Deputy Chief of Party-Operations

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, we cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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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 : 7+ Years
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    Job Category Admin & Management ,NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 15, 2021

Job Description

Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party—Operations (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP) program in Nepal. The DCOP will establish and manage systems to ensure effective, efficient, and compliant program operations across levels and modalities. S/he will ensure strong operational collaboration between consortium members, and will develop tools and procedures to guide standard program transfers, logistics, procurement, sub-awards and administration. The DCOP will coordinate closely with finance and program implementation colleagues, including the Project Director/Chief of Party (COP), to ensure a streamlined management approach.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Ensure the high-quality preparation and timely submission of programmatic and financial deliverables for USAID, the Government of Nepal, and SC, verifying compliance with donor and SC regulations;
  • Assist in preparing and revising a realistic budget, and in authorizing and monitoring expenditures in line with the budget, donor guidelines, and SC’s grant management and financial regulations;
  • Establish standard operating procedures (SOPs), including tools and templates, to guide effective, efficient, and compliant administration/HR, sub-awards, transfers, procurement, and logistics operations functions across all levels and partners;
  • Develop and deliver trainings to ensure relevant team members, including consortium partners, understand and can correctly and efficiently apply SOPs;
  • Supervise team members leading each function, ensuring that appropriate corrective action is taken when required;
  • Ensure close coordination with SC offices on administrative and HR matters, especially regarding program operations and finances;
  • Attend and actively participate in periodic program meetings, ensuring a summary of progress and challenges is prepared and presented to relevant stakeholders with follow-up actions as required;
  • Maintain effective communication, coordination, and positive relationships with key counterparts, such as from USAID, Government of Nepal ministries and divisions (e.g., Ministry of Health and Population, Family Welfare Division, and the National Health Training Center), other international implementing partners, and local NGOs;
  • Apply SC’s vision and values in day-to-day work, and fully adhere to SC’s Code of Conduct; and
  • Serve as Acting COP in the COP’s absence.

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area;
  • Minimum of seven years managing the operational aspects of donor-funded projects in progressively more responsible roles;  technical expertise in adolescent sexual and reproductive health is preferable;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in teams;
  • Creative problem solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Business, or other relevant area;
  • Prior experience as DCOP or Director of Operations on a USAID-funded program; and
  • Knowledge of Nepali.

Qualified local candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Qualified local candidates are encouraged to apply.

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