NFA is seeking a high-functioning and experienced Director of Programs, based in the Asia Pacific region to undertake NFA’s program planning and implementation.

Position Requirements


  • Proficient in the use of MS-Office
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong proposal and report writing skills
  • Ability to do both quantitative and qualitative research 
  • Skills to perform legal research and analysis
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to empathize with survivors, affected people and persons with lived experience of marginalization


  • Human rights-based approaches to addressing statelessness
  • Feminist research and scholarship
  • Basics of statelessness and refugee studies
  • Statelessness in the Asia Pacific context


  • 5 – 7 years in the human rights sector (preferable)
  • At least one published research work


  • A law degree
  • Master’s degree in social science (preferable)

This is a full-time position for a period of 12 months commencing February 2023 (until January 2024) and will be required to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Project Implementation (20%)
      1. Coordinate and implement a project to form a regional coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on statelessness
          • Prepare three separate concept papers on the structure, functions, and activities of the regional coalition
          • Organize in-person and virtual meetings of the coalition
          • Draft concept notes and proposals to raise funds for the coalition
  • Research coordination (25%)
      1. Coordinate with CSOs and Law Firms to update NFA’s statelessness mapping report titled ‘Statelessness Encyclopedia Asia Pacific’ or ‘SEAP’
      2. Review the submissions of the CSOs and Law Firms and finalize the content for publication
  • World Conference (30%)
      1. Coordinate with consortium partners to brainstorm the conference agendas, logistic arrangements, and resource persons
      2. Support the overall coordination and organization of the different sessions of the conference which may include the following:
          • Support the programmatic and logistical arrangements
          • Draft and review conference agenda and session plans
          • Ensure that the conference is inclusive and diverse through meaningful engagements with affected people during the preparation phase
          • Contribute to finalizing resource persons
          • Support to raise funds to organize the conference
          • Coordinate volunteers
          • Prepare session reports
          • Facilitate certain sessions if needed
  • Partnership Support (15%)
      1. Supervise the Partnership Officer to prepare partnership agreements and strategic plans with NFA’s partners
      2. Identify new strategic partners 
  • Organization planning and visibility (10%)
    1. Participate in the organization’s strategic planning process
    2. Review the organization’s strategic plan
    3. Contribute to the organization’s visibility materials including website content

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must be eligible to work in Nepal.

NFA values diversity, equality and inclusivity. Applications are welcome from all backgrounds. We especially encourage people with lived experience of statelessness to apply. Please send your application in Word or PDF format to [email protected] with subject line “Application: Director of Programs”.

The application should include:

  • a CV of maximum 2 pages
  • a cover letter addressing the above mentioned criteria (maximum 2 pages)
  • contact details for two referees

Application close January 18, 2023

For more information please refer to the Terms of Reference (TOR) for Director of Programs