Chief of party

Chemonics , Nepal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st November, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID/Nepal Early Grade Learning Activity. This anticipated Activity seeks to provide technical assistance in the education sector to strengthen the capacity of national, provincial, and municipal government entities to improve learning outcomes for early-grade students. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the Activity
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters, including making key decisions and solving programmatic problems in a timely manner
  • Oversee all contractual and budgetary aspects of program management
  • Ensure that work plan, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting efforts are aligned with contract requirements, project objectives, and USAID guidance on such concepts as collaborating, learning, adapting; journey to self-reliance; thinking and working politically; and ADS 201
  • Represent Chemonics to USAID, the Government of Nepal, Nepali counterparts, local partners, and other program stakeholders
  • Monitor and, where necessary, modify programmatic assistance to achieve results; ensure that relevant, productive, and complementary activities are implemented effectively
  • Ensure the Activity meets high standards for performance and integrity that comply with applicable regulations and Chemonics policies


  • Advanced degree in education policy, planning, curriculum development, teacher professional development, or other relevant technical fields preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of technical experience in some or all of the following technical areas: early-grade reading, disability inclusion, curriculum and material design, capacity development in the education sector
  • Experience serving as USAID chief of party or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size, and complexity required
  • Strong leadership ability and experience managing large teams in culturally diverse settings
  • Familiarity with Asia, specifically in the education sector; experience in Nepal is highly desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English, proficiency in Nepali is preferred


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