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Deputy Chief of Party
at ADRA, Nepal

Project Activity: USAID/ Nepal Adolescent Reproductive Health

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal



Job Description

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian agency providing relief and development assistance to individuals in 130 countries regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association. ADRA seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide leadership support and management for the anticipated USAID/ Nepal Adolescent Reproductive Health activity that will expand the demand, supply, and use of quality, adolescent-responsive reproductive health services and products through a systems strengthening approach. The ideal candidate will be a Project Manager and/or DCOP with experience working on reproductive health issues in Nepal.



  • Assist the Chief of Party (COP) with leadership, management, and strategic direction for the activity

  • Lead program design and development of workplans, and oversee day-to-day implementation and adaptation with the technical team

  • Supervise the development of sub-agreements and contracts to implement activities aligned with budget allocations, workplans, internal policies, and USAID regulations

  • Produce reports, workplans, communication materials, and other program deliverables that are timely and of high quality

  • With the COP, cultivate collaborative partnerships with USAID, ADRA Country Office, ADRA International, implementing partners, Ministry of Health & Population, and other key stakeholders

  • Manage and supervise a high-performing team of technical staff and consultants in a positive, respectful work environment

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Masters or Doctoral level degree in public health, family planning, reproductive health, social behavior change and communications, social sciences, or a related field

  • Minimum eight years of experience in one or more technical areas of family planning, reproductive health, social behavior change, communications, adolescent health, gender-based violence, community mobilization, gender equality and social inclusion

  • Minimum three years of experience with organizational capacity development, health systems strengthening, decentralization, public sector governance, the private sector, or civil society organizations

  • Minimum three years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award compliance, sub-award management, and tracking performance and costs via specific funding streams of a large international development project; ideally with USG funding

  • Strong understanding of issues affecting adolescents and youth in low- and middle-income countries, and technical knowledge of social and behavior change communications strategies and approaches

  • Excellent spoken and written Nepali and English language skills

  • Ability to travel to program field locations


To Apply: Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with “ADRA – DCOP, Nepal” in the subject line. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.​

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