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.
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
- Data Visualization
- Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting
- Capacity Building
The Chief of Party must meet the following requirements:
- A graduate degree in public health, international development, monitoring and evaluation or a related field;
- At least 5 years as a Project Director, COP or similar senior level position, preferably of a USAID project;
- At least 10 years of experience in international development or global health, including monitoring and evaluation contracts;
- At least 5 year or more of Regional or South Africa experience is required.
- USAID experience, mostly in the area of M&E, and PEPFAR, etc, is required.
- Experience in Health related sectors is required.
- Experience interacting with senior U.S. government officials;
- Experience interacting with senior South African government officials preferred;
- Experience identifying and successfully managing consultants, and ensuring the quality of their products.
- Experience with large monitoring and evaluation programs is highly preferred;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Security clearance at the “Facility Access” level will be required after the award of the Task Order.
Deadline for Application: July 14, 2017-- position closed but still under review