Project Manager
Palpali Dhaka Association

The Palpali Dhaka Association (PDA), a member-based organization of Dhaka entrepreneurs in Palpa, seeks a Project Manager for a partnership developed with support from the UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) project and the Provincial and local Government of Province 5. In addition to supporting the Dhaka entrepreneurs with development of training activities to boost skills of the workers and entrepreneurs, the project is designed to generate more employment, inject quality and innovation in Dhaka designs, improve branding and marketing, build stronger value chain linkages with national and international buyers, and increase access to finance for entrepreneurs as well as for self-employed home-based weavers. 

Project Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Tansen, Palpa
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Feb. 12, 2020 18:00 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : More than or equals to 5 years
Other Specification

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in management, social sciences, or another related field
  • Minimum 5-10 years of work experience, preferably at the intersection of the public and private sector and with strong demonstrated coordination, communication, and marketing skills and engagement history with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Dhaka industry and experience on SME development, training, and marketing is preferred 
  • Experience and understanding of DFID and its reporting system will be an asset
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, team-building, and representational skills
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects
  • Ability to travel across Nepal, especially in potential markets to promote Dhaka and build linkages
  • Strong English and Nepali verbal and written skills


Job Description

The Project Manager will work with the Association and its consortium members, including Label STEP, UKaid सीप, and the Provincial and Local Government, to drive and oversee implementation of the partnership/project as envisioned. The key responsibilities of the Project Manager are as follows:

  • Lead and inspire a team and consortium member to achieve project goals and targets in a timely manner, including risk management
  • Maintain detailed project plans and objectives to track progress and manage stakeholders and activities, including for mobilization of trainees, execution of training, marketing and branding to elevate the perceived value and recognition of Palpali Dhaka, building of stronger backward and market linkages with national and international players
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation across all functions required
  • Prepare reporting and communication tools to share progress, successes, lessons, and best practices with all partners
  • Report and escalate issues – what is working or what is not – with partners to address constraints on a timely manner
  • Appoint internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of the project
  • Issue all appropriate legal paperwork (e.g. contracts and terms of agreement)
  • Align team activities through tracking of meeting minutes, action items, etc.
  • Assist/conduct key events, workshops, trade shows, and other engagements with stakeholders

Joining Date: As Early As Possible

Applying Procedure: 

Interested and qualified candidates having specified qualification and experience are encouraged to apply with cover letter and latest CV at [email protected] before Feb 12, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process.

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