WaterAid Nepal announces vacancy for Head of Programmes. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Purpose of Role

  • Lead the Programme Team ensuring effective and cohesive implementation of WaterAid’s work through a programmatic approach that combines programme, learning, research and advocacy activities in collaborative partnership with a diverse range of partnerships and organisations.
  • Member of Country Management Team with primary responsibility to advice on strategy development of WaterAid Nepal, proactively support fundraising and continuously seek to strengthen its overall performance, developing and reviewing organisational policies that will bring about the transformational changes necessary to achieve sustainable WASH service for all.

Person Specification


  • Masters in WASH, engineering, social sciences or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in similar role
  • IT skills particularly MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Fluency in spoken and written Nepali language. High level proficiency in spoken and written English, with good interpersonal, negotiating and persuasive skills 
  • Proven experience of designing and leading influencing strategies that have impacts on the lives of the people of Nepal
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and alliances for influencing the sector
  • Confidence in working with senior level stakeholders both internally and externally using tact and diplomacy
  • Experience of conducting trainings and capacity building 
  • Experience of managing and supporting staff from diverse professional background
  • Strong sense of discretion and ability to manage information of a confidential / sensitive nature
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these
  • Proven experience of leading programmes that deliver transformational change through the integration of learning and advocacy
  • Grant management experience


  • Experience of conducting trainings and capacity building 
  • Strong network amongst different actors (including government agencies)
  • Self-motivated, creative, adaptive and ability to perform with minimum supervision
  • Experience of working effectively within a culturally diverse and matrix organisation

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained. 

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. 

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Application Deadline: 28th Sep, 2021

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