Program Manager

Habitat for Humanity
Location: Nepalgunj
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2019-11-27 Deadline: 2019-12-08
  • Location : Nepalgunj
  • Qualification Degree : Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Management, Rural development or Sociology
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

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

  • Contribute in program designing, strategic planning, grant tracking, and budgeting initiatives
  • Manage and oversee the full program implementation by the partner organizations, operating in different districts of western and far western region to support poor, vulnerable and landless households
  • Provide managerial guidance, advice and instruct to field office team for optimal program implementation
  • Oversee the implementation of projects under Habitat Field Office (HFO) West to ensure the timely completion without compromising in quality of work
  • Ensure that the funds are timely disbursed to the partner according to the term and conditions of the agreement signed between pater organization and Habitat Nepal and project activities are implemented as per the work plan and approved budget

Coordination and Networking

  • Foster and facilitate collaboration and coordination among partners / key implementing agencies to ensure implementation of program according to the program plan
  • Liaise closely and facilitate to collaborate with relevant stakeholders at local level including local government (municipalities, wards) as well as province government including development partners working at local level
  • Coordinate and lobby with local government to allocate budget in their annual program and policy for safer housing and work in partnership with Habitat Nepal for the same

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct monitoring field visit to ensure timely and quality implementation of program as per approved work plan and budget
  • Ensure that lessons learned from monitoring and evaluative activities are integrated into future program design

Documentation and Reporting

  • Ensure accurate and timely internal and external reporting to different departments, donors, governments with support from team members
  • Ensure that partner organization submitting accurate information on time for reporting in Global Tool Matrix (GMT)

Financial Management/Policy Adherence

  • Manage the financial resources, prepare budget for field office, maintain, analyze and monitor budget expenditure/burn rate against time elapse
  • Ensure and monitor the allocation of resources in the most efficient and cost-effective way while aiming for the highest quality of implementation
  • Ensure Internal control mechanisms are in place with 100% compliance of finance, procurement and other admin. policies

Office Management

  • Responsible to manage day to day implementation of HFO West and ensure that all information related to operational, administrative and financial issues of the program are available as required
  • Supervise all staffs working under the field office, set task with deadline and monitor and evaluate/oversee their performance, mentor, provide coaching and feedback to staff
  • Oversee, energize and motivate staffs to work in the team and make sure that the staff capacity is built according to their job plan development objectives and organization need

Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Results-driven with highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent oral presentation and written skills in both English and Nepali Language
  • Able to work effectively in cross-cultural settings; can support, negotiate and cooperate with those of other cultures
  • Proven ability to proactively manage workloads and multiple priorities efficiently and with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher) and other relevant software particularly for data analysis and visualization


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Management, Rural development or Sociology
  • 10 years’ relevant work experience in the development sector
  • At least 7 years demonstrated, substantive experience in a field-based senior management and/or senior advisor role
  • Proven experience of working with government at local/municipal level
  • Experience in coordination and collaboration with different partner and concerned stakeholders
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment especially with ultra-poor, marginalized, dis-advantage community and ability to work under pressure
  • A leadership style that is consistent with Habitat’s organizational values of humility, courage and accountability


  • Excellent in Nepali and English (Reading, writing and speaking).


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

Apply Instructions

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with an application letter and updated resume by December 8, 2019 addressed to:

Human Resource Department,
Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

This Job is expired. The Company is no longer accepting applications for this position.

Organization Summary

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.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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