Associate Programme Director - SIDO, Kathmandu | NEPAL

Closing date:  30 Sep 2012

Associate Program Director, Nepal
SIDO – Global Human Rights Program
Location: Nepal, Kathmandu; Duration: 3 years (Renewable); Report to: Program Director; Direct Reports: Campaign managers, Coordinators, Officers, Lodge personnel and facilitators and Drivers

General Statement:
Are you a person who enjoys challenges and making a difference in the world?
One of SIDO programs is the Global Human Rights Program (GHRP), a network of children helping children through education. Through this program's unique youth-driven approach, large number young people have been involved in our innovative programs.

Global Human Rights Program seeks a driven and experienced Associate Program Director to join our dynamic multi team, reporting directly to the Program Director.

A minimum three-year commitment is required and more than this is welcome, with salary commensurate of experience. Upon completion of the three month probation period, all staff members are offered a health plan. The ideal candidate must be eligible to live and work in assigned country as well as to regular overseas travels, travel to and from the duty station to Australia as needed for additional trainings. Work visa permit is arranged if it is in need.

Relevant Sectors: Country Directors, Regional Directors, Internal Program Operations Director, Other relevant Directors, CEO, President, Social, Education, Gender, Youth and Child.

Salary, Benefits, Terms and Conditions The position is available as soon as possible, a start date 01 July 2012. A salary range US $ 45,000 – $ 51,000 p.a gross excluding other benefits. An accompanied post, 50% educational fee covered only children under 18yrs, reallocation and health packages including dependants, housing and transports, yearly RT home airfare only personnel etc;.

If invited for an interview, candidates will interview twice (on average): once with Human Resources - Global Teams via Tel/Skype and secondly face to face with our Regional Director and other panels in Australia. You must be able to travel to Australia for a face to face interview end of May 2012 with all costs covered by us. A final selection and job offer announcement is on 15th June 2012.

Note: If you do not hear from us 10 days after the closing date (15th May 2012), kindly assume your application was not successful at this time.

Responsibilities: • This role is a member of the management team in the assigned country and is responsible for providing support; Works closely, taking direction and feedback from the Program Director (your supervisor); • Will work closely with Program Director on Me to We volunteer and leadership trips; Manage facilitators when in country with regards to HR, provide feedback and training; Manage a diverse team of coordinators, officers, drivers, camp managers, lodge personnel and facilitators; • Ensure high standard of service to volunteer trips participants including lodging, transportation, meals; Responsible for facilitating youth and adult trips experience while in the country; • Responsible for program and partnership development with local organizations and institutions as; Work with local staff in coordination of projects including participation in meetings with communities; • Support local staff in project development, implementation, and evaluation; Assist Program Director in quality assurance of human right programs and projects; • Handle all report writing to headquarters; Assist in strategy, proposal development, and budgeting of projects where needed.
Skills and Qualifications The interested candidate to the position will require the following skill set: • MA degree (or BA at least + professional experience) in international relations, political science, human rights law; and Fluency in English (Native prefer but not necessary), with a basic local language an asset; • Experience in program and/or project management cycle; Comfortable living and working with difference cultures, has lived abroad, previous experience living in the assigned country (but not necessary); • High level of professionalism developed through previous work experiences; Proven management and decision making experience; • Strong communication skills with varied audiences: youth, local staff, high end donors, local people; Strong business or entrepreneurial sense; • Experience managing and supporting staff which includes a local team and international team; Experience assessing needs, budgeting, implementing program oversees and coordinating youth;

What makes SIDO and its program unique… A Top Employer for Young People and Experienced Adult (Coaching Boys Into Men), it is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the world.

If you are looking for a predictable most easy and comfortable work environment, this won’t be the right fit for you especially being a part of a small multi team in a country with a variety of challenges.

If you are inspired and excited by collaboration working in this country, making friendships with the most incredible people, unique additional responsibilities like helping out on volunteer trips and your personal values align with our core values, we would love to hear from you.

We sincerely thank all those who apply; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
How to apply: 
All interested parties are welcome and please e-mail your resume with photo (max 4 pages) and cover letter (max 3 pages) to indicating your first name, family name, a clear position and country in the subject line by or before 15th May 2012. SIDO is an Equal Employment Opportunity. GHRP will not consider application without a photo and a clear indication in the subject line.

About SIDO
SIDO Groups: It consists of 3 main natures of work of SIDO: 1) NGO; 2) Social Enterprise; and 3) Private Business Sector.

Founded in 2001 by three Group Founders: Cambodian, Australian and American.

Networking and work coordination management in Cambodia, Australia and US with various fields of priority, theme, business model in different countries.

Funding & Sources: The majority funding is private funds while the rest are in-kind donations and funding supports by charity foundations and families and by various donors.

Personnel and Staff: Multi-nations, multi-cultures and backgrounds who are committed to our works and priorities and more importantly, the Mission and Vision with each nature of work sectors.