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Chief of Party (South Africa)

Position: Chief of Party (South Africa)

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Anticipated Start Date: TBD, this position is for a project proposal and is contingent on receiving funding.

I am retained by an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC, that is currently is seeking applications from qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates to lead a monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) project for the USAID/Southern Africa Bilateral Health Office.

Position Description:

The Chief of Party shall have the authority and responsibility to administer and manage the anticipated South Africa MERL project. Responsibilities include: management oversight of the project, including technical implementation; facilitating the use of performance information to inform decision making and learning, including meetings and forums that foster peer learning and knowledge management; ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables; reviewing of all financial and logistical information; coordinating with USAID and USAID implementing partners; overseeing evaluations and data collection at the national and regional levels; and recommending and evaluating as needed advisors. These management responsibilities will include, as appropriate, coordinating with other USAID-supported programs and partners.

The tasks under the COP’s management include:

  • Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) analytics and assessments
  • Data quality assessments (DQAs)
  • Family planning and HIV/AIDS compliance
  • Development Objective (DO) Performance Management Plan (PMP) development and review
  • Project and Activity Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan development and review
  • PEPFAR Quarterly Performance Report, Semi-Annual Performance Report and Annual Performance Reports/F Performance Plan and Report analytics
  • Literature Reviews
  • Secondary Data Analyses
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Other Analyses
  • Special Studies
  • Evaluations
  • Data Visualization
  • Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting
  • Capacity Building

Required Qualifications:

The Chief of Party must meet the following requirements:

  1. A graduate degree in public health, international development, monitoring and evaluation or a related field;
  2. At least 5 years as a Project Director, COP or similar senior level position, preferably of a USAID project;
  3. At least 10 years of experience in international development or global health, including monitoring and evaluation contracts;
  4. At least 5 year or more of Regional or South Africa experience is required.
  5. USAID experience, mostly in the area of M&E, and PEPFAR, etc, is required.
  6. Experience in Health related sectors is required.
  7. Experience interacting with senior U.S. government officials;
  8. Experience interacting with senior South African government officials preferred;
  9. Experience identifying and successfully managing consultants, and ensuring the quality of their products.
  10. Experience with large monitoring and evaluation programs is highly preferred;
  11. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  12. Security clearance at the “Facility Access” level will be required after the award of the Task Order.

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, South Africa” in the subject line. Documents needed: 1) CV in chronological format, that clearly show you match responsibilities/requirements: and experience; 2) a list of at least three professional referees including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the referee.

Deadline for Application: July 14, 2017-- position closed but still under review