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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.


Chief of Party, USAID South Sudan MEL

Location: South Sudan


Chief of Party, USAID South Sudan MEL

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.


Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing a proposal for an upcoming five-year USAID South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project. The MEL Project will support USAID/South Sudan to effectively monitor, evaluate, learn from, and improve USAID-funded interventions. The MEL Project will provide USAID/South Sudan with flexible, demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities.


Position Description:

SI is seeking a Chief of Party to lead the South Sudan MEL and supervise expatriate and local staff. The COP will oversee the contract and provide overall implementation of the contract. This will be a full-time position based in Juba, for the duration of the contract.


  • Serve as Social Impact’s representative and point of contact for the MEL contract, and serve as primary liaison with the USAID/South Sudan 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 South Sudan 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 relations, economics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience providing technical and managerial oversight and direction on international development projects.
  • Prior demonstrated experience managing personnel, funds and resources for multi-year, multi-task projects. Proven successful leadership in an intercultural team environment in a development context. Ability to supervise a team in order to complete tasks on time and on budget.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with USAID policies and procedures with regard to human resource management, financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience developing long-standing and trusted relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting or implementing complex projects in South Sudan or similar country contexts.
  • Prior experience in project management in South Sudan, and knowledge of operations and administration across the country.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, and demonstrated ability to exercise overall quality control, meeting high technical and editorial standards in written products.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in South Sudan, and with South Sudan's development challenges preferred.


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