Desk Officer for Nepal Country Programme

PIN started its operations in Nepal in 2015 following the earthquake. PIN Nepal has been working with marginalized and internally displaced persons in shelter, social inclusion and protection and other sectors for the past three years. Using “Her Turn” methodology, PIN has since implemented projects focused on gender transformative programming and currently starts a five-year project under “Leave No Girl Behind” funded by the DFID Girl’s Education Challenge and “Hello Saathi” funded by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation.

The other two major programmes focus on finding solutions to displacement and supporting reconstruction. The purpose of Durable Solutions is to ensure that the affected households are put on the path to resilient reconstruction. Vulnerable Shelters programme is aiming to work with the most vulnerable households that need assistance in rebuilding through community participative approach.

The main role of the Desk Officer is to be the closest partner of the Country Programme and, together with its leadership, he/she is responsible for its proper management and development.

Starting date: By agreement

Location: Prague, Czech Republic with occasional trips to the Country Programme.


Job overview

You will become a part of the Asian team of Relief and Development Department in Prague. As a Desk Officer (Country Programme’s coordinator), you will be the closest partner of the CP and, together with its leadership, you will be responsible for its proper management and development. Together with the CP's management, you will also cooperate on a country strategy and its fulfilment. You will participate in the staffing of the mission and you will be (in cooperation with CP management) responsible for its balanced economic management. For your colleagues at CP level, you will be the main HQ contact, when coordinating the agenda, supporting of other PIN departments and connecting them with the program. You will participate in the creation of security rules, build relationships with partners, experts and donors in the Czech Republic and abroad, and last, but not least, you will control that CP is in accordance with the internal rules and principles of the organization.


For this position we consider important:

  • Experience with project management and team leadership in the non-profit environment and abroad
  • At least 1 year experience with development projects
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with different groups of people and respect their different cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to strengthen relationships with partners and donors in the Czech Republic and abroad
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Ability to organize your work independently and approach things positively even in situations when job requests are rapidly developing
  • Experience with budgets, support and supervision in methodologies and evaluations
  • Proactivity, analytical thinking, and ability to quickly learn the organization’s internal processes


What we offer:

  • Background and professionalism of the Czech largest non-governmental organization
  • Interesting and creative work with international reach (possibility to travel to the CP)
  • Starting salary based on salary scale
  • People in Need is encouraging professional development and participation in trainings in Czech Republic and abroad
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Home office
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)
  • Friendly colleagues with similar values
  • Dog friendly office

Are you interested in this position? Send us your resume and motivation letter in English (for this vacancy we are not accepting any other application) via this link.

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