Abt Associates Inc.

Component Lead, Nepal SSBH

Abt Associates Inc.

Component Lead, Nepal SSBH

Abt Associates' International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

Abt Associates' International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our …

Component Lead, Nepal SSBH

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The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment and energy do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity 

Abt Associates seeks candidates for a long-term Technical Component Leads position for the anticipated USAID-funded Nepal Health Systems Strengthening Activity. The primary purpose of this activity is to strengthen the health system at municipality, provincial, and federal levels, focused on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), to increase access and equity in health care. Qualified candidates will possess the qualifications listed below. Abt Associates actively seeks out candidates with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Therefore, we particularly encourage women, individuals from disadvantaged communities and castes/ethnicities, and differently abled people to apply.

The position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate with Chief of Party and other technical leads to oversee planning, execution, monitoring, and evaluation of program interventions and outputs.
  • Oversee a team of technical specialists to deliver program technical results in a substantial and cost-effective manner
  • Coordinate and maintain working relationships with key project stakeholders (host country ministries, local government officials, and private sector partners) to develop public health capacity at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels, improve access to services, and increase the quality of health services.
  • Provide leadership and technical oversight to project staff and subcontractors.
  • Ensure high quality and timely reporting.
  • Ensure that project indicator and programmatic targets and USAID obligations are met.

What We Value 

  • A master’s (preferred) or bachelor’s degree in public health, health policy, health administration, medicine, nursing, international development, or a related subject area.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant technical areas listed below. Experience in donor-funded projects is preferred.
  • Significant experience in key areas listed below; proven ability to achieve program targets, along with good understanding of the federal health system in Nepal
  • Strong ability and desire to work collaboratively with the Government of Nepal, local partners and healthcare entities, and the international public health community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Nepali; English proficiency preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Relevant Technical Areas

  • Health Systems and Governance
  • MNCH/Family Planning
  • Private Sector Engagement
  • Gender, Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion 
  • Locally Led Development, Mentoring, Capacity Development or related field

What We Offer 

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Open to Nepali nationals only.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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