Head of Programme

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website DanChurchAid


Head of Programme at DCA Nepal

Number: 3073
Location: Nepal
Department: CO Nepal
Contact person: Anjula Pradhan Head of HR
Country: Nepal
Vacancy is: National
Place of work: Kathmandu

DCA Nepal is looking for experienced and motivated candidate for the position of Head of Programme (HoP) to be a part of the dedicated and innovative team. This is a senior position, and you will be a member of senior management team. You will report directly to the Country Director. You will contribute to strategic programme development, quality assurance, strengthening partnerships and donor compliance. You will have overall responsibility for coordination and effective implementation of an innovative portfolio of programmes and projects.

DCA Programme:

DanChurchAid is an independent and humanitarian Danish organisation with a vision of a world without hunger, poverty and oppression, in which popular and political powers constantly work strongly and actively for a just and sustainable distribution and use of the earth’s resources. Compassionate, Proactive, Responsible and Respectful are the four values of DanChurchAid.

DanChurchAid have been supporting development work in Nepal since the 1980s. Currently we focus on the following themes to improve the life of the most marginalised communities in some of the most remote and vulnerable regions of Nepal, applying a rights-based approach:

  • Save Lives (Focusing on Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Response)
  • Build Resilient Communities (Focusing on Resilient Livelihoods and Sustainable Food Security)
  • Fight Extreme Inequality (Focusing on Governance, Human Rights and Empowerment)

According to the new Country Programme Strategy (2022-2026) of Nepal Office, we are committed to two cross-commitments: (i) Gender Equality and (ii) Climate Action.

Your key responsibility includes:

  • You will play a crucial role in defining the vision, strategic direction and positioning for the Nepal programme.
  • You will manage a dynamic programme team of DCA and head the partner’s portfolio.
  • You will lead all aspects of the development of proposals, preparation of Annual Programme Reports, project monitoring and advocacy, networking, influencing, strengthening partnerships and donor compliances.
  • You will also ensure DCA’s programme contributes to national priorities and sustainable development goals.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining good working relationship with government officials, donors, implementation partners, civil society and other national and international partners.

What you bring:

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Development Studies, Agriculture, Forestry, Disaster Management, NGO Management, International Relations, Climate Science, Social Science and/or any other relevant field
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience out of which 3 years must have been in an INGO or international organization in similar role
  • Proven experience of leadership and management skills contributing constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect and trust
  • Proven experience in leading, nurturing, building the capacity with learning and development plans of both own staff and that of partner organisations
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills having strong networking
  • Strong communications skills, with proficiency in written and spoken English and Nepali
  • IT skills at an advanced user level including the Microsoft Office suite is an additional advantage
  • Role model for diversity, inclusion and belongingness as well as contributing to team synergy

What DCA offer:

  • A one-year contract with possibility of extension depending upon the funding scenario
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of communities DCA is working with in Nepal

Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

Applications consisting of the below will only be considered:

  • Motivational Letter (max 1 page)
  • CV (max 3 pages), and
  • Answers provided to the online-application questions

Please click on APPLY button at the end of this vacancy announcement to apply.

Closing date for application will be Thursday, 3 August 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted. Please take note of the written test date at DCA Nepal Office will be 11 August 2023 for selected candidate, interview dates will be 15 August 2023 (first interview for selected candidate) and 21 August 2023(second interview for selected candidates).

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Deadline: 03/08/2023, 23:55