Project Officer - NPPP I

Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-03-06 Deadline: 2015-03-25
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Officer (PO) works under the direct supervision of the National Program Director (NPD) of the Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity Program (SNPMC). S/he will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed programme work-plan, schedule and budget, for approval by NPCS and  UNDP/Nepal, and update it on a quarterly basis;
  • Report regularly on progress and organize systematic reviews; assist the National Project Director in organising project board meetings as required; prepare all necessary documents for the project board meetings;
  • Ensure the timely mobilization and utilization of program personnel, subcontracts, and training and equipment;
  • Provide support to the NPCS to strengthen its institutional capacity to make medium-term and long-term national plans and to make the M&E system results-oriented;
  • Prepare terms of reference, in consultation with the implementing agency (NPCS) and UNDP, for subcontractors, advertise Requests for Proposal (RFP), appoint contract committee, help select contractors and to award contracts;
  • Draw up specifications for the equipment required under the program; purchase such equipment according to the National Implementation (NIM) Guidelines, rules and procedures governing such procurement; maintain an inventory and ensure the proper operation, maintenance and appropriate distribution of such equipment;
  • Support generation, and dissemination among national and international stakeholders, of high quality information about the program and its results;
  • Support the implementation of policy related activities;
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Job Specification

  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Master’s degree in social sciences or any relevant fields.


  • 3 years of work experience in project design, implementation and monitoring;
  • Knowledge about Nepal’s national level planning and monitoring system;
  • Experience with programme management, and a proven ability to co-ordinate a complex matrix of development programs;
  • Working experience with UNDP and understanding of UNDP policy and procedures will be an advantage;
  • Understanding and knowledge of computer applications such as MS Word, Excel and database management.


  • Fluency in both spoken and written Nepali and English languages.


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Organization Summary

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 100+
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