Growth Manager

  • Sanepa Rd, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal
  • Full-time

Company Description

Nepal faces an acute leadership crisis. Frustrated with myriad adaptive challenges related to poverty, inequality and governance, local communities are losing hope and becoming more dependent on external support. The authorities in the public, private and social sectors, on the other hand, have largely failed to collaborate in creating a suitable environment and growing citizen capacity for addressing these flaring issues. Most unfortunately, the colossal innovation potential of youth, who comprise half the nation, remains largely untapped. In fact, 1600 youth leave Nepal daily for foreign opportunities, despite 5 of them dying each day due to harsh working conditions abroad.

Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA) is a signature component of the Daayitwa campaign, which envisions an enterprising Nepal where all citizens embrace their responsibilities to collectively transform societal challenges into innovative opportunities. We believe that leadership can be learnt and practiced. Our beliefs are guided by the emerging emphasis on the psychological intricacies of leadership—the mental models from which effective leadership operates. With this belief, NLA builds leadership capacity in change-agents, who are guided by the shared values of collaborating, innovating, and serving and the shared principles of community, justice, and sustainability, architect effective policy, business and civic solutions that tackle the most grueling adaptive challenges. NLA conducts research, develops curricula, and provides in-practice leadership coaching to policy, business, and social innovators in Nepal and beyond.

Job Description

Position Title: Growth Manager

Reports to: Chairperson

Based: Lalitpur ,Nepal 

NLA is looking for a dynamic person to lead its operations and growth as the Growth Manager (GM). Reporting to the NLA Chairperson the GM will be responsible for achieving all the day-to-day operational and long-term strategic goals, managing partnerships with collaborators, donors, private and government agencies.  The GM will continuously strive to grow NLA’s footprint and accelerate results. The role of the GM will include but are not limited to the following tasks:

  1. Lead the NLA independently overseeing all the key components including leadership courses and training, research, capacity building, and administrative tasks and issues. 

  2. Oversee all the operations and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements

  3. Build and strengthen partnerships with local, national and international stakeholders (e.g. government, private companies, banks, universities, local communities, venture funds, CSOs and international development partners)

  4. Liaise with the NLA board and board members on a continued basis and on their directions,  provide overall guidance to the organization in achieving target results

  5. Create strategy and operation plan for entire NLA portfolio together with team members

  6. Monitor and evaluate the performance of project activities and organization objectives, and report results to the Board, development partners, and the general public

  7. Define resource needs, develop budget plans, and secure funds, including writing proposals as necessary

  8. Liaise with other Daayitwa Abhiyaan entities, including Daayitwa, Governance Lab,and Daayitwa-US

  9. Foster a productive environment for team members to learn, grow and create meaningful impact through program interventions

  10. Ensure all staff issues are addressed properly, efficiently and judiciously, and keep track of progress until resolved


  • Masters degree in business administration, public administration, social development or other related field

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience with at least 1 year of experience in  management position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Impeccable managerial and interpersonal skills, with proven record of effectively interacting with senior management

  • Understanding of social issues related to youth employment, youth entrepreneurship, and community-driven development

  • Independence in working on complex problems in the field of specialization consistently applying creativity and independent judgment

  • Excellent client orientation, diplomatic skills, and drive for results are essential

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams under pressure in a diverse, uncertain environment.  Experience of having led start-up teams will be a plus point.

  • Strong motivation and organizational/time management skills.

  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks at a time within deadlines. 

  • Growth mindset - exceptional willingness to take risks and work hard. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in Nepali and English

Additional Information

Apply Before: 15 August , 2020

NLA will provide compensation to the GM on a monthly rate basis.  The rate will be mutually agreed upon, commensurate with the level of the required deliverables, the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

Interested candidates must submit a CV and a cover letter.

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