Vacancy: Program Officer and Program Assistant in Province 2 and Gandaki Province

National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is the national umbrella organization of persons with disabilities representing more than 335 member organizations throughout the country. NFDN is seeking for qualified personnel for the following position to work in its province offices:
Pokhara (Gandaki province), Janakpur (Province 2).

A.  Position: Program Officer

Number of Staffs Needed: 2 (1 in each province office)

Duty Station: NFDN’s Province Office – Pokhara and Janakpur with frequent field visit to as the need of programs and project

Required qualification, skills and experiences

  • At least Bachelor degree in any discipline (with preference to Management, Sociology or disability study)
  • At least 2 years working experiences in NGO sector leading position. (experience on disability related program management or implementation will be preferred)
  • Having experience or interested to work in community level
  • Strong communication, coordination and team building skills
  • Strong knowledge of proposal writing, program planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Good enough capacity to understand and speak in English speaking and writing
  • Good enough capacity to speak and writing in Nepali language (ability to speak other local language will be preferred)
  • Good knowledge and skill in data and information collection, documentation and presentation with appropriate format.
  • Good knowledge in disability, its new dimensions, rights based approach, disability related international legal framework, CRPD, disability specific laws and policies, Sustainable Development Goals etc.
  • Good computer skill in operating basic computer programs such as MS office packs with email and internet handling
  • Skillful in searching information in internet, operating social media, making news and activity reports when needed.
  • Knowledge and experience of day to day office operation, administrative work, document verification, organizing meeting, writing minutes, record keeping, staff monitoring etc,

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Work as the key focal person of province office of NFDN under the supervision and monitoring of federal office of NFDN.
  • Lead overall management and day to day operation of programs, projects of province office
  • Support province office to develop program/project proposal, organize meeting with partners and present the proposal.
  • Prepare Program/project implementation plan for province office and ensure that the plan is implemented effectively.
  • Support to develop the capacities member Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPOs) of respective province in advocacy, good governance, leadership, participation in the close coordination with the province committee.
  • Enhance of capacity of NFDN’s province office in terms of its effective management, good governance and performance.
  • Lead the day to day administrative work of the province office, documentation, document verification, record keeping, staff mobilization and staff monitoring
  • Produce annual reports of province level programs, periodic project or activity report and submit to the relevant agencies (such as board, partners, government agencies etc.)
  • Monitor the project activities and guide the project staffs as per the observation
  • Support province committee for making advocacy plan and strategies, implementation, documentation and follow-up.
  • Produce report, news, case studies and publish in the official website and social media of NFDN in the consensus of federal office.
  • Work other job as designated by federal or province committee.

B.  Position: Program Assistant

Number of Staff: 2 (1 in each province)

Duty Station: NFDN’s Province Office – Pokhara and Janakpur with frequent field visit to as the need of programs and project

Required qualification, skills and experiences

  • Completed Minimum 10+2 or equivalent. (Accounting background is preferred)
  • Good Skill and knowledge of filing, recording keeping and account keeping
  • Good verbal and written skill of communication in Nepali.
  • Fluent in computer typing in Nepali and English (Including Unicode)
  • Good in handling basic computer programs (Ms. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), email and internet
  • Persons having skill and knowledge of account keeping will be in priority
  • Having good knowledge in disability issues and disability specific laws and policies
  • Person having working experience in disability field will be in priority
  • Skill and knowledge of drafting and dispatching letters

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Work as the main supporting hand of the program officer, provincial president, secretary and treasurer for their day to day office business.
  • Handle the secretarial works (handling reception desk, delivering message, managing meeting schedule, drafting letter, entering data and typing report or documentation, keeping records, filing etc.) as per the guidance and direction of program officer or province board
  • Do official communication as per the guidance and consultation of program officer and board
  • Provide counselling and disability related information to the visitors and beneficiaries who come at office for the same purpose.
  • Support for account keeping of all financial activities and collection of necessary supporting documents.
  • Carry out the work related to banking (deposit and collection of cheque or cash, collection of different bank statements etc.) and letter dispatching.
  • Support to the program officer and board member for management while conducting training, orientation, advocacy meetings, interaction, workshops
  • Carry out necessary official field work as per the direction of program officer and province board

C. How to Apply

  • Interested candidates can apply with a Cover Application letter and Updated CV at National Federation of the Disabled–Nepal (NFDN), Via Email: by 4th September 2018.
  • Each candidate should clearly mention the name of position and name of province where he or she wants to apply in the cover letter and in subject line of the email as well.
  • One candidate can only apply for one province and one post only.
  • The application submitted without mentioning the name of province office that he/she wants to apply for and applying for more than one position or province, will automatically be disqualified.

Application Deadline: 4th September  2018.

Note: Competent Persons with Disabilities, Women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities will be given special privilege.