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Oct 1, 2019

Vacancy Announcement for Program Officer and Assistant


National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is the national umbrella organization of persons with disabilities representing more than 330 member organizations throughout the country. NFDN is seeking for qualified personnel for the following positions to work in its federal office Kathmandu and province office Hetauda.


A. Position: Program Officer

Number of Staffs Needed: 1 (One)
Duty Station: NFDN's Federal Office – Kathmandu, with frequent field visits in the respective province as per need of programs and projects to be implemented by NFDN in federal office.
Required qualification, skills and experiences

  • At least Bachelor degree in any discipline (Management, Sociology or disability study is preferred). Preferably master degree in any above mentioned discipline.
  • At least one year working experiences of NGO or social sector in leading position with a proven experience of working with marginalized community. (experience on disability related program management or implementation is preferred).
  • Having experience or interested to work in community level, national and international partners.
  • Strong communication, coordination and team building skills.
  • Strong knowledge and skills of proposal writing, program planning and reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, case study development.
  • Good enough capacity to understand and communicate in English and writing as well.
  • Good enough capacity to speak and writing in Nepali language
  • Good and strong skill to deal with partners and other stakeholders
  • Good knowledge and skill in data and information collection, documentation and presentation with appropriate format.
  • Good knowledge in disability, its various dimensions, rights based approach, disability related international legal frameworks, 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 and periodic 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 under the project supported by UNDP in federal office of NFDN.
  • Lead overall management and day to day operation of the project related activities in the project targeted fields (Sudurpaschim Predesh and Kathmandu).
  • Prepare Program/project implementation plan for federal office and ensure that the plan is implemented effectively.
  • Manage day to day advocacy work to be carried in Sudurpachim province and Kathmandu and ensure proper documentation, document verification, record keeping etc.
  • Collect reports, evidences and data related to the project implementation, its progress and results and harvest in federal reporting system.
  • Produce annual and other periodic reports for the projects and submit to the relevant agencies (such as admin, board, partners, government agencies etc.)
  • Support federal committee or designated advocacy focal person from board 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 as per the need of program, project and federal office.
  • Work other job as designated by federal committee and admin manager.

B. Position: Program Assistant

Number of Staff: 1 (One)
Duty Stations: NFDN's Province Office –Province 3, with frequent field visits in the districts or respective province as per need of programs and projects to be implemented by NFDN in province.
Required qualification, skills and experiences

  • Completed Minimum 10+2 or equivalent. (Accounting background is obligatory). Preferably having bachelor degree.
  • 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, Power point), email and internet
  • Having skill and knowledge of account keeping, basic documentation and reporting.
  • 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 has to do as following to apply

a) Fill the short form and send it to us in the given mail address. To download the form please click here.
b) Submit a Cover Application letter and your Updated CV
c) Submit all three documents (short form, cover application letter and updated CV) via email in vacancy@nfdn.org.np

  • Last date of submission: 21st October 2019 (Kartik 4, 2076).
  • Each candidate should clearly mention the name of position and duty station where he or she wants to apply in the cover letter and in subject line of the email as well.
  • One candidate can apply for only one position.
  • The application submitted without mentioning the name of position for which he/she wants to apply for and applying for more than one position, will automatically be disqualified.

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

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