Programme Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Programme Coordinator

About Restless Development

Restless Development is a global non-profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) bound together by our vision for youth power. We run youth-led programmes to tackle the issues that young people care about the most – We also run the Youth Collective – a growing network of over 4000 local youth civil society groups and organisations in 185 countries. We are committed to creating an agency that walks the talk on power shifting, using the power shifting checklist, both internally and externally.

Our approach to safeguarding

Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.

About the role

Restless Development Nepal is seeking to recruit a talented individual as a Programme Coordinator-Climate Justice to support the implementation and coordination of all activities relating to our project “Global Girls Creating Change (G2C2) in Nepal.

The Programme Coordinator will be supporting girls, in all their diversity, to develop the skills and capacity to engage in and lead inclusive climate action in elevating a diverse movement of girl-centred climate action to lead, shape, and inform equitable, inclusive climate policies and actions.

Key responsibilities

Programme Preparation and delivery (50%)

  • Supported by the Country Director, and Programmes Manager and working with the programme officer,
  • Take responsibility for effective preparation, implementation, management and monitoring of the Global Girls Creating Change (G2C2) in Uganda project.
  • Coordinate Girl-led needs assessment and evidence-building processes through identifying and supporting girls to co-lead inclusive research to analyze the current situation and barriers, local needs and opportunities to inform implementation, engaging girls to gain grounded insights that enable them to co-create their shared agenda.
  • Coordinate demand driven training and skills development trajectory for girls on green entrepreneurship and climate activism.
  •  Conduct Community dialogues on gender norms that limit girls’ contributions to climate solutions, and how to actively engage men and boys as well as girls and women in climate activism
  • Participate in the Development of girl-led climate advocacy action plans based on participatory processes.
  •  Actively participate in the establishment of a mentoring and coaching model to support girls and grassroots youth-led CSOs to facilitate virtual and in-person peer support groups with girls working on similar issues across borders, including girls from up to 25 Coalition Programming countries and Broker 200 matches between girls and expert mentoring and coaching networks. Mentoring aims to link (potential) girl leaders with women and girl leaders in the climate activism and innovation movement, to foster this sense of community and support and provide girls with role models who can offer guidance, advice and support to develop their skills.
  • Ensure that key stakeholders at the district and National level have a clear understanding of the G2C2 programme and other Restless Development programs.

Partnership Development Management (15%)

  •  Ensure timely submission of reports to support timely comprehensive reports to the donor on a quarterly basis.
  • Establish girls’ coalitions to lead in engaging in national platforms on matters related to climate justice.
  • Elevate the established girls’ coalitions to engage in national networks, platforms and dialogues
  •  Coach and support a diverse cohort of girls to participate as a coalition at regional and global level to voice their priorities to decision-makers for action. Some of the global spaces to engage include COP30 in 2025, among others.
  •  Facilitate an inclusive process for girls to co-create a Global Girls Climate Manifesto, and translate this into an actionable advocacy plan to voice, launch and start to implement at COP30 in Brazil.
  •  Work with the local partners to facilitate an inclusive process for girls to co-create their climate innovations/solutions through participatory ‘lab’ process that can pitch for grants and support.
  • Initiate an Innovation grant pitch competition and participatory selection process in Uganda focused on mitigation, adaptation, resilience and/or related local social and environmental challenges.
  • Provide technical support, mentoring and networks opportunities that enable girls to learn, refine their innovations and seek additional scale-up funding.
  • Build and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders.
  •  Develop quarterly programme narrative reports and review quarterly financial reports, as well as leading on annual programme reports and internal programme reports.
  • Lead on partnership events and activities to raise the profile of the programme.
  •  Develop communication materials about the programme in collaboration with the communications assistant coordinator.
  • Support the development of donor expenditure reports.

People Management and Development (15%)

  •  Ensure that the partnership and communications officer and girls leading on the project have clear performance objectives and development plans.
  • Continually support and supervise the partnership and communications officer through line management, support visits and performance reviews.
  • Support the diverse girls leading on the project in solving genuine challenges and communicate to programme manager as necessary.

Financial Planning and Management (15%)

  •  Work closely with the Programme Manager and Finance unit to:
  • Track the project budget and develop monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Ensure that financial management is undertaken according to Restless Development policy and procedures
  • Lead on generation of regular updates and reports as required
  •  Ensure timely disbursement of funds to the local partners that are partnering with Restless Development in implementation of the project.

Other duties as required (5%)

Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends, late night in case of volunteer incidents and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken

Job title: Programme Coordinator
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Annual Basic Salary NPR 1,776,173/-
Preferred start date:
Length of contract: 1 Year
Reports to: Programme Manager
Expected travel: Occasional domestic travels may be required

About you

We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our values.

Our value: HEART – We are who we serve. We are brave.
Values Led – Supports managers to embed a values led culture within their team. Uses values to guide decision making and group actions.
Innovation – Is driven to generate ideas which continually improve ways of working, involving others in problem solving. Adapts style to cope with and support others through change.

Our value: HEAD – Delivers Quality. We are 100% professional.

Delivers Quality – Strives for continual improvement against individual goals, seeking opportunities to maximize their contribution to team priorities. Supports others to deliver quality and improve their work. Takes ownership for ensuring value-for-money in the areas for which they take partial ownership
Decision Making – With guidance, takes ownership for programme elements and/or internal processes. Considers underlying issues and Restless Values when making operational decisions.

Our value: VOICE – We generate leaders. We are proud to carry the banner for youth-led development.

Leadership – Confidently leads programme elements and/or internal processes. Will typically manage one or more junior staff members and is seen as a leader amongst their peers
People Development – Regularly seeks feedback and evaluates own performance, creating opportunities for personal development. Develops others through proactive sharing of knowledge, skills and opportunities

Our value: HANDS – We are in it together. We listen and learn.
Effective communication – Confidently adapts their communication style to suit their audience. Is able to influence others to build shared understanding.
Collaboration – Seeks opportunities to collaboratively deliver quality against team goals by building strong relationships with colleagues from across the organisation. Works with external partners to maximise mutual benefits.

Skills and experience


  •  Graduate-level Degree in relevant field of study (Environment, Climate, Advocacy, Social work, social sciences, development studies) or equivalent work experience.
  • Post graduate in Project Planning is an added advantage.
  •  Experience managing and reporting against programme budgets.
  • Excellent budget management skills
  •  Experience managing staff, including line and performance management.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, and manage local/national/regional partnerships.
  •  Ability to analyze problems and make sound operational decisions.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a methodological approach to program management.
  •  Experience managing and reporting against programme budgets


  •  Communication Skills
  • Experience in M&E systems and research
  • Experience working in a youthful, multicultural environment, including welfare provision
  •  A clear understanding of gender mainstreaming
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Risk mitigation, response and management
  •  Critical Thinking Skills, demonstrates an ability to analyze intricate problems and make strategic, operationally sound decisions.
  •  Motorcycle Riding Skills with a valid permit, ensuring efficient movement and accessibility across diverse project locations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a systematic approach to program management.
  •  Demonstrates strong program management skills and budgeting abilities.

Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Restless Development will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

What we do for you


We are proud to commit to a transparent global salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all global locations. In addition to salary, we offer pension contributions and other benefits in accordance with the local Hub.

Values and Culture

At Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been recognised by staff, young people, donors and others who we work with. Beyond this, we have a culture of recognising and celebrating both our Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.

Work-life Balance

It goes without saying that we work hard at Restless Development. We also recognise the importance of helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:

  •  24 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of annual leave given for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
  • Birthday Leave
  •  Access to flexible working.
  •  Generous study leave, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, and other leave allowances.

Professional Development

Restless Development is proud to be an employer who recognises potential and invests in the development of its staff. We are committed to the professional development of our staff through:

  • Empowering opportunities to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them to develop on-the-job.
  •  Regular performance management.
  • Training and development opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and outside of the agency.
  • Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training, and socialise.

Travel and Medical Insurance

When travelling abroad with work, all staff will be covered by Restless Development’s travel and medical insurance.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter that provides tangible examples of how your skills, knowledge and experience will support your ability to perform the key priorities outlined in the above job description (using no more than 750 words)

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Apply by : 10th February, 2024