Project Director/Chief of Party

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Kathmandu, Nepal 5/28/2020 - 6/5/2020

Position Details

  • 1
  • Senior Level(MD, CEO, CFO, Chief of Party etc)
  • Masters(Graduate)
  • Chief of Party, Country Director, Director, Deputy
  • Kathmandu, Nepal

Summary of Position

Position Title: Project Director/Chief of Party, Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Planning 

Position Structure: TBD

Employee Type: Full-time regular     

Supervisor Title: Country Director, Nepal 

Department: POD


Work Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Child Safety: Level 3- Contact


Save the Children International Nepal (SCI) is seeking a Project Director/Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP) program in Nepal. The COP will oversee project design and implementation and provide technical expertise and quality assurance for project activities. S/he will be SC’s primary point of contact with all relevant stakeholders, including USAID, Ministry of Health, and other international and local partners. The COP will lead a team of experts implementing project activities; prepare reports, annual operating plans, and project deliverables; and ensure the program is compliant with USAID and Save the Children’s regulations. As the project is expected to align with the objectives of the Government of Nepal, the COP will also ensure all activities support in-country priorities, complement existing initiatives, and include plans for sustainability. 

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Lead the development of all project deliverables (e.g., strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, detailed budgets, procurement and supply management plans); 
  • Supervise and monitor the work of project staff and performance of consortium partners, providing support to ensure high-quality implementation that aligns with USAID guidelines and FP High Impact Practices; 
  • Oversee the development and application of strong M&E systems, program monitoring tools, and efficient mechanisms that support high quality implementation;
  • Emphasize the use of data and learning for ongoing program improvement and adaptation; 
  • Establish compliance with US Government regulations, policies, and procedures and Save the Children guidelines;
  • Represent the project externally and maintain effective communication, coordination, and positive relationships with key counterparts, such as from USAID, Government of Nepal ministries and divisions (e.g., Ministry of Health and Population, Family Welfare Division, and the National Health Training Center), other international implementing partners, and local NGOs;
  • Actively participate as a member of the Country Extended Senior Management Team, contributing to country strategic plans;
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where the project team strives to achieve excellence and ensure a cohesive workplace for optimum staff retention; 
  • Ensure staff understand SC’s vision and values and fully adhere to SC’s Code of Conduct principles;
  • Ensure project funds are used appropriately and efficiently and ; 
  • Lead coordination and maintain communication with SCUS


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Non-Profit Management, or related;
  • Clinical background in medicine or nursing 
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience designing, managing and implementing donor-funded FP/RH, adolescent health, social and behavior change, and/or health systems strengthening programs;
  • At least five years of experience in a senior management role (e.g., as a Program Director, COP, or Deputy COP) leading large, multi-stakeholder programming in a developing country or countries;
  • Familiarity with the processes, procedures, and policies of the Government of Nepal;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead teams effectively;
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Nepali 


Qualified local candidates are encouraged to apply.  


Save the Children International Nepal is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reach approximately two million population and invest over 20 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in Health & Nutrition, Education, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Child Poverty, HIV & AIDS, and Humanitarian preparedness & response. Save the Children undertake a ‘Children’s Life Cycle” approach which seek integration in sub themes in each project to build towards program for the child. Throughout the life cycle, broader social and contextual issues of gender & social Inclusion, most deprived children with disability, child participation, social accountability and governance, are key cross cutting areas.  

Save the Children adheres Safeguarding Policy, including its Child Safeguarding and Global Anti-harassment Policy, with high importance and commits rigorous procedure to ensure all our personnel and programs are safe for children. All candidates will be, therefore, subject to strict background checks.

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