Country Director
Raleigh International Nepal

Raleigh International Nepal (RIN) is a youth-led sustainable development charity. We focus on working for and with young people to inspire and make positive change in four areas: promoting youth in civil society, providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building livelihoods and enterprises.

Our way of working to achieve impact is by engaging young volunteers through delivery programmes: Raleigh Expedition, International Citizen Service (ICS), a UK government funded development programme, and national youth programmes where we work solely with local youth volunteers’ in-country. By working through youth, we develop young leaders and ensure young people are connected, valued partners in development.

RIN Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship Development (LED) Project: The main objective of this project is to enhance the business skills of 40 young women and men from rural communities of Gorkha and Makawanpur districts, who will be the key clients of this project and has already received training through previous Raleigh’s Entrepreneurship programme. This project facilitates the targeted youths/clients to increase their income and develop micro enterprising skills through entrepreneurship development training to create viable employability options / opportunities for small businesses in their communities.

The delivery of entrepreneurial training will be facilitated by RIN staff and trained volunteers, who have their expertise in the business field and are capable to demonstrate it in many areas of business-like marketing analysis, developing business plans and financial management.

LED project is supported by Enterprise Development Experts from respective districts in local level facilitation and delivering practical training to entrepreneurs in the local context.

Country Director

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Responsible to: Director of Safety & International Operational Support

Responsible for: Country Programmes Manager, Country Operations Manager, Finance & Admin Manager, Project Officers

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal with significant internal countrywide travel including Gorkha, Makwanpur and Dhading districts

Job Role: 

The Country Director provides strategic leadership of Raleigh’s programme in Nepal in accordance with Raleigh’s overarching organizational strategy (2017-2020), the Raleigh Nepal country strategy and relevant policies, processes, and standards.

The Country Director has overall responsibility for the safe delivery of all programmes that are run in country, though the day to day delivery of these programmes are delegated to senior members of the staff team.

Person Specification (Skills and Experience):


  • Senior management experience in leading the development, and ensuring the delivery, of programme strategy, in one or more international locations
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the country programme context and to act within a regional and global framework
  • A commitment to the delivery of programmes through youth and through volunteers
  • Ability to manage the development of, and contribute to, the high-level analysis of factors driving youth active citizenship, poverty, marginalisation and vulnerability in developing country contexts, including the ability to 'think politically' by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by different groups of stakeholders especially youth
  • Experience in leading and motivating multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural  teams in the delivery of the programme strategy; a high degree of self- awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support an excellent team (including volunteer staff)
  • Experience of building, developing and managing relationships with partners, government, agencies, private sector organisations, and donors at senior level: locally, regionally and globally
  • Experience of fundraising from diverse institutions especially corporates, both local and international
  • Understanding of managing safety, security and risk within an International NGO context and with young volunteers
  • Awareness of BS 8848:2014
  • Experience of budget management
  • Good level of IT literacy and an understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence, and negotiate
  • Entrepreneurial, with a proven ability to initiate, maintain and develop trust-based relationships – and secure funding
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English


  • Experience of working in Nepal
  • Knowledge of the Nepali language
  • Previous experience either with Raleigh International or a similar organisation
  • Previous experience of delivering community development and/or environmental protection or disaster resilience projects of a similar scale to Raleigh
  • Field logistical experience for multi-site rural operations
  • Experience of working long hours required to achieve the aims and objectives of the role
  • Understanding and experience of managing groups of youth volunteers in remote environments

Other Information: 

  • The holiday entitlement is 25 working days per year, plus 8 public holidays

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Applying Procedure

Interested Applicants can send their CV and Cover Letter to by 21st May 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Trying to influence the recruitment process at any stage of the process shall lead to automatic disqualification

RIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case, All applications will be treated with highest confidentiality

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