We are hiring a Program Manager!

Title: Program Manager

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Deadline: September 13, 2019

Reports to: Executive Director

Ujyalo Foundation is looking for a self-motivated, passionate, determined, and independent changemaker who is willing to impact change at a grassroots level. At Ujyalo we invest in our team members and believe they are our strongest assets. We are looking for a candidate who can help us impact change. We love to work with people who are proactive and flexible with a can-do attitude that are supportive and versatile.

I. Program Manager Job Description:

The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing all program staff, implementing and coordinating all program activities, and managing all administrative tasks related to programs.

a. Program Supervision:

  • Ability to design, plan and facilitate sessions
  • Liaise with partners and stakeholders related to programs and trainings
  • Ensure all programs are running within budget restrictions
  • Oversee all Program Leads, Coordinators, and Interns

b. Public Relations and New Programs

  • Identify and maintain relationships with community stakeholders who are directly linked to the Foundation’s working area
  • Establish and nurture collaborations with key individuals, communities, I/NGOs and 
government bodies 

  • Identify new programs with the Executive Director and the team leads
  • Involvement in new program conceptualisation, proposals and further processes
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings including debriefs with partner organisations 

c. Communication and Documentation 

  • Find best practices for sharing updates of Ujyalo Foundation projects internally and externally
  • Work with team members to produce Information, Communication and Education materials 
  • Documentation of all project activities

d. Fundraising

  • Provide quarterly assessments of funding opportunities
  • Identify possible funding sources for Foundation programs

e. Organisational Management

  • Manage organisation wide calendars
  • Evaluate and monitor programs
  • Manage and evaluate programs 
  • Provide monthly and quarterly program reports 
  • Liaise and coordinate with both US and Nepal board

II. Other Requirements

  • Must manage and attend all Ujyalo Foundation events
  • Must follow the office timing of the organisation (8:30am-5:00pm M-F)
  • Progress reports on achievements must be submitted to supervisor weekly

III. Communication Module

  • All office communication will be conducted via Slack as a daily communication tool
  • Reports, queries and other critical information should only be communicated via emails
  • Daily scrum must be conducted with the supervisor between 8:30a.m-8:45a.m
  • Weekly meetings are to be conducted every Monday from 9:30a.m to 11:00a.m. It is advised that other meetings are not scheduled during this time
  • Weekly review meetings must be conducted with the Executive Director

IV.Qualification, Experience, and Skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender studies, women studies, project management or relevant field
  • At least three years of supervisory experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Facilitation experience
  • 3-5 years of project management experience
  • Experience overseeing projects from implementation to evaluation
  • Professional and/or academic experiences in gender or sexuality or feminist leadership issues in Nepal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

V. Personal Attitudes and Behaviour

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Nepali and English.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and report challenges and opportunities as needed.
  • Innovative, self-driven and a team player.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment.
  • Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Flexibility with work hours as needed.
  • Sense of urgency necessary to meet goals, objectives, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated management, leadership abilities, accountability, and initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise, take initiative, be proactive, and work independently.

Some of these values will be a plus point !

  • A positive attitude and energy to grow and thrive in diverse settings;
  • Open and driven mindset to challenge the society, the Team and the organisation with creativity and innovative ideas;
  • Be a Team player, dreamer, believer and an achiever!


VII. Process

The deadline to apply for the position is Friday, September 13, 2019. For priority consideration, please send your resume, and a cover letter to info@ujyalofoundation.org. Please mention the position and your name on the title of each document, for example: [Program Manager]_[Your Name]. Only applications that are complete will be reviewed. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. No phone calls will be entertained.

A three year renewal contract with competitive compensation and benefits to suit the experience and skills will be offered. 

Ujyalo Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all backgrounds, gender identity or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.