Deputy Chief of Party


Detailed Job description / requirements:

Deputy Chief of Party– Market Linkages and Partnerships

USAID Nepal Agriculture Transformation Activity

Company Profile 

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities, and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental, and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Position Summary

Deputy Chief of Party - Palladium is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID funded program: USAID/Nepal Agriculture Transformation Activity. The goal of this activity is to catalyze transformation of Nepal’s agricultural sector required for inclusive economic growth. The objectives for this activity are: 1) Agricultural productivity, competitiveness, and diversification increased; 2) Enabling environment for private sector investment in agriculture and equitable access to market systems improved; 3) Climate and economic resilience of women, youth, and marginalized communities enhanced; and 4) Capacity of national agricultural research institutions and extension systems strengthened. The project will last 60 months, and this position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will:

  • Support the overall leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), by managing interventions across the Activity’s four objective areas.
  • Support the COP with strategic leadership over the Activity’s partnerships and private sector engagement related interventions.
  • Manage and coordinate interventions related to agricultural productivity, competitiveness, and diversification across all targeted value chains.
  • Manage coordination with key stakeholders including Government of Nepal institutions, private sector, and civil society organizations to build capacity, leverage resources, and ensure high-quality technical programming.
  • Manage engagements with short-term technical assistance (STTA) advisors to ensure high-quality technical programming and alignment with Nepal’s agriculture sector plans.
  • Oversee and manage effective communications between cross-cutting, sectoral, and market-linkages teams.
  • Assume the COP’s roles and responsibilities in the COP’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least eight years of management and supervisory experience, working with development programs that are of similar scale and approach to this program; at least five of these years must be in a management or leadership position in the agriculture sector in Nepal.
  • Demonstrated experience in relevant technical fields such as agricultural sector development, market system development, private sector engagement, agribusiness promotion, and/or access to finance.
  • Demonstrated program management and capacity development. 
  • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements; prior experience as senior management on a USAID-funded project preferred.
  • Fluent spoken Nepali.
  • Professional proficiency in English reading and writing.

Nepali Nationals are encouraged to apply. 

To Apply

Please go through the link below and apply by 15 Jan 2023.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 15 Nov, 2022
Apply Before 15 Dec, 2022
City Kathmandu