Field Support Officer

at Karuna-Shechen
Published April 29, 2022
Location Paris, France
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


About Karuna-Shechen: Founded by the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard in 2000, Karuna-Shechen implements projects for disadvantaged populations of India, Nepal and Tibet in the sectors of Education (schools, literacy, training), Health (hospitals and mobile clinics, hygiene and sanitation), Environment (solar panels, biological gardens) and Community Development (women empowerment, preservation of local culture). Every year, more than 380,000 people benefit from our help. Bihar and Jharkhand are the two poorest states of India. Identically, closed until 1950, Nepal is today one of the poorest countries in the world with an HDI ranked 142th out of 189. Which is why Karuna-Shechen has been implementing development programs in these two respective countries since 2000. A team of 160 employees and about 50 volunteers support the association on a daily basis, most of the employees and volunteers are on the ground in Kathmandu (Nepal) and Bihar/Jharkhand (India), and the rest are located in France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Hong Kong. The HQ is based in Paris. Karuna-Shechen collects more than $4 million in donations worldwide every year. In 2022, the organization would like to develop programs in France for the underprivileged. For more information on the association and its activities:


Core functions / responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Director of International Programs, he/she supports the identification of the needs, the elaboration of the strategy and the improvement of our expertise in close collaboration with the Country Directors in India and Nepal. Your main tasks:


Participate to the elaboration of the annual strategy by supporting the Country Directors and relevant colleagues in the conduction of surveys, needs assessment, program designing and budget writing with the aim to harmonize the strategies internationally.


Challenge and nourish the expertise of the current program directors / managers, through the conduction of research on best practices regarding thematic areas of Karuna-Shechen: Health, Education, Food Security, Economic Development and Environment.


Create and implement the monitoring tools in the HQ (financial as well as programmatic) to follow the evolution of KPIs related to the activities financed, and provide inputs to challenge the implementation of the programs.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Experience in project development


Ability to adapt to any change of environment, preferably a good knowledge of India and Nepal


Excellent management skills


Faculty to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships


Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting


Fluent in English, ability to work in French is a plus


Minimum Qualification:


Project management university degree


Minimum 5 years of field experience in the non-profit sector as a Program Officer or Grant Manager/Officer


Having worked at grassroots level is a plus


Position: Field Support Officer


Supervisor: Director of International Programs


Duty station: Paris (FRANCE) with frequent travels to India and Nepal


Type of appointment: indefinite term contract (CDI, French law)


Estimated start date: as soon as possible


Remuneration: to be studied according to the profile


Working days: Possibility to have a part-time position


How to apply


Application in English (Cover Letter + Resume) to be sent by email.

Drop files here browse files ...