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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation working in 51 developing countries that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 42 districts in Nepal. We take active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected.
Plan International Nepal invites application from interested and eligible candidates for the following position:

Deputy Country Director Program (DCD-P) - 1 Position

Purpose: The Deputy Country Director Program (DCD-P) is primarily responsible for country strategic planning, quality program and project design, overseeing project management, implementation, monitoring, knowledge generation and influencing in line with Plan International’s global strategy “100 Million Reasons” and its 6 core areas of global distinctiveness. The DCD-P will ensure all programs are in line with Plan International’s gender transformative CCCD approach and its program quality, child protection, partnerships and knowledge management policies and guidelines. In addition, this position will work closely with the Business Development, HR, Finance and Communications Teams to ensure quality program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and influencing within all grant and sponsorship funded programs. Active engagement with a diverse set of local, regional and international stakeholders including Government, UN Agencies, Donors, INGOs, Academia, CSOs and Media is expected.


Term and Location: Fixed term employment for 3 years based in Country Office, Lalitpur


Required Qualifications, Experiences and Skills:

  • Minimum a Master’s degree, preferably in development or a related field
  • 10-15 years of experience (including international) in managing development and emergency response programs with large and complex budgets – Plan International Nepal’s annual projected portfolio to be between Euro 15 and 20 Million
  • Exceptional conceptual and strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skill
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing
  • Ability to communicate and negotiation at different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues with diverse experiences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required and good working knowledge of other languages are an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Leadership analysis/coaching skills
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Solid experiences in resource mobilization with a variety of donors



  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
  • In-depth knowledge of child-rights programming, gender transformative and inclusive strategies and development programming
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and implementation processes, including on organisational change within a development context
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of international donor requirements and contract compliance


Key Responsibilities:

  • The DCD-P is a member of the Core Country Management Team and is expected to contribute to Plan International’s understanding and strategic direction in the country. S/he deputises for the CD as required and frequently represents Plan International Nepal to external stakeholders
  • The DCD-P supervises a team of Field Managers, Programs/Technical Specialists, Grant Project Managers and MER Manager
  • The DCD-P reports regularly to the Country Director on the management of all risks associated with program delivery, including on budget and people management
  • The DCD-P supports the Business Development Manager and the Country Director for all program resource mobilisation needs and plays a vital role in supporting grants acquisition as well as grants project implementation
  • Upon delegation by the Country Director, the DCD-P may approve all commitments, contracts, grants, leases, disbursements and transfers to third parties as per the financial delegation framework
  • The DCD-P will lead disaster preparedness and initial response for Plan International Nepal with a focus on Plan International Nepal’s priority areas of humanitarian response, including – but not limited to – Inclusive Education and Child Protection in Emergencies
  • The DCD-P will spearhead the implementation of Plan International’s global strategy “100 Million Reasons” in Nepal, in line with the Plan International Nepal global strategy and will assure all Plan International Nepal’s program and projects are gender transformative in nature. S/he will be an advocate for promoting gender equality, both in programs as well as within the Country Office program team structure and operations


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Plan International strongly encourages female applicants, applicants from dalit, madhesi, janajati, marginalised ethnic groups and offers proactive support and capacity development for female staff and staff from marginalised groups.

Application closed.


The deadline to apply for the above position/s is 24:00 hrs, May 24, 2017.

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Applications without disclosure of age and marks/percentage for each level of degree from SLC/equivalent onwards shall be disqualified.

All candidates are expected to be proficient in written/spoken English and Nepali and be computer literate with a working knowledge of office applications. For the position(s) mentioned above, candidates are expected to have a smart personality, pleasant and cheerful nature with excellent interpersonal skill coupled with a desire to excel and having a positive attitude.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the further selection process(es).The organization reserve the right to reject any/all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever. Canvassing at any stage of the processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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