Programme Manager

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Programme Manager (Fighting Extreme Inequality)

DCA Nepal is looking for an experienced and motivated candidate for the position of Programme Manager ( Fighting Extreme Inequality) who is responsible to provide result-based strategic guidance, leadership, management and capacity building of the partners’ staff and management to execute DCA’s five-year Country Programme Document. The position holder leads the programmes & project designing, implementing and monitoring under the thematic pillar “Fighting Extreme Inequality” and secure funding through extensive networking at various levels, coordination and proposal write-ups.

DCA Nepal Programme

We have been supporting development work in Nepal since the 1980s. We focus on the following sectors to improve the life of the most marginalized communities in some of the most remote and vulnerable regions of Nepal, through a rights-based approach:

  • Inclusive Citizenship for Accountable Governance
  • Resilient Livelihoods and Sustainable Food Security
  • Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Climate Change and Innovation

Key responsibility includes:

  • Managing and implementing the programmes and projects under the thematic pillar “Fighting Extreme Inequality” funded by various donors in close coordination with Head of Programme, Programme Managers and partners.
  • Leading the thematic Partnership Assessment Process, identify partners’ capacity development needs, and develop /implement capacity building plans in consultation with Head of Programme.
  • Monitoring the thematic context on human rights, gender-based violence, social and political issues and governance; identify gaps, and make an appropriate adjustment in the priorities and strategies of programme.
  • Developing the capacity of the DCA staff and partners on inclusion, governance and human rights including right based approach.
  • Leading the revision of Theory of Change (ToC) on annual basis, considering the ToC developed in the Country Programme Development as well as International Strategy and Global Strategy of DCA HQ
  • Mainstreaming inclusion and GESI into DCA’s core projects, and other humanitarian and development programmes and projects.
  • Leading the concept note and proposals for back donor projects, under this thematic pillar in close collaboration with other thematic Programme Managers, Finance and Programme Funding team.
  •  Liaising, collaborating and networking with donors, stakeholders, INGOs, CSOs, private sectors, movement-based organisations research institutions, and universities for policy analysis, evidence documentation and collective advocacy at different levels (local, national, regional and global).
  • Representing DCA at various local, national and global levels.
  • Coordinating with DCA HQ’s Policy Advocacy & Learning (PAL) Unit as required
  • Facilitating Mid-term review, evaluation of programme and projects, sharing of learning to partners and DCA team.
  •  Ensuring quality periodic reports from partners, as well as review and provide feedback to them.
  • Coordinating with Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) focal person ensuring mainstreaming of CHS in respective projects & programmes and implementation of complaints and feedback mechanisms in respective projects/programmes.

What you bring

  • Master’s in Law, Human Rights, Governance, politics, international development, social science or any other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of seven years’ relevant experience working in a field related to governance and human rights, of which minimum five years in an international organisation with similar responsibilities.
  • Sound understanding of the political landscape and the socio-cultural environment of Nepal, including a clear understanding of the relevant federal governance institutional frameworks, policies, and strategies/guidelines.
  • Field level work experience in good governance related to social and economic justice issues as well as experience in advocacy on social and political rights and entitlements.
  •  Experience in managing development programme and projects, policy dialogue and advocacy, and building coordination and collaboration between local government and CSOs.
  • A proven capacity for delivering timely results and taking responsibility for quality outcomes.
  • Experience in writing winning funding proposals.
  • Working and management experience with EU and other donors’ projects and formats.
  • Expertise on human right based approach.

Professional skills

  • Capacity to analyze and identify local governance issues and possible responses in a decentralised political system in Nepal
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Strong facilitation and managerial skills
  • Strong coordination, organizational and networking skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Nepali
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • IT skills at an advanced user level including the Microsoft Office suite.

Personal attributes

  • Must be a strategic thinker and be a self-starter who is able to independently identify priorities and pursue objectives with minimal support
  • Ability to work under stress including producing and delivering high-quality products under tight deadlines
  • Commitment to participation in social movements and active in civil society organisations
  • Ability and willingness to work with local governments linking effectively with civil society and to work in multi-institutional and multi-cultural environments
  • Contribute constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect and trust
  • Ability to cope with stress and work under difficult circumstances

What we offer

  • A one-year renewable contract
  • A very competitive salary and benefits package
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of communities DCA is working with in Nepal

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

Only applications consisting of the below will be considered:

Cover Letter (max 1 page),
CV (max 3 pages), and
Answers provided to the online-application questions

Please click on APPLY NOW button at the end of this vacancy announcement to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday, 10th November 2021

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Telephone inquiry will not be entertained.


Place: Kathmandu , Nepal
Deadline: 10/11 2021
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