Chief of Party (Reading For All - Inclusive Education Program) - NEPAL

HI , Nepal
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Job Description

Place: NEPAL (Kathmandu with frequent field visits)

Length: 18 months

Starting date: January 2020

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2020

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations,
we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity”

Handicap International has changed its name to « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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HI is leading the Inclusive Education program - Reading For All (with support of USAID in Nepal) as part of a consortium.

This project is testing Inclusive Education models for improving Reading Skills for children with disabilities from Grades 1 – 3, with the Nepal Government in 16 Districts, with the aim of scaling it up for the National Early Grade Reading Programme of the Nepal Government.

The program budget is $3.8 million.


Under the line management of the Operations Manager, as Chief of Party, you will serve as the primary point of contact with USAID/Nepal.

You will be responsible for the overall implementation of this inclusive Education project, including financial and operational management.

In this framework, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Overall project management (including planning, implementation and monitoring)

  • Ensure that the project’s activities implemented comply with HI technical norms and standards; run trainings/orientations; responsible for the technical quality and relevance of project activities implemented.

  • Project Finance & Logistics Management

  • Partnership Management (Consortium and Local implementing): you are responsible for the overall management of the consortium partner

  • Human Resource Team Management

  • External coordination/Representation

  • Strategy and Project Development


  • You hold a Master’s degree Education, Disability Studies, or in any other relevant field.

  • You have a minimum of ten years of relevant experience in a leadership position in a program of similar magnitude and complexity in Nepal or another country.

  • You have a previous experience as a Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), or Project Director of a project of comparable or larger magnitude in scope, funding and staffing.

  • You have past technical experience in any of the following areas: disability inclusive education (preferable), education, social inclusion, or social development.

  • Proven track record of developing and implementing program management and quality control tools, including content editing, to ensure quality deliverables from a team across areas, including with local staff and organizations.

  • Extensive experience overseeing or responsible for the financial and operational aspects of a previous program of similar or larger size; preferably for USAID supported program.

  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with other donor programs and with USAID implementing partners for creative solutions, and complementarities to maximize results.

  • Previous work experience in Nepal or South Asia would be an asset

  • You are fluent in English


  • The position is based in Kathmandu with regular field visits


  • Starting date : January 2021

  • Length of the contract: 18 months

  • Employee status :

  • Salary from 2800€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 427€ net/month

  • Insurances : medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : 1 day per month

  • Status : position open to couples, families

  • Housing : individual taken in charge by HI