Chief of Party
Nairobi, KE
1d ago


CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to 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 development outcomes.

We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

CAMRIS seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming Nairobi-based USAID / Somalia’s Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Support (MV&R) Activity.

This will be a five-year activity to holistically assist USAID Somalia in tracking and monitoring Implementing Partners’ (IPs) performance to ensure they are accomplishing the tasks they set out to achieve.

The USAID MV&R mechanism has four core activities :

  • Monitor, verify and report on activities carried out by IPs across Somalia, through site visits and the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information.
  • Conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) on IP indicator data by applying the five data quality standards (validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness).
  • Provide logistical and administrative support, and facilitation services when needed for USAID meetings with partners or other stakeholders as requested by USAID.
  • Provide continuous performance management support, including technical assistance and capacity building to USAID IPs and USAID staff.
  • This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award.
  • Responsibilities

  • Serve as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both.
  • Ensure effective and efficient performance for all aspects of this contract and oversee all quality control and reporting.
  • Interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials.
  • Provide vision and overall leadership to project staff.
  • Ensure provision of timely, relevant, high-quality services to IPs and USAID.
  • Identify adjustments in scope and operations to ensure that the project adapts to changes in need and context.
  • Provide quality assurance and responsiveness on all aspects of the MV&R lifecycle including design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and learning.
  • Ensure all USAID rules and regulations and CAMRIS policies are followed.
  • Supervise and empower all technical and administrative staff on the project.
  • Collaborate closely with CAMRIS headquarters technical and operations staff.
  • Represent the USAID Somalia MV&R team at local, regional, and international meetings, as required.
  • Qualifications

  • A graduate degree in management, international relations, statistics, economics, demography, political science, or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in international development, including experience managing multi-million-dollar development projects.
  • Prior experience in a high threat environment.
  • Prior experience working on USAID projects.
  • At least three years of experience as a USAID COP, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials.
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID ADS 201 and monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Experience managing complex, multifaceted, multi-year tasks and projects / programs.
  • Prior experience in supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts of diverse backgrounds.
  • History of completing high-quality products on time and within budget.
  • Familiarity with USAID human resource, financial management, travel and procurement requirements.
  • Technical knowledge desired of performance monitoring, evaluation methods, collaboration and learning, adaptive management, indicator development, data collection and analysis, and performance reporting.
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
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