World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Nepal

Nepal is among the poorest and least-developed countries in the world. Half the population of Nepal comprises of children below 18 years. Children are more vulnerable, particularly when combined with poverty, as they can fall prey to abuse, exploitation and neglect.

Infant and under-five mortality rates are 46 and 54 deaths per 1,000 live births, respectively.

Exposure to infectious diseases, malnutrition, and poor hygiene and sanitation and lack of a healthy environment affects the health of children. Still many primary school age children are not at school, and of these the majority are girls. Nepal is a disaster prone country and is subjected to annual floods and landslides. Slow onset disasters related to climate change are an increasing concern, particularly in the Western regions of Nepal.

World Vision is working to address the immediate poverty issues confronting children and vulnerable communities in Nepal integrating its work efforts in advocacy, development and humanitarian emergency affairs.

Current Opportunities

Chief of Party, Nepal

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

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PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded multi-year Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) in Nepal.

The COP will be responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity. For management, the COP must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries. The COP must have prior experience effectively managing humanitarian or DRR activities. The COP should have demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting. The Chief of Party (CoP) will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work collaboratively to support the various entities in Nepal.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the cooperative agreement. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and oversee program implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Ensure appropriate project quality support to consortium members through purpose leads.

  • Oversee that bottlenecks and challenges to project impact are addressed at various levels of stakeholders using forums such as Technical Working Groups, General Body Meetings and meetings with consortium member project managers.

  • In collaboration with partners' Project Managers, design and facilitate regular project learning events with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated through project implementation and review.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor funded projects.

  • Lead Program staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Ensure program budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

  • Ensure program expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or related field combined with a minimum of seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international relief/recovery/DRR projects is required. Two years of applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Proven ability to manage technical teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) policies, rules and regulations.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Experience working/living in hardship conditions. Familiarity with the Nepal context is a plus.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants/cooperative agreements in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a Chief of Party/Program Director or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub-receipients and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortia is preferred.

  • Previous experience with Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Development Food Security Program (DFSA), Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

  • Experience working with the UN cluster system is a plus.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • May include travel to the United States WVUS Washington DC Office to meet with donors and other stakeholders.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist