International Development Group
  • Proposal / Pending Award
  • Dakar, SEN
  • Full Time

Chief of Party- Monitoring, Reporting and Capacity Strengthening

Location: The Sahel Region

Status: Expat/TCN/ Senegalese national

Period of Performance: 5 Years

Position Description: IDG is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (CoP) to lead the anticipated USAID/Sahel Monitoring, Reporting and Capacity Strengthening (MRCS) contract. MRCS will entail an anticipated multiyear platform activity.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for leading and managing the overall operations of the MRCS project activity. The COP will work closely with USAID/Sahel's Program Office, Mission technical offices, staff and management from other USAID implementing partner operated activities, and representatives of the Governments of the Sahel region and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that USAID's assistance to the Sahel region is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis that can be used by the Mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall project vision, technical leadership, and management.
  • Achieve program results efficiently, in a timely fashion and in compliance with USAID, US Government policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the contract with the USAID Mission, implementing partners, other donors and the host country governments.
  • Lead work planning, including contingency planning if necessary, and oversee the operations of the contract to achieve successful implementation of activities.
  • Mentor local staff to enhance capacity and actively contribute expertise to the Contract overall and provide strategic and operational direction.
  • Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation.
  • Ensure the completion of timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards
  • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contract.


  • Minimum Ten years of professional experience working with issues related to monitoring, reporting, planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USAID.
  • A record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, interpersonal, capacity strengthening skills.
  • Advanced degree in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience as COP or a similar role managing a multi-year USAID project of similar, scope and complexity to the MRCS Project.
  • Experience with building and managing stakeholder relationships with senior Mission and embassy officials, GS officials, and other in country stakeholders.
  • Thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs.
  • Experience working in the Sahel region; and familiarity with the culture, society, and development context of countries in the region is preferred.
  • Experienced in leading an intercultural team environment, including the professional development and technical capacities of project staff.
  • Experienced in the design and management of M&E systems for development projects.
  • Thorough technical knowledge of monitoring, reporting, evaluation methods, and performance management, including, but not limited to, data collection and analysis, evaluation planning, evaluation design and management, and dissemination of evaluation results.
  • Required to have oral and written communication and presentations skills in French (equivalent to R4/S4 under the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) and English. USAID will verify language skills prior to and post.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

**IDG has issued policies essential for the safety and well-being of all staff, including requirements for all employees to be appropriately vaccinated or to have an approved exception/exemption on file. New employees will be asked to provide validation of full compliance of IDG's vaccination policies.

Company Description: International Development Group LLC is an international development consulting firm that assists donors, governments, and the private sector to create and take advantage of opportunities for sustainable, broad-based economic development and poverty reduction. IDG provides entrepreneurs and policymakers with the practical tools needed to achieve real and measurable impact for their communities and countries. IDG assistance programs aim to build the capacity, skills, and knowledge of local individuals and institutions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, fostering synergies between local knowledge and international experience.

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