Head of Programmes

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam’s engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities’ resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in people’s lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam’s work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Position: Head of Programmes

Level: C1

Duration: Fixed Term Contract until March 2021 with the possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu

The Role

Head of Programmes will be responsible to strategically develop and implement a comprehensive programme in line with Oxfam’s Country Strategy to reach maximum impact. The role requires participation in collective decision-making regarding strategy, structure, and management of resources, business development (including proposal development), quality and accountability.

This position will be responsible to ensure smooth project management and donor grant management cycle. S/he will also be responsible for team steering and coordination with internal teams, government stakeholders, donors and affiliates and partners.  S/he will also play a vital role in resource mobilization and policy influencing.

What we are looking for

Our next Head of Programmes will require to be exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Masters’ degree in Social Sciences or in Business Administration or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 10 years of management experience in NGO environment, including significant field operations, experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Track record in working on strategic planning and working at CMT (Country Management Team) level
  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems and practices
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of securing and managing grants from major institutional donors Track record in policy influence 

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WaSH, Livelihood, DRR, and Climate change and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

To apply, please refer to the link below:

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/11917/description

Application for the above position can be sent by 16 February 2020, Sunday

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organizations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time, Contract
Position Level Senior Level
Experience 9+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 31 Jan, 2020
Apply Before 16 Feb, 2020
City Kathmandu