Deputy Chief of Party – Family Planning

Deputy Chief of Party – Family Planning: Save the Children 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 reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

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.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

 KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: Deputy Chief of Party – Family Planning

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.

Qualifications and Experience:Deputy Chief of Party – Family Planning

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Business, or other relevant area;
  • Minimum of 10 years (7 years for GSI group)* of experience in 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as DCOP or Director of Operations on a USAID-funded program;
  • Technical expertise in adolescent sexual and reproductive health is preferable.

Required No.(s): 1

Contract length: Fixed Term

Location: Based in Country Office, Kathmandu

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information: Deputy Chief of Party – Family Planning

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


: Kathmandu

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Jun 25, 2021

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