Title: Chief of Party for Sahel Resilience Learning Project
Location: Niamey, Niger
Start Date & Duration: June 2019 or later - We expect it to be a 5-year project.
The Mitchell Group (TMG), an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking applications from qualified Chief of Party candidates to propose for a Collaboration, Learning and Adapting activity for USAID in Burkina Faso and Niger. To note, this opportunity is in the pre-proposal stage and will only be considered for the proposal stage and successful award of the contract.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of an activity. The Chief of Party shall have principal responsibility for overall activity management and technical operations to ensure that the activity’s tasks are completed, and the objectives of the activity are successfully met. The Chief of Party is expected to lead the Contractor’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract. They will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the Contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed; and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract. They will be the primary point of contact for information on the progress and status of all activities under the Contract and will establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported. The Chief of Party will manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, articles, and all reports. The Chief of Party should have a strong combination of technical, management and financial experience. Technical experience should include a combination of expertise in the areas of CLA, learning agenda development, analytical research, evaluation, and production of communication products of publishable quality. Experience and/or knowledge of CVE and/or peace promotion is highly preferred.