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Chief of Party, Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Management Systems International
Employment Type
Full time

Chief of Party, Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Company Profile: 

MSI is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world. In 2008, we became the America’s operation of the international development arm of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with our sister offices in the UK and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging and political and economic climates in the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and anti-corruption.  For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Proposal Summary: 

The anticipated, M&E Support project will provide USAID/DRC with continuous, on-the-ground, on-demand and systematic support on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, research and studies, organizational learning, and knowledge management

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for leading and managing the overall complex operations of the M&E Support project. The COP works closely with USAID/DRC’s Program Office, Mission technical offices, staff and management from other USAID implementing partner operated activities, and representatives of the Government of DRC and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that USAID’s assistance to DRC is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis and that can be used by the Mission.


  • Provide overall project vision, technical leadership and management.
  • Achieve program results efficiently, timely and in compliance USAID and US Government policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the contract with the USAID Mission, implementing partners, other donors, the host country’s government.
  • Lead the work planning, progress, oversight, operations, and implementation by working through motivated mentored staff.
  • Provide expertise on the project’s learning, knowledge and adaptive management driven, and analytical activities.
  • Mentor local staff to engage capacity and actively contribute expertise to the contract overall and provide strategic and operational direction.
  • Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation.
  • Ensure the completion of reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
  • Minimum twelve (12) years of development professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG.
  • Experience working with previous U.S. government programs would be preferred but is not a requirement.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication, presentation, and negotiating skills.
  • Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory.
  • Thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable.
  • Deep familiarity with the DRC culture, society and development context or that of other similar countries in the region.
  • Experience in comparable post-conflict countries an asset.
  • Full fluency in both French and English required.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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