Team leader l Nepal in Business l Nepal l 2019

Chemonics seeks a team leader for an anticipated multiyear DFID-funded programme to fuel economic growth and create sustainable jobs in Nepal. Based in Kathmandu and with operations in several regional provinces, the programme aims to support creation of 25,000 jobs through the following industries: tourism, construction, information and communications technology, manufacturing, and agroprocessing. The programme will provide support in technical areas including public-private partnerships, provincial and municipal administration, trade and investment promotion, enterprise-level capacity, and manufacturing competitiveness. We are seeking a leader with a proven track record managing complex economic development programs in developing countries, including responsibilities for large-scale budgets and teams. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience leading formulation of industry strategies, promoting competitiveness, developing small and medium enterprises, and achieving results in job creation. Strong grounding in expanding access to finance to businesses is essential, as well as facilitating adoption of a regulatory environment that would fuel growth. DFID or USAID project leadership experience is required. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall programme management, leadership to meet contract objectives, effective client communication and stakeholder engagement, proactive programme risk mitigation
  • In partnership with the Nepal in business head-office director, support the programme team and be responsible for the following:
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets in accordance with DFID annual planning cycle, and provide leadership and oversight to achieve project deliverables within the agreed-upon budget and timeline
  • Lead implementation of technical assistance to governmental, not-for-profit, and business partners
  • Manage a cadre of local and international technical experts and subcontractors
  • Identify international best practices in economic development, particularly pertaining to selected sectors, and adapting them to Nepal’s needs
  • Strategic oversight of all components to ensure a sustainable and long lasting change


  • Minimum 10 years of technical experience in business enabling environment, job creation, tourism development, manufacturing, export promotion, or a related technical area
  • Extensive experience with economic growth programmes
  • Demonstrated skills and experience managing a programme of similar magnitude and complexity to the Nepal programme
  • Experience leading large teams
  • International donor experience preferred
  • Knowledge of DFID and its contractual and reporting requirements preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent English communication skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively across technical and sectoral disciplines

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via the following link: No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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