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Sep 162017
 

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 17 Sep 2017

Chief of Party, USAID/Ghana Peace through Learning, Evaluation,

and Adapting Activity (PELA), Ghana

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC 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 implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Kenya, Morocco, Lebanon, Senegal, Pakistan, Mozambique, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:

MSI is preparing to bid on the USAID/West Africa’s Peace through Learning, Evaluation, and Adapting Activity. The project will strengthen USAID/West Africa’s effectiveness implementing its projects; coordinating its activities; learning from its experiences; and serving as an information, communication, and thought-leader regarding peace promotion and countering violent extremism (CVE) in the West Africa region.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a long-term Chief of Party, with a solid track record in leading projects related to international development. The candidate will be a development professional with at least 15 years of international development programming and management experience, with the ability to recruit and supervise short-term U.S., third country and local experts and strong experience in monitoring & evaluation, preferably of USAID projects. The chief of party will be MSI’s primary representative in the field and must be capable of representing MSI effectively to USAID and other stakeholders. This position is based in Accra, Ghana with travel to Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and possibly other countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership for the implementation of the project while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements and regulations and MSI policies and procedures.
  • Oversee fulfillment of all contract delivery requirements, including reports.
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors to achieve project objectives and targets, and ensure timely implementation.
  • Conceptualize, deliver, and arrange for the delivery of high quality leadership, M&E and learning interventions for USAID/West Africa, its Implementing Partners (IPs) and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee internal management of the project including budget, procurement and security.
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID, counterparts, and stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, international relations, economics, business administration, law or a related field strongly preferred.
  • Substantial technical experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development projects in addition to experience using applied research, learning and adaptation to inform project design and/or implementation.
  • Prior experience in research or project implementation related to peace promotion and countering violent extremism required.
  • Prior experience as chief of party, or equivalent for USAID projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, management, resourcefulness, and integrity.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal regulations and procedures is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills in English and French.
  • Experience in West Africa is strongly 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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