director (Programme and Finance)
Station: Kathmandu

About Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC)
Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC) is a non-governmental organisation working for sustainable development and environmental justice in Nepal. Its focus areas of work include climate change, low-carbon development, resilience and disaster risk reduction and environmental sustainability. In these areas, PRC conducts research and study; carries out policy intervention; builds awareness, knowledge and capacity of stakeholders; and facilitates dialogue among them.

Job Summary
The Programme Manager will be a full-time employee of Prakriti Resources Centre, reporting to the Director (Programme and Finance). S/he will be responsible for managing the delivery of projects, quality assurance, and meeting reporting requirements of PRC projects. The Programme Manager will provide technical direction to the staff under her/his management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Programme/Project Management

  • Responsible for planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of programme and project activities.
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation structures and processes under the supervision of the line manager.
  • Track expenditure progress and overall financial status in a timely manner to ensure the financial health of the projects.
  • Provide timely, evidenced and high-quality project progress and financial reports according to donor requirements.
  • Prepare project concept notes and proposals as well as seek new funding opportunities under the supervision of the line manager.
  • Provide the Advocacy, Innovation and Research Unit with relevant input/materials for advocacy and communication/project visibility purposes.
  • Support the management committee in organisational operation and management work.
  • Ensure delivery of tasks in compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and link with government and other stakeholders including NGOs, development partners, relevant networks and platforms proactively seeking potential collaborations and funding opportunities.
  • Represent PRC in relevant forums and events.

Team/People Management

  • Develop a shared understanding of PRC’s vision and strategic goals, and empower team members to realise them.
  • Create agreed individual performance objectives aligned to organizational strategy.
  • Hold 1:1 meetings at least monthly, to maximise performance through coaching, giving and receiving feedback, and appraising performance against objectives.
  • Proactively manage resources (people, money, assets, information and organizational
    knowledge) to maximize PRC’s impact on its focus areas of work.
  • Initiate team learning opportunities and facilitate sharing learning.
  • Hold self and others accountable for effectively delivering performance objectives.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Environment Science, Climate Change, Natural Resources Management, Development Studies, Public Policy or related disciplines.
  • Minimum 4 years’ demonstrated experience in working in projects on environment, climate change, low carbon and sustainable development or related field, with more than 2 years in a leading position.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to effectively lead and develop a team of diverse staff members.
  • Proven project cycle management (PCM) skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting issues (gender and social inclusion, and good governance).
  • Excellent knowledge of office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power points)
  • Able to take initiatives, multi-tasking, and willing to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Direct experience of creating and maintaining budgets with ability to interpret financial information and to manage and monitor budgets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Nepali.
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.

Interested applicants should send in their CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter. The letter should explain why the person is interested in the position and detail relevant achievements. The applicant must explicitly mention the position she/he is applying for in the letter’s subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for further screening.

Please send the application to by April 3, 2024, before 5:00 p.m.

Women and persons from marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.

This announcement is an extension of vacancy announced by PRC in Jobs Nepal on January 26, 2024. Therefore, candidates who have already applied for the vacancy are not required to reapply.

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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