Chief of Party

Social Impact

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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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 Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Sep 26, 2021

Job Description

Social Impact is preparing a proposal for an upcoming five-year Civil Society and Media Activity “Aawaz” project. The project will improve the effectiveness of civil society organizations and media actors, with priority at the municipal level, in strengthening public and private sector accountability, advancing and protecting fundamental freedoms, and improving equitable access to higher quality public services. The project is expected to begin in May 2022.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Chief of Party to lead the contract, provide oversight of all activities, supervise project staff and subcontractors, and manage relationships with USAID, local organizations, and the Government of Nepal (GoN). This will be a full-time position, based in Kathmandu, for the duration of the contract.

**Please note: Candidates with Nepalese citizenship are encouraged  to  apply.**  


  • Serve as Social Impact’s representative and point of contact for the contract and serve as primary liaison with the USAID/Nepal COR and Contracting Officer.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, for smooth implementation.
  • Facilitate partnerships with civil society and media organizations, local organizations, and the public and private sectors.
  • Manage institutional capacity development activities and technical support services to increase the Mission’s ability to support civil society and media organizations.
  • Supervise and oversee a diverse team, including long- and short-term personnel and expatriate and local staff.
  • Manage and oversee the project’s operations, human resources, administration, grants, and financial and contractual accountability throughout the implementation.
  • Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all project tasks, ensuring quality assurance and overall responsiveness.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s level degree from an accredited university in social sciences or another field relevant to the work.
  • At least 10 years of experience, with demonstrated project management, client engagement, and technical oversight skills. Prior experience as Chief of Party on USAID-funded contracts desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in civil society and/or media organization strengthening/capacity development.
  • Demonstrated experience, exemplary management, communication and interpersonal skills, and the capacity to build and sustain partnerships with senior government officials and local partners.
  • Prior demonstrated experience managing personnel, funds and resources for multi-year, multi-task projects. Proven successful leadership in an intercultural team environment in a development context. Ability to supervise a team in order to complete tasks on time and on budget.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with USAID policies and procedures with regard to human resource management, financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, etc.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Experience leading international development projects in Nepal or the region preferred.
  • Familiarity with the political and economic dynamics of Nepal preferred.

How to Apply

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.