National Program Manager

Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2019-11-21 Deadline: 2019-12-11
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : Masters degree (preferable doctorate) in Public Health and other relevant field of education.
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Job description for National Program Manager- Ipas Nepal

Ipas works globally to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries.  We seek to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as improve the enabling environment for the services.  Ipas believes that no woman or girl should have to risk her life or health because she lacks safe reproductive health choices.

Ipas Nepal is currently seeking for a highly qualified and committed candidate for the position of National Program Manager (NPM).  The NPM works in close relationship with the Country Director and provides technical and programmatic leadership under the direction of the Country Director. The NPM is a senior position and a member of the Senior Management Team that will be primary responsible to lead the Ipas Nepal program.

Details on the position responsibilities:

Program implementation

  • Responsible to develop and implement the program strategies and workplans to ensure that country office program goal and objectives are aligned with Ipas mission, values and strategic plan.
  • Provide strategic oversight and guidance on program implementation to manage and execute programmatic work, ensuring high-quality project deliverables and outcomes.
  • Responsible for the overall management of project activities, their spending per annual operational plan to minimize surpluses or deficits.
  • Develop  workplans and conduct routine program analyses, award compliance and sub-grantee management according to donor agreements.
  • Develop award budgets and track spending, using financial management tools, conducting regular review and analysis of financial data, and engaging the project teams to adjust the work plans.
  • Offers strategic and technical recommendations and ensure all programmatic issues are addressed in an effective and timely manner, including soliciting guidance from headquarters.
  • Adapt and implement organization-wide initiatives, systems, and policies; monitor for compliance with organizational policies.

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  • Together with RM&E Lead to develop and implement country office and project level monitoring and evaluation plan according to Ipas strategic plan and project requirements.
  • Lead the proposal writing and donor agreements to manage and support donor reporting processes, including contributing to report documents and soliciting input from various project team members, ensuring quality and timely submission.
  • Conducts field visits to program sites to provide programmatic oversight and assistance.
  • Represent Ipas in program meetings with federal,  province and local  level governments representing Ipas among partners and key stakeholders and promoting Ipas’s mission through delivering presentations at relevant meetings and conferences.

Strategic leadership

  • Provide leadership in organization fund raising efforts through identification of fundraising opportunities for Ipas Nepal in line with Ipas vision, mission and strategic objectives.
  • Responsible to lead drafting donor reports, policy briefs, papers for publication as well as important policy and strategic documents of Ipas Nepal.
  • Ensure effective communication and routine collaboration between headquarters and the country office, keeping the Ipas Nepal team aware of relevant issues and significant program developments.
  • Interact with unit managers to meet their directives, share progress of work, resolve problems, and find alternate workable strategies
  • Collaborate with headquarters’ Program Support Team and technical units in reference to allocation of resources, budgetary issues, for effective program implementation.
  • Work with Program Support Team on workplans, budget review, and development of proposals and donor reports.
  • Ensures effective communication and routine collaboration between headquarters’  and the country office, keeping staff members abreast of relevant issues.
  • Help to develop and maintain national and provincial level partnerships with donors, government, INGOs, NGOs, and others relevant stakeholders.

Team management and strategic support

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team supervise unit leads in the technical and program units.
  • Provide leadership, supervision, support, guidance to the overall Ipas Nepal team when required.

Required education and professional experience:

  1. Masters degree (preferable doctorate) in Public Health and other relevant field of education.
  2. With minimum of 10 years work experience of project/portfolio/country management experience of international organization.
  3. With over 5-7 years of supervising experience handling large program teams with proven track record of successful team work.
  4. Demonstrated experience and commitment on gender transformative programming in the sexual and reproductive health rights.
  5. Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices in project management process-development and program execution.
  6. Demonstrated experience in fundraising and maintaining relationship with institutional, individual and private donors.
  7. Understanding and experience on SRHR in emergency
  8. Demonstrated experience in successfully overseeing sector specific or multi-sector project management and implementation.
  9. Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  10. Working experience and familiarity of socio-political and federal context of Nepal.
  11. Experience of policy advocacy focusing on sexual and reproductive rights in the federal context of Nepal
  12. Experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in natural and national and international scope.
  13. Proven public relations, fundraising, policy, and diplomacy skills is required.
  14. Strong consultative and negotiation skills.
  15. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to strategize, plan and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  16. Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others.
  17. Ability to build strong positive working relationship with regional, national, government officials and multilateral bodies.
  18. Has strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Nepali language.
  19. Has good knowledge of Microsoft Office and exceptional excel skills
  20. Experience to operate in challenging work environment.
  21. Willing to travel on field and international visit to to support project design, monitoring, evaluation and impact analysis.
  22. Must be a Nepali national.

Applying Procedure

Application deadline, Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

Equal Opportunity and Commitment to Diversity

Ipas is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and inequity. We recruit, employ, train, promote, and compensate our personnel without regard to race, age, sex, religion, national origin, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

We value all staff and strive to make employment at Ipas enjoyable and satisfying. As part of our commitment, we will not tolerate any form of discrimination towards employees,  or applicants.

Qualified women candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

* Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained. Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process shall lead to automatic disqualification and Ipas Nepal reserves the rights on the final candidate selection.

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Organization Summary

Ipas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortions. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care; including counseling and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies.

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