Head of Programmes

Location: Kathmandu
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-02-02 Deadline: 2020-02-16
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Qualification Degree : Masters’ degree in Social Sciences or in Business Administration or other relevant fields
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Head of Programmes (INT6299)

"Applicable for Nepali Nationals only"

Level: C1

Duration: Fixed Term Contract until March 2021 with possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role

Head of Programmes will be responsible to strategically develop and implement a comprehensive programme in line with Oxfam’s Country Strategy to reach maximum impact. The role requires participation in collective decision-making regarding strategy, structure and management of resources, business development (including proposal development), quality and accountability.

This position will be responsible to ensure smooth project management and donor grant management cycle. S/he will also be responsible for team steering and coordination with internal teams, government stakeholders, donors and affiliates and partners.  S/he will also play vital role in resource mobilization and policy influencing

What we are looking for

Our next Head of Programmes will require to be exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Masters’ degree in Social Sciences or in Business Administration or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 10 years management experience in NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Track record in working on strategic planning and working at CMT (Country Management Team) level
  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems and practices
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of securing and managing grants from major institutional donors Track record in policy influence 

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WaSH, Livelihood, DRR and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. 

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, click ‘apply for this role’ button below. 

Application for the above position can be sent by 16 February 2020, Sunday. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


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