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USAID/Nepal Localization Support Activity
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.
Palladium is seeking various long term positions for an anticipated USAID/Nepal Localization Support activity focused on strengthening the Mission’s ability to ensure that local actors are in the lead role for Nepal’s development. The activity aims to provide services to USAID, partner Nepali organizations, and Government of Nepal entities to provide surge support, build capacity, and establish systems and processes to effectively design, implement, and monitor activities that advance our shared development objectives. In addition, the activity will build the capacity of local organizations, supporting G2G programming, and assisting the Mission in improving localization programming.
These positions are contingent on funding. The project will last for 5 years and is anticipated to start by September 2023. These positions will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
1. Chief of Party (COP): The Chief of Party is the senior leader position serving as the primary point of contact with USAID and with overall responsibility for meeting program objectives, oversight of operations, direction, and delivery of technical assistance (TA).
2. Capacity Development Director: The Capacity Development Director will provide leadership on implementing the project’s overall framework for capacity strengthening (CS) of grantees and other local actors, organizations, and related systems. This position will be responsible for the planning and delivery of holistic support, including organizational development, to grantees to enable them to manage their awards effectively and mitigate risk, improve performance, sustainability, and resilience. This position is contingent on funding.
3. Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP): Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP leads technical aspects of the project in compliance with USAID and Palladium rules and regulations to achieve project objectives. S/he will also regularly engage with and maintain good relationships with relevant actors including civil society organizations (CSOs), Business Member organizations (BMOs), media, consortium partners, and other non-government stakeholders. The DCOP will provide support to the COP in liaising, programmatic, strategic development, and quality control duties.).
4. Director of Finance, Grants, and Administration (DFGA): The DFGA provides a crucial link between the technical and support functions (finance, administration, HR, operations, security, compliance, etc) within the project to ensure that USAID, corporate, and project policies are followed in all aspects of program implementation. The DFGA has responsibility for oversight of the finance and operations teams and is a member of the project leadership team.
5. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director: The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director provides strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program. S/he will supervise MEL staff and ensure the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USAID. The Director will oversee all MEL activities, provide technical direction and support, and ensure the accurate reporting of results for program activities. The MEL Director is a senior leadership and key personnel position.
For more information on the requisition for each position, please go through the links below, and as per your application preference, please do apply by 15 March 2023.
1. Chief of Party (COP):
2. Capacity Development Director:
3. Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP):
4. Director of Finance, Grants, and Administration (DFGA):
5. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director:
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