Team leader/fund manager - Nepal

  • Posted on 17 September 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a team leader/fund manager for an anticipated U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)–funded project based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The activity seeks to promote inclusive climate resilience in development planning, improve municipal management of diverse sources of climate finance, and support vulnerable communities with effective, climate-resilient service delivery. This programme focuses on the management and distribution of the financial resources that deliver climate-resilient projects and build the capacity of local governments to plan and manage climate funds. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the management, distribution, and reconciliation of climate fund financial aid to municipal governments
  • Assess fiduciary risks and implement strategies to mitigate risk
  • Conduct regular audits to safeguard distribution of funds to municipal governments
  • Lead capacity development efforts for municipal governments to plan for and manage climate funds
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management
  • Deliver climate-resilient interventions in partnership with local governments
  • Engage with all levels of government, the private sector, and other project stakeholders
  • Provide guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to the team
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all in-country project activities


  • Minimum 15 years of project management experience in donor-funded or international programmes
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in technical areas such as public financial management, grant management, contract oversight, or financial aid payments (preferred: financial aid payments for climate change initiatives)
  • Experience with financial oversight, financial risk management, financial budgeting, and record keeping
  • Experience managing programmes ranging in size and complexity (DFID or other donor-funded contracts)
  • In-depth, current, practical knowledge and experience with the operating environment of federal and local Nepali governments
  • Experience supervising host country local personnel and multiple in-country project offices
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with culturally and geographically diverse staff
  • Ability to develop relationships with implementing technical assistance supplier, other DFID programmes, and stakeholders, particularly with local, provincial, and federal government officials
  • Proficiency in English required; Nepali preferred.

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your application by 5 p.m. Washington, D.C. time, September 21, 2019, through our portal: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are strongly encouraged. Only finalists will be contacted.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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