Program Manager
Handicap International Federation (HI)

Program Manager

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The Reading for All Program is a three-year program that works to improve early grade reading outcomes among children with disabilities in grades 1– 3. Implemented in 5,104 schools in the 16 National Early Grade Reading Program focus districts, the USAID supported program strengthens the Government of Nepal’s institutional capacity at federal, provincial and local levels to implement its constitutional and policy commitments to disability inclusive education.

HI Nepal is recruiting the following position to contribute in the implementation of its project.

No. of Vacancies: 1

Job Description: Provide technical and managerial leadership to the project. The Program Manager will ensure that the project emphasises capacity building across all activities and technical areas so that management, teaching and curriculum personnel have the skills to improve and sustain long-term educational outcomes for Children with Disabilities in Nepal.  

Terms & Conditions: 2-year contract based in Kathmandu 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall management and implementation of the project along with the consortium partner so as to achieve the targeted results of the project
  • Develop and implement strategies in areas of Inclusive Education to effectively implement the project
  • Ensure partnership contracts, MOU are on track, terms and conditions of contracts are strictly adhered, project objectives and indicators are achieved as per contractual agreements through strict follow-up of partnership agreements (activities and budget) within the specified project timeframe of implementation
  • Ensure efficient utilisation of the available financial resources, track expenses and ensure value for money
  • Ensure effective coordination and networking with government, implementing partners, donor and other stakeholders and other HI internal organization

Qualification and Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education or related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in a senior management position in a program of similar magnitude and complexity.
  •  Experience working directly with government counterparts to build capacity of government systems required.
  • Past technical experience in any of the following areas: disability inclusive education, social inclusion, education, and gender equality.
  • Experience mentoring staff and local organizations and transferring skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with other donor programs and with USAID implementing partners for creative solutions, and complementarities to maximize results.
  • Proven Project Management experience with good knowledge of implementation strategies and tools, PME frameworks and partnership management.
  • Demonstrable Team Management skills having managed complex team structure
  • Good interpersonal, communication, coordination and networking skills
Applying Procedure

Send a motivation letter mentioning position applied for and expected salary and an updated CV including 2 referees with contact number and e-mail address to recruitment@nepal.hi.org no later than July 31, 2019. HI Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.  

Handicap International (HI) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, people with disability, and members from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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