Program Manager


Program Manager

Felm is an internationally active organization established in 1859 and one of the largest Finnish civil society organizations working in global development. Felm’s work aims to promote human dignity and justice around the world. Felm currently works in 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Felm strives for positive and permanent change in developing countries, aiming to help build a world where everyone’s voice is heard, through the realization of human rights. Felm has been working in Nepal since 1977, affiliated as INGO with the SWC as Felm-Nepal 2009.

Program Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : General Mgmt. / Administration / Operations
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Nov. 23, 2020 23:55 (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 7 years
Professional Skill Required : Leadership Teamwork Communication Creative Thinking Interpersonal
Other Specification
  • Minimum Master’s degree in social sciences, development studies or other relevant subject
  • At least 7 years work experience in development cooperation of which minimum 2 years in manager level
  • Strong experience in project agreement processes with the government of Nepal
  • Strong experience in liaising with government authorities at senior level
  • Strong knowledge and skills on RBM, HRBA and project cycle management, planning, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation
  • Good collaboration, team building and leadership skills are essential
  • Previous experience on managing EU-funded projects is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Nepali are mandatory
  • Willingness and physical ability to travel in remote project areas if health and safety situation in Nepal allows travelling

Job Description

Felm-Nepal is looking for an experienced professional for the role of Program Manager. The Program Manager will ensure efficient liaison with government authorities and other key stakeholders and coordination of development cooperation program management tasks. The Program Manager reports to Country Director and works in close collaboration with Regional Manager.

  • Managing drafting of Felm-Nepal project agreement proposals to government of Nepal and engaging with senior level government officials relating to the agreement processes
  • Engaging with government authorities and other key stakeholders of Felm-Nepal’s development cooperation
  • Managing tasks related to Felm-Nepal’s development cooperation program cycle in close collaboration with Felm-Nepal’s staff 
  • Taking responsibility for leading specific processes or projects in development cooperation as per need in a fast-paced and changing international working environment
  • Managing and coordinating relationships with six local development cooperation partners
  • Keeping the management of Felm-Nepal and Felm Headquarters informed about progress of key tasks, proposing solutions to address any problems and executing the agreed way forward

Duty station: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is anticipated that this role will be to a large extent conducted working remotely from home. Some work conducted at Felm-Nepal office in Kathmandu and meetings with stakeholders for example in government offices are expected

Salary and benefits: This is a fixed-term position until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding. Salary will be determined as per Felm-Nepal human resources policies

Applying Procedure

Felm-Nepal offers a challenging role with room to grow in an international working environment. We appreciate our staff members’ skills and expertise and work together as a team. 

Interested candidates meeting the requirements are requested to submit their application with CV, salary expectation and contact information of two referees.

Please submit your application no later than November 23rd, 2020 by email to [email protected] Applications are read before the last submission date. 

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview

All the rights for recruitment are reserved by Felm-Nepal. Enquiries through telephone calls will not be entertained

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