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job location : Kathmandu
No. of vacancy : 1
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Job category : NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
job level : Top Level
salary : As per organization rule
qualification : Masters or higher degree in social sciences, international development, management, or a related field
experience : Minimum ten (10) years of experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff
posted date : 2019-10-18
expiry date : 2019-11-01
Days left : Expired days
job descriptions
  • The Chief of Party (CoP) reports to the FHI 360 Asia Pacific Regional Director and provides overall leadership and management oversight for the Civil Society:
  • Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) ensuring strong collaboration with national and local government officials, donors, sponsors, CS:MAP partners, civil society, media, and other key stakeholders. 
  • The CoP serves as the project’s principal contact point for USAID/Nepal, and oversees all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial, ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.
  • The CoP supervises the recruitment, hiring, and management of local staff and consultants.
  • The CoP provides supervision of implementing partners and beneficiary communities, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.
  • The CoP also oversees quality and timely development and approval of project deliverables.
job specification
  • Provide overall leadership for the design and implementation of activities in areas such as advocacy, citizen engagement, CSO and media organizational capacity development, technical assistance, and monitoring
  • Provide support and direction for the provision of technical assistance and the management of grants for local partners, including the development of capacity-building and social accountability tools and tracking systems as needed
  • Identify issues and risks to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
  • Serve as the project’s principal liaison with USAID/Nepal, government counterparts, donors, and community stakeholders, and build and maintain effective relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities for coordination and information exchange around civil society and media strengthening in Nepal and represent the project at relevant conferences and events
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline and compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations
  • Supervise the development and submission of program deliverables and provide accurate and timely reporting to USAID/Nepal and key stakeholders on all program areas
  • Oversee the establishment of effective and accurate project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement systems
  • Ensure the achievement of high-quality results as committed in the CS:MAP work plans and M&E plan
  • Provide onsite support and supervision to project teams and partners on a regular basis to ensure quality implementation of project activities in Western and earthquake-affected districts and other project sites
  • Maintain routine communication with Regional Director, Technical Advisor, and other technical supervisors and core partners
  •  Conduct performance assessments of direct supervisees, identifying and recommending areas for improvement and opportunities for professional development
  • Mentor and manage staff in a respectful and transparent manner, working with staff to build their technical and administrative capacity


  • Masters or higher degree in social sciences, international development, management, or a related field
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff
  • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of donor-supported programs, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership, and preferably experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with local counterparts, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in English, fluency in Nepalese is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with local civil society organizations, and capabilities in policy advocacy and convening multi-stakeholder processes
  • Experience with grants programs, particularly in managing grants to partner organizations in South Asia
  • Demonstrated experience with capacity building and support of civil society organizations
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams
Apply Procedure

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Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. November 1, 2019.

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