Program Officer

Lutheran World Federation Nepal
Location: Kathmandu
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-03-17 Deadline: 2020-03-23
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Qualification Degree : Check vacancy details
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Organizational unit

The Lutheran World Federation/ Provincial Office Central


Program Officer (PO)




Provincial Office Center (Nepal Development Program and other bilateral projects)

Duty Station

Country Office Kathmandu with frequent field visit in program districts

Reports to

Provincial Program/Sustainable Livelihood Development Coordinator (PPC/SLDC)

Current Employee


Provincial Office Center is a field office of the Lutheran World Federation Nepal, operating various projects in Bagmati, Gandaki and province 5 through competent staffs. It is expected that the knowledge, virtue and skill of each staff and project team enrich the organizational learning and benefit the organization in future.

PO is responsible for overall program/project under provincial office center including Nepal Development Program implementing in Lalitpur, Livelihoods project in Gorkha district, Transboundary flood resilience project in Chitwan, INCLUDE in Dolakha and Local to Global (L2G) Kathmandu district. PO holds a wide range of responsibilities for smooth implementation of the program in the abovementioned districts and help to achieve desired results. At the same time, PO is entrusted for the institutional development of partner organizations, support for coordination and linkage building of partner organizations in their respective districts. She/he is responsible to uphold the rights of poor and oppressed and acts as change agent in society promoting innovative and constructive ideas through right based approach.


  • Familiarize and work in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Overall Goals and Objectives of LWF as a Humanitarian and Development Organization.
  • Familiarize and work in accordance with the established strategies of LWF Nepal. . Comply with the LWF Nepal policies.
  • Be free from the political influence of any parties and the political activities. SPECIFIC

1. Strengthen the institutional and human resource capacity building of partner organizations

  • Provide technical support to prepare operation plan and guideline
  • Provide technical support for effective implementation of the planned activities considering season, location and per capita cost.
  • Facilitate on/off-farm micro-enterprises creation and development in other projects as well.
  • Provide technical support to enhance capacity of partner’s staffs and community-based institutions in the areas of livelihoods, quality services and Protection & Social Cohesion
  • Provide technical support to IPs in strengthening forward and backward linkages.
  • Facilitate partners for Participatory Capacity Vulnerability Assessment, prepare DMT and LDRMC plan in selected community and Rural/municipalities with following the government frame.
  • Facilitate partners in climate change adaptation and DRR related activities.
  • Facilitate to organize participatory cost benefit analysis and to prepare report.
  • Support and improve the preparation of monthly, quarterly (with case studies and relevant annexes) and annual program and financial reports in consistency and coherence with annual work plan and budget and ensure submission to Provincial Office timely, accurately and precisely;
  • Organize participatory governance and performance audit of/with the partners
  • Support to develop good governance practices and ensure transparency through promoting democratic practices and decentralization processes;
  • Capacitate partner organizations to generate/mobilize resources for their independent growth and development.
  • Provide knowledge and skill for right based development as well as advocacy and networking by providing reference materials, coaching, orientation and training.

2. Monitoring the status of the program implementation in line with annual work plan and the Country Strategy

  • Facilitate partners to prepare baseline with gender, caste and ethnicity segregated data of the working area considering CS, and respective project’s PD aligning with the PMER system of LWF Nepal.
  • Provide technical backstopping on result-based project planning, monitoring, evaluation and financial management;
  • Improve planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems and collect, and analyze information and prepare relevant reports;
  • Equipped by CS, PD and project plan and log frame as well as evidence of change. It is also suggested to equip with participatory monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Prepare project specific monitoring plan with checklist considering program and financial concerned.
  • Monitor closely the project/programs being implemented by the partners and be updated about the running programs
  • Do sample cross check of the group, CBO and cooperative status as well as cost benefit analysis.
  • Write case studies, features and document learning and good practices of the project.
  • Participate in the monthly review and reflection meetings organized by Implementation Partner organizations.
  • Coordinate and support the partner organizations in project/program implementation and build linkage with other organizations.

3. Play a proactive role as a development activist and professional and in the issues that are associated to the LWF Nepal's performance

  • Support in the coordination with government, non-government, bilateral agencies and civil societies to avoid resource duplication; develop mechanism for resource sharing and to mainstream and sustain LWF Nepal programs in targeted areas.
  • Sensitize and incorporate gender issues; environmental factors and HIV & AIDS in the overall development processes. Promote environment friendly technologies and comply with the principles of accountability.
  • Replicate good practices in other communities by mobilizing local resources; and document lesson learnt through specific log books;
  • Develop culture of participation in the overall inclusion and empowerment process of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities;
  • Identify, and assess relevant risks factors for LWF Nepal so as to devise strategies to address them in timely and cost-effective manners;
  • Innovate new ideas regarding right based development initiatives

4. Other responsibilities

  • Attend LWF Nepal's forums and meetings as and when required.
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the PPC.
  • Familiarize her/himself with the mandate, mission and objectives of the LWF Nepal.
  • Familiarize her/him with LWF Nepal's policies and procedures like financial policy, employment policy, management guidelines, Code of Conducts, Code of Ethics, Child Protection Policy, Complaint Mechanism, human rights-based approach to development, among others.
  • Maintain impartiality from party political influence.

5. Psychological and/or Attitudinal Skills:

In addition to the skill in managing efforts the PO should exercise technical proficiency and analytical thinking in optimizing the program execution and possess professional integrity in compliance to LWF Nepal policies. PO must be able to work with minimum supervision, maintain composure under pressure and responsive to changing circumstances. The PO should be able to work as an encouraging actor for the LWF partner organization, their member and staffs to facilitate them towards the program goal. He/She should be willing to travel extensively. PO should be committed to the upliftment of the rights of poor and oppressed.

6. Qualification

The PO should have at least Master degree in the field of agriculture or Natural resources management, or enterprise/business development or rural development with at least three years of professional experiences in the similar field or Bachelor in the above-mentioned field with at least five years of experiences in the relevant field.

Apply Instructions

Result oriented Nepalese individual candidates are requested to submit the CV along with the interest letter to Human Resource Department at by 23 March 2020

Women from disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for selection process. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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