Programme Manager & Assistant Director

Job Description

The Asia Foundation invites application from Nepali citizens for the following positions:

1. Position: Assistant Director

  • Essential: Minimum of 10 years of experience at a senior management and advisory level with international development agencies and /or government agencies. Proven track record of managing and implementing political and/or economic governance programs with a national/subnational/local emphasis in South Asia. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Fluency in Nepali language and English.
  • Desired: Experience in leading governance programming in Nepal. Excellent program and financial management skills; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task, perform under pressure and ensure timely delivery of quality work; demonstrated knowledge in gender equity and social inclusion programming approaches; strong monitoring and evaluation skills; and ability to assume the position within a short timeframe.
  • Education: Master’s or advance degree in political sciences, public policy, international development, economics, social science, or a related field of study.

2. Position: Program ‘manager

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  • Essential: Minimum of five years of experience in the development sector, government, civil society or academic institutions. Strong research and analysis skills, strong program management skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills; willingness to work closely in team settings with other staff and partners; a proactive and independent work style; and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Nepal’s political, economic, and social context. Experience in report writing, financial and grants management and budget control, and managing development projects.
  • Education: Master’s degree, or advanced degree in law, political science, economics, international development or a relevant field.

How To Apply

Applicants are requested to read through the position description upload at and email their CV along with a cover letter describing suitability for the position by 5 p.m. on 3 June 2018 to referencing either “Assistant Director” or “Program Manager in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone calls will not be entertained.

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