Chief of Party, USAID Senegal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Project, Senegal
SI is preparing for an upcoming USAID/Senegal monitoring and evaluation support project, expected to provide comprehensive MEL, capacity building, and program support technical assistance to USAID/Senegal, implementing partners, and local organizations. The project is expected to last five years.
SI is seeking a qualified Chief of Party (COP) to manage the project, supervise expatriate and local staff, and oversee all technical deliverables. The position will be full-time, over the duration of the project, and will be based in Dakar.
- Serve as SI’s POC for the Senegal MEL Support Project and serve as primary liaison with the COR and Contracting Officer.
- Manage and oversee the project’s operations, human resources, administration, and financial and contractual accountability throughout the implementation.
- Provide oversight and supervision of the Senegal office, long- and short-term personnel, and expatriate and local staff.
- Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all project tasks, ensuring quality assurance and overall responsiveness. Make necessary adjustments to fit the requirements of USAID.
- Provide technical advice and leadership on all technical activities, including the design, methodology, and tools for each activity.
- Oversee the design and implementation of the evaluations and other studies, capacity building approaches, learning events, knowledge management efforts and other technical tasks conducted under this contract.
- Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, for smooth implementation.
- Master’s degree in international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field.
- Minimum 10 years of experience in international development, and at least eight years of supervisory experience of both full-time and short-term consultants.
- Prior experience as Chief of Party on USAID-funded contracts and contracting agreements, and prior experience managing large and similarly complex USAID MEL support contract preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in the oversight and provision of technical assistance in areas such as capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, organizational development, CLA, knowledge management, and/or performance management.
- Experience in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics.
- Experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis.
- Understanding of USAID's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) framework, or experience with facilitating workshops, creating learning agendas, implementing adaptive management, and similar activities.
- Demonstrated experience developing long-standing and trusted relationships with clients and stakeholders.
- Knowledge and understanding of USAID Evaluation Policy, ADS regulations, and USAID initiatives such as J2SR.
- Oral and written fluency in English and French.
- Experience working in Senegal or West Africa preferred.
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