Winrock International

Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for sex, labor, and organ trafficking. A 2014 report estimates that 230,000 Nepalis are subject to slavery at any given time, and nearly 30 percent of the economically-active population is unemployed or underemployed. The Hamro Samman project is a five-year program generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development and the British people through the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development and implemented by Winrock International. It seeks to build the capacity of and facilitate coordination among the GON, civil society, and private sector to combat human trafficking in Nepal.

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Deputy Chief of Party

NGO/INGO/Social/Development Project

Apply Before : 2020-07-09 ((4 Days Left))

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  • No. of Vacancy
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Offered Salary
  • Gender
  • Career Level
    Senior Level
  • Industry
    NGO / INGO / Development Projects
  • Experience
    10 Years
  • Location
  • Apply Before
    (4 Days Left)
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Job Description:


Deputy Chief of Party, USDA-funded McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

Position Description:

Winrock is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated $20 million USDA-funded McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Nepal. The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program focused on increasing literacy and quality education; reducing hunger and improving nutrition among primary school-aged students (especially girls), pregnant and lactating women, and children under five years old in Nepal. The Deputy Chief of Party will help oversee the school feeding program, literacy and teacher training activities, as well as work to strengthen local communities and government capacity to maintain a school feeding program.  In addition to concentrating on the production, procurement, storage and administration of nutritional resources, this project will include WASH, maternal health, nutritional education and more.

The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party in management of the technical components, providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports, focusing on synergistic coordination of all technical areas.
  • Communicate and coordinate with program staff on technical and administrative issues, project implementation, work plans, and budgets.
  • Advise national counterparts on technical discussions on food security and education with USDA, the Government of Nepal, other USG and donor projects, and other stakeholders
  • Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Develop and modify as necessary the technical work plans and budget.
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing activities.
  • Ensure technical compliance with Winrock policies and principles and USDA rules and regulations.
  • Focus on achieving results in all areas on schedule and maintain positive relationships with USDA, Nepalese officials, partners, and implementing partners.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Financial management skills and experience.
  • Sound knowledge of international donor contracts, financial and accounting regulations and procedures, particularly USAID and USDA contract regulations.
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

Education + Experience

Qualifications and background:

  • Education: Advanced degree required in Education, Food Safety or other relevant fields of study related to the project

Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in donor-funded project management with demonstrated technical understanding of facilitating expanded food security and education projects, managerial experience in Asia is highly desirable
  • At least 5 years' experience in project management, either as COP, DCOP, or in comparable senior management role.
  • Experience with development of government ministries and ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials.
  • Strong staff management and coordination skills.
  • Experience working in Nepal preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in negotiation and communication.
  • Proven expertise in delivering technical presentations preferred.

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Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, people with disabilities and those belonging to discriminated groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

All employees should adhere to Donor and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.


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