Chief of Party

Palladium International, Nepal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th November, 2017

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID-funded Support to Federalization project in Nepal.  USAID plans to provide support to Nepal's state restructuring and devolution to local bodies as envisioned and empowered in Nepal's 2015 Constitution. It will do so by providing support to citizens to access government services and their newly elected local officials. The project will also support local level government performance by working with those bodies in their provision of services to the public in an inclusive, transparent, and responsive manner. Finally, USAID will support institutionalizing inclusive citizen participation in local decision making and public accountability mechanisms, as well as mainstreaming conflict mediation into new local governance systems, processes, and structures.


The Chief of Party (COP) oversees all Contractor activities for this program and provides overall technical oversight and management for the program.  The COP serves as the Contractor?s designated person for overall management of the Contractor?s relationship with USAID/Nepal. Oversees project strategic planning, work plan preparation, implementation, and performance monitoring and evaluation. He/she manages field office staff and field office operations; and has responsibility for overseeing the administrative aspects of management of all subcontractors, and overseeing programmatic and strategic aspects of the project.


  •  A minimum of ten years of previous or current experience in activity design, development and implementation of good governance or community development assistance programs.
  •  Advanced degree in public administration, political science, international development, or related field.
  •  At least two technical area specialties appropriate to the activity (community stabilization, community development, decentralization, local governance)
  •  Experience implementing large, complex, USAID-funded decentralization projects required.
  •  Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  •  Prior regional experience is highly desired.
  •  Strong analytical and communication skills.


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