CARE Nepal is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting…
Work Location : Nepal – Kathmandu
Type of Post : Accompanied – Family
Other Possible Location :
Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Expected Travel : up to 40%
Language Requirement : ENGLISH
Application Deadline : 9/20/21
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
CARE seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Equity and Inclusion in Education solicitation in Nepal. This procurement is expected to be a five-year cooperative agreement in the $10-$25M range. The project will support the Government of Nepal in reducing the number of children who are out of school and improving learning outcomes for marginalized students. It will provide targeted support to municipalities to implement evidence-based interventions that are driven by the local context in agreed upon provinces of either (Province 2, Sudurpaschim, and/or Karnali). Areas of focus include decreasing financial barriers to education, increasing use of targeted non-formal education, increasing enrollment in early childhood education, increasing relevance of education; improving equitable teaching practices, and supporting schools to implement prioritized minimum enabling conditions.
The procurement is expected to be released in October 2021 and awarded in March 2022. The Chief of Party is a Key Personnel position and as such, their candidacy is subject to USAID approval. This position is subject to project award and funding. This position will be based in Katmandu.
The Chief of Party (CoP) is accountable for strategic leadership, management, and technical oversight of a project related to Equity and Inclusion in Education. This position is responsible to oversee overall project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring compliance with CARE and USAID rules and regulations. S/he will guide and supervise project team to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives, and ensures technical quality, efficient allocation of resources and realization of anticipated project results.
The Chief of Party will establish and maintain relationships with technical leads of key stakeholders, other implementing partners, and Government of Nepal (GoN) partners, and ensure meaningful engagement with relevant government line agencies, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders. They will also support strong learning element, testing innovations, documenting successes and failures and scaling up successful approaches applying a mix of proven strategies and innovative ideas to achieve the program goal and disseminate the results of and learning from program activities to contribute to national policy discourse.