Program Director

CRS, Nepal

CRS is a humanitarian agency working to alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in 93 countries. In Nepal CRS is working to help the people of Gorkha after the devastating earthquakes of 2015. We have a long- term commitment to provide high quality assistance to help vulnerable groups recover and develop their livelihoods and to build back better.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Exciting Career Opportunities with CRS

CRS is an international NGO based in the United States that works in over 100 countries to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting diseases, poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. CRS Nepal has been implementing emergency response and recovery (Include Covid-19) program in Nepal, and further plans to extend sustainable development program in various districts of Nepal. Additionally, CRS is also implementing USAID supported livelihood technical assistance program in Bagmati Province, Province 5, Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province. The Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) is led by CRS Nepal from March 2017

CRS Nepal invites applications from interested Nepalese citizens for the following position:

Program Director - 1 position based in Kathmandu 

As a member of the Nepal/Bangladesh Country Programs (CP) Senior Management Teams, you will provide strategic direction, leadership, and management of the CP’s programming to ensure the establishment and successful implementation of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will play a critical role in ensuring the capacity of staff and local partners is strengthened to implement high quality programming. Your leadership, management and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field required, along with a minimum of five years of relevant field-based program management, at least three years of middle/senior management experience. 
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 % of the time, as the COVID situation allows, between Bangladesh and Nepal and in field locations in both countries. 
  • Fluency in English required. Bangla and/or Nepali/Hindi language capacity highly appreciated.
  • CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

A detailed job description for the above positions can be obtained by contacting CRS Human Resources Office at HRNepal@crs.org. Please apply by sending a CV with a cover letter to HRNepal@crs.org by close of business on 27 November 2020. In the subject line, please indicate the position you are applying for.

By applying to this job, you as the candidate, understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The reimbursement for lodging and transportation will be provided for the shortlisted candidates who travel from outside of Kathmandu Valley for written test and interview. CRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali Society. Applicants from disadvantage caste, under-represented ethnic groups, persons with disabilities and women are especially encouraged to apply. CRS Nepal provides many benefits for its staff members including staff development opportunities, paid maternity and paternity leave, nursing hours for nursing mothers, per diems for the child of the staff when staff travel out of station on official business etc.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 13 Nov, 2020
Apply Before 27 Nov, 2020
City Lalitpur