Apply before  15th June, 2024
S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal, SWN)

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Programme Manager

Please read the TOR carefully before applying to ensure that it matches your experience and background. Individuals who do not meet the requirements will be immediately disqualified.

 Position:  Programme Manager

Remuneration: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience.

Working Days: 5 days a week (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Contract: Long-term (2 months probation period)

Location: Panipokhari, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office). See for the location.

Reporting to: CEO and Professional Lead

 Purpose of the Position

The purpose of having the Programme Manager is to enable a productive, harmonious, and smooth engagement of the staff and consultant team members engaged by SWN in its multiple multi-sectoral projects through regular, professional, and cordial managerial engagement with the team members. In doing so, the Programme Manager will provide guidance and play an advisory, planning, and supportive role for each project manager in achieving high-quality assignment deliverables and timely outputs.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the project managers and SWN staff in systematic planning, organization of work, and approaches to delivering quality outputs.
  • Coordinate, supervise, and monitor the development growth, and implementation of projects and proposals
  • Responsible for the overall quality and timely delivery of all project activities and deliverables
  • Identify and manage programmatic risk, estimate and manage human resources vis-à-vis available program financial resource
  • Provide tailored mentorship and guidance to the project manager on project management to ensure the project manager can effectively and efficiently lead the project
  • Responsible for strategic dialogue with clients to satisfy their desire for clear and accurate communication
  • Provide strategic direction to the Senior Management Team at SWN in project-specific experiences derived from its implementation to feed to improvement process/loop.
  • Support Project Managers in finalizing the work schedule of the project, coordinating with clients, report preparation, preparing ToR of the team members, and communication channels
  • Implement necessary collaborative project management tool(s) and processes to enable easy collaboration and communication between project team members
  • Organize the sharing session between the project team for inter-project learning
  • Lead and contribute to institutional project documentation and knowledge management process
  • Ensure that projects deliver stipulated marketing materials in a timely manner and communicate through social media channels
  • Any other task as assigned by the CEO

Education and Professional Experiences

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering, economics, political science, international development specialization, or another related field from an accredited institution. An Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) or any project management course will be an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the management of projects in different development research areas and the infrastructure development sector.

Core Competencies and Technical Expertise

  • Excellent ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and implement multiple tasks within strict deadlines, and produce high-quality deliverables
  • Proven ability to plan tasks, monitor, supervise, and evaluate the performance of team members against set targets and timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Strong at using WordPress, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates high levels of moral integrity, enthusiasm, and commitment to the growth of the organization
  • Proactive and detail-oriented individual with a dedication to identifying solutions to problems
  • Strong training, capacity building, and facilitation expertise
  • Ability and willingness for field travel
  • Positive attitude and a good sense of humor

Other Considerations:

  • Good understanding of the Nepali and international development sector
  • Available for an interview, week commencing 1st June 2024

To apply:

SWN offers a dynamic and exciting work environment and attractive staff benefits, including flexible working hours. Its working days and hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 530pm.

If you are an action-oriented and astute individual who would like to join our team to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV indicating your current residential address in Kathmandu no later than 15th June 2024 at

Please note that a cover letter is NOT required at this stage.

We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from the SWN office in Maharjgunj/Panipokhari, Kathmandu and are committed to diverse and inclusive team structure.

We encourage potential applicants to visit for more details on our team, location, and services we provide.