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Job Position   :   Program Assistant  

Experience:At least two years’ experience working in the development field. Knowledge of governance and gender issues.
Documents Required : CV (Resume)
Job Category:NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Type:Full Time
Educational Qualification:Bachelor’s or higher-level graduate degree in development studies; public policy or relevant social science degree.
Posted Date:2018-12-03
Expiry Date:2018-12-10 - Expired
Job Description:

Program Assistant- Subnational Governance


The DFAT-TAF Strategic Partnership on Subnational Governance in Nepal is responding to the opportunities and challenges emerging from the country’s transition to federalism. Since the end of a decade-long conflict in 2006, high expectations for inclusive governance and effective economic development have largely gone unmet due to political stalemates, a failure to rebuild local governance, and entrenched corruption. However, the constitution signed in September 2015 marked the beginning of Nepal’s transition from a unitary to a federal system guaranteeing locally elected officials the authority to self-govern and define local economic development. The Partnership works in the following strategic areas:

Strategic Area 1: Generating Evidence and Data on Subnational Governance

Strategic Area 2: Support for Nepal’s Transition to Federal Governance

Strategic Area 3: Improving Local Governance Service Delivery and Economic Governance

Recognizing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) as a key driver of inclusive local governments and sustainable development, the Partnership focuses on integrating GESI as a cross cutting theme across all program activities.


The Program Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative, program, and management support to its Subnational Governance program. S/he will also provide support for activities in other program areas as assigned.


  • At least two years’ experience working in the development field. Knowledge of governance and gender issues.


  • Bachelor’s or higher-level graduate degree in development studies; public policy or relevant social science degree.


Excellent communication skills, creative thinking; willing to take initiatives; ability to critically analyze information; fully conversant with using the Microsoft Office suite of programs, particularly MS Word, Excel, and Power Point; strong inter-personal skills; and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds; willingness to undertake duty travel to districts.


  • Provide administrative and technical support in the overall management of The Asia Foundation Australian  Government Partnership on Subnational Governance program.
  • Assist in negotiating program contents and budget allocations with potential partners.
  • Draft and finalize letters of agreement for approved projects in assigned areas and expedite grant payments in accordance with monthly spending targets.
  • Arrange logistics of trainings, workshops, conferences, and interaction programs, as necessary.
  • Arrange for and conduct field visits and meetings with implementing NGO partners and representatives.
  • Coordinate with the program staff and finance unit on financial reporting of assigned projects and verification of grantees.
  • Coordinate all grant administration tasks with the grants unit.
  • Coordinate with administration on all logistics requirements.
  • Ensure timely collection of relevant data, information, and reports from the field as well as all program partners.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Country Representative or designate.

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Applicants are requested to email their CV along with a cover letter describing suitability for the position by 5 p.m. on 10 December 2018 to referencing the position title, e.g. "Program Officer" in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone calls will not be entertained.

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