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Chief of Party – USAID Nepal Jal Jangal

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for potential Chief of Party position on a USAID-funded program in Nepal. The five-year USAID-funded Jal Jangal (Freshwater and Forests) Activity will focus on improving the health of ecosystems and biological diversity, environmental and social safeguards, climate resilience and addressing environmental crime in Nepal. The Activity will work with the Government of Nepal (GON), community groups, civil society, and private sector actors, and will align with GON’s vision of “Conservation of biodiversity for sound and resilient ecosystems and national prosperity.”


The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the Activity’s overall field strategy. The COP sets the strategic and technical direction of Jal Jangal and serves as link between USAID, Tetra Tech’s HO, and Jal Jangal partners. He/she maintains effective relationships and coordination with government, academia, NGOs, and other donors and ensures compliance with the contract including timely, high-quality results. This would be a full-time position and be based in Nepal for the full life of project (anticipated five years).



* Provide overall leadership and technical expertise for the Activity, including supervising the Jal Jangal Team;

* Provide strategic oversight and the development of annual work plans

* Manage USAID, counterparts, and partner relationships, and represent Jal Jangal and Tetra Tech; 

* Oversee effective management and implementation of the Activity in accordance with the contract, USAID and Tetra Tech ’s policies and procedures;

* Ensure contract compliance and the timely achievement of quality results; and

* Oversee monitoring, evaluation, and documentation of  progress toward achieving results and lessons learned.



* Minimum of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, forestry, natural resources management, water resource management, ecology, or another relevant discipline is required;

* At least ten (10) years of experience working on forest and landscape conservation, natural resource management, and/or freshwater conservation projects, preferably in Nepal or the Asia region;

* At least five (5) years in a director- or senior-level management position, providing conceptual leadership and administrative oversight to complex natural resource management and/or biodiversity conservation international development programs. USAID experience strongly preferred;

* Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders (including national-level governments), fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and addressing gender equality and social inclusion;

* Professional fluency in English required; and fluency in Nepali preferred.