Devex is assisting an international development management solutions organization in their search for a Chief of Party to lead the implementation of a four-year USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning program (the Learning Program) based in Abuja, Nigeria.
The purpose of the Learning Program contract is to provide continuous, on the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID and its partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, organizational learning, capacity building and knowledge management.
The Learning Program has two major components:
- Component 1: Strengthened Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Function
- Component 2: Build a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting, Institutional Practice
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning program. S/he will work closely with USAID/Nigeria’s leadership team, the Program Office and technical office team leads, and other Chiefs of Party managing USAID projects. Additionally, the COP will work with national-level stakeholders from the Government of Nigeria (GON) to develop high-level partnerships with some of Nigeria’s most reputable social scientists and development professionals.
- Minimum of a Master’s degree in an interdisciplinary area such as: Applied International Development, Strategic Planning, Project Design And Implementation, or related field;
- Minimum 15 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, involving leading performance evaluations, impact evaluations, and data quality assessments;
- Experience in program management of complex USAID-funded projects with budgets of $15 million or higher, strongly preferred;
- Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills—specifically, progressive experience in managing high-performing teams in the international development settings;
- Sectorial experience in one or more of the following subject areas: health, democracy, governance, education, agriculture development, and economic development;
- Experience in organizational capacity building or implementing knowledge management systems;
- Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills.
- Especially charismatic and collaborative, with professional credentials to establish close, trustful relations for pursuing earnest organizational learning with, particularly USAID/Nigeria’s American and Nigerian senior professional staff and leadership, including the Mission Director’s Office.
- Fluency in English, written and spoken.
- Local Nigerians and Third Country Nationals (TCN) are highly encouraged to apply.