Project Manager - Purnima

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam’s engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities’ resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in people’s lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam’s work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Project Manager - Purnima

"Applicable for Nepali Nationals only"

Level: C1

Duration: Six months - fixed term contract with possibility of extension

Location:  Kathmandu

The Role

We are looking for Project Manager - Purnima who will be responsible for providing overall leadership to Purnima project team including partners in planning, implementation and monitoring of the project. S/he will require to lead and provide strategic and technical guidance. S/he will play lead role in managing overall elements of Purnima project. S/he will be key person to liase with major stakeholders including government ministries and departments, donors, other agencies, international organisations and stakeholders at national, district and VDC level to identify advocacy and campaigning opportunities and further programme objectives.

Project Manager - Purnima will also be responsible for the performance management and management of humanitarian crisis in case of emergency

What we are looking for

Our next Project Manager - Purnima  will require to be exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in any discipline related to WaSH - civil / water resources /environmental sanitation engineering and minimum 10 years’ experience in program planning, development and implementation development activities at least 3 years in leadership position
  • Strong WASH conceptual, analytical and planning skills
  • Experienced in contributing to strategic development at a wider level within the programme
  • High level of programme management skills including strong in planning and financial management skills (capable of budgeting, online MIS, and the use of excel)
  • Technical knowledge/experience in WASH , Gender mainstreaming in WASH and rights based programming.
  • Proven team leadership and proven track record in achieving great team performance and sound ability to work together with others and independently as required.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in WaSH sector and to act as key contributor to Purnima project.

We offer the opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, Food Security and Livelihood, Humanitarian and DRR and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. 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 organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

This post is subject to a range of screening checks.

How to apply:

To Apply, please refer to this link:

Applications for the above position can be sent by 12 October 2019. The Vacancy Announcement has been posted on Oxfam's website and will be posted on Relief web and Jobs Nepal and published on Sunday's (29 September 2019) Kantipur Daily.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Job Overview

Category Environment and Natural Resource
Openings 1
Position Level Full Time / Contract
Experience Please check details below.
Education Please check details below.
Posted Date 27 Sep, 2019
Apply Before 12 Oct, 2019
City Lalitpur