1. JOB DESCRIPTION
TRANSITIONAL MANAGER BACHI AMAA FOUNDATION NEPAL
PART-TIME I 6 MONTHS
Join us at the Bachi Amaa Founda on Nepal as our Transi onal Manager for a 6-month period
and help make a posi ve impact on the lives of children. We've recently moved to Pokhara and
are eager to take our work to new heights. As our energe c and enthusias c manager, you will
play a crucial role in our transi on by professionalizing our opera ons, streamlining our
processes, and laying the groundwork for our expansion ac vi es. If you enjoy laying the
founda on for this new chapter of our Founda on and are open-minded when it comes to looking
for solu ons, we would love to hear from you!
BACHI AMAA FOUNDATION NEPAL & THE NETHERLANDS
The Bachi Amaa Founda on is a non-proﬁt organiza on dedicated to improving the lives of
disadvantaged children in Nepal, par cularly those aﬀected by leprosy. Founded in 2008, the
Founda on has grown signiﬁcantly and now has a Board in Nepal as well as a Board in the
Netherlands. The Founda on's work focuses on providing educa on and shelter to vulnerable
children across Nepal. In Pokhara, the Founda on 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 opera onal a er the Strategy Commi ee deﬁnes the Founda on's 5-year plan.
In addi on to the home and the CBC, the Bachi Amaa Founda on supports 100 children through
the Anandaban Leprosy Scholarship Fund, empowering them with the tools they need to
The Bachi Amaa Founda on has a strong and vibrant culture centered on improving the lives of
disadvantaged children in Nepal. Both boards (Nepal & The Netherlands), consis ng of passionate
volunteers, are commi ed to the Founda on's mission and work relessly 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 Founda on (BAF) Nepal. BAF Nepal and BAF Netherlands, are excited for the development
of the organiza on and is commi ed to suppor ng the Transi onal Manager wherever needed.
2. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
As the Transi onal Manager, you will work closely with the BAF Nepal and the BAF Netherlands
to assist the Founda on with its transi on into the new phase. Legally you will be repor ng to
the Chairman of BAF Nepal but in prac ce you will be repor ng to the Chairmen of both Boards.
We will provide you with all the support you need, and we will keep periodical update mee ngs
to ensure that we are all aligned and working towards our shared goals. While your
responsibili es will include the following tasks, they may not be limited to them.
Implemen ng recommenda ons Organiza onal Audit
The Founda on recently conducted an Organiza onal Audit which iden ﬁed areas for
improvement in our Founda on's structure and processes. The audit resulted in a report with
recommenda ons that included the installa on of a Pokhara-based Board, hiring a Manager,
designing a clear strategy, and developing (ﬁnance) processes. As the Transi onal Manager, you
will play a crucial role in the implementa on of these recommenda ons. You will be in the lead
of this process and will work closely with the Board members, who will provide support where
needed. In addi on to implemen ng the recommenda ons, you will also be responsible for
dra ing new policies where needed, ensuring that we have clear processes in place to achieve
Coordina on of the implementa on of the recommenda ons of the Organiza onal 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 Transi onal
Manager can advise on the best way to achieve this, considering factors such as the term of the
current Board members, the General Assembly Mee ng, availability of suitable candidates and
the Founda on's capacity for a smooth transi on. Addi onally, the Transi onal Manager will be
responsible for dra ing job descrip ons for board members, including speciﬁc skills such as
experience in working with children and counseling, fundraising, networking, and ﬁnance. The
transi onal manager will be responsible for ﬁnding suitable candidates and organizing their
interviews. The selec on process will be based solely on the candidates' experience and
exper se, with no considera on given to their religion. The transi onal manager will take the
lead in ensuring that the new board is set up in a way that maximizes the Founda on'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
transi on plan and iden ﬁca on of suitable candidates.
Dra ing job descrip ons for board members, with speciﬁc skills such as experience in working
with children and counseling, fundraising, networking, and ﬁnance.
Iden fying and recrui ng suitable candidates for the board, based on their exper se and
experience, and organizing interviews.
Ensuring that the selec on process is fair and impar al, with no considera on given to
Taking the lead in se ng up the new board to maximize the Founda on's impact and support
the needs of the children we serve.
Dra BAF Nepal Board Manual.
Coordinate Strategy Commi ee
As we enter a new and important chapter for the founda on, it is essen al 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 Commi ee (see a achment), which will be responsible for developing the
strategy. However, we put the Commi ee on hold to await the recommenda ons of the
Organiza onal Audit. The transi onal manager will revise the ToR if necessary, install the Strategy
Commi ee, and guide its work. This will involve convening mee ngs, facilita ng discussions,
ensuring progress is made towards agreed-upon goals, and dra ing a budget where needed. We
believe that a well-coordinated and focused strategy commi ee will help us achieve our goals
and improve the lives of the children we serve.
Revising the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Strategy Commi ee if necessary.
Se ng up and installing the Strategy Commi ee.
Guiding and coordina ng its work.
Facilita ng mee ngs/workshops and discussions.
Ensuring progress is made towards the agreed-upon goals, and dra ing a budget where
Assist in the recruitment process for a new Founda on Manager.
We are looking for a Manager who can run the CBC and at the same me 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/administra on experience, fundraising experience, is a good
networker and always looks for collabora ons.
Wri ng a detailed job descrip on for the Manager posi on that outlines the necessary skills
(e.g. pedagogical, management, ﬁnance/admin, fundraising, networking), experience, and
qualiﬁca ons required for the role.
Iden fying poten al candidates who possess the required skills and experience for the
Organizing interviews and selec on processes to hire a suitable Manager who can eﬀec vely
manage the CBC and children's home.
Providing support and training to the Manager as needed to ensure they are equipped
to eﬀec vely manage the CBC and children's home.
Developing a plan to ensure that the Manager has the necessary resources and
support to eﬀec vely fundraise, network, and collaborate with others to achieve the
Founda on's goals.
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
educa on se ng.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to think crea vely and
The ability to work independently and collabora vely.
Flexibility and adaptability, with the ability to handle mul ple tasks and meet ght deadlines.
Proven experience in managing transi ons or organiza onal change processes.
Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and mo vate
Experience in project management, budge ng, and ﬁnancial management.
Excellent communica on and interpersonal skills to eﬀec vely collaborate with various
stakeholders and build strong rela onships with them.
Strong analy cal and problem-solving skills to assess organiza onal needs and develop and
Experience in working with non-proﬁt organiza ons 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 regula ons in Nepal.
A strong commitment to the mission and values of the Bachi Amaa Founda on Nepal.
5. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
The posi on oﬀers a 6-month tenure with the possibility of extension.
A market-conform salary based on experience and qualiﬁca ons.
A poten al future role within the Founda on. (E.g. Board member or Manager)
In case of interest, please send your CV and cover le er to: