Position: Portfolio Manager, Swisscontact Nepal
Reports to: Country Director, Nepal
Swisscontact is a business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. It is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and represented in 36 countries with over 1,400 employees. Swisscontact has been promoting economic, social and environmental development since 1959.
In Nepal, Swisscontact is registered as an international NGO. Ongoing initiatives of Swisscontact like the Youth Employment Project (YEP) are contributing to the integration of youth into the job market. Swisscontact has furthered its work in skills development in Nepal through the Nepal Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS) project, which supports the government to establish a National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) and a corresponding NVQ Authority. The Skills for Safe Reconstruction Project (SSRP) contributes to a safe reconstruction process through building capacity of home owners to achieve earthquake resistant technology and skills training for construction workers.
Sahaj-Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP) contributes to a long-term vision of thriving and inclusive agriculture markets by promoting private sector investments and an improved enabling environment in the agriculture sector. And the Senior Expert Corps (SEC) programme provides technical expertise to roughly 40 local SMEs each year to help overcome business and structural impediments leading to higher competitiveness in the local market and employment creation.
2. Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The incumbent is a representative of Swisscontact displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Project, government agencies, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the public. The Portfolio Manager, Swisscontact Nepal is responsible for supporting the portfolio development of Swisscontact Nepal and the region and backstopping ongoing projects.
2.1 Main Tasks
Support on-going projects
2.2 Specific Tasks
4. Time Involvement
The incumbent shall be engaged at 100% capacity.
The workplace is located in Swisscontact country office in Kathmandu, but work may also involve travels within and outside of Nepal.
6. Qualification, Experience and Competencies
Submit current CV with a cover letter articulating your motivation to join Swisscontact and the reasons why you are the suitable candidate for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 20 February, 2018. The subject line of your application should clearly mention the position you are applying for. This job description can be adjusted according to the new developments and requirements of; upon agreement of both parties.
Swisscontact supports economic, social and ecological development of South Asia by implementing projects which enable people to improve their living conditions on their own initiatives. Swisscontact has been engaged in international development cooperation in the region since 1962, when it started working in Chandigarh, India and established the Indo-Swiss Training Centre. Gradually, Swisscontact expanded operations across Bangladesh in 1979, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1980 and Nepal in 1990.
At present, Swisscontact South Asia has the largest portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh and the office located in Dhaka functions as the South Asia Regional Office (SARO). Swisscontact also maintains a country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Swisscontact aims to further strengthening its presence in South Asia whilst building and maintaining strong networks with private businesses; public agencies; micro, small and medium enterprises; non-governmental organisations and civil society; bi- and multi-lateral donor agencies and host governments.