Project Officer – Protection

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United Mission to Nepal (UMN) is an international development organisation which aims to enable the poorest people living in poverty to transform their lives, leading towards fullness of life. As we serve the people of Nepal, multicultural teams of Nepali and volunteer expatriate staff work alongside local organisations in eight districts (six clusters and two hospitals), building partnerships that lead to healthy, dignified, and empowered individuals and transformed communities.

Project Officer – Protection (ABLE) (Woman only)

Required No.: 1

Location: Rukum East Cluster, Rukumkot

The main purpose of this position is to ensure the successful implementation of Achieving Better Life for Every Child and Adolescent (ABLE) and contribute to the UMN’s Cluster strategy through effective capacity-building, relationship-building, project management, and technical expertise.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies/social science and relevant academic qualification with three years’ experience in child protection, focusing on reducing Harmful Traditional Practices, Child Marriage, and Domestic Violence with mobilisation of child clubs, adolescent groups and mother groups.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of current protection issues in Nepal and the economic development of rural communities.
  • Strong experience in project management including assessment, planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Familiar with up-to-date poverty eradication strategies, child rights and protection policies, and development practices in Nepal and outside.
  • Experience in leading and managing projects through a local partner NGO.
  • Skilled in coordination and networking with local and district stakeholders.
  • Experience working in remote areas in cross-cultural environments.
  • Good communication skills both speaking and writing in English and Nepali.
  • Salaries and benefits will be according to UMN policy.

All interested individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position. The Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded below.

Completed application forms should be sent by e-mail to by 5:00 pm on Thursday 13 June 2024. Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment process.

Only women candidates will be considered. We especially encourage applications from marginalised groups.

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