Position: Chief of Party

Project: Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Decision Support (MELDS) Activity
Support (MELDS) Activity

Integra seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead and manage the anticipated USAID Europe and Eurasia MELDS Activity. This will be a full-time, key personnel position, pending award. The MELDS Activity will provide a range of design, technical assistance and capacity building services to USAID’s E&E Bureau in the areas of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), knowledge management (KM), and collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA). The COP will require experience in leading a team of experts in both management and technical areas, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment in MEL, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills. The selected individual will also have work experience in the E&E region.

This position is expected to be based in Washington, DC, responsible for providing oversight on all activities to be conducted within the E&E Region including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine.

Responsibilities:

• Lead Integra’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity implementation and management matters.
• Lead technical operations to ensure that project tasks are completed, and the objectives of the MEL project are successfully met.
• Prepare and submit reports and deliverables as included in Integra’s contract.
• Coordinate with USAID and liaise with key counterparts.
• 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in economics, public policy, evaluation or another relevant discipline.
• 8-10 years experience in providing assistance to USAID in evaluations and/or assessments, of similar size and scope in developing countries, as well as comparable experience with learning and adaptive management.
• A track record for successful implementation in the Europe and Eurasia region required.
• Familiarity or experience working with local or regional MEL organizations preferred, as is a strong knowledge of USAID’s CLA framework and Program Cycle.
• Strong familiarity with USAID policies and procedures required.
• Strong management, communication, writing and interpersonal skills, including a proven ability in quality assurance for technical, reporting and other deliverables.
• Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English, with fluency in other languages used in the region a plus.

 

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to tmiles@integrallc.com.  Please include “Team Lead / Senior Evaluation Specialist / APEC Specialist” in the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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