iDE has worked in Nepal since 1992, developing and implementing an internationally recognized and proven approach that has increased the economic, social and climate resilience of over 3 million Nepali farmers. iDE Nepal developed and pioneered the Commercial Pocket approach, which creates local community hubs for agricultural inputs and outputs, agronomic information, access to multiple use water systems, and serve as hubs for farm business advisors providing last mile services to smallholders, and focal points for community-based governance groups. In the last 15 years, iDE Nepal has developed approximately 300 commercial pockets, through which smallholder farming households see an average annual income increase of $450. iDE’s focus in Nepal has increasingly turned towards adaptation and resilience to climate change as well as disaster risk reduction; and our work in those areas has recently been recognized on a global level. Lastly, recognizing that developing close partnerships with government is crucial for the sustainability of our initiatives, iDE actively coordinates and collaborates with government at local, provincial, and national levels to implement projects.
We are recruiting a Chief of Party (CoP) for the USAID Food for Peace-funded Multi-Year Emergency Food Security Activity in Nepal. This is a pilot activity for multi-year emergency food assistance, focusing in Nepal on recovery and resilience to annual monsoons in the Karnali River Basin. This will likely be a three-year, multimillion dollar project through which iDE, if awarded, will work in-consortium with other international and local NGO partners. iDE Nepal takes a "one team" approach in which all project implementation is closely coordinated between consortium partners; project activities will also be supported by and contribute to the strategic direction of the country program as a whole.
The CoP will be responsible for the overall management of the activity, leadership of the project team, a representation with the donor, government, and stakeholders. S/he should bring extensive experience and skills in team leadership and management of complex activities. The candidate should thrive in dynamic and innovative organizational settings and be comfortable leading a project within the broader context of iDE’s unique programmatic strengths and strategy in Nepal.
This role is a full-time position based in Kathmandu, Nepal with regular travel to western Nepal.
iDE is committed to equal opportunities for all, and does not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other status. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will fulfill most of the following requirements:
Language/Mathematical and Reasoning Skills
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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