Organization: Save the Children
Position: Deputy Project Director/Chief of Party – Operations
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Location: Kathmandu
Position Structure: TBD
Employee Type: Full-time regular
Supervisor Title: Chief of Party, Nepal
Child Safety: Level 3- Contact
Save the Children International Nepal (SCI) 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.
• Master degree’s in a relevant area or other relevant fields of study related to the project;
• Minimum of 10 years managing the operational aspects of donor-funded projects in progressively more responsible roles;
• 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.
• 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.
Save the Children International Nepal is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reach approximately two million population and invest over 20 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in Health & Nutrition, Education, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Child Poverty, HIV & AIDS, and Humanitarian preparedness & response. Save the Children undertake a ‘Children’s Life Cycle” approach which seek integration in sub themes in each project to build towards program for the child. Throughout the life cycle, broader social and contextual issues of gender & social Inclusion, most deprived children with disability, child participation, social accountability and governance, are key cross cutting areas.
Save the Children adheres Safeguarding Policy, including its Child Safeguarding and Global Anti-harassment Policy, with high importance and commits rigorous procedure to ensure all our personnel and programs are safe for children. All candidates will be, therefore, subject to strict background checks.
Last date to apply: 5 June 2020