Managing Director

  • Full Time
  • Lalitpur
  • Applications have closed

Website Good Neighbors International


Position: Managing Director

Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Location: GNI Nepal Head Office, Lalitpur
Starting Date: January 2024
Duration of Contract: One year with the possibility of Extension
Gross Salary: NPR ranging from 3,125,892 to 3,455,760 per annum and commensurate with experiences.

Good Neighbors International (GNI) is an international, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 1991 and working in 45 countries.

GNI has been working in Nepal since 2002 with the objective of improving the lives of poor people, especially children through child protection, education, income generation, health services, water, sanitation and hygiene, disaster risk reduction/climate change adaptation, gender, and advocacy programs.

The Managing Director serves as the primary and foremost leader, akin to Country Head, and is tasked with providing executive leadership while overseeing the organizational strategic planning process. This role involves ensuring programmatic quality, excellence in execution, and effective oversight of business development and support services functions. The principal objectives include managing risk and compliance, along with attracting and securing funding to ensure the ongoing continuity of GNI Nepal.

Key Responsibilities:
I. General Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of country strategic plans, aligning with global priorities of Good Neighbors Development Approach and Vision 2030.
  • Contribute to setting and monitoring GNI Nepal’s strategic direction, considering capacities, opportunities, and risks.
  • Ensure appropriate use of resources, adherence to organizational policies, and compliance with donor terms.
  • Explore and evaluate new fundraising opportunities by establishing and fostering relationships with various funding sources, including government donor agencies, multilateral organizations, foundations, bi-lateral aid agencies, corporate donors, and individual philanthropists.
  • Strengthen financial sustainability through resource development, healthy financial ratios, and effective budget administration.
  • Oversee sponsorship services and integration with programs.
  • Establish the organization’s recognition as a frontrunner in child development among various stakeholders.
  • Lead transformative initiatives and oversee change management processes to facilitate the continuous evolution of programs and administration.
  • Identify, address, and oversee the mitigation of operational risks, ensuring the effective functioning of controls across various domains including finance, human resources, logistics/procurement, administration, communications, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

II. Specific Responsibilities:
1. Program Development, Management, and Implementation:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, and proficiency in program management to contribute to the success and impact of the organization’s initiatives.
  • Guide the formulation of the office’s strategy, incorporating precise and measurable short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Manage and supervise the overall country program, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Prepare and submit the annual budget plan and strategic plan to relevant stakeholder for consent and approval.
  • Ensure the effective, efficient, and timely delivery of programs, adhering to organizational policies and meeting donor requirements.
  • Monitor program activities for effectiveness in project implementation, ensuring accuracy and compliance with established standards.

2. Leadership, Partnership and People Management:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, effective team management, and the ability to foster positive collaborations both internally and externally to enhance the overall success of the organization’s programs.
  • Oversee and manage the entire country program and its team, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders and cultivate partnerships with local and international entities to support program goals.
  • Lead regular cross-functional meetings aimed at fostering collaboration and motivating teams toward achieving the highest levels of performance.
  • Promote a culture of accountability and provide constructive guidance and direction to the team, fostering continuous improvement.

3. Representation and Advocacy:

  • Demonstrate exceptional proficiency in communication and networking, employ a strategic approach to representation, and exhibit a strong dedication to advancing the organization’s objectives through impactful advocacy and collaborative efforts.
  • Represent the organization at formal functions and forums, engaging with key stakeholders and presenting the organization’s mission and initiatives at a high level.
  • Manage the organization’s brand identity and cultivate networks with both public and private sectors to enhance visibility and support for organizational goals.
  • Foster coordination and collaboration with partners, agencies, governments, and I/NGOs etc. to strengthen relationships and facilitate collective efforts towards shared objectives.
  • Assume a leadership position in advocacy efforts, championing issues aligned with the organization’s mission, and actively contributing to broader discussions within pertinent sectors.

4. Grant Management:

  • Demonstrate a strategic approach to fundraising, showcasing a profound understanding of the funding landscape to secure resources vital for the sustained success of GNI Nepal.
  • Assume a leadership role in crafting funding proposals uniquely tailored for the Nepal Program, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and adherence to donor requirements.

5. Auxiliary Services:

  • Demonstrate strong financial management skills, adherence to audit procedures, and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of financial transparency and accountability within the organization.
  • Develop and manage program budgets in alignment with organizational processes and financial guidelines.
  • Provide oversight to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the office, addressing operational needs as required.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of financial and funding reports, adhering to established reporting standards.
  • Take accountability for audit findings and actively participate in implementing recommendations to enhance financial controls and compliance.
  • Implement and maintain safeguarding practices to ensure the protection of organizational assets, integrity, and compliance with global standards.
  • Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, effective document management skills, and the ability to ensure the accuracy and coherence of project-related reports.
  • Maintain and oversee various documents and reports, including but not limited to monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Review project activity reports and financial statements, ensuring accuracy and progress in line with organizational goals and reporting standards.

III. Other Assigned Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the regional office and steering committee.
  • Adhere to and execute guidance and direction provided by the regional office.
  • Fulfill any additional responsibilities as instructed by the global office.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience, coupled with training and expertise in resource development and organizational management.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance, including at least 5 years in senior strategic management leadership in overseas postings, Country Office/subsidiary. Preferably, this experience should encompass international exposure.
  • Demonstrable track record in working with Board(s) and regional office.
  • Should have experience managing annual budgets of USD $7 million or more in complex operating environments.
  • Proven ability to lead fundraising and program management and development.
  • Good understanding of the discourse on safety, security, and gender issues and/ or participatory approaches to community safety, and the international policy environment in which these issues are addressed.
  • Demonstrable track record to lead and plan strategically and manage organizational security systems and procedures.
  • Experience in financial management, including regular oversight of financial procedures and donor reporting.
  • Excellent analytical skills and proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with respect for diversity.
  • High-level communication skills, including experience in communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with NGOs/INGOs and networks.
  • Ability to undertake frequent travel within Nepal.


  • Women and members of ethnic or marginalized communities are encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the further process.
  • Candidates should be available for an interview during third week of December 2023.
  • Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process shall lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

All applications (Employment Application Form and a detailed CV) should be sent to

Deadline: December 5, 2023

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