Deputy Chief of Party, Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Apply by 30 May 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 16 February 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Project Overview

Pact is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded governance project in Nepal. This project will support citizens to access government services and their newly elected local officials and it will also support local level government by working with those bodies in their provision of services to the public in an inclusive, transparent, and responsive manner.

Position Purpose

The Deputy Chief of Party will work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure accomplishment of the project’s goals, and will oversee the technical team in daily operations. This includes support to meet the project’s technical objectives; manage financial resources and program staff; manage partner coordination; maintain good working relationships with government officials, local partners, and stakeholders; and manage donor reporting. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on staff supervision and partner support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
  • Contribute to project planning, including developing annual work plans and budgets; helping guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results; and reviewing annual budgets and quarterly reports.
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of donor resources.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Pact requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • In coordination with the COP, serve as a liaison to relevant donors, the local government, and other stakeholders.
  • Strengthen partner capacity through training and mentoring.
  • Take the lead in drafting reports, including quarterly and annual reports to USAID.
  • Support the recruitment of and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced.
  • Serve as Acting COP in CO’s absence, including representing the project at external meetings and fora, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • At least 7 years of experience overseeing the programmatic, administrative, and financial management functions of international development work.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing governance projects, with specific experience in decentralization programming.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing USAID projects and knowledge of USAID contract procedures, policies, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and ethical management.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the political, economic, cultural, and social context in Nepal.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as political science, public policy, or public administration.
  • Experience in program design and implementation.
  • Previous experience working on local governance projects in Nepal or in the region.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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