Chief of Party Job at Management Systems International in Uganda

Job Title:  Chief of Party, Learning Contract, Uganda

Project/Proposal Summary:

MSI is seeking long term staff for a USAID-funded project with the following three objectives: (1) strengthen the monitoring, reporting and evaluation functions to support USAID/Uganda and partner decision making mechanisms and learning; (2) improve organizational practices and capacity for learning and adaptation within USAID/Uganda’s staff and business processes; and (3) deepen coordination, collaboration and synergy within the Mission and with other key stakeholders regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned. The project is central to the Mission’s broad organizational learning and development policy effort known as, “Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA),” that is intended to create the conditions to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization.  It is the first project of its type in recent USAID history, and is closely linked to USAID Forward and other reforms of the last few years. Further information on the CLA can be found in the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) which is posted on the USAID/Uganda website

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a Chief of Party to manage the entire project and ensure that quality standards and schedules are met. The COP will define and manage overall contract requirements: including staffing, and cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve this contract’s objectives. The COP shall receive technical direction from the USAID/Uganda Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and receive technical support and guidance from the project Technical Director based at MSI headquarters. This will be a full time position based in Kampala, but will involve travel throughout Uganda.


·               Serving as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both, the COP shall be authorized to represent MSI in all matters pertaining to the execution of the contract Statement of Work with the exception of amendments;

·               Ensuring effective and efficient performance of all aspects of this contract, overseeing all quality control and reporting, and having responsibility for the activities of all long and short term personnel;

·               Interacting professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials.


·               At least 15 years of experience in international development;

·               Previous experience as a Chief of Party or other senior field management roles, such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director;

·               Technical knowledge and/or experience in monitoring and evaluating multi-million dollar development projects;

·               Demonstrated experience collaborating with senior U.S. and foreign government officials and representatives of other donors and USAID implementing partners;

·               Previous experience working in Uganda or East Africa desirable;

·               A graduate degree in the field of management, international development or related technical field is preferred;

·               Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability is required;

How to Apply:

Deadline: 28th Nov 2012


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