Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party

CARE Nepal

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Vacancy Announcement

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. CARE has been operational in Nepal since 1978 and works in partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs.

CARE Nepal hereby invites applications, for Chief of Party (CoP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Integrated Nutrition Activity in Nepal. The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s commitment and capacity to improve nutrition outcomes and to ensure a healthy and productive workforce in Nepal. The project will accomplish this by improving the nutrition and health standards of women and children via better maternal, newborn, and child health services and strengthened policies, systems, and programs that improve the health and nutritional status of women, adolescents and children.

These positions are pending donor approval and funding

Location: Nepal

1. Chief of Party (COP)

The Chief of Party stewards the overall vision of the project and takes responsibility for delivering project results. This position will provide leadership for program management and is accountable for planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting. The successful candidate should possess experience in financial management, budgets, overall operations, Human resources, partner coordination, and USAID rules and regulations. The CoP ensures close coordination and collaborative relations with USAID, and it’s implementing partners and serves as the project’s primary liaison with the Agreement Officer (AO)/Contract Officer (CO). The CoP also works closely with Government of Nepal stakeholders, civil society, the wider development sector, and other donors supporting complementary efforts. The CoP also ensures CARE's contribution to the dissemination of program learning and achievements, and documentation of promising practices in programming within Nepal and globally. This position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and is contingent upon award and donor approval.

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2. Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is accountable for strategic leadership and technical oversight of the project. This position is responsible to oversee technical quality, planning, implementation, quality assurance, monitoring, and reporting of the project. S/he will ensure the quality of project intervention design and approaches for women, children and adolescents centered on integrated nutrition and health and ensure appropriate and timely allocation of human resources and technical assistance for effective implementation. S/he will guide, mentor, and supervise the project team to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives, and resolve challenges in the implementation of cross-sectorial activities reflective of the program’s logical framework or theory of change (ToC), monitoring and evaluation plan, and relevant work plans. S/he will coordinate and manage relationships with technical leads of key sectors, civil society organizations, other implementing partners, and the Government of Nepal (GoN), and ensure meaningful engagement with relevant government line agencies, civil society, academia, private sector, and other stakeholders. S/he will ensure that the project design contributes to implementing and strengthening relevant health and multi-sector nutrition sector strategies and policies  The incumbent will also support strong learning elements, testing innovations, documenting successes and failures, and scaling up successful approaches by applying a mix of proven strategies and innovative ideas to achieve the program goal, and disseminate the results of and learning from program activities to contribute to national policy discourse. This position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and is contingent upon award and donor approval.

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CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

CARE Nepal participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Nepal’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We seek candidates who will bring diverse cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives to our team. Women, people representing marginalized groups in Nepal, people with disabilities, and LGBTIQ++ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer fully flexible work norms to staff in good standing. This means our staff and teams work from anywhere, at any time, in the manner required to maximize efficiency and effectiveness while reducing stress. Staff and line managers are fully empowered and accountable for results; hard work alone is insufficient.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at and complete the application process. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00 hours, October 14, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 2
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 28 Sep, 2022
Apply Before 14 Oct, 2022
City Kathmandu