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Seva Nepal Vacancy for Country Program Director

Vacancy 16 Nov 2022 300 0

Seva Foundation

Seva is a global non-profit cyc care organitation thin transforms lives and strengthens communities by resulting sight and preventing bluntness. Seva has been working in Nepal since 1988 in partnership with the Government of Nepal.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced candidate who can manage the growth and lead the programs in Nepal. Candidates who have proven track recognition following reap visibilities may apply:

The Country Program Director eligible expected to:

  • Coordinate with team and partners and prepare the case studies.
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  • Coordinate Operations Management and Program Development
  • Oversee the management of ongoing initiatives in Nepal
  • Coordinate with Seva 'wooer hospitals and the Government of Nepal
  • Support grant prospecting and proposal development for Nepal. including sourcing potential collaborations in All complimentary sectors
  • Establish and strengthen the monitoring mechanism in consultation to ensure data-driven decision-making at the project and country level. The successful candidate must have:
  • Nepalese Citizen
  • Master or advanced degree in public health management or economics, community Opthalmology / development management
  • 10+ years of work experience in public health project management, and program implementation along with 3- years of work experience at the national level
  • Experience in government liaison, stakeholder management, partnership management, a-source mobilization, and people management Interewolcandidkesare requested to email [email protected]

Please fill up this form https://tinyurl.com/sevanepaljd and send a cover letter, and a statement why you want to apply for this position by 26 November 2022 For a full job description please open https://tinyurl.com/sevanepalapply

Seva Nepal is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified females and members from marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further process. Seva offers a competitive compensation package for this position. www.seva.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:

Country Program Director, Nepal

Employment Category:

Regular, Full time

Place of Work:

Nepal (Kathmandu)

Reports to:

Regional Program Manager, Nepal, and Cambodia  

Reporting to position:

4-5 Staff

Travel Expectations:

25-30%

Who We Are:

Seva is a global non-profit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. We train local eye care providers and develop self-sustaining eye programs around the world. Together we provide critical eye care to underserved communities, especially women, children, and indigenous peoples. Seva has helped more than 5 million blind people regain their sight in more than 20 countries.

Function:

This is a leadership role with direct supervision of 4 full-time staff based in Nepal. The role provides overall strategic direction to the country program with a focus on efficiency and impact. The role is tasked with the implementation of all program efforts, including the quality of program work, identification of new initiatives, day-to-day management of program activities, building and maintaining partnerships, and evidencing our work. With the support of the country team, the role oversees implementation, partner relations, fund utilization, new initiatives and measurement of impact implemented through a responsive process of planning, executing, and assessing guides the program implementation work.

Role:

The Country Program Director, Nepal plays a vital role, leading an expanding portfolio of programs in the country. The Program Director oversees Seva’s investment and collaboration with partners in the Global Sight Initiative (GSI) in Nepal. He/she is responsible for preparing donor reports and communication, documenting the learning of GSI in the region, as well as representing Seva at key coordination meetings and sourcing potential collaborations in other complimentary sectors (female empowerment, job creation, employment, poverty).  The role includes regular travel to partner hospitals across the country.

1. Operations Management and Program Development

    • Oversee the management of ongoing initiatives in Nepal
    • Coordinate with Seva partner hospitals (NNJS network, REMEH Banepa, Butwal Lions Eye Hospital and TIO) along with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Government of Nepal
    • Support grant prospecting and proposal development for Nepal, including sourcing potential collaborations in other complementary sectors
    • Establish and strengthen the monitoring mechanism in consultation with Seva staff and monitor to ensure data-driven decision making at the project and country levels.

2. Program Implementation

    • Facilitate, and monitor all Seva supported programs/activities in Nepal against deliverables as per key program drivers
    • Conduct field visits to program sites to understand progress and develop feedback systems with partners to achieve the goals
    • Work closely with partners to identify and prioritize needs and develop plans to ensure the program goals are achieved
    • Identify problems or obstacles that may interfere with program implementation and work with staff and partners to address the issues appropriately.
    • Actively support learning and ensure that promising practices and lessons learned locally are documented and disseminated

3. Representation and Networking

    • Represent Seva in interactions with various stakeholders across Nepal
    • Represent Seva Foundation and Seva Canada Society at national and regional meetings
    • Identify opportunities to build up relationships with (international and local) NGOs where appropriate to strengthen existing Seva Programs and identify opportunities for future collaboration.

4. Financial Management and Budget Administration

    • Oversee the overall management and administration of the Seva Nepal Program
    • Work with the team to Prepare budgets for Seva Nepal and submit to the Regional Manager/Seva Berkeley
    • Budget planning, development of an annual plan for the region, and ensuring efficient fund utilization as per Seva’s core drivers

5. People and Performance

    • Supervise the Seva Nepal team to ensure the Seva-supported program/activities are running smoothly as per the approved and planned budget.
    • Create a supervisory environment focused on the achievement of team and individual results that emphasize the importance of learning, productivity, accountability, and openness
    • Ensure performance goals of direct reports are achieved

6. Strategic Direction

    • Provide strategic direction to the Seva Nepal team as well as to the implementing partners as needed
    • Provide guidance to apply public health approaches while implementing the program at the community level
    • Ensure the quality of care
    • Focus on using advanced technology to provide quality of care and access to unreached communities.

6. Reporting and Coordination with Seva HQ

    • Develop and submit audit reports to Seva and other related organizations. (MOH/SWC).
    • Develop quarterly and annual reports and submit them to Seva Headquarters.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Master’s or advanced degree in public health/ management or economics/ community ophthalmology/ development management
  • 10+ years of work experience in public health/project management/ program implementation along with 3+ years of work experience at the national level
  • Experience in government liaison, stakeholder management, partnership management, resource mobilization, and people management  

Attributes:

The Country Program Director should be capable of managing multiple and complex tasks; thrive under pressure, time and complexity; have strong people skills and the ability to develop a strong team spirit; and be capable of interfacing successfully with internal actors, donors and partners to resolve program issues. S/he should also feel comfortable in a representational role, speaking on eye health issues with internal and external audiences.

The Program Director should be well-organized and self-motivated with demonstrable writing, management, and creative problem-solving skills.

Seva Values:

  • Compassion in Action – We do not observe suffering, we address it.
  • Selfless Service – Service is its own reward.
  • Respect – We believe in the fundamental dignity and value of every person.
  • Equity – We serve the underserved to ensure all people have access to quality care.
  • Fun – We never take ourselves too seriously. When you stop laughing, you’ve stopped living.
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