Chief of Party, Iraq Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Services Activity

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 February 2020

Job Description

About Us
Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position
Dexis is recruiting for an experienced Chief of Party to support a Monitoring and Evaluation Services Activity. This position requires approximately 10 years’ experience in overseas development experience and leading organizations, in both management and technical capacities, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a thorough knowledge of and experience implementing monitoring and evaluation programs. This is a long-term position based in Iraq. The position is contingent upon contract award.

Responsibilities
Develop and oversee contract work plans and budgets based on expected contract outputs and results using an adaptive management approach.
Provide overall responsibility for all data collection, monitoring and evaluation, report generation, learning and dissemination activities, and related tasks.
Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of MEL technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID and working environment in Iraq.
Oversee the training for staff (mainly the field monitors) and building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation staff and/or subcontractors.
Identify issues and risks related to contract management in a timely manner.
Manage the activity’s financial resources in accordance with the budget as well as USAID’s policies and regulations.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

An advanced university degree in a relevant subject area is required. Academic coursework or concentration in International Development, program evaluation, measurement or program analysis or equivalent 7 years M&E work related experience is required.
Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis, and familiarity with Third-Party Monitoring is required.
Demonstrated ability to produce and edit reports and technical documents is required.
Demonstrated ability to convey data and findings in a concise, accessible, and visually compelling manner is required.
A minimum of ten years of demonstrated relevant project management experience in developing countries is highly desirable. Experience in the Middle East is highly desirable.
Exceptional interpersonal and oral communications and presentation skills are required.
Demonstrated experience in managing activity teams that have diverse backgrounds and skills is required.
Demonstrated ability to assemble, quickly and effectively, and to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team is required.
Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Must be able to use the language fluently and accurately and be able to read all styles and forms on all levels pertinent to professional needs. Modern Standard Arabic ability is desirable but not required.
Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries is required.
Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation, dissemination and learning and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation is required.

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients. We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a “find a way or make a way” business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. That’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

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Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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