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World Learning is a global NGO empowering people and strengthening institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs. World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. For more than 85 years, we have envisioned a just world driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. To achieve this goal, we provide education, exchange, and development programs that empower people and strengthen institutions.

Posted On : 2020-02-04 Days Left : Expired
Basic Information
Location : Kathmandu
No. of vacancy : 1
Experience : 10 years
Job category : NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
Job Level : Top Level
Job Type : Contract
Salary : negotiable month
Educational Qualification : Masters Degree
Expiry date : 2020-02-21
Job Description

Chief of Party, Nepal Early Grade Learning Activity  

Full-time staff 

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal 

Period of Performance: Five years estimated to begin in February 2021 

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization creating a more peaceful and just world through education, development, and exchange. We are seeking an experienced Chief of Party to lead and manage USAID/Nepal’s Early Grade Learning Activity to improve learning outcomes. Areas of focus include working closely with national, provincial, and municipal government officials to improve curricula, early grade reading/math assessment, school financing and management planning, data systems, teacher training, and inclusive education.  

  • The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the program and provide technical direction and management of early education activities. 
  • S/he will supervise implementation and ensure that activity objectives are met. S/he will also serve as the main representative of the activity and World Learning’s principal interlocutor with USAID, as well as with government and civil society counterparts, and local and international stakeholders.
  • S/he is expected to play a proactive role in forging partnerships and leveraging resources to sustain the implementation of the activity.
  • The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual and seasoned Project Director and/or Chief of Party with experience working in Nepal or the region, able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experienced in early education programs. 


  • Provide overall leadership, management, and strategic direction for the activity 
  • Determine annual priorities and develop work plans with USAID, Government of Nepal, World Learning HQ, and other stakeholders  
  • Oversee activity administration, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure alignment with budget allocations, internal policies, and USAID regulations 
  • Monitor the quality and progress of all activities; when necessary, adapt activity implementation to achieve outcomes   
  • Ensure reports, work plans, and other program deliverables are timely and of high quality 
  • Serve as the lead liaison with the donor, implementing partners, and key stakeholders including government representatives of Nepal 
  • Report regularly to World Learning HQ to provide timely updates of activity developments, implementation issues, and key decisions  
  • Manage and supervise a team of local staff and consultants 
  • Represent World Learning at conferences, working groups, and meetings 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned 
Job Specification


  • Advanced degree in education or related field required 
  • At least 10 years of experience working in the education sector in Asia, preferably in Nepal  
  • Experience working with the Government of Nepal, USAID, DFID preferred 
  • Early grade-level teaching, inclusion, curriculum development, teacher training, school financing and management planning, or related experience  
  • Proven leadership and management skills as USAID chief of party or similar position  
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills including fluency in English (required) and proficiency in Nepali (preferred) 
  • Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other marginalized status


Apply Instruction

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with “World Learning – Nepal COP” in the subject line. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.