Program Advisor

Country: Nepal
Organization: The Freedom Fund
Closing date: 9 Jun 2021

The Freedom Fund is seeking a Program Advisor to manage our programs in the eastern Terai region of Nepal. The Program Advisor will work closely with another Freedom Fund Program Advisor who is based in Kathmandu. The successful candidate will have a range of responsibilities including managing grants to four local partners working in the districts of Siraha, Saptari and Dhanusa, conducting site visits, monitoring results, coordinating joint advocacy initiatives and convening meetings and events for partners, government officials, and other stakeholders.

Since 2014, the Freedom Fund has been working with local partners to reduce the prevalence of a traditional form of agricultural bonded labour (known as Harawa-Charawa) in the Terai districts of Siraha, Saptari and Dhanusa. The program has recently refocused its strategy to build on success in local and national level advocacy - promoting the rights Harawa-Charawa labourers and linking them with other activist groups to support a unified movement against bonded labour.

The position will be an independent contractor to the Freedom Fund and not an employee of the organisation. As a consultant, the position is not eligible for any employee-related benefits, plans or programs of the Freedom Fund. The consultant is expected to provide their own workspace to successfully carry out the deliverables listed in the job profile.

This is a full-time assignment with funding secured until December 2023. The successful candidate will be given a one-year contract which will be reviewed annually with the potential for renewal.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter (maximum one page) and contact details of two professional referees, one of which must be the applicant’s current / most recent line manager or current / most recent Head of HR.

Please send applications by email in PDF format to, including ‘Program Advisor – Nepal’ in the subject line before 1.45pm Nepal Standard time on Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. No agencies please.

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