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Chief Of Party - Usaid/uganda Mel Activity, Kampala

Last update 2024-04-21
Expires 2024-04-21
ID #2059077538
Free
Chief Of Party - Usaid/uganda Mel Activity, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified March 6, 2024

Description

Location This role will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

What Will You Do?Bixal seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for a USAID Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity.

This program will enhance USAID/Uganda’s effectiveness in its programming by conducting high-quality evaluations, knowledge-sharing, and adaptive management to improve programmatic decision-making in the country.

The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented, resourceful, engaged, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) professional with USAID experience who wants opportunities to grow, advance, and shape the future of the international development in MEL and adaptive management.

They are a leader who wants to help improve how development is delivered and are passionate about data and learning. The COP will provide guidance, leadership, and oversight for a team of professionals in Uganda. The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID/Uganda and will be the authority on the implementation of the contract.

The COP will liaise with the home office for support on technical issues as needed.

A senior leader, the COP will provide technical oversight on all deliverables and also manage personnel, a multi-million dollar budget, and the safety and security of staff.

They are equally comfortable with qualitative and quantitative data and methods and have an interest in or talent for technology.

Important note This is a full-time proposal position contingent on contract award.

Responsibilities: Technical Provide overall leadership, management, and strategic direction for the project and oversee the performance of team in pursuit of project goals.

Oversee and monitor quality of all project activities and ensure timely, high-quality delivery of all deliverables to USAID.

Lead technical initiatives to systematize quality across the organization and support the roll-out of standard approaches.

Serve as a thought leader and high-level representative for Bixal to USAID, host government counterparts, the private sector, donors, and other stakeholders in the development community.

Hold ultimate accountability for the quality of work and client satisfaction for Bixal projects under this contract. Work with teams to strategically deploy staff and consultants.

Work in conjunction with USAID Uganda office staff and Bixal home office staff to develop annual workplans, quarterly and annual reports, and other deliverables. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders from USAID and other in-country partners throughout Uganda. Ensure project responds to changing conditions and operating environments.

Manage project partners and subcontractors, ensuring effective communication with consortium partners, identifying and resolving potential partnership issues that may arise, and ensuring cohesion throughout project implementation.

Assist with troubleshooting and problem solving when the need arises including delivering services to the client when required.

Management: Mentor and supports the professional development of all staff and consultants, including identification or development of internal learning opportunities.

Oversee project administration, implementation, and financial management to ensure project implementation aligns with budget projections, internal policies, and USAID regulations.

Ensure effective cost-management, accurate financial reporting, and proper use of funds.

Qualifications: Master's degree in monitoring and evaluation, public administration, political science, international relations, or related field.

At least 10 years of experience supporting multi-year monitoring and evaluation mechanisms or contracts, with substantive expertise in monitoring and evaluating multisectoral international development projects.

At least 5 years of experience serving as an empathetic and successful leader to a diverse staff team delivering complex functions, including operations staff.

Recognized senior-level expert in the monitoring, evaluation and learning sector. Strong management and people skills with a desire to cultivate growth and mentor team members. Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills blended with expert writing and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and develop staff in a multi-cultural setting as demonstrated by past experience.

Demonstrated ability to manage USAID contracts and all required reporting requirements.

Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the Activity.

Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment. Fluency speaking, reading and writing in English.

Please note that candidates selected may undergo a background investigation and, if applicable, meet eligibility requirements for suitability.

Bixal is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

It ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and beyond.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Chief of party - usaid/uganda mel activity

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