Nepal: Programme Manager – Nepal – Fluent in Nepali & English

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

We are seeking a Programme Manager, responsible for the effective & efficient project management of General Health Infrastructure & Technical Assistance (GHITA) programme in Nepal. Funded by DFID, the programme will be implemented from March 2017 to Dec 2020, supporting Nepal’s National Health Sector Strategy and enhancing the capacity of the Ministry of Health to build a resilient health system.

Responsibilities

The General Health Infrastructure & Technical Assistance (GHITA) programme, funded by DFID, will be implemented in Nepal (March 2017 to Dec 2020). It supports the goals of the National Health Sector Strategy and is focused on enhancing the capacity of the Ministry of Health to build a resilient health system. The programme is managed by four core partners: Options, HERD, Miyamoto and Oxford Policy Management.

The Programme Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient project management of the GHITA programme. You will work closely with Options staff and the consortium team to ensure that all work is carried out to high standards and to support the development of the organisation as a whole. You will report to the Senior Programme Manager, work closely with Deputy Team Leader on a day to day basis, and will be based in Options’ offices in Kathmandu.

Main Tasks

  • Manage the GHITA programme, ensuring all donor guidelines for financial management are adhered to.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and monitoring of the designated projects, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate.
  • Track project deliverables, ensuring they meet appropriate levels of quality
  • Coordinate, input and quality assure client reports, including quarterly reports and annual reviews.
  • Management of project budgets, monitoring the expenditures and costs against delivered and realised milestones as the projects progress.
  • Lead on the development and tracking of annual costed work plans.
  • Lead on internal and external financial reporting, including invoicing (i.e. client), monthly update of expenditure tracking spreadsheets, variance analysis and ensuring the accuracy of monthly financial reports.
  • Organising short term consultant inputs including preparation of TORs, sourcing, negotiating, drafting contracts briefing and managing consultants.
  • Lead the contractual arrangements with long-term project staff, and provide them with ongoing project management support.
  • Support programme security, including maintaining an up to date programme security briefing, management of risk reporting and maintaining an up to date risk log, undertaking security briefings for visiting consultants and escalating security issues to the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader
  • Manage and support effective communication and cooperation among partners, subcontractors and colleagues.
  • Regularly liaise with the Senior Programme Manager and coordinate monthly Programme Management/Finance cluster meetings.
  • Work with the Finance Team on all aspects of financial management related to GHITA, and contribute to the monthly management accounts, annual audit, budgeting process and re-forecasting.

Person specification

You will:

  • hold at minimum a Master’s Degree/equivalent qualification in a relevant area or equivalent experience

  • have significant experience of working in International Development at Programme Management level and extensive experience of the development and implementation of large complex programmes

  • have experience in distance management between a local office and international headquarters,

  • have experience working in Nepal, and knowledge of the Nepali health sector and development issues

You will also have experience in the following:

  • Managing large donor-funded programmes

  • Strategic planning

  • Close working relationships with partners

  • Contracting

  • Networking to build successful relationships with potential clients, collaborators and consultants

  • Fundraising/business development

In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Financial management,

  • Ability to work on a wide range of projects and other issues simultaneously,

  • Self-starter, can work independently or as part of a team,

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills,

  • Excellent communicator both in writing and verbally,

  • Flexible attitude to work and ability to work in challenging working environments,

  • Sensitive to other cultures,

  • Ability to travel internationally

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali

About Options

Established in 1992, Options Consultancy Services Limited provides technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them the most.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Harriet Andrews opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th March.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview
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