DAI, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, seeks to fill multiple positions to support an upcoming USAID Trade and Competitiveness activity in Nepal. The anticipated project is expected to increase Nepali private sector participation in targeted global value chains. This activity will promote investment and increase the use of available technologies and innovation to spur productivity within micro,…
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USAID/Nepal’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project is strengthening the capacity of Nepal’s national and subnational institutions responsible for disaster risk reduction, preparedness, and response. At the national level Tayar Nepal supports building the capacity of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) institutions such as National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Ministry of Federal Affairs & General Administration (MoFAGA) and others. Locally, Tayar Nepal works in target municipalities to enhance local DRRM capacity by working with existing and new local governments and communities to identify and implement successful inclusive DRRM initiatives which are consistent with national level laws, policies, strategies, and guidelines. In the event of a disaster, USAID/Nepal may engage the project’s rapid emergency response mechanism. The program will apply lessons learned from disaster response efforts to improve national-level DRRM systems and municipal-level risk-reduction and management interventions.
The Senior Action Fund Manager is responsible for supervising a team of Action Fund Managers and providing continuous guidance in the management of a portfolio of Tayar Action Fund programming, including grants and subcontracts. The Senior Action Fund Manager also maintains a roster of grants and subcontracts in the overall portfolio of Tayar’s activities. In collaboration with the COP, DCOP, and other members of the Technical team, the Senior Action Fund Manager will ensure the effective design, implementation, and close-out of grants and subcontracts, managing activities through the entire grant and subcontract life cycle. Duties may include but are not limited to supervising staff, issuing grants and proposal solicitations, review, award, implementation, compliance, payments, strengthening grantee capacity, and managing the subcontracts to perform as per agreed scope of work.
Level of Effort, Location and Reporting
The level of effort is 260 days per year. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions until the close of the project. The Senior Action Fund Manager reports to the Deputy Chief of Party. The position is based in Kathmandu, with travel to priority Tayar municipalities.
Women and persons with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should submit an updated CV to TayarRecruitment@dai.com by January 19, 2022.