Programme Manager

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website British Embassy


View Vacancy – HEO – Programme Manager – Green Growth Group, BE Kathmandu

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Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

Roles and responsibilities:

Program management:

  • Lead and support team members on managing programme cycle, financial and risk management and commercial matters.
  • Lead in consultation with the Senior Programme Manager, on all aspects of programme, including monitoring and reviews.
  • Support on procurement processes as required.
  • Support the Group to develop and maintain good working relationships with implementing partners and government counterparts.
  • Manage delivery of high quality and compliant programme documentation, including submissions, delivery plans and log frames
  • Apply the PrOF rules and controls at each stage of the programme cycle. Initiate and implement PrOF processes, including data entry and analysis to inform planning and decisions.
  • Will be expected to work flexibly and may be asked to support on different programmes at different times.
  • Act as focal point in planning and implementing fraud, fiduciary and safeguarding risk management, flagging related risks and issues with controls and engaging on risk mitigation and/or escalation.
  • Apply financial management ProF rules and controls to projects and programmes, monitoring costs and ensuring all expenditure represents VFM and is spent for the purpose intended. Provide accurate financial information, ensuring credible budgets and forecasts.
  • Ensure information is managed effectively to inform accountability, communication and transparency commitments.
  • Communicate with implementing partners on documentation, policy and other programme requirements.
  • Review progress and support any project evaluation processes. Ensure delivery of agreed activity and outcomes, making adjustments as necessary.

Shared goals:

  • Evidence-based Decision Making: Support the Group’s programmes to generate robust and reliable evidence. This involves collecting data and information to support the development and implementation of effective policies, programs, and interventions.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support systems for monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of programmes.
  • Knowledge Management: Support systems for organizing, storing, and disseminating evidence and knowledge generated by the Group.
  • Influencing: As part of achieving you and your Group’s objectives support influencing activity. This will involve supporting discussions, research, events, campaigns or other activity and extending the Group’s network of contacts/ stakeholders to achieve this. This should build upon and use your programme work and contacts – it should be an integral part of delivering BEK’s outcomes in Nepal rather than a standalone activity.
  • Foster effective partnerships: establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, such as other government departments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector entities. With the objective to create a network of partners who can contribute their expertise, resources, and perspectives to achieve shared goals.
  • Coordinate activities: support coordination of different stakeholders involved in collaborative efforts. The objective is to promote efficient and effective collaboration towards desired outcomes.

Line Management:

Managing team members in line with FCDO guidance and best practice – nurturing talent, robustly managing performance, role modelling delivery and behaviours. Set clear responsibilities, ensure objectives are moderated, and provide oversight with detailed, honest and constructive feedback provided regularly and recorded.

Culture & Ways of Working:

  • All Programme Managers will be expected to matrix work and be able to cover different programmes across the group’s portfolio.
  • Proactively contribute towards an effective Group response to all corporate priorities and the development of strong and supportive culture, with respect for diversity.
  • Programme Managers will be requested to support to BEK-wide events (visits, events, audit, briefing requests) as required.

Experience – Programme and financial management (3-4 years).

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Minimum 3-4 years programme and financial management experience.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Positive attitude with willingness to learn.
  • Flexible in taking on more/different roles within the team.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali (written and spoken)

Language requirements:

Language: English (speaking and writing)

Level of language required: Fluent

Required behaviours Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

Grade: Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

Type of Position:  Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week:  36 hours excluding lunch break

Duration of Post: 24 months

Region:  South Asia & Afghanistan

Country/Territory: Nepal

Location (City):  Kathmandu

Type of Post: British Embassy

Number of vacancies: 1

Salary Currency: NPR

Salary:  NPR 183,140 per month plus 10% provident fund Contribution

Start Date:  1 December 2023

End Date: 30 December 2025

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

Line Management responsibility for 1 EO Programme Manager in the Economic Development team.

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.

Around half of our work forces are women. We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCDO has anywhere across the globe. We are aiming to make it the best

Additional information 

Note: All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and behaviour/technical competency questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.

For British Embassy candidates, the FCDO Country Based Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply. The min of the HEO grade pay scale is NPR 183,140 per month plus 10% provident fund Contribution

To ensure a successful application it is important that you explain how you demonstrate these behaviours, including through your experience. You are strongly advised to read the Success Profiles Civil Service Behaviours Framework, which provides detailed guidance on how the behaviours are defined and the standards expected for this position.

Please go through the technical competency framework before completing the technical questions: FCDO technical competency frameworks – GOV.UK (

Applicants are encouraged to use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) format to prepare specific examples of when they have demonstrated these behaviours in their application. Using the STAR format to provide evidence of your skills and experience in your application and at interview helps to give a structure. You briefly describe the situation in which you showed the behaviour, and then explain your task in addressing the situation, what action you took and the result of this.

To Apply:

Please note applications without (a) and (b) will not be considered.

a) Complete the Online Job Application Form.
b) Complete the motivation segment in the Online Application Form and the behaviour questions.

For inclusivity and diversity, please remove the following personal information when uploading your CV: name, address, email address, age, date of birth, gender, and nationality.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

We will accept only online applications by ­­“4th October 2023” till 23:55hrs NST.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 months of the application deadline, and no telephone/email enquires regarding the status of application will be dealt with.

Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, medical, educational and professional.

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Application deadline: 4 October 2023