Senior Program Manager

Nepal strives to graduate from LDC to middle-income country status by 2030.  The excessive focus of Nepal’s development paradigm on socio-political empowerment, however, has not yielded the desired economic transformation.  In fact, the dismal domestic youth employment has heightened foreign migration, lowered domestic productivity, and increased economic dependence on foreign nations.  Daayitwa, with a focus on economic empowerment, envisions an enterprising Nepal where every youth has opportunities for a prosperous future and aims to:

  1. Promote inclusive and enterprise-led economic growth

  2. Strengthen governance of inclusive enterprise ecosystem

  3. Bolster community engagement for enhanced livelihoods

Daayitwa is a campaign for economic empowerment with the vision of an enterprising Nepal where every youth has opportunities for a prosperous future.  It operates three clusters at grassroots, government and global levels.  It supports rural growth-oriented entrepreneurs to accelerate their innovations and grow other entrepreneurs in their local communities.  Leveraging the grassroots learning, it collaborates with the government to conduct policy research and advocate for economic policy reform.  Finally, it transforms these interventions into a global campaign that nurtures enterprising mindset in Nepalis by bolstering leadership capacity in enterprise ecosystem stakeholders.

Senior Program Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work > Program officer/ manager
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Sanepa Rd, Lalitpur Nepal
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Nov. 19, 2019 23:55 (3 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 5 years
Professional Skill Required : Project Management Management Skill Process Improvement Business Development Interpersonal Interpersonal Skill
Other Specification


  • Masters degree in business administration, public administration, social development or other related field
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Impeccable managerial and interpersonal skills, with proven record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Recognized expertise in rural development, community engagement, government collaboration and private sector development
  • Understanding of social issues related to youth employment, youth entrepreneurship, and community-driven development
  • Independence in working on complex problems in the field of specialization consistently applying creativity and independent judgment
  • Experience working in an institution focusing on international development and/or dealing with government officials
  • Excellent client orientation, diplomatic skills, and drive for results are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams under pressure in a diverse, uncertain environment.  Experience of having led start-up teams will be a plus point
  • Strong motivation and organizational/time management skills
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks at a time within deadlines
  • Exceptional willingness to take risks and work hard. Growth mindset is key
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in Nepali and English

Job Description

The Senior Program Manager (SPM), with supervision from the Executive Chairperson and as part of executive management, will play a leadership role in ensuring results through programs as well as strengthening relationships within and outside the organization.  The SPM will be responsible for the following tasks:

Accelerate Results

  • Lead the implementation of Yuwa Aaja! Program, including overseeing the key components (research, capacity building and advocacy)
  • Envision, manage and promote the strategic direction of Daayitwa in keeping with Daayitwa Abhiyaan’s guidelines and policies
  • Provide overall management guidance to project teams at Daayitwa in achieving their target results
  • Create strategy and operation plan for various projects together with team members
  • Collaborate with the communications team in crafting and sharing stories of impact
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of project activities and organization objectives, and report results to the Board, development partners, and the general public.
  • Define resource needs and secure funds, including writing proposals as necessary
  • Liaise with other Daayitwa Abhiyaan entities, including Governance Lab, Nepal Leadership Academy and Daayitwa-US
  • Assume roles in new tasks and projects and support key Daayitwa programs

Strengthen Relationships

  • Foster a productive environment for team members at Daayitwa to learn, grow and create meaningful impact through program interventions
  • Ensure all staff issues are addressed properly, efficiently and judiciously, and keep track of progress until resolved
  • Plan and organize activities at national and sub-national levels to strengthen trustful collaboration among team members
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with local, national and international stakeholders (e.g. government, private companies, banks, universities, local communities, venture funds, NGOs and international development partners)

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