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Programme Director (PD)

Full Time Rural Education And Environment Development Center (REED Nepal) Rural Education and Environment Development Centre (REED) –Nepal was established in 2000 as a Non-Government Organization registered in District Administration Office Kathmandu and affiliated with Social Welfare Council (SWC). REED Nepal was initiated by the first Everest Climbers who witnessed that children in the Himalayan region has been backward to the reach of basic level of education and felt the need to assist Nepal Government’s attempts for the improvement of the overall standard of School Education in the Himalayan regions. REED’s activities focus on imparting Quality education through Teachers’ training, child protection, Environment and climate change, Gender and social inclusion, and learning & life skills.  Read More
  • Post Date: 2019-05-12
  • Apply Before: 2019-05-27 [Latest by NPT 17:00 Hrs (GMT +5:45)]
  • No. of Position: 1
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  • Negotiable Yes
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

Job Description

Our Vision: “ Our commitment to all children, to have opportunity for quality education”

Introduction:
Rural Education and Environment Development Centre (REED) –Nepal was established in 2000 as an Non-Governmental organization registered in District Administration Office, Kathmandu and affiliated with Social Welfare Council (SWC). REED Nepal was initiated by the first Everest climbers who witnessed that children in the Himalayan region has been backward to reach of basic level of education and felt the need to assist Nepal Government’s attempts for the improvement of overall standard of School Education in the Himalayan regions. REED’s activities focus on imparting Quality Education through Teachers’ training, Child Protection Program, Environment and climate change, Gender and social inclusion, and Learning & life skills using holistic approaches. Since then, REED Nepal has been conducting its various educational programs to enhance the quality teaching and learning environment both for teachers and students in 10 districts of Nepal with the support of national and international donors.
Key Position Information
Job Title
Programme Director (PD)
Position Location
70% Kathmandu and 30% Fields/Projects
Position Reports To
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
No. Direct Report:
06
Decision Making Authority
With REED policy and procedure.
 
Key Objectives of the Position
Major Responsibilities:
  • Manage and lead the program team and ensure quality delivery of all the  REED programs
  • Lead and manage by motivating program staff to remain optimistic even when faced with challenges and encouraging good performance and values
  • In coordination with CEO develop and implement staff professional development plan of program team and fill in the gaps to support the staff as per the need
  • With  the CEO and board lead efforts  to write proposals and secure long –term funding for organisation
  • Ensure excellent coordination and communication between the funding partners and REED
  • Sustain an effective level of communication, co-ordination and liaison with local, national and international partners, Ministry of Education and stakeholders
  • Create programs and challenges that are as effective and efficient as possible
  • Ensure that all implemented activities are relevant to the mission and vision of the organization
  • In coordination with CEO, refine the current HR system to motivate the employees and ensure the culture of 'team work'
  • Organize, plan and carry out planned activities effectively, using participatory methods with all stakeholders, particularly for children, and raise any issues related to plans.
  • Develop communication and coordination strategies with Donor organizations and take a lead in implementing the strategy in coordination with program team
  • Co-ordinate and work with national and international training institutions related to teacher training according to the government policy.
  • Refine the existing Monitoring and Evaluation system of programs to ensure the quality delivery and long-term sustainability of programs
  • Review cash and budget forecasts regularly and ensure through the program and finance team that the variance between forecast and the spending is kept at the minimal.  - Ensure that there is close coordination between finance and the program team on reconciling spending with ongoing program implementation, thus ensuring that reports to Donors are accurate and sent in a timely manner.
  • Continuously improve program delivery and manage risks with the development of an effective monitoring and evaluation of REED Nepal’s programs and performance together with accurate analysis and quality reporting to donors and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to periodic performance management activities, particularly in the appraisal of performance against job descriptions and work ethics
  • Maintain access to, and familiarity with, relevant donors policies, guidelines and regulations
  • Lead the project team in developing project strategies, implementing project, report writing and influencing policies related to:
  • Strengthening capacities of district program team to achieve program related objectives
  • Enhancing technical and community level work of the team
  • Strengthening and capacitating the current team in project related objectives
  • Developing and disseminating key learning documents and collaborate amongst likeminded organizations to influence policy makers and other stakeholders
Person Specification
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree (preferred) in Education /Sociology/ Management or other relevant field.
  • Master’s Degree with minimum of 5 years working experience or Bachelor’s Degree with Minimum of 7 years working experience at the management level (preferably in I/NGO sector). 
  • Strong operational management ability: a clear focus on results – sets goals, plans and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans
  • Should have prior proven record of long-term program development in education
  • Experience in education Strategy Development and Implementation will be an added value to the position
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong budgeting and financial management
  • A sound understanding of challenges in the sector of education with focus in government school system 
  • Ability to liaise and conduct business with senior levels of government and I/NGOs.
  • Exceptional analysis and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated ability in developing excellent internal and external communication tools
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings
  • Ability to travel frequently to districts where REED operates. The job requires at least 30% of time travelling to the fields/projects
 

Protocols for the confidentiality

“Protocols for the confidentiality” is designed to collect and maintain identifiable information about applicants. Data will be collected anonymously by the specified person and will be removed and destroyed as soon as possible by the completion of this specific assignment. No access to any other organizations/ person and shall be based on a “need to know” and "minimum necessary" standard.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTOCOL— PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Information, applications and documents that are deemed to be of a highly sensitive nature or to be inadequately protected by the CONFI¬DENTIAL classification shall be classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and access to them shall be restricted solely to persons with a specific need for specific assignment only.

The staffs of the Rolling Plans including client institution shall establish a control and tracking system for documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, including the maintenance of control logs. Documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL shall be (i) maintained by only specific staff with written commitment; (ii) kept under security key or given equivalent protection when not in use; and (iii) in the case of physical documents, transmitted by an inner envelope indicating the classification marking and an outer envelope indicating no classification, or, in the case of documents in electronic form, transmitted by encrypted or password-secured system.

For purposes of this protocol, the following individuals are deemed to have a specific need to know: (i) the executive consultant; (ii) the project manager/recruitment and selection consultant; (iii) the international consultant of Rolling Plans and; (v) the respective designated representatives of Government of Nepal.

Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed in any documents/files of trust and with the expectation that it will not be divulged to others/ process without permission in ways that are inconsistent with the understanding of the original disclosure. Rolling Plans assure that the information shall be used for specific purpose published in this system and service only.

When it is necessary to collect and maintain identifiable data, Rolling Plans will ensure that the protocol includes the necessary safeguards to maintain confidentiality of identifiable data and data security appropriate to the degree of risk from disclosure.
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