Helen Keller International
Helen Keller International (HKI)/Nepal, an International non-profit organization (INGO), works to improve the sight and lives of the vulnerable by combating the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition through public health approaches, build capacity of organizations and contribute to policy changes through systems strengthening and operations research.
Deputy Chief of Party, Program – Suaahara II
Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition and diseases of poverty. Cofounded by Helen Keller – and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential – the organization delivers life-changing health solutions to vulnerable families where the need is great but access to care is limited. In the US, Africa, and Asia, Helen Keller’s proven, science-based programs empower people to create opportunities in their own lives and build lasting change.
The “Suaahara II Good Nutrition Program” is a seven-year USAID-funded cooperative agreement for an integrated nutrition program in Nepal that is currently funded through March 20213. The focus of Suaahara II is to improve the nutritional status of women and children under two years of age through an integrated nutrition, family planning, maternal, newborn and child health (FP/MNCH) and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. The project is designed in line with and implemented to fully support the Government of Nepal’s Multisectoral Nutrition Plan II. With offices in 22 districts and field teams located in 42 districts across the country, the program received an additional allocation for COVID-19 activities.
Reporting to Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party, Program (DCOP) supervises a team of professional-level staff and serves on the Program Management and Country Management Teams.
Helen Keller is structured in such a way that the work of each department supports and reinforces the work of every other department. Our matrixed reporting structure respects both the line management and authority within country office and global management hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of the many subject matter experts that support our country offices and programs. This mix of vertical and horizontal reporting lines is intended to balance the need for consistent global standards and compliance with the ability to adapt those standards to be most effective in the many contexts where we work. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues are essential to make this structure thrive.
Helen Keller’s programs require close relations with governments, partner NGOs, food industries, and donors. More specifically, this position will require working closely with the Government of Nepal primarily through Ministry of Health and Population, and in collaboration with the National Planning Commission, Ministry of Agriculture Development and Ministry of Finance and Administrative Governance. The DCOP plays a key role in nurturing and overseeing these cooperative relationships, and representing Helen Keller to donors and the international community, as needed.
Scope of the Position
The DCOP, Program for Suaahara II will function as the key personnel responsible for overall management of all program activities at federal, provincial and municipality levels. S/he will oversee the implementation of the health and multisector nutrition sector strategies under the Suaahara II program and facilitate coordination and integration of cross-cutting strategies including health systems strengthening, gender and social inclusion, risk management and operational management in emergencies. The DCOP will apply strong analytical and problem-solving skills and produce high-quality end of project documentation.
Qualifications & Experience
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above or call: +1 646-356-1789.