Deputy Chief of Party/ Technical Advisor − Education / Technical Advisor – Public Health

FHI 360 Nepal

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FHI 360 Nepal 

Vacancy Announcement

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Advisor−Education and Technical Advisor−Public Health for an anticipated five-year USAID/Nepal Kathmandu Valley – Clean Air Program (KCAP). This program will seek to reduce air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, and potentially other areas of Nepal, by addressing the sources of air pollution through: 1) building the capacity of and providing technical assistance to government to increase adherence to environmental regulations, use data for solution identification, and drive policy formulation, enforcement and implementation; 2) strengthening existing and new civil society and community networks, particularly those representing marginalized communities, to advocate and advance public interest on improving air quality; 3) and establishing private sector partnerships. 

All the mentioned positions are subject to project award, funding, and USAID approval. 

1.   Deputy Chief of Party

The Deputy Chief of Party (COP) will report to and assist the COP with all responsibilities, including the development and implementation of the KCAP vision, strategy, and technical direction. The Deputy COP will serve as the secondary liaison with USAID/Nepal. S/he will oversee KCAP implementation and be responsible for program design, planning and implementation and for supervision of the technical team of Advisors and an SBCC Officer. The Deputy COP will assist the COP with all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial, and ensure that procedures are adhered for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting. S/he will work with the COP to manage the recruitment, hiring, and to supervise local staff and consultants. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the COP with strategic and operational planning, including work planning, and ensure
  • compliance with all reporting requirements of USAID and FHI 360.
  • Assist the COP in creating and maintaining good working relationships with USAID, Government of Nepal counterparts, civil society organizations, media, private enterprises, and partners.
  • Manage the technical team ensuring close coordination and collaboration between KCAP’s work
  • streams and partner organizations.
  • Review, ensure and provide support for timely implementation of the KCAP implementation plan, strategies and approaches, performance monitoring and evaluation plan (PMEP), environment mitigation and monitoring plan (EMMP) and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) plan with high quality.
  • Manage the development of sub-agreements, contracts, amendments and annual work plans
  • including activities, budgets and implementation plans and monitor subprojects to ensure that
  • implementation is conducted in a timely and technically sound manner.
  • Review and ensure sub-agreements, contracts and amendment documents meet the program and
  • technical requirements and maintain quality assurance before execution by the KCAP COP.
  • Prepare program reports, briefs and other communication and reporting requirements for FHI 360, donors, and Government of Nepal.
  • Provide support and guidance to ensure that country program and subproject work plan activities are conducted as planned, targets and technical requirements are met, and deliverables completed in accordance with requirements, and are as per the national guidelines and project’s standard operating procedures.
  • Support the KCAP COP to ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance are secured and KCAP’s technical quality, expertise and contribution is recognized
  • Facilitate and ensure supportive supervision and monitoring are regularly planned and implemented and ensure issues and actions identified from the supervision visits are shared and addressed in time.
  • Review project’s progress tracking on regular basis and ensure that the project’s achievements are
  • on track. Ensure routine project data are regularly analyzed, visualized and used for program
  • improvement.
  • Ensure capacity building needs of implementing partners are assessed and capacity building
  • activities are planned, implemented and monitored.
  • Work with relevant KCAP and FHI 360 staff for communications and public relations to coordinate publications, documentation and dissemination of KCAP activities, successes, good practices and lessons learned.
  • Ensure effective management and monitoring of program through field visits, regular KCAP
  • program and technical team meetings, reporting out meeting, annual and quarterly work plan
  • meetings.
  • Supervise Capacity Building/Governance Advisor, Civil Society Advisor, Private Sector Advisor, Technical Advisor ─ Education, and Technical Advisor ─ Public Health.
  • Perform other KCAP-related duties as assigned by the KCAP COP and Country Director. Represent KCAP in external functions as needed at the state/province level
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party and Country Director
  •  Minimum Requirements 
  • Masters’ degree or its international equivalent in environment, public health, education,
  • management, social science or other relevant fields.
  • Five to seven years of experience managing large, complex development programs with preference for programs focused on the environment or air quality.
  • Solid experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) – preferably with a focus on the environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building and sustaining positive working relationships and partnerships with NGOs and partners.
  • Proven track record of increasing responsibility to oversee all aspects of USAID-funded projects,
  • including financial, human resource, compliance and quality assurance components.
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating annual work plans and directing teams to complete
  • objectives/activities on time within budget while meeting high quality standards.
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with a range of stakeholders.
  • Track record in innovation, information and communication technology (ICT).
  • Excellent problem solving, program management and implementation skills.
  • Maturity and ability to maintain composure under stressful situations and tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in virtual/digital environment
  • Ability to travel within Nepal 20-30 percent of the time. 

2.   Technical Advisor – Public Health − Education 

The Technical Advisor – Education will provide technical and scientific leadership in designing, implementing and evaluating the project’s education strategy. S/he will support the Deputy Chief Party and Chief of Party in providing technical advice and leading initiatives with government stakeholders and partners based upon expertise on evidence- based methods and strategies for achieving learning results on air pollution knowledge and generating new evidence on the impacts of air pollution on educational outcomes. S/he will ensure the use of best practices in the field and rigorous design and implementation. The Technical Advisor – Education will lead activities to design adolescent curriculum, implement vocational trainings, guide research on the intersection of air pollution and educational outcomes and liaise with educational institutions and media outlets to raise awareness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, development, execution and evaluation of an education engagement strategy, ensuring the project’s activities use a systematic planning process that is evidence-based and reinforced through a coordinated, shared vision among partners, key stakeholders, and the Government of Nepal
  • Lead development and preparation of annual workplans and routine donor reporting for the education workstream of the project
  • Work with project stakeholders to develop education tools and frameworks
  • Lead the development of curricula on air pollution and design training plans and modules to deliver content to pre-defined groups of learners
  • Lead research on the impact of air pollution on learning outcomes that can support decision-making and advocacy
  • Ensure that new knowledge and best practices in education for air pollution reduction are shared and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in local, regional and global partner and technical networks, scientific forums and other knowledge-sharing platforms
  • Work with project’s capacity building, civil society, governance, public health and private sector engagement team to ensure cross-sector collaboration, synergies and effective implementation of education-related activities.
  • Work with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to track whether program education activities are achieving the project’s indicators
  • Oversee planning and implementation of other specific civil society activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Chief of Party and Country Director

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in education, management or a directly relevant field from an accredited university. Masters’ degree, or international equivalent, preferred.
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience in management of and technical direction to education projects and/or programs in Nepal, some knowledge of environmental education is preferred but not required
  • Experience in curriculum and training design, including knowledge of how best to integrate new curricula into existing systems and most effectively roll-out training
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and consultants, and to set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities required
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt implementation based on data or information from monitoring of activities
  • Thought leadership in education and demonstrated experience in advancing the field in Nepal and/or regionally
  • Experience with working in USAID projects is preferred
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in Nepalese
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in virtual/digital environment
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from ethnic minorities, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply

3.   Technical Advisor – Public Health 

The Technical Advisor – Public Health will provide technical and scientific leadership in designing, implementing and evaluating the project’s public health strategy and activities. S/he will support the Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party  in providing technical advice and leading initiatives with government stakeholders and partners based upon expertise on evidence- based methods and strategies for achieving learning results on air pollution knowledge and generating new evidence on the impacts of air pollution on public health  outcomes. S/he will ensure the use of best practices in the field and rigorous design and implementation. The Technical Advisor – Public Health will lead activities to design adolescent curriculum, implement vocational trainings, guide research on the intersection of air pollution and public health outcomes and liaise with public health institutions and media outlets to raise awareness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, development, execution and evaluation of public health sector engagement strategy, ensuring the project’s activities use a systematic planning process that is evidence-based and reinforced through a coordinated, shared vision among partners, key stakeholders, and the Government of Nepal
  • Lead development and preparation of annual workplans and routine donor reporting for the public health workstream of the project
  • Work with project stakeholders to develop public health-related tools and frameworks
  • Lead the development of curricula on air pollution and design training plans and modules to deliver content to pre-defined groups of learners
  • Lead research on the impact of air pollution on public health outcomes that can support decision-making and advocacy
  • Ensure that new knowledge and best practices in public health sector for air pollution reduction are shared and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in local, regional and global partner and technical networks, scientific forums and other knowledge-sharing platforms
  • Work with project’s capacity building, civil society, governance, education and private sector engagement team to ensure cross-sector collaboration, synergies and effective implementation of public health-related activities.
  • Work with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to track whether public health activities are achieving the project’s indicators
  • Oversee planning and implementation of other specific civil society activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Chief of Party and Country Director

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters’ degree, or international equivalent in public health from an accredited university.
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience in management of and technical direction to public health projects and/or programs in Nepal, some knowledge of environmental health is preferred
  • Experience in program and training design, including knowledge of how best to integrate new programs/activities into existing systems and most effectively roll-out training
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and consultants, and to set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities required
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt implementation based on data or information from monitoring of activities
  • Thought leadership in public health and demonstrated experience in advancing the field in Nepal and/or regionally
  • Experience with working in USAID projects is preferred
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in Nepalese
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in virtual/digital environment
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from ethnic minorities, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to apply through the https://www.fhi360.org/careers as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 pm October 29,  2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received on a rolling basis.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 3
Position Type Full Time
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Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 11 Oct, 2021
Apply Before 29 Oct, 2021
City Kathmandu