Chief of Party - Nepal Disaster Risk Management

Apply by 31 July 2018
Executive-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 5 July 2018

Job Description

We are looking for a Chief of Party position for the Nepal USAID-funded disaster risk management initiative. This project will support the Government of Nepal to improve its disaster risk management capacity. The aim of this project is to develop an adaptive, and inclusive approach, best practices and technological interventions in a changing context.

This project aims to work with both national and local government to improve systems and institutions and to build capacity of Nepali professionals and communities to be more disaster prepared and resilient.

Key roles:

  • Support the national and local governments (municipal level institutions) to strengthen disaster response.
  • Lead the implementation and quality delivery of the project.
  • Manage and monitor the project to provide high quality results
  • Train and capacity build the staff
  • Manage financial budget, partner organisations, develop coordination mechanisms and grants management mechanisms

Core skills:

  • Experience of working with USAID in similar roles.
  • Knowledge of Nepal and institutional context.
  • Senior management skills for delivering large scale multi-disciplinary programs overseas (preferably in South Asia)
  • Worked in the field of disaster risk management covering the following cross cutting areas in social protection and social development, community development, intuitional development and capacity building
  • Knowledgeable about implementation of urban land use planning rules and regulation and decentralisation in the context of Nepal or in similar settings
  • Provide coordination and leadership support to the programme team, government counterpart and
  • Able to manage a consortium and disburse grants to Nepali and international institutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Nepali (preferable)
  • Strong commitment to improve gender, caste and equity.

To apply, please email us your CV at Using ‘Nepal USAID disaster risk management - Chief of Party’ in the subject line.

About the Organization

IMC is a leading independent consultancy firm working in the aid-funded infrastructure and institutional capacity development sectors. Established for more than 50 years, we have diversified from our founding specialisation in infrastructure and currently provide a broad spectrum of expertise, ranging from economics and financial analysis, to climate change, environmental management and planning, to governance, social development, monitoring and evaluation, engineering, knowledge management and organisational change. IMC has worked in more than eighty countries and territories across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our clients include both private and public sector organisations, and we regularly work with a large contingent of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.

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