Deputy Chief of Party

CARE Nepal

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…

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 : 8+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Oct 29, 2021

Job Description

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will spearhead technical and/or management aspects of a five-year USAID Equity and Inclusion in Education Project. This position is responsible for overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project. S/he will ensure quality of project intervention design and approaches, and appropriate and timely allocation of resources for effective implementation of program intervention. S/he will guide and supervise project team, and work closely with local partners, government line agencies, civil society, private sectors and other stakeholders to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives, ensuring compliance with USAID and CARE policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, and ensure technical support and efficient resource allocation for effective program implementation.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with the donor, project partners, government bodies, and other key stakeholders.
  • Manage, guide and develop project team and ensure a high level of staff morale and retention.
  • Monitor and guide program implementation, ensuring technical quality and compliance with CARE and donor rules and guidelines.
  • Guide the project strategy for community engagement and lead the development and implementation of tools, approaches and best practices to increase the enrollment, retention and learning outcomes in early childhood education and early grade education focusing on both demand (families, learners) and supply (schools, teachers, government partners) side.
  • Contribute to the project’s M&E, learning, and research to support adaptive management, decision-making and advocacy.
  • Ensure that new knowledge and best practices in relevant areas are shared and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in local, regional and global partner and technical networks, scientific forums and other knowledge-sharing platforms.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Education, International Development or relevant field.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in managing and implementing Education and/or Inclusion programs of large scope and size in a development context. Experience on ECED and formal education projects preferred.
  • Previous experience of working in a senior management role in USAID funded programs required.
  • Strong understanding of the education sector of Nepal.
  • Previous experience in managing, supervising and developing project team
  • In-depth knowledge in any one or more of the following areas:  decreasing financial barriers to education, increase 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, M&E and operations research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Strong management skills, strategic vision, and leadership qualities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity, as evidenced in previous positions / programming. Demonstrated commitment to PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse).
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Ability to travel within Nepal as required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at and complete the application process. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00hrs, 10 November 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.