Program Manager/Program Assistant

Global Fairness Initiative

The Global Fairness Initiative promotes a more equitable, sustainable approach to economic development for the world’s working poor by advancing fair wages, equal access to markets, and balanced public policy to generate opportunity and end the cycle of poverty.Since 2002, GFI has partnered with hundreds of marginalized working communities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to enhance economic opportunities and build sustainable livelihoods. In Nepal, Over 200,000 workers, of whom as many as 32,000 are children, labor in unhealthy and unsafe conditions in Nepal’s brick kilns. The informal nature of the industry, which operates on the periphery of communities and with little government oversight, has served to entrench exploitive labor practices such as forced, bonded, and child labor. While work conditions are often harsh, the brick industry provides needed income to thousands of unskilled laborers, and in the wake of the Gorkha Earthquake of April 2015 the sector has become a particularly vital source of the jobs and building materials necessary for Nepal’s rebuilding and recovery. The Better Brick Nepal (BBN) Program’s core long-term goal is to eliminate child, bonded, and forced labor on brick kilns in Nepal and improve working conditions for kiln workers by incentivizing kiln owners to reform through a combination of increasing market opportunity and improving enterprise viability. To achieve this, long entrenched systems of recruiting workers, paying wages and operating kilns themselves must be reformed and new, locally appropriate, approaches introduced that maintain financial benefit for owners and workers alike. Brick kilns in Nepal play an important role in an economic infrastructure that supports the livelihoods of thousands of workers and provides the raw materials that drive Nepal’s reconstruction and future growth. A future goal of BBN would be to create a more nuanced vision of brick production with wider recognition of good and bad practices where, currently, the sector is largely disparaged on the whole. The impact of creating this “choice” leverages a prevalent interest from kiln owners to find solutions to social and environmental problems entrenched in the sector, and taps into an insurgent demand for responsibility and accountability in the commercial sector in Nepal, led in part by international donor agencies, and amplified in the wake of the Gorkha earthquake.

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Global Fairness Initiative (GFI) is a non-profit organization (501(c) 3) registered in the United States of America for the purpose of creating a more equitable, sustainable approach to economic and social development. After entering into an agreement with Social Welfare Council, GFI /Nepal has established its Country Office in Nepal and implemented Better Brick – Nepal program together with implementing partners. 

Global Fairness Initiative/ Nepal is recruiting following positions for its Better Brick Nepal Project to its Country Office Kathmandu.

Position: Program Manager-1

Experience & Qualification: 7 years of professional experience in project/program management in development sector or other relevant fields. Master degree in Law, Social Studies, Management or any other relevant fields

DutyStation: Kathmandu, with frequent travel to program districts 

Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

Position: Program Assistant-1

Experience & Qualification: 3 years of experience in supporting project/program management and coordination in development/humanitarian sector, or other relevant fields.Bachelor degree in any r relevant fields 

Duty Station: Kathmandu, with occasionally travel to program districts 

Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

A detailed job description for the above positions can be downloaded at:

Interested candidates are requested to apply for above positions by sending a resume, with a cover letter and three(3)references to  by close of business on August 30, 2019.  In the subject line, please indicate the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained. Canvassing at any stage of recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification. GFI/ Nepal reserve the right to reject any or all application(s)without stating any reason whatsoever.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 2
Position Level Full Time / Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 13 Aug, 2019
Apply Before 30 Aug, 2019
City Kathmandu