Country Manager - Nepal

Renewable World, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th September, 2017

Job Description

About Renewable World

Renewable World is a UK led INGO that tackles poverty through supporting communities to access affordable, reliable, and sustainable renewable energy systems through innovative business models. By connecting remote communities with clean energy technology and linking this with appropriate training and support, our projects aim to raise household incomes, improve livelihoods, and expand opportunities. We believe that access to energy is a catalyst for change, and with this people can power themselves out of poverty. Renewable World currently works in South Asia, East Africa and Central America.

South Asia is our largest programme region, currently engaged in delivering projects in Nepal and Bangladesh. Our focus here is on delivering renewable energy technology centred programmes with suitable business models, while ensuring communities realise the productive end uses of access to energy.

Position Summary

Renewable World are looking for a passionate development professional to take on the role of Country Manager for our Nepal programme. This position has the responsibility for the effective management, and strategic leadership for the Renewable World South Asia office to achieve the organization’s vision, mission and objectives. This role will be critical to building strategic partnerships, identifying aligned funding opportunities, improving core business models and providing overall in-country management and support.

This role takes on two core areas of responsibilities:

  • First, to lead on the business development and strategic direction of the Nepal programme;
  • developing the programmatic pipeline and seeking appropriate funding opportunities;
  • reinforcing on our core strengths of renewable energy technology and effective energy business models based on learning;
  • and supporting the establishment of our Bangladesh programme, building on existing projects and partnerships.
  • Second, to manage the South Asia regional office in Kathmandu, Nepal;
  • overseeing regional governance and organisational compliance;
  • oversee the delivery of the existing programme pipeline including consultancy and consortia projects;
  • and ensuring the implementation of the organisation’s vision and goal by the regional teams

The Country Manager is expected to spend around 60% of their time on new business development; 20% on project implementation; and 20% on office management, strategic planning, and staff development.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of our global management team (alongside the Fundraising Manager, Senior Programme Manager and the East Africa Regional Programme Manager). The candidate will work directly with the programme team in East Africa, sharing programme knowledge and businesses development ideas, and will report directly to the Senior Management in the UK as well as reporting to the Programme Committee of the Board of Trustees. As regional representative, external communications (visibility, understanding and engagement with our key audiences) is an integrated part of the role to promote the RW brand.

This role would be best suited to an individual at mid-career level, looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to expand their experience in the field of international development. Enthusiasm and tenacity will be essential. Being a small regional team, the individual will get involved in the details and be ‘hands on’ as well as be required to support the team to deliver a wider strategy. Business development / fundraising as well as management experience is essential.

Terms and Conditions

Hours of Work: Full time, 37.5 hours per week over 5 days. Some weekends will need to be worked and will be reimbursed as time off in lieu. No overtime payments available.

Annual Leave: Leave year runs January to December. During each year of service, full time staff are entitled to 20 days holiday per annum plus 12 days national holidays. Additional annual leave accrues on service.

Benefits: Employer pension contribution, social security contributions as required by law.

Travel: National and international travel

Salary: $30,000 - $40,000 depending on expertise

Person Specification


  • Minimum 5 years’ prior experience working at a senior level within the development sector (NGO/INGO/relevant social enterprise) with experience in business development and programme management;
  • Proven experience in leading programme concept development, bid-writing, and development/management of strategic partnerships;
  • Master’s degree in relevant field;
  • Well-developed understanding of project management cycle including proposal development, implementation, and monitoring;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Willingness to travel and spend a minimum of 20% of time in the field;
  • Leadership and team management skills;
  • Experience working in Nepal or with Nepal based programmes;
  • Experience managing projects at value $1millon or more;


  • Ability to design and facilitate trainings and workshops;
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Experience in the renewable energy sector including academic qualifications;
  • Experience in programme monitoring & evaluation;


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