Programme Manager

People in Need

Details / requirements:

Programme Manager – “Hamro Pratigya, Empowering Voices, Ending Gender-Based Violence”, under the Security and Justice Programme (SJP)

 Location: Kathmandu with regular visits to areas of presence

Duration: 1 April 2024 to 30 February 2025 (with possibility of extension)

Reports to: Head of Programmes (HoP)

Note: The position is open only for Nepali citizen

 Introduction

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role in designing and facilitating systemic solutions advocating for and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disasters including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. Currently, PIN Nepal is implementing programmes under three strategic pillars 1) Emergency response and recovery, 2) Climate resilience, and 3) Civil society and inclusive governance. PIN Nepal team works in and promotes strong partnerships with civil society, Government of Nepal, academia, private sector and other key stakeholders in Nepal. Together with them, PIN Nepal has become one of the pioneer organizations advancing programmes such as landslide disaster preparedness and anticipatory action, climate and flood resilient housing, durable local solutions, climate change modelling for more inclusive and efficient local decision-making, girls and inclusive education, waste management and circular economy approaches. PIN is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

Scope of Work

Programme Manager (PM) will provide strategic and programmatic management, leadership and networking under PIN NPL CP’s strategic pillar on Civil Society and Inclusive Governance (CSIG) and “Hamro Pratigya – Empowering Voices, Ending Gender-Based Violence” Project funded by FCDO. PM should oversee and manage all aspects of the project cycle management (PCM), including coordination, implementation, and reporting in collaboration with project team, partners and key stakeholders. (S)he/they will also facilitate the fund management, oversee the delivery chain including the (sub)grant management, external relations, and information sharing. PM will also contribute to strategic support across wider areas of CSIG in the Country Programme, and lead & manage key innovative initiatives and ensuring quality programmatic outputs and outcomes.

 About the Project

 Hamro Pratigya – Our Promise: Empowering Voices, Ending Gender-Based Violence Project under Security and Justice Programme 

Eliminating gender-based violence (GBV) is central to the United Kingdom (UK) government’s commitment to women and girls. This project is envisaged in the context of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO)’s International Strategy on Women and Girls (2023-2030), the UK Gender Equality Act 2014, and the British Embassy Kathmandu (BEK) Country Plan, in particular, the goal defined as ‘Changes in social norms in key institutions and society mean less acceptance of GBV’. The project is strongly aligned with BEK’s commitments to the (a) transition to federalism in line with the 2015 constitution and (b) inclusive development, leaving no-one behind in the effort to empower the poor and traditionally marginalised and to improve service delivery to them.  A multi-year project directly funded by FCDO for up to £8 million from 1 April 2024 to 31 December 2027. It is expected that the programme will directly benefit community members, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across 3 provinces, including community schools. The priority provinces are: Madhesh, Lumbini, and Karnali.

  Key Summary of Functions

  • Provide strategic leadership for multi-year Programme Hamro Pratigya (HP) and across PIN Nepal’s Civil Society and Inclusive Governance programming
  • Develop strategy, and manage implementation of HP across the delivery chain and throughout the PCM (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with the proposal strategies and donor requirements;
  • Establish and ensure good partnership with key partners and stakeholders in the implementation;
  • Lead on adaptative management and facilitation approach within the project and in PIN Nepal’s CSIG portfolio in general;
  • Manage and capacitate the programme team;
  • Ensure systematic and effective capturing of sector-specific results including programmatic outputs/outcomes and longer-term impact through sound M&E mechanisms linked with the Country Programme Strategy, and ensuring Value for Money (VfM)
  • In collaboration with MEAL department, ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the project and provide timely feedback to the programme team determining programmatic adaptations/modifications in response where appropriate;
  • Ensure proper risk mapping of project activities and implement mitigation measures; including the sound Safeguarding strategy and risks analysis;
  • Coordinate closely with other implementing agencies including UNOPS, Government of Nepal, Nepal Police, and/or any other stakeholders.

Programme Management

  • Act as the programme’s responsible & focal person and budget holder, s/he/they will be responsible to ensure that all aspects of the programme follow commitments made in the proposal to the donor, the beneficiaries, Government of Nepal and PIN’s internal procedures, and lead on all programmatic adaptation requirements;
  • Lead on adaptive management and facilitation approach, ensuring the largest impact of the HP project in line with the developments in the programme areas and across the three tiers of the Nepali government, with at-risk citizens at the center of the project interventions;
  • Lead the programme team, provide guidance and support and ensure quality of project delivery and its understanding among the team;
  • Coordinate with and ensure that MEAL team and external evaluator develop robust MEAL framework, and Impact evaluation studies and collects adequate evidence;
  • Oversee and manage the budget according to established PIN procedures, including ensuring preparing forecasts, conducting quarterly reviews of budget expenditure, forecasting and planning;
  • Together with GEDSI and Protection Lead identify GEDSI and Protection issues and mainstream GEDSI and Protection throughout the project cycle management. Together with Accountability and Safeguarding Lead, identify related risks & challenges, update risk registers and pro-actively mitigate them; gather and share security information;
  • Lead and coordinate with HOP and Partnership Manager for all reporting requirements to donor, government of Nepal (SWC, line ministries, Local governments), relevant clusters/working groups and PIN HQ and ensure that the project meets all relevant deadlines and is implemented according to set work plans and schedule.

Representation and Networking

  • Act as programme’s focal person for all communication and coordination with donor, Government of Nepal, other SJP implementing agencies and stakeholders;
  • Ensure that PIN is well represented and visible within the broader donor community, among the relevant networks and stakeholders (clusters, local/provincial/federal government, AIN working groups), and within coordination forums and delegating this responsibility as appropriate to programme staff;
  • Ensure coordination with PIN HQ and Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD) team;
  • Together with SJP MEAL Lead, MEAL Manager, and Communication & Advocacy Manager, engage in project-learning based PIN’s positioning and advocacy, development of learning papers and selection of advocacy points for HP, and as per Country Strategy;
  • Engage in advocacy and policy dialogues on federal, provincial, district and local levels and/or where appropriate, ensuring PIN represents the needs of its beneficiaries and based on its field experience in order to campaign for needed policies, donor commitments etc.

 Mainstreaming and Quality Management

  • In collaboration with Head of Programme, and relevant colleagues oversees mainstreaming and strengthening of GEDSI, GBV mitigation, climate change, DRR and safeguarding agendas within programme planning and implementation;
  • Work closely with SJP MEAL Lead, MEAL Manager and team to ensure that project based learnings and monitoring/evaluation results are regularly used and reflected in PIN’s work;
  • Ensure and strengthen quality focus within the project, across all cross-cutting components; 

Senior Management & Fundraising

  • Is member of PIN Nepal Senior Management Team (SMT) and regularly participates in SMT meetings and actions aimed at accountable, transparent and inclusive management of CP;
  • Lead and work closely with Pillar III Civil Society and Inclusive Governance team both in CP and HQ to provide contextual and strategic direction for the design of Country Programme’s strategic frameworks and plans.
  • Ensure that the overall programme is designed, managed and implemented in conformity to People in Need’s policies, strategy and guidelines;
  • Together with Head of Programme and other team members lead and actively participate in the fundraising for PIN Nepal’s CSIG programming, gender programming including GBV prevention and mitigation, strengthening of Civil Society Organizations and PIN’s Civil Society Now Platform; 
  • Engage with donors (present lessons learned/best practices and PIN’s work), build long-term partnerships with donors in specific sectors (EC, USAID, FCDO, ECHO, GAC, GIZ, UN agencies, SDC, FAD, etc.);
  • Ensure that the team understands governmental programmes, plans and strategies both on provincial and local levels, and ensure that PIN’s proposals and programmatic design are in line with it;
  • Ensure aligning of proposals and programmatic design with donor strategies (including their mainstreaming policies, such as environmental policy, GEDSI policy, GBV mitigation, etc.);
  • Ensure aligning with SDGs (and UN agenda);
  • Support and lead, as per requirement, on writing proposals in cooperation with country team, IFU and KLD advisors. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in gender studies, social science/work, rural development, or relevant field, with at least 5 years of demonstrated work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of work experience with an I/NGO in the following areas:
  1. GBV prevention and response programs targeted for most marginalised population including Out of School adolescent girls; Adolescent empowerment and GBV prevention programme management,
  2. Gender Transformative and Social Norms Programming enhancing LG and community members’ knowledge, attitude, skills and agency to prevent and respond to GBV - Gender equality, disability, and social inclusion programming
  3. Women/Girls' empowerment interventions;
  4. LG and key stakeholders’s capacity development and participatory planning of social services (related to GBV prevention and response);
  5. CBOs/CSOs capacity development and sub-granting; improving coordination in civil society space and with key community and LG/GoN stakeholders; Community engagement/participation and local government mobilization;
  6. Child development framework: child protection, participation, and human rights-based approach;
  • Experience working with diverse Civil Society Organizations and their meaningful participation in inclusive governance; 
  • Experience managing and monitoring multi sectoral complex projects implemented by downstream partners, sub-grants to CBOs/CSOs preferably in Madhesh, Karnali and Lumbini province;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse teams and maintaining strong relationships with the project team, partners and local stakeholders;
  • Outstanding communications and networking skills;
  • Local language proficiency (Bajika, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Tharu) will be a plus.

Candidates from the targeted province, women and other marginalized and minority group are encouraged to apply.

Note: People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and is committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp). People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

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

Interested candidates can submit an updated CV and Motivation letter to the following link before COB, 19th February 2024. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline, thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. Nepalese citizen can only apply for the position. No phone calls will be entertained. 

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