Program Coordinator Vacancy at MCC Nepal

MCC Nepal is hiring a full-time program coordinator. Qualified candidates should apply with resume and cover letter to nepalinfo@mcc.org by June 22, 2015. Only those shortlisted for a written test and interview will be contacted. For more information about MCC’s work in Nepal please consult this blog as well as MCC’s website, http://www.mcc.org.

Job Title: Program Coordinator (long-term)

Location: MCC Office in Lalitpur, 50% travel to working areas

About MCC Nepal: MCC Nepal’s vision is that its partners will have the passion and capacity to work together with poor and marginalized communities to address their basic human needs and work for peace and justice. Currently, MCC Nepal partners with 8 NGOs in 12 districts across the country in the thematic sectors of food security, education, health, disaster relief and community institution building. MCC Nepal values open and transparent partnerships, living simply and caring for the environment, ending discrimination, and working for social and economic justice. 

MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply. 

Position Summary: The Program Coordinator will work closely with the existing Program Coordinator, the Admin & Finance Officer, and the Country Representatives to support MCC Nepal’s Nepali partner organizations with project planning, monitoring and evaluation for MCC-funded projects and programs. The Program Coordinator will be the primary contact with assigned partner organizations, working in a participatory and collaborative way to support partner organizations in their work. The Program Coordinator is supervised by the Country Representatives.

Qualifications:

  1. Commitment to MCC Nepal’s values
  2. Five+ years of experience in related work (community development, health, livelihoods)
  3. Experience working in rural areas of Nepal
  4. Master’s degree in Community Development, Public Health, Sociology or related field, or comparable experience

Required Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

  1. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali
  3. Demonstrated competence in project design, outcome-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation
  4. Demonstrated competence in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  5. Self-motivated, able to work alone to deadlines, knows when to seek help
  6. Willingness and ability to  travel frequently to remote districts and walk to mountainous remote areas

Duties:

  • Assist assigned MCC partner organizations in developing concept notes and proposals.
  • Assist with program planning, project design and timely implementation of the program activities in the districts through partner organizations.
  • Support to establish and maintain networks with other likeminded organizations.
  • Coaching and capacity building support to partners in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Regular follow up and monitoring visits to partner organizations and working areas (50% travel)
  • Work closely with partner organizations to ensure high quality and timely program and financial reporting.
  • Attend District Project Advisory Committee Meetings as MCC representative twice annually in assigned districts.
  • Assist Administration & Finance Officer as required.
  • Assist with MCC Nepal’s international youth exchange program as required
  • Participate in professional development trainings, workshops and visits organized by MCC.
  • Organize MCC Nepal workshops for capacity building of partners from time to time.
  • Take on other responsibilities as may be required by Country Representatives

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