Program & Operations Manager

IDE Nepal

Details / requirements:


Published Date – March 25, 2022

iDE, a global organization that advances market-based approaches in agriculture, finance, and WASH to create income and livelihood opportunities for low-income rural households, is recruiting a Program & Operations Manager for its Nepal Country Office. Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application along with a recent CV and photograph mentioning the expected monthly gross salary.

Please find below a detailed TOR for the position. Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link:

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, April 8, 2022. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Program & Operations Manager

iDE is dedicated to creating income and livelihood opportunities for the rural poor. We were one of the first organizations to unlock the power of markets to fight poverty. iDE designs and delivers market-based solutions in agriculture and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in 10 countries across Asia, Africa, and Central America. We believe that entrepreneurs can be found everywhere and that through design and innovation, they can have the opportunity to build a better world for themselves, their families, and their communities. iDE has been operating in Nepal since 1992.

iDE Nepal has a robust portfolio of projects focusing on areas such as agriculture mechanization, gender inclusion, access to finance, integrated pest management, and multiple-use water systems, among others. iDE Nepal is seeking a Program & Operations Manager whose primary responsibility will be to lead the implementation of various awards in coordination with team leaders in the field, ensuring the achievement of target outcomes and results. Additionally, the Program & Operations Manager will be responsible for the high-quality implementation of the right processes, systems, and practices across iDE Nepal’s operational unit.

iDE prides itself as a leading institution in market-based approaches to design bespoke innovative solutions in sectors such as agriculture, WASH, and access to finance. The Program & Operations Manager must embody these norms and values in their approach and attitude.

Position: Program & Operations Manager

Number of Vacancies: 01 

Job Location: Country office Lalitpur, with occasional travel to the field

Reporting Line: Country Director

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

The key responsibilities of the Program & Operations Manager will include the following:

Program / Project Management

  • Oversee program operation and overall administrative, logistics and procurement functions for the assigned projects including contracts, partnership management, and consultancies
  • Lead project start-up and closedown for each relevant project
  • Provide strategic, operational, and financial leadership to the projects
  • Play an active role and coordinate with relevant technical units in planning for the project. Strategically lead the field team, guide partners and assist to develop project Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP), budgets, and project implementation guidelines
  • Support development of an annual human resource plan for anticipated or approved projects, including plans for performance evaluation
  • Adopt relevant changes in project implementation, following adaptive management practices and considering local situations
  • Monitor progress of each project to ensure each project is operating well and adheres to financial, administrative, and HR guidelines. Working with MEL team to collect relevant data and prepare progress reports for donors on a regular basis, as stipulated by each project agreement
  • Manage communications of each project, including with iDE headquarters, donors, government partners, private sector, and other project stakeholders
  • Actively engage in initiating best practices, key learnings, unique cases, and other relevant documentation to share with the wider team

Operations and Systems

  • Develop progress reporting templates that can be used across iDE Nepal.
  • Implement high-quality reporting systems across iDE Nepal as per donor requirements, tracking, assigning, and reminding stakeholders of their appropriate responsibilities.
  • Develop a deliverables monitoring systems that can be disseminated to other project teams in Nepal.

Skills and Experience

Candidates are expected to have the following qualification, skills, and experience, and to be comfortable with the following conditions.


  • Relevant graduate qualification, preferably in business, development studies, management, agriculture and/or equivalent experience

Work Experience

  • 5-7 years of professional experience in managing development programs
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar activities with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, reporting, and budgeting. 
  • Experience working with international donors
  • Familiarity and experience with project management concepts such as Logical Frameworks, Impact Logic or Results Chains
  • Considerable understanding of rural markets, trading relationships, and rural service provision. Knowledge on the roles of the private sector, government and civil society/NGOs in creating an effective service market;
  • Experience of value chain approaches to market development and sub-sector analysis

Personal Skills

  • Undertake additional tasks subject to workload and skill sets such as business development, cross-project training and evaluations
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to work with various national and international team members and flexibility to adapt to different work conditions
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector and NGO partners

Physical ability and mindset

  • Ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural contexts
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of iDE;
  • Ability to thrive as part of a team with diverse experience, expertise, skills and objectives
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and the internet 
  • Familiarity with internet-based software systems such as Google Apps
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present coherent and convincing messages to different audiences


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 25 Mar, 2022
Apply Before 08 Apr, 2022
City Lalitpur