Program Support Consultant

MDM France

Details / requirements:


Program Support Consultant-KTM

Program Department - EuroAsia Unit/ Nepal


  1. Program management 
  2. Partnership management 
  3. Others


This position will perform her/his tasks and responsibilities under the supervision of the Program Manager-Kathmandu. She/He proactively provides support for the development, execution,  monitoring and advocacy of Kathmandu programs. The Program Support Consultant  supports the consistency and quality of all activities carried out by the implementing partners with MdM support through constant coordination and communication with concerned departments.

1. Program management

  • Support program manager Kathmandu in  effective and efficient program implementation, quality delivery of the program activities , in accordance with MdM guidelines and policy,
  • Support program manager in  effective and efficient implementation of the public health and occupational health related activities, quality delivery by all bodies involved and perform regular field visits to ensure the project implementation. 
  • Assit program manager and partners in implementation of sensitization and orientation towards beneficiary. Contribute to the elaboration of content and dissemination of Behavior Change Communication (BCC) materials on harmful environment and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), including protective measures to mitigate environmental risks to the beneficiaries.  
  • Support program manager to achieve the  project objectives and targets are achieved in a timely manner and that activities are carried out according to MdM standards. 
  • Monitor the context, propose adjustments in all reference documents, plans, schedule according to any relevant changes under the direction of program manager-Kathmandu 
  • Support in development of program proposals/legal documents for grant applications, approvals involve in assessments or surveys, and report to relevant MdM staffs. 
  • Support to organize learning and sharing events on behalf of MdM.
  • Prepare and disseminate meetings minutes, steering committee meetings minutes

2. Partnership Management

  • Facilitate and guide partners to achieve project objectives and outcomes. 
  • Support partners during planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of projects. 
  • Support in preparing partner’s grant agreement to be shared with Program Manager. 
  • Track the expenditure of the partners every month with catch plan to maintain the BvA.

3. Others

  • Support to prepare TOR for different assessments to be carried out by MdM for program implementation and to generate evidences. 
  • Support on the current squatter assessment process and coordinate with relevant authorities as appropriate. 
  • Support program manager to design new project agreements with partners/governments and other agencies 
  • Contribute in project LPAC/CPAC compliances under the supervision of program manager.


Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in more than 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV, and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts and environmental health.

MdM has worked in Nepal since 1995: firstly, on Tuberculosis and HIV in western province, then on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sindhupalchok District. Following the 2015 earthquakes, MdM implemented an emergency response program and then, a post-earthquake early recovery project in the same district.

Since 2018, MdM is working on Environmental Health. The 2018-2019 “Healthy Waste Workers in Kathmandu Valley” program aimed to improve health status of informal waste workers (IWWs) in the Valley, mitigating their occupational risks and environmental exposure, improving access to information, and increasing access to health services in Teku, Shantinagar and Sisdole landfill sites. In continuation, the 3-years program started in 2020, aims to improve health, wellbeing, and livelihood of IWWs in Kathmandu Valley and Sisdole landfill. The strategy consists in: 1. formalization of IWWs through non-profit enterprises and increasing their recognition in integrated solid waste management in urban cities, 2.  increasing risk mitigation and promotion of decent safe work opportunities in current activities and through innovation contributing to improve solid waste management and 3. increasing access to quality health services for IWWs and the community through promotion of Urban Health Promotion Center in Ward 19 and in Kakani’s Rural Health Center.

Nepal is currently facing several interrelated societal and environmental challenges that must be addressed together. The country has begun to recover from the 2015 earthquakes, but the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the country's economy. Agriculture is the most important economic sector, contributing 27.6% of the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product) (source: Economic Survey FY 2019-2020), thus 60.4% of Nepali working people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. In addition, the transportation of produce remains a major challenge in this mountainous country where many areas are difficult to access. The process of transitioning to commercial agriculture has begun, resulting in the massive use of chemical inputs to increase production and disastrous consequences for the environment and the health of farmers. This project will continue the development of economic recovery activities, with a focus on organic agriculture and farmers' health, in a target area of 6 rural municipalities. Around these themes, the agricultural cooperatives of the partner will develop several activities such as the creation of model farms, the dissemination of resilient farming methods adapted to climate change via leading farmers, the creation of nurseries to produce locally adapted seeds, training in methods of protection against chemical inputs and awareness of the risks associated with their use etc.



  • A minimum of 3 years in relevant experience in NGO/INGO, in public health sector, in program implementation, management and coordination,
  • Experience in program planning, preparation of budget and DIP, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in working with communities and vulnerable / marginalized beneficiaries 
  • Experience working with partners/partner organizations and government authorities 
  • Familiar with waste management, locality and informal settlements of Kathmandu valley and surrounding would be advantageous.

Education and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Masters degree preferred
  • Proactive, well organized and ability to manage priorities, adaptable, reliable, accountable and responsive personality
  • Team-working and coordination skills
  • Interpersonal and verbal communication abilities, tact and diplomacy skill 
  • Assertiveness, mediation and negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills. 
  • Able to read, write and communicate in English at professional level
  • Familiar with computer skill including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other communications tools


  • Nepali: fluent - both oral and written
  • English: fluent - both oral and written

Notes to Candidates:

Nationality: Nepalese

Duration: 3 months

Duty Station: Kathmandu

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible in April 2024

Number of positions: 1

Closing date of application: 7th April 2024

How to Apply:

Requested to send a letter of interest mentioning position applied with an updated CV in English with 2 references to  Médecins du Monde Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an equal opportunity employer. MDM refuses in its action any discrimination for reasons of nationality, race, gender, religion, class, language, origin or political opinion.


Category Public Health, Development and Project, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education B.P.H. (Bachelors in Public Health), Master's preferred, Bachelor's degree in a related field
Posted Date 31 Mar, 2024
Apply Before 07 Apr, 2024
City Kathmandu