Deputy Head of Office Entry Level

International Center for Transitional Justice
All over Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
749 Views 2015-04-22 00:00:00
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  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master’s degree in law, political science, international affairs or another relevant field.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

ICTJ is seeking a full-time Deputy Head of Office for its Nepal Office to start as soon as possible. The position is based in Kathmandu. Contract details will be discussed with short-listed candidates only. This position reports to the Head of Office in Nepal.

Major Duties and Responsibilities


  • The Deputy Head of Office reports to the Head of Office.

Management and planning

  • Contributes to the management of ICTJ Nepal’s operations to ensure the office fulfills its mandate effectively. Works closely with the Head of Office to make the necessary decisions on managerial and operational issues. Is responsible for providing input to the Head of Office on management matters based on his/her request. Communicates effectively management decisions and information to all staff.
  • In agreement with the Head of Office, is responsible for planning activities and implementing decisions. The deputy will prepare regular local political analysis with the aim to identify opportunities and emerging challenges.


  • In agreement with the Head of Office, carries out administrative tasks, including supervision of the financial, budgetary and administrative operations of the office and management of personnel related activities.
  • In accordance with institutional policies, supervises and contributes to the reporting to donors and to HQ, ensuring that the reports are of the highest quality. The deputy reviews and edits the office’s written products.
  • Supervises the implementation of the SWC evaluation of the 2013-2014 project.

Program implementation

  • In agreement with the Head of Office, is responsible for managing and supporting the implementation of planned activities under the adopted operational plans, ensuring high quality outputs. The deputy will ensure activities are executed according to the agreed schedules.
  • In particular: is responsible for managing and supporting activities included in the reparations program by providing a) partners with policy and technical assistance and legal advice based on comparative knowledge and experience and b) supporting or providing program staff with guidance in fulfilling their responsibilities. The deputy will ensure that activities are executed according to activity plans and agreed schedules and that the outputs have quality and impact.


  • Participates in internal and external meetings as requested by the Head of Office.
  • In the absence of, or requested by the Head of Office, acts as Officer-in-Charge of the office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Office.


  • Master’s degree in law, political science, international affairs or another relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience from multiple countries.
  • Experience in/knowledge of Nepal would be a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrated success in program management, administration, budget oversight and team building in an international context an essential requirement.
  • Practical experience with contributing to narrative reports to management and donors required.
  • Practical experience with and extensive knowledge of transitional justice processes required; specific knowledge and practical experience in one or more of the core components of transitional justice (truth-seeking, reparations, institutional reform/vetting) highly desirable.
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including national policymakers and state authorities; civil society organizations, victims groups, donors and other members of the international community; must be comfortable working with national and international partners at the highest levels.
  • Strong writing and other communication skills; fluent spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of Nepali a clear advantage.
  • High level of professionalism and flexibility and attention to detail.
  • A very accurate and ordered approach to work is required.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to work collaboratively with close and distant team members within agreed frameworks is required.
  • Enjoys and is able to work in an intensive and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an understanding of and enthusiasm for working with a diverse team in a complex political context.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications, including Excel.
  • Ability to travel within Nepal and internationally.
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