JOB DESCRIPTION TRANSITIONAL MANAGER BACHI AMAA FOUNDATION NEPAL_FINAL VERSION.docx
1. JOB DESCRIPTION
TRANSITIONAL MANAGER BACHI AMAA FOUNDATION NEPAL
PART-TIME I 6 MONTHS
Join us at the Bachi Amaa Foundation Nepal as our Transitional Manager for a 6-month period
and help make a positive impact on the lives of children. We've recently moved to Pokhara and
are eager to take our work to new heights. As our energetic and enthusiastic manager, you will
play a crucial role in our transition by professionalizing our operations, streamlining our
processes, and laying the groundwork for our expansion activities. If you enjoy laying the
foundation for this new chapter of our Foundation and are open-minded when it comes to looking
for solutions, we would love to hear from you!
BACHI AMAA FOUNDATION NEPAL & THE NETHERLANDS
The Bachi Amaa Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of
disadvantaged children in Nepal, particularly those affected by leprosy. Founded in 2008, the
Foundation has grown significantly and now has a Board in Nepal as well as a Board in the
Netherlands. The Foundation's work focuses on providing education and shelter to vulnerable
children across Nepal. In Pokhara, the Foundation has two buildings: a children's home and a
community-based center (CBC). Currently, three children stay in the home, and the CBC is set to
become operational after the Strategy Committee defines the Foundation's 5-year plan.
In addition to the home and the CBC, the Bachi Amaa Foundation supports 000 children through
the Anandaban Leprosy Scholarship Fund, empowering them with the tools they need to
The Bachi Amaa Foundation has a strong and vibrant culture centered on improving the lives of
disadvantaged children in Nepal. Both boards (Nepal & The Netherlands), consisting of passionate
volunteers, are committed to the Foundation's mission and work tirelessly to ensure the children
receive the care and support they need. Rup Lal and his wife manage the children's home,
providing a safe and nurturing environment. Rup Lal also serves as the secretary of the Bachi
Amaa Foundation (BAF) Nepal. BAF Nepal and BAF Netherlands, are excited for the development
of the organization and is committed to supporting the Transitional Manager wherever needed.
2. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
As the Transitional Manager, you will work closely with the BAF Nepal and the BAF Netherlands
to assist the Foundation with its transition into the new phase. Legally you will be reporting to
the Chairman of BAF Nepal but in practice you will be reporting to the Chairmen of both Boards.
We will provide you with all the support you need, and we will keep periodical update meetings
to ensure that we are all aligned and working towards our shared goals. While your
responsibilities will include the following tasks, they may not be limited to them.
Implementing recommendations Organizational Audit
The Foundation recently conducted an Organizational Audit which identified areas for
improvement in our Foundation's structure and processes. The audit resulted in a report with
recommendations that included the installation of a Pokhara-based Board, hiring a Manager,
designing a clear strategy, and developing (finance) processes. As the Transitional Manager, you
will play a crucial role in the implementation of these recommendations. You will be in the lead
of this process and will work closely with the Board members, who will provide support where
needed. In addition to implementing the recommendations, you will also be responsible for
drafting new policies where needed, ensuring that we have clear processes in place to achieve
Coordination of the implementation of the recommendations of the Organizational Audit.
Facilitate the process of a new Pokhara based Board
It is in the interest of the BAF Nepal to have a board based in Pokhara as it will allow for easier
oversight of the children's home and community-based center in the area. The Transitional
Manager can advise on the best way to achieve this, considering factors such as the term of the
current Board members, the General Assembly Meeting, availability of suitable candidates and
the Foundation's capacity for a smooth transition. Additionally, the Transitional Manager will be
responsible for drafting job descriptions for board members, including specific skills such as
experience in working with children and counseling, fundraising, networking, and finance. The
transitional manager will be responsible for finding suitable candidates and organizing their
interviews. The selection process will be based solely on the candidates' experience and
expertise, with no consideration given to their religion. The transitional manager will take the
lead in ensuring that the new board is set up in a way that maximizes the Foundation's impact
and supports the needs of the children we serve.
3. Key deliverables:
Advice on the best way to establish a new board based in Pokhara, including a phased
transition plan and identification of suitable candidates.
Drafting job descriptions for board members, with specific skills such as experience in working
with children and counseling, fundraising, networking, and finance.
Identifying and recruiting suitable candidates for the board, based on their expertise and
experience, and organizing interviews.
Ensuring that the selection process is fair and impartial, with no consideration given to
Taking the lead in setting up the new board to maximize the Foundation's impact and support
the needs of the children we serve.
Draft BAF Nepal Board Manual.
Coordinate Strategy Committee
As we enter a new and important chapter for the foundation, it is essential to define a clear
strategy for the next 5 years. To achieve this, we have already defined the Terms of Reference
(ToR) for a Strategy Committee (see attachment), which will be responsible for developing the
strategy. However, we put the Committee on hold to await the recommendations of the
Organizational Audit. The transitional manager will revise the ToR if necessary, install the Strategy
Committee, and guide its work. This will involve convening meetings, facilitating discussions,
ensuring progress is made towards agreed-upon goals, and drafting a budget where needed. We
believe that a well-coordinated and focused strategy committee will help us achieve our goals
and improve the lives of the children we serve.
Revising the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Strategy Committee if necessary.
Setting up and installing the Strategy Committee.
Guiding and coordinating its work.
Facilitating meetings/workshops and discussions.
Ensuring progress is made towards the agreed-upon goals, and drafting a budget where
Assist in the recruitment process for a new Foundation Manager.
We are looking for a Manager who can run the CBC and at the same time be responsible for the
children's home. We realize that it might not be possible to find all the required skills in one
person, and in such cases, the Board members can assist in teaching certain skills if needed, for
example, fundraising. However, it is important that the Manager has a pedagogical background,
4. management experience, financial/administration experience, fundraising experience, is a good
networker and always looks for collaborations.
Writing a detailed job description for the Manager position that outlines the necessary skills
(e.g. pedagogical, management, finance/admin, fundraising, networking), experience, and
qualifications required for the role.
Identifying potential candidates who possess the required skills and experience for the
Organizing interviews and selection processes to hire a suitable Manager who can effectively
manage the CBC and children's home.
Providing support and training to the Manager as needed to ensure they are equipped
to effectively manage the CBC and children's home.
Developing a plan to ensure that the Manager has the necessary resources and
support to effectively fundraise, network, and collaborate with others to achieve the
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field.
At least 3 years of experience in managing and leading a team, preferably in a child welfare or
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to think creatively and
The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Flexibility and adaptability, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines.
Proven experience in managing transitions or organizational change processes.
Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate
Experience in project management, budgeting, and financial management.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with various
stakeholders and build strong relationships with them.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess organizational needs and develop and
Experience in working with non-profit organizations or in the development sector, especially
in the context of Nepal or South Asia, would be an advantage.
Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of Nepali would be an advantage.
Knowledge of and experience with relevant laws and regulations in Nepal.
A strong commitment to the mission and values of the Bachi Amaa Foundation Nepal.
5. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
The position offers a 6-month tenure with the possibility of extension.
A market-conform salary based on experience and qualifications.
A potential future role within the Foundation. (E.g. Board member or Manager)
In case of interest, please send your CV and cover letter to: