Chief of Party/CLA Director, USAID/Philippines Evidence-Driven Collaborating, Learning and Adapting, Philippines

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 11 July 2019

Job Description

Chief of Party/CLA Director, USAID/Philippines Evidence-Driven Collaborating, Learning and Adapting, Philippines

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing a proposal for the USAID/Philippines Evidence-Driven Collaboration, Learning and Adapting contract, the purpose of which is to bolster the capacity of USAID/Philippines to effectively lead and practice collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), which has the broader goal of assisting USAID/Philippines to deliver better development results as part of the mission’s 2019-2024 CDCS. The successful contractor will be tasked with the following:

  • Work closely with USAID/Philippines to integrate CLA principles into the mission’s work.
  • Strengthen the evidence base of the mission by implementing select monitoring, evaluation, research and other analytical tasks to inform key strategic decisions.
  • On an as-needed basis, conduct monitoring services for activities operating in non-permissive environments (NPE) in the Philippines to help guide the management and adaptation of USAID’s programs in conflict-affected sites.

This contract has a three-year base period and two option years, and a budget ceiling of $13m. ED-CLA is estimated to start in September 2019.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a CLA Director who will concurrently serve as the Chief of Party (COP) and the overall director of collaborating, learning and adapting activities. S/he will assume overall responsibility for the contract performance and serve as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor.

The CLA Director/COP is a full-time role to take place in Manila.


  • Provide overall project management and technical operations to ensure that project tasks are completed and the objectives of the CLA project are successfully met.
  • Provide vision and overall leadership to the team.
  • Manage SI’s technical assistance, training, and overall support.
  • Prepare and submit reports requested by USAID.
  • serve as the main point of contact between USAID and the
  • Contractor, frequently serving as a facilitator or co-facilitator of high-level discussions and fora
  • among USAID staff and partners regarding learning and adaptive management.
  • Assure that all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
  • Manage and supervise the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract.


  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as international development, international affairs, monitoring and evaluation, social sciences, economics, governance, health, environment, education, organizational management, or communications is required.
  • At least seven years of project management experience, including but not limited to overseeing project deliverables, human resources, contract oversight, reporting and budgets.
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitation and training in both large, formal settings and strong interpersonal skills for coaching and mentoring in informal settings.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in organizational change management.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of various learning and adaptive management approaches
  • Experience overseeing or implementing effective communications of M&E findings and recommendations.
  • Strong familiarity with USAID policies and procedures required.
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English is required, as is a demonstrated ability to exercise overall quality control, meeting high technical and editorial standards in written products.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Philippines.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

About the Organization

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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