Chief of Party

NGO Federation of Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Chief of Party

Location: Nepal

Start Date: Contingent upon award

Job Description

The NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Nepal Local Development Support Activity. USAID/Nepal seeks a more self-reliant, prosperous, and inclusive Nepal that delivers improved democratic governance and health and education outcomes. USAID/Nepal is planning a new activity to develop the capacity of local partners to accelerate locally-led development. USAID is committed to addressing Nepal’s development challenges by supporting locally-owned, sustainable solutions from local people and organizations to build diverse, inclusive economies and democratic, healthy societies. This activity will support USAID activities managed by local partners in coordination and collaboration with the respective Contracting Officer’s Representative/Agreement Officer’s Representative/Activity Managers.

Under the supervision of NFN board and management, the COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision-making and will be responsible for the overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, NFN, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible professional experience in local capacity building, local governance, local partner coordination, third party monitoring, and risk management, and/or other related fields, preferably in Nepal and/or Southern Asia. 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Southern Asia.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director, or equivalent position for donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Master’s degree or higher in International Development, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in forming and leading coalitions, coordinating with and advocating among a broad set of diverse stakeholders including communities, local and national governmental representatives, donors, private sector enterprises, civil society organizations, NGOs, and local partners.
  • Knowledge and understanding of civil society capacity-building needs in Nepal are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to with “Chief of Party (COP) – USAID Nepal Local Development Support Activity” in the subject line.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 19 May, 2022
Apply Before 02 Jun, 2022
City Kathmandu