Kimetrica’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector. We provide software, research, survey, and modelling and impact simulation services for evidence-based decision-making and learning. We work with governments and non-profit organizations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence.View Company Profile
Based in Kathmandu Nepal the DCOP will provide strategic and technical leadership to ensure the activity delivers fast, flexible, and demand-driven MEL support to our Mission client. They will work closely with the Chief of Party and senior leadership to ensure sound collaboration, learning and adaptation (CLA), training and capacity building, strategic communications, geographic information systems (GIS), and management information systems (MIS). Nepali citizenship is required.
Note: This position is contingent upon donor award.
Oversee the work of senior technical officers/MEL specialists implementing MEL support activities across the Mission’s technical offices;
Provide consistent and accurate reporting of internal contract performance and progress;
Conduct project management including sound financial management, including oversight of technical deliverables, CLA activities, training and capacity building activities, strategic communications, GIS, and MIS.
Ensure innovation, rigor and coherence in the methodological approach to all Mission-provided support.
Ensure rigor, coherence and the accurate data visualization to support streamlined reporting and infographic development.
Exercise quality control and quality assurance in reporting and tracking MEL support progress.
Identify and anticipate issues, risks and risk mitigation strategies to ensure the consistent, timely implementation of MEL support; suggest appropriate programmatic adjustments and coordinate all approved changes.
Maintain communication channels developed in coordination with the Chief of Party and the Mission.
Facilitate strong collaboration, learning and adaptive management practices across the USAID/Nepal program cycle.
Coordinating with the Senior CLA Specialist, support the development and implementation of a learning plan that covers internal staff and Mission support levels.
Make formal and informal presentations as needed to support Mission priorities.
In the absence of the COP, the DCOP will serve as the primary point of contact with the Mission and the home office.
Other technical and operational support duties as assigned.
Nepali citizenship is required.
Advanced degree in international development, economics, statistics, research methods, political science, public policy, social science or a related field;
At least ten years’ experience in managing research and performance management activities, including knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, learning, strategic communications, GIS, and/or MIS;
At least five years of supervisory experience, including direct supervision of professionals and support staff, and assembling teams of professionals to respond to complex assignments;
Prior experience managing USAID activities;
Proven ability to lead and manage a team of senior-level professionals;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Nepali;
Excellent project management skills and team management skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from different cultures; and
Strong and demonstrated commitment to international development and capacity development.
At Kimetrica, you will work alongside innovative thinkers at the forefront of developing new methods and technologies for humanitarian and development decision making. You will find a place where you can apply your skills to address some of the world’s most challenging problems, in an environment where intellectual curiosity forms a common thread among our technical and management teams. For full-time employees, we offer the following benefits:
Competitive salary package
Health and Life Insurance
Generous vacation, holiday and sick leave
Formed by a group of former humanitarian and development workers in 2006, Kimetrica is a social enterprise focused on providing policy-makers and project managers with the tools and skills they need to do their jobs well. Our work centers on providing knowledge management solutions for governments, bilateral donors, the World Bank, and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of performance management and disaster risk reduction. With offices in the United States and East Africa, Kimetrica employs 60 full-time professional staff and an extensive network of sector specialists with expertise ranging from early warning and contingency planning to social protection and research and data analysis.
Kimetrica is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by US and UK data protection laws.
How to Apply
Interested persons should submit a CV and a Cover Letter (see instructions below) in one email as separate files to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10, 2020. Please include in the subject line of your email “DCOP: USAID/Nepal MEL.”
Cover Letter Instructions: Please explain how you meet the qualifications for this position and how your experience makes you the best candidate for the position. It is important that your Cover Letter provides specific examples of your experience and directly connects that experience to the responsibilities of this position. Your Cover Letter should not exceed two, single-spaced pages.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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