Program Manager Nepal Country Office
Position: Program Manager Nepal Country Office
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Type of contract: full-time
Reports to: Country Representative GSIF Nepal
Salary level: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: 12th June 2020
The Good Shepherd International Foundation ONLUS (GSIF) is an Italian not-for-profit organization based and registered in Rome, created in 2008 by the Good Shepherd sisters to support their missions in Asia. Africa, Middle-East and Latin America. GSIF works with the GS sisters and its partners in different countries by supporting the management of their projects. GSIF works to create and oversee initiatives that: eradicate poverty through sustainable economic development driven by women and that is respectful of human dignity and the environment; provide services to protect and empower human rights of women and children who suffer because of violence and poverty and erase the shame of human trafficking.
GSIF is a non-profit non-governmental organization for development cooperation that works to supports children, women and local communities in the fight against poverty and inequalities and promotes sustainable development across the globe. The GSIF supports programs run by Good Shepherd Sisters and its partners that strive to protect and promote human rights for these people, to create the conditions for economic justice within society, and to change unjust systems.
According to Values and Mission of GSIF, the Program Manager contributes to maximize the effectiveness and social impact of GSIF by:
- overseeing the implementation and expansion of GSIF programs in the Country, contributing actively to the long-term sustainability, including the strengthening of the quality of the programs;
- ensuring appropriate support in developing local strategies and implementing result-oriented programs and projects;
- working in partnership and co-responsibility with other Good Shepherd mission partners for the effectiveness and sustainability of programs and projects.
KEY RESULT AREAS AND ACTIVITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Successful implementation, adequate monitoring, evaluation and growth assessment of the GSIF strategic plan along with the Country Representative (CR)
1. Provide inputs to the CR and GSIF Regional/HQ functions for the development, monitoring and implementation of the Nepal Strategic and Financial Plans, coherent with GSIF global strategy, including the following elements:
a) Needs assessment (communities, staff, beneficiaries) and context analysis;
b) Logical Framework or Theory of Change, identifying priorities for ministries based on the needs of the communities and people served;
c) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework;
d) Strategic Financial Plan;
2. In collaboration with the CR, coordinating with local partners in addressing the strategic issues of the country/region;
3. Collaborating closely with the CR for the overall activities of GSIF Nepal having a clear focus on the programs;
4. supporting the CR in identifying and selecting local implementing partner/s in new target districts, to be submitted and approved by GSIF Rome.
Implementation of the Project Management Cycle processes by coordinating with all the GSIF Nepal and HQ organizational functions and stakeholders involved are ensured.
1. Ensuring adherence of the Programs to the Country Strategic and Financial Plan;
2. Ensuring the preparation and the submission of Project Proposals by using the theory of change /participatory approach, based on the priorities and contents of the Strategic and Financial Plan and according to the eligibility requirements of the donors, by coordinating with the CR and – Local Partners;
3. Supporting and complementing the local partners in grants writing and applications submission;
4. Developing and monitoring the grant agreements and sub-agreements for project partners;
5. Writing timely narrative and financial reporting according to the donors’ requirements and to GSIF requirements;
6. Coordinating with the documentation and reporting procedures/systems, including finance and administration departments and determines progress and issues to ensure that the program operation and activities adhere to legal and internal policies of the organization, GSIF head office, and international standards;
7. Organizing meetings and discussions with the CR, GISF Head Office and keeping them informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations and communicates the decisions and feedbacks from them to the key staff of the organization and partners;
8. Working closely and providing inputs to GSIF Nepal Finance staff ensuring updates of the FAMAS software in alignment with the PCM of the Projects/Programs.
Monitoring & Evaluation tools created for the organization and GSIF programs are effective, cost-efficient, and of the highest quality.
1. Devising/developing M&E strategies and tools to monitor the program performance, in accordance to GSIF global M&E framework
2. Ensures the integration of project data/results in the GSIF M&E Framework of the Program and/or the local Strategic Plan to indicate/solicit corrective actions/evaluations/reprogramming;
Cultivation of effective networking relationships with partners and other relevant stakeholders are ensured
1. Exchanges information with like-minded NGOs and external implementing partners;
2. Performs periodical calls with trainers and consultants;
3. Support the CR in maintaining effective relationships with government bodies, international and national NGOs, public authorities and local level, current and potential sponsors, and donors.
4. Represents GSIF Nepal at meetings with partners and, where needed, at international conferences/events/media interviews;
5. Ensure the implementation of a national advocacy plan for GSIF Nepal in coordination with implementing partners;
6. Liaising with Justice & Peace Commission to coordinate advocacy statements and implementation at the national level and feed these to the Good Shepherd International Justice & Peace offices in New York, Vienna and Geneva (UPR report, CEDAW reports, etc)
Full compliance with the local legislation and the international regulation and standards are maintained with the support of the CR.
1. Ensuring that all the policies related to the organization, program, children, and women are in place and are adhered to by all the persons associated with the organization.
- 5+ years of experience and understanding of the NGO sector in NepalExperience in writing project proposals and reports, and managing and monitoring a program budget; knowledge of project cycle management;
- Proven project management skills with experience managing multiple projects;
- Experience in data processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), E-mail, and Internet browser software;
- Strong English skills (spoken and written) and fluency in Nepali required;
- IT skills to manage the office and remote teams (MS office, videoconferencing).
- Academic training or specialized coursework in Project Cycle Management;
- Knowledge of Theory of Change.
SKILLS AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED
- Solid leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing large, diverse teams and contributing to the capacity building staff
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and mentoring skills to work effectively with partners/clients
- Decision making and problem-solving skills
- Good team player
- Networking and cross-functional skills
- Commitment to the organization mission and vision and full adherence to GSIF values
- Ability to manage stress and uncertainty
- Proactive and self-empowerment approach to work
- Ability to empathize with team members, partners, and other stakeholders
- Accuracy and attention to details
GSIF recognizes that it has the responsibility to respect and promote gender equality and the safety and protection of all children. GSIF has a ZERO-tolerance policy regarding child abuse. GSIF reserves the right of conducting a background check of the potential candidates. All staff and consultants associated with GSIF should sign and agree to the statement of the commitment and the Code of Conduct after the sign-off and the signed forms needs to kept in every- one’s files. Failure to sign the GSIF Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct will result in the candidate not being appointed to the role.