The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

Business Development Officer (BDO)

The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

Business Development Officer (BDO)

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a UK based international non-government organization active in 34 countries; started its work in Nepal from 1957 with establishment of Anandaban Hospital in Lele, the sourthern part of Lalitpur. However, from 2005 TLM Nepal has been working as independent NGO in partnership with TLM international and the Government of Nepal to provide specialist tertiary care and technical support for leprosy control programs. It also undertakes internationally recognized research into leprosy and implements disability inclusive community development programs through its own activities and strategic partnership.

Being one of the largest NGOs in the country working in the field of leprosy, TLM Nepal mainly focuses in working with and for people affected by leprosy. Its development interventions focuses in the areas of health, capacity building, education, sustainable livelihoods, community development, advocacy and research working towards equity and inclusion of people affected by leprosy and disability in the development process.

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a UK based international non-government organization active in 34 countries; started its work in Nepal from 1957 with establishment of Anandaban Hospital in Lele, the sourthern part of Lalitpur. However, from 2005 TLM Nepal has been working as independent NGO in partnership with TLM international and the Government of Nepal to provide specialist tertiary care and technical support for …

Business Development Officer (BDO)

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Location: Lalitpur Cluster 
Reports To: Cluster Manager (CM) 

Business Development Officer (BDO) will bring significant experience in establishing public  relationships with business owners, employers, government representatives in related areas of  work, DPOs, and people with disability. BDO will ensure that the relationship with business owners  and employers will bring about new opportunities to enroll skilled people with disability into the  appropriate employment. Place people with disability into the matching job. Conduct monitoring  and supervision of people with disability placed in formal and self-employment, analyze feedbacks  received from employers, and recruit people with disability. Provide technical support to CM for  timely preparation and delivery of routine progress reports. Assist Cluster Manager in maintaining  subnational level networking and advocacy in coordination with the national government  (Municipality, Ward), business owners, DPOs, etc. Design recruitment plans together with EC to  successfully recruit People with Disability in formal and self-employment.

Key tasks and responsibilities 

Under the direction of Cluster Manager, BDO will implement FOUND project activities in the  designated cluster and will: 

  • Understand and comprehend project needs and identify core clients 
  • Build rapport with business owners to generate numbers of placement opportunities 
  • Find out market needs, number of positions and businesses that are best fit for People  with Disability 
  • Generate opportunities to access business institutions through support of government line  agencies, coordination committees and trusted business owners, FNCCI committee and  subcommittee 
  • Build relationship with Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Nepal Chamber of  Commerce (NCC), other business federations, independent entrepreneurs and other  service provider associations 
  • Support People with Disability to develop business plan to establish self-employment 
  • Regularly share information about employment possibilities with Employment Counselor  (EC) in order to equip People with Disability for placement 
  • Work together with EC to classify People with Disability into suitable areas of employment 
  • Participate with Cluster Manager and Employment Counselor in developing practical  guidance/handbook for creating cost effective disability- friendly workplaces  
  • Link EC and People with Disability with employers for on-the-job counseling and  sensitization. 
  • Promote significance of Disability Confident Employer Scheme (DCES) brand among  business owners 

Monitoring, Learning and Sharing 

  • Make regular workplace visit to monitor people with disability at work and get updates on  their attitude, confidence and employability skills and regularly report back to CM
  • Maintain daily record of all people with disability, employers and all other activities you are  involved with in the FOUND project’s database management tools or recommended  formats. 
  • Use and maintain affirmed data management tools to monitor regular progress and  regularly report back to CM 
  • Provide monthly action plan with clear targets; Develop clear movement plan 
  • Share project specific problems with CM and central office on timely basis 
  • Collect compelling case stories 
  • Collect, maintain and share feedbacks collected from people with disability at work and  employers. 
  • Maintain complaint feedback log and report it on monthly basis

Any special working  conditions

The position involves close interaction with vulnerable adults.

Person Specification 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, or any other relevant area of studies 
  • At least 3 years of experience in relevant field 
  • Excellent Communication and influential skill 
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of similar project and data collection  methodologies 
  • Extensive field experience in targeted districts and solid understanding of the realities and  complexities of working with businesses and people with disability. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Nepali and strong command of written  English; 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; 
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Power Point, and Excel 9. Candidate with working experience with DFID funded program preferred

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