Project Manager

Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON)

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Project Manager

1. Background

Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization established in 2000 by a team of senior media personnel and human rights activists. IHRICON upholds the vision to observe human rights and rule of lawfully implemented and adhered to, so that all Nepalese can enjoy equal treatment with respect to their dignity and informed consciousness.  IHRICON has the mission to promote human rights friendly society through media mobilization, advocacy, documentation and capacity building to help curb violence against women, advance financial independence and enhance contribution of men towards gender equality.

To contribute towards strengthening professionalism and capacity of journalists and media for independent, responsible and accountable journalism, as well as to strengthen the internal and external environment in support of safety of journalists and media, freedom of expression and independence, IHRICON with its partners- International Alert and Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), is implementing "Promoting safe, professional, independent and accountable media for the promotion of human rights, democracy and peace in Nepal" programme in seven provincial capitals (Biratnagar, Hetauda, Janakpur, Pokhara, Butwal, Surkhet and Dhangadhi) and additional four local governments (Kathmandu, Malangawa, Ghorahi and Itahari) where media concentration is high. Project Manager (PM) is the leading position of the project and accounts for 50% engagement.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Management Committee (PMC) formed under the IHRICON, the PM  shall focus his/her works in translating the plans and budgets into actions by formulating appropriate strategies, optimizing means and human resources with adequate monitoring and reporting processes. More specifically, the PM shall:

  1. Work as the head of the project for IHRICON and be responsible in overall day-to-day functions,
  2. Coordinate all project activities at the central level,
  3. Prepare work plans and guidelines according to the project document and proper guidance to the partners in organizing project events such as orientations, trainings, meeting, rally, interactions etc.,
  4. Involve in the process of recruitment of required human resources and revising the TORs of various positions as per necessary,
  5. Organize workshops on targeted advocacy strategies/messaging and Human Rights,
  6. Plan workshops targeting at empowerment of Provincial and Local Representatives on Right to Information (RTI), Freedom of Expression (E0E) and Human Rights (HRs).
  7. Facilitate communication between the project team and PMC, IHRICON, partners, EU and relevant state and non-state agencies effectively,
  8. Sensitize the targeted communities on FOE through developing Street Drama “Kachari” (participatory theatre).
  9. Mobilize media and human rights defenders (HRDs) as per project document,
  10. Ensure the proper recording and documentation of project activities,
  11. Compile the reports from the local governments and provincial focal points and prepare comprehensive progress reports, present in PMC and submit to the resources partner(s), 
  12. Supervise and evaluate the performances of all project staffs and recommend for the service extension/termination at the centre,
  13. Support partner organizations and selected media houses to review and develop internal organizational policies strengthening media professionalism, especially on gender and safeguarding issues. 
  14. Support partner organization to undertake monitoring visits to the provincial capitals and selected local governments 
  15. Ensure visibility of the project by producing media programme like radio and TV talk shows and dialogues, publication and so on.
  16. Manage finance and budgets of the project by proper accounting and verification,
  17. Facilitate workshops, meetings, discussion programmes and seminars at central level,
  18. Explore the agencies working in the field of media and human rights at provincial and local levels and build partnership with them,
  19. Commence final audit and evaluation of the project, and
  20. Improve functions and activities of the project according to the feedback and lessons collected from the PMC meetings.

3. Competencies:

  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the IHRICON. 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. 
  • Strong planning and project management skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and networking skills for advocacy, lobbying and campaign.
  • Able to mobilize diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) for the broader cause.
  • Able to coordinate with state and non-state actors as per necessity and demands of the project activities. 
  • Basic knowledge of Result-based Management and Monitoring. 
  • Strong IT skills. 
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback. 
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities. 

4. Qualification, Required Skills and Experience:


  • At least a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field 


  • At least five years of working experiences in the area of democratic governance, freedom of expression and independence, media mobilization and human/women rights;
  • Experience of promoting citizen engagement at both national and local level;
  • Experience in programme management and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. 
  • Proven track record and sound knowledge on different media and human rights related projects. 
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software systems. 

Language Requirements

  • The incumbent must have fluency in English and Nepali language. 

5. Duty Location:

The duty station of the incumbent shall be Project Office, which shall be located in Lalitpur. But he/she needs to travel the project sites frequently.

6. Type of Service:

The type of service shall be of contractual basis. The contract shall be signed by two parties: the IHRICON itself and the selected candidate. The incumbent shall agree on terms, conditions and prevailing policy guidelines of the IHRICON including appointment, deputation, leave, holidays, hours of work, removal or dismissal, disciplinary action, transfer, promotion, resignation, and performance evaluation.

7. Duration of Contract Service: 

The post is for three years contract with possibility of extension. But, there shall be a three-month probation period starting from the date of contract begins.

8. Benefit Provision:

The incumbent shall get the monthly salary as per project policy. In addition, he/she shall get an amount equal to his/her current pay scale of one month as the Festival Allowance once a year. No other remuneration, compensation or subsidy will be paid. Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for project related official travel will be paid to the incumbent on the basis of rates established by the organizational policy.

9. Supervisor and Accountability:

Chairperson of the IHRICON shall supervise the PM and act as immediate supervisor. So, the PM shall report to him/her on the progresses and achievements of the project. The PM shall be accountable to the PMC by way of chair person.

Submission of Application:

Interested candidates can apply along with updated resume and cover letter mentioning expected salary within 22 February 2020 in the address below:

Institute of Human Rights Communication, Nepal

Jwagal, Kupendol, Lalitpur

Email Address:-

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for written test and interview.

IHRICON is an equal opportunity employer, a person with disabilities, women, Dalits, Janajatis, Madhesis and other minorities groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: This Term of Reference may be revised as necessary to meet the needs of the project.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 12 Feb, 2020
Apply Before 22 Feb, 2020
City Lalitpur