Chief of Party

Devex Candidate Sourcing
Apply by 22 September 2017
Posted on 13 September 2017

Job Description

Devex is helping a USAID implementing firm identify a Chief of Party for an ongoing project based in Nigeria.


The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of a large-scale USAID funded project. S/he will work closely with USAID/Nigeria’s leadership team, the Program Office and technical office team leads, and other Chiefs of Party managing USAID projects. Additionally, the COP will work with national-level stakeholders from the Government of Nigeria (GON) to develop high-level partnerships with some of Nigeria’s most reputable social scientists and development professionals.

* Ensure that quality standards, schedules and deliverables for the program are met
* Ensure effective and efficient performance of staff and all aspects of the contract and overseeing all quality control and reporting
* Interact professionally with home office, senior Mission, Embassy and government officials


· Minimum of a Master’s degree in an interdisciplinary area such as: Applied International Development, Strategic Planning, Project Design And Implementation, or related field;

· Minimum 15 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, involving leading performance evaluations, impact evaluations, and data quality assessments;

· Experience in program management of complex USAID-funded projects with budgets of $15 million or higher, strongly preferred;

· Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills—specifically, progressive experience in managing high-performing teams in the international development settings;

· Sectorial experience in one or more of the following subject areas: health, democracy, governance, education, agriculture development, and economic development;

· Experience in organizational capacity building or implementing knowledge management systems;

· Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills.

· Especially charismatic and collaborative, with professional credentials to establish close, trustful relations for pursuing earnest organizational learning with, particularly USAID/Nigeria’s American and Nigerian senior professional staff and leadership, including the Mission Director’s Office.

· Fluency in English, written and spoken.

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