Save the Children believes every child deserves a future.ln Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life. the opportunity to learn and protect from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis -transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children adheres to Safeguarding Policy, including its Child Safeguarding and Global Anti-harassment Policy, with high importance and commits rigorous procedure to ensure all our personnel and programs are safe for children candidates will be, therefore subject to strict background checks.
Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates (Nepali Citizens only) who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity for the following position(s).
Position: Deputy Chief of Party - Operations, Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Planning
Required No.(s): 1
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Based in Country Office, Kathmandu
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Ensure the high-quality preparation and timely submission of programmatic and financial deliverables for USAID, the Government of Nepal, and SC, verifying compliance with donor and SC regulations;
Assist in preparing and revising a realistic budget, and in authorizing and monitoring expenditures in line with the budget, donor guidelines, and SC’s grant management and financial regulations;
Establish standard operating procedures (SOPs), including tools and templates, to guide effective, efficient, and compliant administration/HR, sub-awards, transfers, procurement, and logistics operations functions across all levels and partners;
Develop and deliver trainings to ensure relevant team members, including consortium partners, understand and can correctly and efficiently apply SOPs;
Supervise team members leading each function, ensuring that appropriate corrective action is taken when required;
Ensure close coordination with SC offices on administrative and HR matters, especially regarding program operations and finances;
Attend and actively participate in periodic program meetings, ensuring a summary of progress and challenges is prepared and presented to relevant stakeholders with follow-up actions as required;
Maintain effective communication, coordination, and positive relationships with key counterparts, such as from USAID, Government of Nepal ministries and divisions (e.g., Ministry of Health and Population, Family Welfare Division, and the National Health Training Center), other international implementing partners, and local NGOs;
Apply SC’s vision and values in day-to-day work, and fully adhere to SC’s Code of Conduct; and
Serve as Acting COP in the COP’s absence.
Qualifications and Experience
Master’s Degree in International Development, Business, or other relevant areas;
Minimum of 10 years (7 years for GSI group)* of experience in managing the operational aspects of donor-funded projects in progressively more responsible roles;
In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in teams;
Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments; and
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Prior experience as DCOP or Director of Operations on a USAID-funded program;
Technical expertise in adolescent sexual and reproductive health is preferable.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment
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