Country Director

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, youth engagement, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”. 

Mercy Corps invites applications from all interested and potential Nepali candidates for the following position:

Country Director

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General Position Summary

The Country Director is the senior management position in Nepal, with supervisory, leadership, and managerial responsibilities over all country program personnel, offices, programs/grants, security and policies. S/he provides strategic vision and ensures that programs are designed and implemented with quality, accountability and measurable impact. The Country Director ensures and maintains a culture of professional development, strategic coherence, quality assurance, and teamwork. S/he is responsible for internal and external representation, and is the primary contact and coordination point for donors.


Reports Directly To: Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia

Works Directly With: Regional teams, HQ teams, Donors, partners, country program management team, senior management team

Supervises: Director of Programs, Director of Finance & Compliance Manager, Operations Manager (or Operations Team members in the absence of an Operations Manager), Human Resources Manager.

Knowledge and Experience

  • MA/S or equivalent in international development, economics, agriculture, disaster management, political or social science, management or other relevant field.
  • At least 7-10 years of field experience in leadership position, project/program management positions is preferred
  • Prior experience in Nepal or South Asia is a plus
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of at least some of the following sectors: agriculture, food security and nutrition, microfinance, disaster management, and social development
  • Demonstrated understanding of sound project management practices and protocols
  • Excellent program conceptualization and development capacities, including the ability to convey these ideas convincingly in writing
  • A high level of personal efficiency, and the ability to balance multiple urgent or important tasks without undue stress
  • Strong oral communication, and representation and presentation skills
  • An impatience for ‘business-as-usual’, including the ability to clearly communicate a vision of success and operationalize this vision
  • Proven interpersonal and intercultural skills

Success Factors

The successful Country Director will be good at problem solving, and have the ability to work out new ways to deliver successful programs and excellent stewardship of donor funds in compliance with MC and donor regulations. S/he will maintain strong cooperative relationships with other departments and interact effectively with international and national personnel, while demonstrating the ability to multitask, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities. S/he will be able to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense and fluid work and security environment, and be willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps field offices and project sites.

Applying Procedure

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Interested candidates are requested to submit Cover letter and Resume by COB April 15, 2019 to the email address: and or hard copy can be dropped and logged in Mercy Corps Nepal Country Office, Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur, Kathmandu.

[Please mention the title of the Position and location on the subject line of the e-mail/ envelope of hard copy while applying]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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