EnCompass LLC is actively seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) program in Nepal.
The anticipated USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Leaning (MEL) Activity is expected to be a follow-on to a current contract that assists the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities aligned to the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and development objectives.
The COP will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Nepal MEL program, as well as technical quality, and contract and budget compliance. S/he will bring deep technical experience leading complex monitoring and evaluation efforts, including capacity development in MEL topics and learning and adapting based on monitoring and evaluation results.
The COP will also bring experience facilitating learning and building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including USAID, Government of Nepal, academic institutions, private sector organizations and civil society organizations. The COP will have high political acumen and strong leadership and management skills, with experience leading multi-cultural teams and a variety of work streams simultaneously. S/he must be an inclusive leader, who can navigate change with flexibility and emotional resilience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience achieving results, with strong strategic vision and an understanding of systems approaches to development programming. S/he will understand how to foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning and will maintain high self-awareness and personal improvement skills.
The position will be full-time and be based in in Kathmandu, with travel throughout the country.
The COP will lead the Nepal MEL program, providing technical expertise and guidance while supervising both international and national staff and consultants. The COP will be the primary point of contact with USAID staff, including the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer’s Representation (CO/COR).
Essential functions include:
Experience and Skills
How to Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete application.
The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.