Chief of Party

FHI 360

About the organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

Duties

The CoP reports to the FHI 360 Asia Pacific Regional Director and provides overall leadership and management oversight for the Civil Society and Media Project (CSM) in Nepal ensuring strong collaboration with national and local government officials, donors, sponsors, CSM partners, civil society, media, and other key stakeholders. The CoP serves as the project’s principal contact point for USAID/Nepal, and oversees all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial, ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting. The CoP supervises the recruitment, hiring, and management of local staff and consultants. The CoP provides supervision of implementing partners and beneficiary communities, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results. The CoP also oversees quality and timely development and approval of project deliverables.

Qualifications

Masters or higher degree in social sciences, international development, management, or a related field

Minimum ten (10) years of experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff

Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of donor-supported programs, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership, and preferably experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions

Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with local counterparts, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers

Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in English, fluency in Nepalese is a plus

Demonstrated experience in working effectively with local civil society organizations, and capabilities in policy advocacy and convening multi-stakeholder processes

Experience with grants programs, particularly in managing grants to partner organizations in South Asia

Demonstrated experience with capacity building and support of civil society organizations

Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams

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