Aines Intl: Closed Position

Chief of Party (COP) for USAID project based in West Africa

We are seeking applicants for the Chief of Party, below, on behalf of a Washington DC client. Please be sure that your CV clearly shows that you match all of the qualifications requirements below, and review “How to Apply” instructions, as there are several documents requested to complete the application package.

Position: Chief of Party (COP)

Project & Location: USAID Project based in West Africa

Start Date and Duration of Assignment: ASAP. Assignment duration will be from June, 2017 through March, 2019 (21 months).

Responsibilities/Qualifications Requirements:

This position requires an experienced individual with:

  • A minimum of 10-15 years of progressive work leading to coordination, and driving complicated, demanding monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning, and capacity development efforts, is required;
  • Familiarity with the realities of rural development in arid lands of Africa, and with the technical domains of the RISE Initiative – that is, livelihoods, governance/natural resources management, and health/nutrition (required).   
  • A minimum of 10 years in International Development sector work is required;
  • A minimum of 5 years of senior development project management experience as director, deputy director, technical coordinator, or similar position is required;
  • Experience with USAID project (required) or other similar donor programs, ideally interacting directly with the donor regarding programmatic, strategic communications, and contractual issues;
  • Especially charismatic, professional credentials to be able to establish close, trustful relations for pursuing earnest organizational learning with, particularly USAID’s resilience programs and partners, and host country officials, and institutions in Burkina Faso and Niger (Preference);
  • Multiple country work experience (required);
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills (required);
  • Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills;
  • Experience in knowledge management, collaborative learning, and organizational capacity development (required);
  • Demonstrated practical experience in managing group dynamics and leading/coaching high-performing teams (required);  
  • Significant expertise in monitoring and evaluation (experience in conducting operational research, population-based surveys, and program impact evaluations) is required;

Education and Language Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in an appropriate inter-disciplinary area such as applied Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Organizational Sciences such as Industrial/Applied Psychology, Development Economics, or Management and Evaluation, or relevant areas
  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills in French (equivalent to tested FSI R4/S4 required but FSI R3/S3 may be considered) and English is required.


HOW TO APPLY: Please send requested documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and add “Chief of Party (COP), West Africa in the subject line.  Documents needed:  1) CV in chronological format, that clearly show you match all Qualifications Requirements, incl. Education and Language; 2) USAID Biodata Form 1420*; and 3) a list of at least three professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.

Deadline for Application:  until filled

*Applicants that do not have a USAID Biodata Form 1420, or do not know where to obtain this form, please go to AID 1420-17 (Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet), or to get your copy.