Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Technical

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Last update: Jan 24, 2023 Last update: Jan 24, 2023


Deadline: Feb 3, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Nepal Nepal
Sectors: Gender, Youth, Programme & Resource Management, Agriculture Gender, Youth, Programme & Resource Management, Agriculture
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 8 years
Date posted: Jan 24, 2023
Expected starting date: May 1, 2023


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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Start Date: Contingent upon Award, anticipated May 2023

Job Description

DevWorks is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Technical for the upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Nepal Agricultural Transformation activity. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated total value of $25-30 million.

The DCOP – Technical, in coordination with the Chief of Party, will be responsible for managing the project’s technical intervention strategy, work planning, and activity design. Areas of technical responsibility will include improving agricultural productivity and crop diversity; enhancing the enabling policy environment to encourage private sector investment in agriculture; increasing market linkages; improving the economic resilience of women, youth, and marginalized communities; and building the capacity of national agriculture research institutions and extension systems. The DCOP – Technical will provide technical oversight, support and coaching to component leads, field-based advisors, local partners, and other local stakeholders.

The following qualifications apply to this Key Personnel position:

  • Master’s degree in agronomy, agribusiness or related field, plus eight (8) years of prior work experience in international development or related field, including at least five years of work experience in the agriculture and/or rural development sector;
  • Strong understanding of agriculture policy, agriculture economics, private sector agribusiness, and agriculture investment enabling environment;
  • Strong understanding of agricultural market systems and value chain approaches;
  • Experience working with agricultural value chain actors including producer and farmer associations, marketing groups, input suppliers, agribusinesses and rural development NGOs/CSOs.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in capacity building of agribusinesses and producer groups, including professionalization of management, improving access to finance, and strengthening market linkages;
  • Previous experience with projects of a similar magnitude and complexity; previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
  • Excellent management skills and good knowledge of donor (preferably USAID) procedures and policies, agreement compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, sub-award management, and other management support areas/functions, including the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including: direct supervision of professional and support staff, quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and team building skills, and demonstrated organizational skills including a strong track record in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to interact regularly and professionally across cultures and languages.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to with “Nepal Agriculture DCOP – Technical” in the subject line.

DevWorks International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DevWorks encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.