CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services.
With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include monitoring, evaluation and learning, public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.
CAMRIS seeks a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID / Kenya and East Africa (USAID / KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program.
The USAID / KEA is seeking support in three areas : designing and implementing both quantitative and / or qualitative evaluation studies;
developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs;
and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists to lead future activities.
This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award.
The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the individual bearing primary responsibility for technical aspects of contract performance, including design and advice on methods and procedures, providing central oversight, and maintaining acceptable standards of quality for tasks assigned.
Illustrative responsibilities may include the following :
Report regularly to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments.
Manage the field office, including supervision of East Africa-based expatriate and East African staff.
Work with home office staff to identify and nominate technical specialists / consultants for short-term technical assistance to meet the objectives of the project.
Coordinate, as requested by USAID / KEA, with USAID partner organizations, in conducting performance management support tasks in accordance with the work plan.
Advise and educate other partners / USAID teams / other Contractors on policies and services as directed by the Mission.
Supervise the development, implementation and reporting of performance management support activities tasks in accordance with the work plan.
Assure compliance with contract provisions, including Annual Work Plans and other reports.
A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in management, organizational development, international development, economics, social science research, or a related field.
At least fifteen (15) years of experience is preferred in the following areas : public or private sector management, administration, and planning;
international development, preferably in developing countries;
At least five (5) years of experience serving as a COP or DCOP under a USAID funded contract.
Must have a strong background in project management and organizational development, and monitoring and evaluation to provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation support.
Considerable academic credentials and experience in organizational capacity development, knowledge management as well as managing group dynamics and high performing teams.
Must possess experience managing similar multifaceted projects in the past. In addition, it is essential for the COP to have the capacity to manage large complex projects / activities (including subcontracts and satellite offices) in a multi-cultural environment and in providing consulting services in helping clients analyze problems, devise and adopt solutions.
Must possess demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking / planning, management, and presentation skills.
Must have at least eight (8) years of supervisory experience.
Fluency in English required.
Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
Experience working in East Africa is desired.