Deputy Team Leader
Louis Berger Group - Skills for Employment Programme

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Deputy Team Leader

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Position: Deputy Team Leader, UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप)
Duty Station: Kathmandu
LOE: Full time

The UKaid सीप programme invites interested and eligible candidates to apply for the position of the Deputy Team Leader. UKaid सीप deploys technical assistance and challenge funding to co-invest with government; employers in the private sector; training and education institutions, to introduce innovative skilling and placement models that expedite employment, provides higher wages for individuals and increases the productivity of firms in growth sectors. The programme also focuses on harnessing the benefits of migration for Nepal’s workforce by demonstrating several cost-effective models to increase migrants’ skills and increase migrant savings and investments. Under the direction of the Team Leader, the Deputy Team Leader provides leadership support to the programme. Responsibilities include oversight of administration; financial management and Challenge Fund management, the direction; supervision, and evaluation of employees, the design; implementation; monitoring, evaluation and reporting of partnerships, and scoping; brokering and maintaining strategic partnerships with Nepali private and public sectors. The Deputy Team Leader also represents UKaid सीप with host government, donors, partner agencies and other stakeholders.


  • Program Development and Management
  • Leads the design of innovative business and partnership models in skills and migration with the Nepali private and public sector, local and international training providers, etc
  • Contributes to the development of an integrated programme delivery strategy
  • Oversees the development of annual work plans and program design and takes responsibility for achievement of objectives, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Contributes to the development of strategies and plans to formulate partnerships proposals in accordance with the programme and DFID protocols and related guidelines
  • Coordinates engagement of technical expertise and external consultants for programme development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Develops and submits timely reports as required, maintains, updates and ensures the availability of accurate programme information, documentation and publications as necessary
  • Assists with visioning and implementing cross-cutting work, including organizational capacity building; gender equality and social inclusion; youth engagement; resilience; and monitoring, evaluation, learning; and communications
  • Coordinate scoping, forging and implementing of strategic partnerships with other donors, foundations, and/or academic institutions and stakeholders

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Facilitates creative thinking with the programme delivery team to cultivate a culture of innovation, accountability, and learning
  • Participates in the recruitment, orientation, training, supervision and promotion of programme staff; consultants and interns
  • Assists with the implementation and compliance with personnel management, benefits and compensation policies and practices
  • Participates in staff performance evaluation and planning system and processes; identifies opportunities for the professional development of programme staff


  • Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with the host government, national institutions, program partners, development assistance agencies, donors, diplomatic missions, national and international I/NGOs, professional associations, academic and other stakeholders
  • Establishes and maintains constructive public relations; assures positive profile through new and traditional media coverage of programs and events by working closely with the Communications and Outreach team
  • Participates in local and international meetings and events to enhance public awareness of the programme and to expand the professional network and access to relevant information
  • Contributes to articles, written materials and documentation for publication; contributes to scholarly or development community knowledge about the program, issues or trends
  • Participates in donor and partner meetings and other relevant professional forums and events

Financial Management and Administration:

  • Contributes to the development of project budgets, the fiscal budget, forecast and spending projections; ensures that budgets and spending projections are kept up-to-date and relevant; ensures expenditures are within approved budgets and that spending targets are met
  • Assists with the oversight of compliance with all grant and contract requirements, and related regulations and procedures
  • Assists with the oversight of due diligence requirements of grants and contracts
  • Ensures compliance with all accounting procedures; quality assurance of financial and monthly reports to the donors as required. Promotes financial accountability and transparency
  • Ensures compliance with administrative, Challenge Fund management and financial policies and practices


  • Serves as the Acting Team Leader in the absence of the Team Leader
  • Promotes safety and security of programme staff and facilities; raises staff safety awareness, undertakes risk assessments, and develops and implements crisis management plans in accordance with the organization and DFID’s protocols
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned


  • Candidate will report to Team Leader


  • 12-14 years of demonstrable professional work experience including in developing and managing market-driven partnerships and projects in Nepal and beyond; combination of experience working for bilateral or multilateral development institutions and private sector will be an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in Nepal and deep networks with and understanding of the private sector and the political; economic and donor landscape, preferably experience of engagement in the programme’ s five sectoral priorities: agriculture, construction, ICT, tourism, and light manufacturing
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, including creative thinking to foster innovation in public private partnerships models
  • Program management skills and experience, including designing new programs, establishing/supporting monitoring and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with donor regulations (including DFID), cordinating across multiple programs, and identifying solutions to implementation challenges.
  • Experience in scoping, forging, and implementing strategic partnerships with the private and public sector, Government of Nepal etc. based on a shared-value model
  • Proven skills in recruiting, supervising, motivating, and building the capacity of multicultural staff and teams to cultivate a culture of innovation, accountability, and learning
  • Sound financial management skills including effective budget oversight
  • Demonstrable problem-solving, decision-making capacity, and good judgment. Results-oriented.
  • Effective interpersonal and representational skills
  • Excellent English-language written communication skills; preferably experience in strategic communications
  • Master’s degree in business administration
Applying Procedure

Interested applicants are requested to apply via [email protected] .To promote diversity, UKAID सीप also encourages women to apply for this position. The position offers benefits and salary commensurate with experience and earnings history. Interested candidates should submit a resume (not to exceed 3 A4 pages in length) with 1-page covering letter discussing why they are an ideal candidate for this position. Applications that do not abide by this requirement will not be considered for shortlisting and the interview process.

The deadline for receipt of application is 28th February 2020.

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