Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – USAID Nepal Health Systems Strengthening Activity At CORUS International

About Corus: Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include Lutheran World Relief, IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives. Further details about the organization can be found at:

Corus International’s country portfolio in Nepal has worked alongside the Nepal government, donors, and a variety of local and international partners since 2009. The portfolio includes a focus on health, food security, private sector engagement, sustainable development and humanitarian assistance activities and operates out of Kathmandu.

About The Job: Corus International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID-funded 5-year Health Systems Strengthening opportunity in Nepal. The Activity will work to strengthen health systems at municipality, provincial and federal levels focused on Maternal Newborn and Child Health to increase access and equity in health care.

The Deputy Chief of Party will provide overall technical leadership and operational oversight for the anticipated activity. They will take a leadership role in ensuring technical and administration implementation of high impact, proven interventions, while ensuring that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The DCOP will assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. S/he will take a technical leadership role in coordination with key stakeholders and other implementing partners, including numerous government institutions and representatives, the private sector, and civil society partners to ensure that of health systems transformation interventions contribute towards outcomes in line with national, regional and global best practices. Ensuring effective implementation of the project and working closely with the program implementing partners and the COP to ensure adaptive management of the project takes place will be key to the role. A collaborative mindset and willingness to invest in the long-term success of local institutions (public, private, and civil society) also will be key.

The position is expected to be based in Kathmandu, Nepal and will report to the Chief of Party.

Actual hiring is contingent upon signed agreement and USAID approval. Nepali nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the COP and senior management team in support of maintaining project objectives, evaluate program effectiveness, and determine corrective action needed to achieve objectives
  • Coordinate with key staff/component leads and partners in carrying out activities in accordance with the work plan and timelines for deliverables
  • Support development of strong monitoring, evaluation and learning mechanisms, program monitoring tools, and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation
  • Define strategy, iterate, and ensure consortium partner buy-in and adherence to the overall technical approach and implementation
  • Provide oversight of implementing partners, fostering a positive and collaborative working environment inclusive of both local and international partner organizations towards program objectives
  • Together with the COP and the technical implementation team, take a lead role in the development of the annual workplan and review of the existing performance monitoring plans; manage effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems to achieve results; and liaise with internal and external program evaluation technical staff and consultants
  • Supervise program staff and manage consortium partners and grant recipients in coordination with the COP
  • Build staff capacity through on-the-job training and mentoring in consultation with the COP
  • In coordination with the COP, represent the project in public and professional circles and during donor and other high-level visits (especially by USG and private agencies), through meetings, conferences, and presentations; support written correspondence to the donor as needed


  • Postgraduate degree in medicine, nursing/midwifery, or public health
  • At least seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a large consortium and staff team of both international and expatriate staff, as well as local or international partner organizations
  • Experience managing large, complex donor-funded international development programs required; experience managing USAID health/nutrition projects of similar size and complexity to this activity a significant advantage
  • Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening, community health programs, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, , gender and social inclusion, quality of health care, maternal and child health, family planning/reproductive health, and/or clinical and critical care services.
  • Working knowledge of and prior experience with USAID awards
  • Proven ability to work with government officials, international partners, MOH personnel and local health staff, and other local stakeholders in the design and implementation of health programs; experience with faith-based organizations preferred
  • Excellent team management, interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Advanced cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working and communicating with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment; ability to promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect
  • Proven ability to work with government officials, international researchers, international partners, and other local stakeholders likely contributing to the design and implementation
  • Experience in adaptive management preferred, with proven ability to iterate, test, and adjust programming in line with contextual shifts
  • Experience working in in Nepal
  • Ability to direct and manage change and inspire teamwork and high performing teams
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity a must; experience living and/or working in developing countries required
  • Professional level fluency in English, both oral and written; knowledge of Nepali is an asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites in Nepal

How to apply


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