Chief Of Party, International Development

March 5 2021
Kathmandu , Nepal

Background:

Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges.  Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions.

 

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for an anticipated business enabling environment project in Nepal, the anticipated USAID Nepal Trade and Competitiveness activity.


Job Description:
  • Develop and execute a successful program strategy to strengthen private sector participation in global value chains for enterprises in Nepal;
  • Ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors;
  • Liaise with USAID in a manner that builds trust in quality implementation and technical delivery;
  • Oversee project implementation in a manner that focuses on local systems strengthening, local ownership, and a results-based approach;
  • Identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments; and
  • Cultivate an effective project team focused on innovation, results, inclusion, and compliance.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s degree (at a minimum) in business administration, economics, law, public policy, finance or a related field;
  • At least 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in a senior management position with a demonstrated track record of building and effectively managing a strong team, preferably with USAID or another donor;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with a donor, contractor, international NGO, or government engaged on enabling environment, private sector development, and/or trade programs in developing countries, preferably in South Asia;
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English; fluency in Nepali is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and navigate effectively with USG agencies, host country government officials, private sector stakeholders, and other donors.

Preferred

  • Clear command of and facility with engaging potential levers for improving the function of market systems, business operations, and/or production capabilities at the sub-national and national level;
  • Familiarity with best practices and analytical approaches for promoting investment and increased use of technologies and innovation to spur productivity and reforms;
  • Demonstrated expertise in strengthening market capacities and streamlining business processes and select import and export procedures;
  • Equal comfort engaging stakeholders respectfully, whether in a farm field, a shop floor, or a corporate boardroom.