Advice from the pros: 9 tips for succeeding as chief of party

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Chief of party is a common job title for a position that oversees a United States Agency for International Development-funded project.

COPs have the immense task of managing entire projects and the sub-teams within them, often with multiple people reporting to them, such as program managers of different components, donors, stakeholders, and technical teams.

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  • Lottie Watters

    Lottie Watters formerly covered career and hiring trends, tips, and insights. Lottie has a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.