Plan International Nepal announces vacancy for  Chief of Party (CoP) – USAID Education: Equity and Inclusion. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.


Plan International is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID-funded Education: Equity and Inclusion Activity in Nepal. USAID Education: Equity and Inclusion is a five-year, $20 million USD project that aims to strengthen partnerships between the Government of Nepal, other donors/Implementing Partners, and youth organizations, schools, and communities to plan and implement strategies that are responsive to the needs of marginalized learners in grades 6-10.  The activity will address barriers to access and retention, work to improve the quality of education for all children and ensure quality implementation of disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) related to equity and inclusion activities under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology School Education Sector Plan. The project will have a central office in Kathmandu but will be implemented in the provinces of Karnali and Madhesh.

The COP will oversee all aspects of this project, leading strategic planning and decision making, providing technical guidance, overseeing activities of the sub-recipients, and supervising staff. Serving as the key liaison with USAID/Nepal, Ministries, implementing partners and other stakeholders, the COP will also establish and maintain an integrated vision among relevant stakeholders while ensuring adherence to all project objectives, performance requirements, and donor regulations. S/he will oversee coordination of field operations and ensure that activities are meeting USAID and Plan standards. The COP position will be based in Kathmandu, with travel to Karnali and Madhesh provinces as necessary.


Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • A Master’s degree international development, education, public policy, social sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum 15 years of leadership experience in Nepal, directly overseeing projects of similar scope, size and complexity.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of USAID funding requirements, grants and/or contracts policies, government to government programming.
  • Knowledge of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework, USAID Inclusive Development approach preferred.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Government of Nepal and the federalism context, and have experience successfully developing and maintaining relationships with key GoN stakeholders, donors, and other projects.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) principles and PYD (Positive Youth Development).
  • Significant experience mentoring and coaching staff and working with international and national consultants, staff and sub-awardees.
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, communications, knowledge management, systems strengthening, organizational development, financial and risk management, and dynamic presentation skills required. 
  • Substantial knowledge of issues related to equity and inclusion in education in Nepal, significant experience working in relevant technical areas, including girls’ education, improving learning outcomes for children with disabilities, parent and community engagement in education, and/or Universal Design for Learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender transformative programming and experience in implementing programs with gender-focused components.
  • Excellent communication skills in Nepali and English (written and verbal) required.
  • Preferably have work experience in Karnali and/or Madhesh.
  • Ability to travel within Nepal, as necessary.


Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International works in over 75 countries with its partners, programme participants young people, supporter to advance children’s rights and equality for girls with an ambition to see All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change. Plan’s programmes are supported by a core of defined values, including transparency and accountability, team collaboration, inclusion and integration, as well as, the overall desire to empower girls and young women as legacy.

Plan International has been working in 50 districts in Nepal since its inception in 1978.It has played an important role in advocating for children’s rights and gender equality in Nepal. Through its various initiatives, it empowers marginalized children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. By addressing the unique challenges faced by girls and working towards their advancement, Plan International Nepal contributes to building a more equitable and inclusive society for all.

Plan international Nepal seeks candidates who practice feminist leadership, promote diversity, actively seek innovative solutions for problems, courageously and respectfully share their opinions and ideas, break down barriers and engender cross-department collaboration, practice active listening, maintain confidentiality, build trust and are passionate about children’s rights and equality for girls.

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 27th Dec, 2023

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