Chief of Party

Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 10+
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Sep 17, 2021

Job Description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Equity and Inclusion in Education program in Nepal. The COP will oversee all aspects of this project, leading strategic planning and decision making, providing technical guidance, overseeing activities of the sub-recipients, and supervising staff. Serving as the key liaison with USAID, Ministries, implementing partners and other stakeholders, the COP will also establish and maintain an integrated vision among different actors while ensuring adherence to all project objectives, performance requirements, and donor regulations. S/he will oversee coordination of field operations and ensure that activities are meeting USAID and Plan standards. The position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and direct program activities in consultation with USAID and key stakeholders;
  • Lead a team of technical experts, advisors, local partners, and other project staff;
  • Serve as the primary in-country point of contact with USAID, partner organizations, national government stakeholders, and other education donors and implementers; and
  • Ensure efficient and compliant management of financial resources

Required Qualification & Experience

  • A Master’s degree or higher in international development, education, public policy, social sciences, or related field and ten (10) years of work experience, or work experience of 15 years;

  • Previous experience with leading USAID funded projects, preferably in Nepal;
  • Substantial experience working on potential result areas of the proposed activity, such as early grade reading, girls’ education, improving learning outcomes for children with disabilities, and parent and community engagement in education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender transformative programming and experience in implementing programs with gender-focused components.
  • Proven leadership qualities, excellent program and personnel management skills.
  • Excellent English oral and written skills required.

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.