Chief of party | Kathmandu, Nepal | 2023

  • Contract
  • Nepal


Program Overview:
Chemonics International Inc. seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Health Systems
Strengthening (HSS) activity in Nepal. The anticipated, five-year, $25-50 million USD project aims to
strengthen and enhance the health system in Nepal to deliver quality health services. The activity will
bolster local health system governance, partner with government to enhance health facilities to ensure a
full range of high quality, client-centered maternal newborn, child health, and family planning services,
foster health service public private partnerships, and build resilient health systems. The chief of party will
liaise with USAID on all matters related to project management, spearhead the program’s technical
strategy development and implementation, and ensure the program’s operational and technical integrity.
The chief of party will be a national or international-level expert in evidence-based policies related to
health systems, with verifiable experience managing comparable health programs. This position will be
based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference
in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide overall leadership, management, administrative, and technical direction, and serve as the
primary authority for all decision-making to ensure all activities, staff, and partners achieve
targeted results and meet reporting requirements
• Serve as Chemonics’ principal liaison and coordinator with USAID/Nepal, Nepalese government
institutions, senior-level national and county-level government officials, other implementing
partners, and other key stakeholders including partners, public and private sector organizations,
service providers, and beneficiaries to ensure the activity is meeting its objectives
• Ensure that the project uses and promotes the highest standards for health systems strengthening
approaches based on scientific evidence, while generating innovations to test
• Use data to track progress, inform decisions, share learning, and adapt project strategies
• Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the
Ministry of Health (MOH), and other stakeholders
• Manage and supervise the work of project personnel, subcontractors, and grantees, with a focus
on core results, achievement of work plan and targets, timely implementation, and sound program
HR and financial management
• Continuously assess and evaluate activity outcomes, ensuring learning is incorporated into
implementation, making course corrections as appropriate, and maintain a high standard of
reporting to USAID

• Master’s degree or higher in international development, public health, leadership and governance,
health financing, or any other field related to health systems strengthening (workforce
development, supply chain, information systems)
• Minimum ten (10) years of professional experience in international development, ideally in
implementation of USAID-funded or other donor-funded projects, preferably on similar HSS
• Minimum five (5) years of experience as chief of party, managing complex activities that involve
coordination with multiple project stakeholders across a range of implementation areas relevant to
• Previous experience working in Nepal, Asia region, or other countries implementing health
systems strengthening
• Strong understanding of successful approaches to building the resilience of the Nepalese health
system and to optimizing resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes
• Strong ability to partner with the Government of Nepal (GON) to strengthen the capacity of hostcountry institutions and local organizations to strengthen health system governance across Nepal
as the government moves to embrace federalism
• Experience involving the private sector in health is a plus
• Demonstrated exceptional leadership in designing, managing, implementing, and monitoring and
evaluating similar-sized donor-supported projects, with skills in strategic planning, management,
supervision, and budgeting; preferable experience in managing complex activities involving
coordination with multiple project partner institutions
• Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team
members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners.
• Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills to fulfill the project’s diverse
technical and managerial requirements and effectively coordinate with a range of stakeholders
• Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care
• Familiarity with USAID’s regulations.
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Fluency in English required
• Knowledge of Nepalese and other local languages a plus

How to apply

Please complete your application via this link by 14th August 2023:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be

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