Chief of Party – Nepal

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Last update: 11 days ago Last update: Jan 24, 2023


Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Location: Nepal Nepal
Sectors: Programme & Resource Management Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Jan 24, 2023
Expected starting date: Sep 1, 2023


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Location: Nepal
Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated September 2023

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Nepal Localization Support Activity. The purpose of the Localization Support Activity is to strengthen the Mission’s ability to ensure that local actors are in the lead role for Nepal’s development. Support must be provided in three overarching areas: 1. Capacity Strengthening for Local Actors to apply, receive and manage USAID awards; 2. Strengthen the Mission’s Government to Government (G2G) Programming; and 3. Support for the Mission to Improve Localization Programming.

The COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision making and will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, DevWorks, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible professional experience in local capacity building, local governance, local partner coordination, third party monitoring and risk management and/or other related fields, preferably in Nepal and/or Southern Asia.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Southern Asia.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director or equivalent position for donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Master’s degree or higher in International Development, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in forming and leading coalitions, coordinating with and advocating among a broad set of diverse stakeholders including communities, local and national governmental representatives, donors, private sector enterprises, civil society organizations, NGOs and local partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to with “Chief of Party (COP) – USAID Nepal Localization Support Activity” in the subject line.