Country Director, Program Manager & other

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Job Description

Room to Read (RtR) seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low income countries by focusing on Literacy and Gender Equality in Education. Room to Read Nepal invites applications from interested Nepali citizens for the following positions;

1. Country Director (CD), Kathmandu (Re-advertisement)

The CD leads Nepal Country Office in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring results of the country program goals, objectives and targets maintaining program fidelity, cost efficiency and effectiveness. The CD represents Room to Read with Government at all levels and with local and international organizations within county. This position reports directly to the Asia Regional Director and requires travelling to all districts where Room to Read operates.

The key selection criteria are:

• Minimum Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration/Ma nagement/Ed ucation

• Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience, with minimum 5 years in a senior management capacity (preferably in INGO sector)

• Proven management style that is outcome-oriented, but flexible, which respects the capabilities and independence of staff, while providing them with a clear sense of direction and enabling their success

• Experience developing and/or implementing large-scale literacy; girls’ education; or other community development initiatives

• Excellent command in written and verbal communication (both In English and Nepali), and interpersonal skills—a capacity to listen well and inspire trust

2. Program Manager—School Infrastructure (PM-SI) Unit— Kathmandu (Re-advertisement)

The PM-SI will be responsible for carrying out all activities of Room to Read’s School Infrastructure (SI) Unit, including program development, planning, implementing, M&E, and project reporting. This position requires skills in community mobilization and development, use of technology, building design, project management, training, networking, accounting, and supervising.

The key selection criteria are:

• Master’s degree in construction or civil engineering with minimum 7 years work experience in civil construction works

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• Prior experience working with ING0s, schools, teachers, administrators and government officials

• Ability to travel frequently throughout the country/working districts of RtR

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali

• Good command of computer programs including Auto CAD, Auto desk, and MS Office suite, familiaritywith databases, and Internet skills

3. Field Program Manager (FPM), Banke

The FPM will contribute in Room to Read’s program & development and will play a lead role in annual planning and budgeting for field office operation, effective implementation of RtR programs, improving quality through the application of effective M&E systems, capacity building of Field Office (FO) based RtR and Partner NGO staff, progress reporting and district/regional level networking and advocacy for policy influence and wider replication of RtR best practices.

The key selection criteria are:

• Master degree in social science (preferably in education)

• Minimum 5 years of program management experience preferably education program (e.g. planning, implementation, budgeting, M&E, staff management, networking& advocacy, partnership management)

• Good knowledge and understanding of education issue in Nepal with proven track record of achieving results

• Expertise in designing and delivering capacity building training programs

• Good reasoning abilities, sound judgment, good communication and negotiation skills

For detail job description, we encourage you to visit our website In case you are not able to access our website please send us an e-mail request to If selected, we will provide you with competitive salary and benefits, capacity building opportunities, career progression and enjoyable working environment.

How to apply

Application Procedure: Please submit you application online by visiting the link: and click on the position that you Intent to apply for.

Last date for application: November 07, 2016

This vacancy is taken from Kantipur Newspaper.

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