The Program Manager is responsible to manage Habitat Nepal’s primary field office in the Western Terai and oversee the portfolio of shelter-related projects that promote innovative uses of local materials, housing land rights for both men and women, housing microfinance, and government-sponsored housing for poor, vulnerable, landless and marginalized Dalit and ethnic groups (Haliya’s). Under the direct supervision of Program Operation Manager (POM) of Habitat Nepal, Program Manager is responsible to manage Habitat Field Office (HFO) West that includes program development & implementation, coordination & networking, monitoring & evaluation, documentation & reporting, financial management & policy adherence and overall office management.
The Program Manager is also responsible to participate in proposal development and prepare internal reports as required by different departments and external audiences such as implementing partners, civil society organizations, government of Nepal, visiting donors.
The Program Manager with support of Program Operation Manager will implement all aspects of the program and transfer his/her skill set to the team and partners.
Program Design and Implementation
Coordination and Networking
Monitoring and Evaluation
Documentation and Reporting
Financial Management/Policy Adherence
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Duration: Through December 2020 (Extendable if funding and need permits)
Location: Habitat Field Office, West – Nepalgunj
Reports to: Program Operation Manager
Field Visits: Frequent travel to project areas and periodically to Kathmandu office
Human Resource Department,
Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Habitat for Humanity started working in Nepal since 1997. In the eight years till 2005, Habitat for Humanity Nepal has helped 830 families to build decent homes in the districts of Kailali, Surkhet, Kaski, Chitwan and Jhapa. To increase its impact, HFH Nepal began to leverage on partnerships with non-governmental organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and saving groups. Driven by the overall vision of the organization, the Meaningful Life through Housing Campaign was launched in July 2011. Through the campaign, HFH Nepal aims to develop a people-driven and community-owned methodology to address the need for decent housing in a sustainable and viable way. Programs are largely focused on rural housing in eastern and western Nepal.
In June 2011, HFH Nepal celebrated its 10,000th family served and by the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014 more than 54,000 families were helped. The momentum continued until Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, 2015.
The earthquakes, in April and May of 2015, destroyed and damaged more than 880,000 houses killing over 8,000 people. HFH Nepal’s disaster response included rubble removal with the help of local volunteers, distribution of temporary shelter kits and water backpacks for the affected families to enable survivors’ to fetch and store water. Through generous funding, HFH Nepal is helping affected families by providing technical assistance in conducting safety assessment of the damaged houses and distribution of winterization kits to the affected families to protect against the cold weather.
Through the Build Nepal strategy, Habitat Nepal is committed to building homes and hope in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas across the country.