Programme Manager – Nepal

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 1 August 2018

Job Description

The programme managers role is to ensure excellence in technical delivery through effective project operations and efficient management of resources, supporting knowledge based decision making and adaptation.

About the Project

Accelerating Public and Private Investment in Infrastructure (APPIIC) being implemented by IMC Worldwide is Lot 1 of the UK aid-funded “Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal” (AiiN) programme that aims to support the Government of Nepal in attracting investments and accelerating investments into completed projects.

APPIIC provides technical assistance to the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation; Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Forest and Environment to increase public and private investment in large scale hydropower and transport infrastructure. APPIIC also manages DFID’s financial and human resources to IBN to facilitate private investment in Nepal’s infrastructure.

This role entails five main work areas:

Head Contract and Client Relationship Management; Financial Management; Human Resource Management and Recruitment; Contract management and Compliance; Business Development

Detailed Responsibilities
  • Manage day to day operational delivery of services and co-ordinate technical delivery
  • Manage day to day operational relationship with DFID and GoN entities, partners and the IMC UK Head Office
  • Develop and maintain robust management systems, policies and procedures for APPIIC related to Admin, Finance, Governance, HR and IT
  • Manage larger-scale and/or complex local procurements, and establish and manage local and international contracts
  • Management of overall programme work plan, including renumeration milestones, log frame outputs/outcomes
  • Co-ordinate the production of high quality reports as per the client requirements including monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Support project human resource planning and recruitment and contracting and coordinate inputs and support from the company HR and Recruitment teams
  • In collaboration with HR, ensure staff performance management systems are in place and adhered to
  • Lead the mobilisation and demobilisation of all international staff (short-term and long-term) including contracting, travel management, payments and induction
  • Team management including day to day management, job descriptions, contracts, leave, allowances, finances etc
  • Approve project expenses in line with agreed level of authority, ensuring compliance to the project manual and agreed workplans and budget
  • Manage, update and ensure adherence to project manual including spot – check, continuous improvement process and internal/external audits and follow up actions
  • Project financial management including budget monitoring, forecasting and client invoicing
  • VfM measures, analysis and reporting
  • Support internal knowledge management and production of external knowledge products
  • Engage and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Plan, co-ordinate and execute phase closure or project shut down

Business Development

As the IMC country representative, engage with IMC’s Asia team on Nepal opportunities including, but not limited to, identifying partners and key experts in Nepal, attending events on behalf of IMC, other BD related activities as required.

Required qualifications and professional experience

Advanced Degree in International Development or related field is preferable,

Experience working with development projects,

Experience with DFID or other donor projects essential

Experience in Infrastructure, Energy, Investment, Private Sector Development or Institutional Strengthening preferred.

Strong financial acumen with ability to interpret and analyse financial reports, budgeting, value for money, payment by results.

Experience of supporting complex technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge.

Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organizations.

Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

Application Process

Please submit your CV with a covering email to including Nepal Programme Manager in the subject line. Closing date for applications is 15th August 2018 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

About the Organization

IMC is a leading independent consultancy firm working in the aid-funded infrastructure and institutional capacity development sectors. Established for more than 50 years, we have diversified from our founding specialisation in infrastructure and currently provide a broad spectrum of expertise, ranging from economics and financial analysis, to climate change, environmental management and planning, to governance, social development, monitoring and evaluation, engineering, knowledge management and organisational change. IMC has worked in more than eighty countries and territories across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our clients include both private and public sector organisations, and we regularly work with a large contingent of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.

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