Deputy Chief of Party, Iraq, USAID Performance Management and Evaluation Services (PMES) Activity

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Job Description

Proposal Summary:

This prospective project seeks to provide USAID/Iraq with a wide range of monitoring, evaluation and learning support services to promote effective and informed decision making across USAID/Iraq’s wide-ranging development efforts. The project includes the implementation of a comprehensive performance measurement, monitoring, and evaluation program, and technical guidance in an effort to enable USAID/Iraq to fulfill its performance monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and information-sharing obligations as mandated in USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) and other Agency guidance. The project involves services across four components: (1) Performance Management, (2) Evaluation Services, (3) M&E Capacity Building, and (4) Collaboration, Learning and Adapting.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for all aspects of project’s administration and operations, including personnel management. The DCOP must have excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills and management skills. The DCOP reports to the Chief of Party (COP). The DCOP may also serve as Acting COP in the absence of the designated COP. The DCOP will be based in Baghdad.


  • Responsible for activity’s administration and operations, including personnel management including the field monitors, ensuring proper training for them.
  • Assist Chief of Party (COP) in performance management systems, financial management, and timely completion and submission of all activity deliverables.
  • Responsible for day to day supervision of staff and resources for activities under the contract. Coordinates work with local subcontractors and evaluation staff.
  • Coordinates with local staff of USAID implementing partners, Central and Regional Iraq Government officials, academics, donors and stakeholders.
  • Assists with overseeing and coordinating the staff training and building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation staff and/or subcontractors.


  • Advanced degree in economics, project management, business/financial management, or relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in management and operations, including experience supporting complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to assemble, quickly and effectively, and to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team is 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 in the Middle East preferred, prior experience in Iraq or another conflict zone highly desirable.
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required, Arabic preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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