Project Manager

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-12-23 Deadline: 2015-12-31
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Project
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into the local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact works to enable access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation. Swisscontact is active in 32 countries and has over 900 employees. The organisation is based in Zurich.

Youth Employment Project (YEP)-Nepal is a project implemented by Swisscontact since 2013. The project promotes the integration of youth into the job market through improved and market oriented skills development training and the integration of youth groups in social and economic processes through policy dialogue and capacity building of relevant stakeholders at both national and local levels. YEP aims to contribute to employment and empowerment of youths by facilitating better access to decent work and policy dialogue for Nepali youth. The project’s strategy is based on capacity building of relevant stakeholders and services delivered through them at national and district levels. The project’s working districts are Sarlahi, Mahottari, Sunsari and Morang districts of Nepal.

Swisscontact Nepal is inviting qualified individuals for Youth Employment Project in the following positions.

Project Manager

Term and Location: Swisscontact, Sanepa Marg, Kupondole, Lalitpur
Starting from February 1, 2015 for one year, subject to extension.

Key responsibility
ï‚· Responsible for professional state-of-the-art, results-driven project implementation in accordance with the approved plan and budget, the vision, mission and regulations of Swisscontact achieving utmost client satisfaction


Main tasks
ï‚· Overall lead project to accomplish the clients contract
ï‚· Ensure adequate project management (planning-implementation-monitoring-evaluation- controlling)
ï‚· Lead and manage project staff
ï‚· Ensure complete and timely project documentation at all times
ï‚· Identify Swisscontact’s partner organisations and negotiating partnership agreements or Memoranda of Understanding
ï‚· Advise and support partner organisations in their organisational development, capacity building and the development of new products
ï‚· Timely narrative and financial reporting according to the Swisscontact's regulations and project contracts of other sponsors.
ï‚· Prepare annual business plans and budgets for the project
ï‚· Prepare reports related to the project as per the requirements of the client and Swisscontact
ï‚· Oversee financial and administrative management of the project
ï‚· Approve procurement of goods and services related to the project
ï‚· Approve all expenses related to the project
ï‚· Represent Swisscontact as required
ï‚· Liaise with the clients, as required


Additional tasks
ï‚· Innovative development of the program by the development of new products that can be replicated within the region
ï‚· Contribution to knowledge management
ï‚· Support new project acquisition tasks

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
ï‚· At least 5 years of experience in a Senior Management position in a development project either as a Team Leader or the Head of a Department (or a Component) in a large development project.
ï‚· Preference will be given to candidates with experience in skills development, entrepreneurship promotion and private sector promotion projects.
ï‚· Master in Business Administration or equivalent
ï‚· Excellent analytical and management skills and a team player
ï‚· Demonstrated administrative, financial and personal management capacities
ï‚· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali

Working Conditions and Environment: This will be according to the Project Manual.
Time: 100% (8 hours a day and 5 days a week)
Place: Duty station will be Kathmandu with occasional visits to the field

To Apply: Email current resume with cover letter and two reference letters to: on or before 31 December 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be called for interviews. Female candidates and candidates from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

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

Organization Summary

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.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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