World Vision International Nepal Vacancy for Chief of Party

Job Vacancy in World Vision International Nepal for Project Manager

World Vision is a child-focused relief, development, and advocacy organization that has contributed to the transformation in the lives of millions of children around the world in vulnerable situations. We are committed to serving the most vulnerable children and families regardless of their religion, age, gender, ethnicity, class, and caste

World Vision International Nepal seeks to fill the position of Project Manager based in Lalitpur, National Office for the proposed Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Japan-funded multi-year Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project, Nepal, implemented in Kailali and Achham districts of Nepal. Please note that the position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

World Vision International Nepal Vacancy Details

Chief of Party of Nepal for Child Protection Compact Project

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type:
Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

The Chief of Party will have the overall management responsibility for the effective and timely implementation of the Nepal Child Protection Compact project ensuring the quality of all project outputs and activities described under the scope of services and coordinating and consolidating inputs of consortia and implementing partners, government agencies, NGOs, CSOs and other specialists. The Nepal Child Protection Compact project’s goal is to advance and strengthen the efforts of the Government of Nepal and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Nepal to combat child trafficking in a victim-centred, coordinated, sustainable, and multi-sectoral approach to support an effective system of prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership. The project aims to achieve the objective through four major outcomes:

The Government of Nepal, particularly the local government, coordinates with NGOs on child trafficking prevention efforts that are comprehensive and contextualized into local community child protection initiatives.

The Government of Nepal supports child trafficking victims by providing accessible trauma-informed, victim-centred care, and supports NGOs to protect children throughout the country.

The Government of Nepal, including law enforcement, prosecutors and the judiciary, utilizes existing trafficking-specific legal frameworks to identify child trafficking victims, investigate cases, and prosecute and convict perpetrators of child trafficking in a child-friendly, victim-centred, and trauma-informed manner.

The Government of Nepal addresses child trafficking in a coordinated manner across all relevant ministries, local authorities and NGOs.

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

1. Project Implementation 

  • Provides strategic leadership and technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership for successful project implementation.
  • Provides oversight of program implementation including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance.
  • Lead and provide oversight for the development and implementation of all Objectives
  • Ensures that the program is technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with donor and stakeholders’ priorities.
  • Ensures the project produces the specified results in the annual work plan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the timeline and budget parameters.
  • Conducts monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables and obligations.
  • Ensures that the project progresses in accordance to its contractual obligations and complies with donor regulations and internal organizational policies.
  • Oversees budget pipeline development and budget monitoring.
  • Compliance and alignment with World Vision International (WVI) standards, policies, guidelines, approaches and strategies.
  • Ensure alignment of programs with National Strategy and WVI Partnership Strategic goals and priorities.
  • Ensure the proper integration of Advocacy, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), Sponsorship, child protection and other cross cutting themes in project implementation

2. Leadership/Management

  • Participate in the national level Management meeting and share the project highlights and lessons learnt
  • Provide leadership to the project team and ensure smooth running and efficient delivery of support/services.
  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents. mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.
  • Raise and discuss relevant concerns for decision making produced with leadership

3. Networking and Coordination 

  • Coordinate routinely with the consortia, and project implementing partners on the project progress
  • In coordination with the Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Director, develop and maintain good relationships with major ministries such as Ministry of Home Affair, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security National Police Authority, donors and World Vision US including planning how to approach donors (government/private donors and support offices); streamlining strategic dialogues and overseeing the implementation process.
  • In coordination with the PDQ Director, develop and maintain good relationships with WVI Nepal’s senior leadership and WV US team
  • Act as a role model in advocating/promoting the organization and stakeholder transformation to WV’s principles and vision.
  • Acts as the primary project contact person and liaison, ensuring the project is represented in national technical, policy, and planning forums with USG and other key stakeholders.
  • Coordinates organizational relationship with partners and donors related to monitoring and evaluation, providing support in facilitating technical collaboration and coordination activities with Governments, USG, partners and stakeholders.

4. Resource acquisition and Management

  • Provide leadership in funding negotiations with Support Office and other donors.
  • Support and provide technical support to proposal development and high level dialogues and engagement with key donors and government
  • Support the development of strategy to diversify funding opportunities for WVI Nepal from various sources.
  • Provide leadership to Support Office and /donor visits, requests, communications as well as fulfilling SO and donor requirements.

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  • Experience in leading large and diverse teams
  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.
  • Experience as a CoP/PD require
  • Experience managing sub-grants and contracts under grants for complex projects

Required Education, training, license, registration and certification

Advanced university degree in child protection, human trafficking, public administration, international development, or a related field
At least 7 years of experience preferred in project management of USG grants, cooperative agreement, and/or child protection projects including activities coordination and implementation
At least 7 years of experience preferred in project management of USG grants, cooperative agreements, and/or child protection projects including activities coordination and implementation
Strong understanding of anti-trafficking programming and local context and USG assistance programs, their history, and their development
Experience building relationships and working with local authorities, national ministries, host country professionals, and donor colleagues in country
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (local language is preferred)
Fluency in English

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred
  • Willingness to work at remote field project sites with additional travel in/outside country as required

Travel and/or Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable. 

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.
  • The position will work at the WVI Nepal National Office

“World Vision is committed to achieving diversity, as the diversity of our teams is critical to our overall success. WV welcomes applications from qualified professionals all over Nepal. Women, people with disability, and members from other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.”

“Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with WV as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury, and any other harm. One of the ways that WVI Nepal shows this ongoing commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates, per its Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy. WVI Nepal has zero tolerance to child rights violations, by employees and/or affiliates.”

WVI Nepal reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

People & Culture Department

World Vision International Nepal

Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only

To apply visit: worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com

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