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Program Officer



Administration, Operations
Kathmandu, Nepal
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Organisation name: iProbono

Position: Program Officer, Nepal

Term: Full-time (5 days per week). One-year contract (renewable based on performance and budget)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Remuneration: Competitive

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 14 April 2024

About iProbono:

iProbono’s mission is to enable people to access their rights in pursuit of a just society. We believe in holistic counsel, representing clients and providing wraparound legal support, capacity building, storytelling, research, and policy advocacy to support social change. By promoting active citizenship and engaging a holistic model, we:

  • Advance justice for all by representing people in need
  • Strengthen the impact of civil society
  • Advocate for policies that promote social equity and end discrimination

iProbono works to secure economic and social rights in Nepal. We also provide legal assistance to civil society organisations across the country working on a range of issues. More details about our work can be found on our website.

The Role:

As a Program Officer (PO), you will support and strengthen iProbono's activities in Nepal. You will oversee the implementation of ongoing activities and develop new ones in line with iProbono’s program strategy and broader vision. You will be based out of iProbono’s partner organisation in Nepal and serve as a bridge between the two organisations. You will report to the Senior Program Manager - South Asia (SPM-SA), working closely with the South Asia Programs Team (SA-PT).

You will have a strong commitment to social justice, access to justice, and human rights values. As a qualified lawyer, you will have a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.


  • Implement Nepal activities in line with iProbono’s vision, mission, and objectives.
  • Develop new activities and further our program in Nepal.
  • Coordinate with iProbono’s Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Fellows and the Advisor to the Fellowship as necessary.
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with existing partners and stakeholders and identify and develop new ones, as required.
  • Stay informed of relevant issues and assist in research and advocacy activities.
  • Work with affiliated lawyers in ongoing cases and provide support as required.
  • Assist in the development of new litigation cases.
  • Assist with data collection, project monitoring and documentation.
  • Prepare memoranda of understanding, job descriptions, and terms of reference when required.
  • Provide necessary support in organising local events, meetings, consultations and workshops.
  • Represent iProbono in Nepal and at relevant events and forums.
  • Ensure effective program reporting in coordination with SA-PT.
  • Coordinate and work with iProbono’s Research and Impact Director to ensure monitoring and analysis of programs.
  • Coordinate and work with iProbono’s global team on cross-jurisdictional projects.
  • Coordinate with and support our global communications team with relevant materials as necessary.
  • Work on other tasks that iProbono’s Chief Executive Officer or SPM-SA assign.

Skills and Experience:

  • LL.B. degree with 2-4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Registered with the Nepal Bar Association.
  • Knowledge and understanding of court procedure, contemporary human rights issues, economic, social and cultural rights, and the CSOs landscape in Nepal.
  • Excellent drafting skills in Nepali and English, strong legal research skills, and understanding of human rights law. Nepali typing skills are mandatory.
  • Ability to plan and deliver training and workshops.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English & Nepali.
  • Good planning, supervising, and program development and management skills.
  • Ability to interact and develop contacts with key stakeholders, including civil society organisations, legislators and legal service providers.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office and Google Workplace Suite. Efficient in using Wrike/Slack and other database management systems.
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to travel, if required.

To apply, please email southasia.recruitment@i-probono.com with your CV, a short cover letter (explaining why you are suitable for the role) and a writing sample.