Howard Delafield International

Team Lead and HDI Country Director

Howard Delafield International

Team Lead and HDI Country Director

We are a behavioral insights consultancy committed to driving innovation to improve lives. We bring diverse expertise together to help organizations address pressing global health, environmental and social challenges. Since 1995, we have applied discovery and creativity to inclusive problem-solving collaborations to unlock human potential and positively impact the health and well-being of people and communities worldwide.

We are proud of a wide range of success stories united by an integrated approach to generating social impact that is grounded in behavioral science and catalyzed by creative solutions through tools such as emerging technology, applications of marketing, communications, media, events, and sustained by strategic public-private sector partnerships and coalitions. Our areas of focus include infectious diseases, vaccines, women and children’s health and empowerment, gender equality, water, sanitation, and hygiene, environmental conservation, democracy, human rights and governance, and human trafficking.

At Howard Delafield International, we exist to drive collaborations that improve lives and produce results that are meaningful for people who are too often the last to benefit from the world’s best solutions.

We are a behavioral insights consultancy committed to driving innovation to improve lives. We bring diverse expertise together to help organizations address pressing global health, environmental and social challenges. Since 1995, we have applied discovery and creativity to inclusive problem-solving collaborations to unlock human potential and positively impact the health and well-being of people and communities worldwide.

We are proud of a wide range …

Team Lead and HDI Country Director

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Team Lead and HDI Country Director to lead an innovative digital initiative in Nepal

Howard Delafield International, LLP (HDI) is a behavioural insights consultancy, working around the globe and driving innovation to positively impact lives. We have built a direct-to-consumer (DTC) digital platform for mobile games using discovery and play to empower young people to become active decision-makers in their own lives.

We are looking for a highly experienced Team Lead & Country Director for the adaptation and expansion of the Game of Choice, Not Chance™ (GOC) to Nepal. If this sounds like something exciting that you want to be a part of, we welcome qualified applicants to join our highly creative and innovative team.  

We are part of a USAID award for an Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) project led by CARE in collaboration with National Health Education, Information and Communication Center (NHEICC). HDI will create a youth-centric portal with multiple channels to reach adolescents to address agency and self-efficacy for adoption of healthy behaviours and to facilitate adolescents’ reproductive empowerment. 

We are looking for a values-driven leader… someone who believes they can generate lasting social good. The Team Lead & HDI Country Director will head up our project team and collaborate with staff in Nepal in partnership with CARE, their consortium partners and stakeholders. We are looking for someone who is experienced working with USAID-funded projects and is able to drive results, while balancing client, donor, partner, and end-user requirements. The successful candidate will lead the HDI team and collaborate with partners to guide the build and implementation of an adolescent digital portal with digital tools. These will include a digital game, videos, and elearning tools, and ensure a bridge between in-game experiences with access to information, products, and services in-real life. This leader requires the ability to manage a diverse team of tech developers, creative designers, researchers, behavioural scientists, DTC experts and ARH experts, while ensuring alignment with project objectives and goals. The position will be led by HDI and will be based in the CARE Nepal Office in Kathmandu, Nepal, with an estimated 20% travel. This position will report directly to HDI Nepal Co-Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Nepal Team Lead for the USAID-supported GOC project:
  • Lead country level project activities, providing strategic guidance to the project team including the Contracts/Finance Manager; Partnerships and DTC Sr. Advisor; Digital Products Manager; and Digital Brand Communication Manager. 
  • Represents HDI as the primary point of contact and liaison with the prime implementing partner, CARE Nepal, the Government of Nepal, the USAID/Nepal Mission and consortium partners.  
  • Provides leadership to the HDI Country Team to ensure strong and positive working relationships internally, as well as with prime implementing partners, consortium partners, vendors, and government stakeholders through communication, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Provides necessary project communications and documentation with the USAID/Nepal Mission as required for project implementation.
  • Develop and implement annual workplans and budgets in alignment with project goals and objectives to achieve results. 
  • Supports the Contracts/Finance Manager in the planning and development of new procurements, subawards, and agreements. 
  • Conducts meetings and field visits with HDI partners as required for activity implementation and monitoring.
  • Provides necessary project communications and documentation on activity progress and contributions to Intermediate Results accomplishment to client and USAID/Nepal Mission as required.
  • Works collaboratively with HDI corporate advisors as well as the regionally based specialised staff. 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field plus 15 years of relevant work experience.   
  • Advanced degree in international development, public health, or a related field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record as a Country Director in a developing country.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with prime partner organisations, USAID Mission personnel, host-country government personnel, partners, and public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Experience working and living in Nepal.  
  • Fluency in Nepali and English, Hindi would be a plus.
  • Strong management, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

Contractor Position:

  • This is a contractual assignment, beginning with a one-year commitment, with approximately 14-16 days of consultancy/month with the potential to expand up to 5 years. 

Salary: Based on salary history

Languages: Excellent English and Nepali writing and speaking skills, Hindi desirable.

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