Deputy Chief of Party

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website World Education


Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Position Category: Local hire, paid in country

Starting Date: 06/30/2022


Founded in 1951, World Education, Inc. (WEI) seeks to improve the lives of marginalized children, families, and communities in over 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States through initiatives that link education to health, economic, social, and civic development. Our programs are implemented hand-in-hand with a network of more than 100 national and local community organizations, as well as host country governments.

World Education currently seeks candidates for a number of roles for an anticipated USAID project in Nepal, based in Kathmandu. The USAID Equity & Inclusion in Education project will support the Government of Nepal in reducing out of school children and improving learning outcomes for marginalized students. It will provide targeted support to municipalities to implement evidence based interventions that are driven by the local context in agreed upon provinces of either Province 2, Sudurpaschim, and/or Karnali. Areas of focus include: 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. The anticipated duration is 5 years and anticipated budget is $10-$25 million.

This position is subject to project award, funding, and USAID approval. The USAID Equity & Inclusion in Education project is forecasted to start in June 2022, with the solicitation released in March 2022. We encourage candidates to apply early.


The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for leadership related to project planning, partner management, achievement of USAID technical deliverables, and engagement with Government of Nepal stakeholders. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) who will provide overall project management and leadership by taking on key tasks to ensure all components of the project run smoothly on a day-to-day basis.


  • 8-10 years of experience, including progressive management experience, in international development, ideally in the education sector
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management or leadership
  • Experience with USAID (preferred) or other US Government funded projects
  • Technical expertise in some or all of the following areas: education; early childhood education; non-formal education; gender and social inclusion; government capacity building
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Government stakeholders and diverse partner organizations
  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills
  • Fluent in Nepali; fluency in one or more minority languages of Nepal a plus
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Excellent analytical skills; experience with data analysis a plus
  • Nepali candidates preferred; candidates from marginalized backgrounds encouraged to apply

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/31/2022.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

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Deadline Date: 01/31/2022