Country Director

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-10-24 Deadline: 2017-10-30
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Advance degree in public health or related field
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description


Nepal Country Director will provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s programs in Nepal. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation of country programs and achievement of planned results. The Country Director works closely with the Ministry of Health to streamline efforts and ensure complementarity of projects and serves as the primary point of contact for donors, stakeholders and international and local partners. The Country Director is responsible for timely and cost-effective project implementation, compliance with Jhpiego policies and procedures and adherence to the program and technical standards of the organization.


  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s efforts in Nepal
  • Develop and revise, or update as needed, the Country Strategy 
  • Develop and maintain outstanding working relationships with donors and potential donors, MOH, national and international implementing partners, and others who can help in Jhpiego’s efforts to strengthen support to the country
  • Ensure that all Jhpiego activities are in line with country priorities, and include substantial engagement of national partners
  • Engage regularly and early on with the Regional Director and Director of Global Programs on issues that could positively or negatively impact country operations 
  • Provide oversight of program activities, ensuring that the programs are technically sound, follow organizational standards and are responsive to the needs of the country
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of all program approaches; work with program staff, partners and funders to continually improve programs to address challenges and meet needs and ensure achievement of the goals, objectives and targets of each project
  • Provide programmatic and/or technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to ensure M&E frameworks are developed and data/results are effectively tracked and appropriately reported
  • Ensure preparations and timely submission of all programmatic and financial reports to Jhpiego and donors
  • Ensure that ICR and external audit findings are corrected in a timely manner
  • Ensure the program is working within available resources and that the program is fiscally sound
  • Ensure country compliance with country laws, Jhpiego policies and donor rules and regulations as well as all contractual requirements
  • Provide guidance, and take overall responsibility for ensuring accountability of subcontractors and sub-grantees
  • Oversee finance and project staff to ensure that realistic budgets are developed and expenditures tracked
  • Engage regularly and early on with HQ regarding any irregularities in financial management or compliance
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Conduct annual staff evaluations and support professional development for staff
  • Align team members’ efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Revise staffing strategies to meet the changing needs of the country office
  • Lead intensive efforts to develop new business/program opportunities; this will include identifying and developing opportunities; leading program design efforts; and identifying and coordinating proposal development teams
  • Work closely with Jhpiego’s home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated responses to new program opportunities
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other key stakeholders in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Lead by example in communicating Jhpiego key messages to external audiences and complies with Jhpiego standards for submission of communication deliverables
  • Designate a communications liaison who delivers at least 3 communications pieces (success stories, high profile events with stakeholders and photo assets) annually to GECCO for use in Jhpiego newsletter, corporate website and social media
  • Build the capacity of staff to serve as Jhpiego public spokespersons on intervention areas

 Required Qualifications

  • Advance degree in public health or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience successful implementation and management of Nepal field based international reproductive health and maternal and child health programs
  • Strong business development experience, including proposal writing and negotiating with Nepal partner organizations
  • Technical expertise in two or more of the following areas: maternal, newborn, and child health, reproductive health competency- based training, pre-service education, and quality assurance
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead teams operating in complex environments
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to analyze financial documents, projections, expenditures and accruals
  • Knowledge of international and US donor agencies and private sector foundations policies
  • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues which impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations and ability to develop technical solutions to these problems/issues
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills and the ability to develop innovative country programs
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Aware of and sensitive to issues related to effective work in less developed socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups
  • Ability to develop productive collaborative implementation and business relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence
  • Team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts

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Organization Summary

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location -
Organization Size 1-10
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