Sr. Officer Program

Karuna Foundation
Location: Sunsari
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2019-01-06 Deadline: 2019-01-10
  • Location : Sunsari
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master’s Degree in social science or related subject
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position title : Senior Officer-Program

Description of the Position:

This position requires to lead implementation and operation of “WASH and Holistic Development Project”, ensuring effective implementation of the project, coordinating with organizations working in similar field, government organizations and local stakeholders to produce desired output and outcome.

Reporting to: Manager-Program

Duty station: Field Office - Duhabi Municipality, Sunsari
Subordinate: Associate Officer, Assistant Officers , Support Staff
Employment type: Fixed term with three months of probationary period

Key Relationships

Executive Director, Deputy Directors, Thematic Managers/Officers and Support Staff

District Coordination Committee (DDC), District Administration Office (DAO), District Health Office (DHO), Municipality Office, Municipality WASH Coordination Committee, Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC) and other government bodies and like-minded organizations

To lead implementation and operation of “WASH and Holistic Development Project” in Sunsari.

Responsibility 1: Leadership and Management

  • Lead and manage team to implement the project in Duhabi Municipality of Sunsari district
  • Support to maintain up-to-date financial records of the project and ensure compliance of financial activities with Karuna Foundation Nepal (KFN) Operation Manual and prevailing law of the state
  • Demonstrate strong leadership quality to mobilize KFN team members and local community to achieve desired outcome of the project
  • Support to enhance the capacity of team members
  • Monitor the utilization of official assets on regular basis and ensure timely maintenance andproper documentation
  • Timely submission of Performance Evaluation along with recommendation of subordinates to HR section in Central Office, Kathmandu

Responsibility 2: Planning

  • Make necessary plan and strategies based on the local dynamics and changing scenario
  • Ensure community participation while developing plan and budget
  • Submit annual and quarterly plan to Program Director within time frame

Responsibility 3: Implementation

  • Ensure effective implementation of planned activities of the project
  • Provide necessary support to team members in implementation of the activities
  • Assure sustainability of the program with community participation and local resource mobilization

Responsibility 4: Monitoring and Supervision

  • Provide necessary support to conduct baseline study. Facilitate and participate in survey/research in working areas
  • Monitor and supervise the program with indicators and provide constructive feedback to the concerns
  • Involve all the stakeholders in monitoring process in regular basis
  • Supervise work of your team and make necessary adjustments when needed
  • Organize review of the program on a timely fashion

Responsibility 5: Coordination and Communication

  • Conduct/participate in coordination meeting with municipality and other development organization
  • Take lead to coordinate and establish networking with like-minded organizations working in the program area
  • Establish good relationship and maintain good rapport with the government (DCC, DAO, DHO, Municipality Office, MWASH-CC) non-government line agencies and local bodies in the program area
  • Maintain close coordination with other concerned stakeholders for effective result of the program
  • Represent KFN in public forum within the districts as and when needed
  • Ensure prompt reporting to the supervisor including challenges, learning, information on local dynamics or any other information that is relevant to project implementation and maintain regular communication with supervisor

Responsibility 6: Reporting and Documentation

  • Keep updated field information to your supervisor
  • Ensure timely submission of plan and progress report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Section in Central Office, Kathmandu
  • Keep update documentation of project activities and achievements, challenges, lesson learnt

Responsibility 7: Others

  • Work in close contact with supervisor and team members
  • Coordinate with all KFN staff, sections, and departments as and when necessary
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Required Competencies:

  • Project Management Skill
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Computer skills - Office package and data analysis tools
  • Command in languages – Nepali and English ,Knowledge of local language will be an added value

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in social science or related subject
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management
  • Previous experience of managing a WASH team at national or sub-national level
  • Experience of coordination and collaboration with national and provincial level government stakeholders 

Physical Demands

  • Periodic visits to program areas required

Apply Instructions

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with a cover letter, updated Curriculum Vitae with at least two references (including previous employer) before 10th January 2019, 5:00 PM by email at

Applications are being accepted on an immediate, rolling basis. Women, persons with disabilities and persons from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Karuna Foundation Nepal reserves all the rights to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

KFN is an “Equal Opportunity Employer”

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Organization Summary

Karuna Foundation works on the prevention of disabilities among children and improved quality of life of children with disabilities by strengthening health care systems and empowering communities through two community models, Inspire2Care and Share&Care. Karuna is also active in disability inclusive disaster relief and reconstruction after the earthquake in Nepal. 

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