Deputy Chief of Party

Handicap International

Detailed Job description / requirements:


Handicap International Federation (HI) is an independent and impartial aid organization, created in 1982, working across 63 countries. HI works alongside the vulnerable populations, whatever the context, taking action to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Present in Nepal since 2000, HI works through a network of local partner organizations in the area of health and physical rehabilitation, inclusive education and resilience including emergency response to improve the living conditions and involvement of the most vulnerable populations in Nepal. 

Physical Rehabilitation Activity (PRA) is 6 years program funded by USAID which is aiming to integrate rehabilitation service in the Public Health System. This program started in June 2019 and is working closely with government authorities, Disable People Organizations (DPOs); physiotherapy unit in District hospitals; private rehabilitation services providers and rehabilitation professional associations. The physical rehabilitation activity (PRA) project supports the establishment of a sustainable, integrated, public-private rehabilitation system in order to improve the mobility and functional independence of persons with physical disabilities and other individuals in need of rehabilitation services. The project has three objectives: (1) the quality of rehabilitation services is strengthened, (2) access to rehabilitation service is increased and (3) sustainability of the five existing USAID/HI supported PRCs is strengthened.

To achieve the project goal and objectives, HI contributes to the establishment of a sustainable rehabilitation services system through a health system strengthening approach at the national, provincial and municipal levels. The approach will be strengthening the six core areas: (i) governance and leadership capacities of central and local authorities; (ii) health and rehabilitation human resources capacities; (iii) rehabilitation information system development: (iv) medical and producttechnologies, including assistive products; (v) finance; and, (vi) service delivery. This will be achieved through the guidance of World Health Organization (WHO) frameworks that integrate rehabilitation into health systems, towards universal access to appropriate and affordable care.

HI Nepal invites application for the following position: 

1. Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)– 1 position

Terms & Conditions: Fixed Term contract

Location: Country Office, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mission: Under the direct supervision of Chief of praty, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)is overall responsible for ensuring the strengthening the quality of rehabilitation service delivery in health sector through: promoting public-private partnership with technical collaboration between public and private service providers in rehabilitation;  developing professional rehabilitation skill in the country; contributing in policy and guidelines development; and assuring quality and expected effects of the project interventions.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Chief of Party (CoP) to ensure to integrate public-private rehabilitation services in the health system strengthening with quality services
  • Assure effective management of the sub-partners (including contractual management) and collaborative stakeholders
  • Provide strategic inputs and support for management of partnership relations
  • Manage negotiations with sub-partners and service providers in line with strategic orientations defined by COP in compliance with donor requirements and HI policies
  • Lead and/or contribute in preparing quality project’s progress reports required for donors, government stakeholders and HI Nepal including but not limited to preparing strategic documentation of the project (fact sheets, presentations to stakeholders, TORs for consultants etc.)
  • Ensure donor and HI MEAL requirements including review and monitor proper implementation of project activities according to the partners’ activity plan; recommend for adjustments and support as necessary, take lead for PRA review meetings with the sub-partners and contractual partners/service providers
  • Strengthen the relationship with government stakeholders at federal ad province levels
  • Ensures compliance of award conditions, sub-award management, tracking of performance indicators and expenses (budget monitoring)
  • Organize the operational management of his or her team, structure the work around identified processes, steer performance and facilitate the resolution of problems

Qualification and Skills Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in rehabilitation managerial position or related health service delivery programs, ideally in Nepal or elsewhere in Asia;
  • A post-graduate degree in public health, management or a related field preferred or bachelor’s degree  in public health or related fields with a minimum 7 years of managerial experience in related work, preferably in health sector
  • Demonstrated expertise in the required technical areas, including compliance of award conditions, sub-award management preferably of USAID funded projects
  • Knowledge, skill and expertise  of issues on the policy advocacy, policy guidelines formulation and health related protocol and standards of operations (SOPs) formulation
  • Demonstrated leadership, analytical abilities, and communication skills; 
  • Ability to manage programs to accommodate a changing political and de-centralizing environment;
  • Proven experience of working closely with government stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and speaking English skills

To Apply:

Send a motivation letter mentioning position applied for and expected salary and an updated CV including 2 referees with contact number and e-mail address to no later than 3rd December, 2022. HI Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process and reject any application without specifying any reasons whatsoever.  

Handicap International (HI) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, people with disability, and members from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates applying for a job with HI must be ready to comply with our Child Protection Policy, and Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment. HI Nepal has a zero tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the values and mission of HI, hence, all selected candidates are expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 22 Nov, 2022
Apply Before 03 Dec, 2022
City Kathmandu