Admin and HR Officer

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)


Admin and HR Officer

Job Location: Biratnagar & Koshi Province


Working with the Government of Nepal’s Koshi Province (GoKP), the project Udaya – Investment and Innovation
for Economic Development seeks to enhance the framework conditions for SMEs in Koshi Province. It directly
support enterprises’ access to pertinent business development services (BDS) in areas such as business and
financial management, accounting or marketing, and to provide interested SMEs with vouchers to avail of loan
application. Further, as existing service offered by BDS providers and banks in Koshi Province are not geared
towards SMEs, the project will support the GoKP in establishing a technical assistance facility for improving BDS
offers and strengthening SME-lending. Similarly, as banks are reluctant to lend to SMEs (owing to the allegedly
high probability of loan default), the project will support the GoKP in establishing a risk-reduction mechanism for
selected banks and financial institutions, possibly in the form of a guarantee fund. Finally, the project will support
the GoKP in establishing an easy-to-use and interactive digital information portal, which will act as a repository of
all business-relevant information for SMEs


Udaya is planned in three phases for an overall period of 10 years. Currently, DAI is in the first phase of Udaya from
1st December 2023 to 30th November 2026. The Admin and HR Officer is initially required from 15th January 2024
until 30th November 2026 at 100% with the possibility of extension as the programme progresses.


Responsible for project administration and human resource management;

  • Ensure that relevant administrative and human resource policies and procedure are applied in the organisation;
  •  Assume a vital role in the procurement committee to carry out procurements for the project;
  • Responsibility for office assets and vehicle mobilisation/maintenance;
  •  Responsible for line management of office assistant and drivers;
  • Coordinate with different departments in the organisation for regular office related tasks;
  •  Responsible to support the Team Leader and other teams for setting-up the PFU in Koshi Province;
  • Support the Team Leader and other teams in preparing the relevant documents for the project such as annual
    reports, yearly plan of operation, outcome monitoring summary etc.;


The role will report on a regular basis to the Team Leader and be based out of Nepal. Udaya is based out of Koshi

Closing date – 22/1/24