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FHI 360

Baluwatar, Kathmandu

About Us

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

Chief of Party (COP)

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location Kathmandu
  • Expiry date 2021-12-25

Job Description

Chief of Party:  

The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the project, including managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with the funder (USAID), key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. 
  • Provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision across components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.
  • Oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel and financial management. 
  • Supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals on time with high quality and reporting requirements. 
  • Ensure that all deliverables and targets agreed upon with the funder (USAID) are met with high quality, on budget and on time.
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Country Director.

Job Specification

  • Master’s degree in education, public administration, international development, or related field from an accredited university; Ph.D. or Ed.D. is highly preferred. 
  • Minimum 10-12 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded — particularly USAID — development activities in challenging environments.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender, diversity, equity and social inclusion issues in education, particularly in the Nepali context. 
  • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program. 
  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
  • S/he will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the practice of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA). 
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in the education sector in Nepal or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali required; knowledge in local language from Province No. 2, Karnali, and/or Sudurpaschim will add a value.

Apply Instruction

To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers

Deadline for application is extended till January 3, 2022. 

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.