MSI Jobs – Chief of Party, Local Governance at Management Systems International

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project/Proposal Summary:
MSI is looking for a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming governance program in Uganda. The program will work at both the national and local level to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in government.
Position Summary: This is a full time position for a project likely to be from 4-5 years. The person selected will serve as the primary point of contact with the donor, national government counterpart agencies and local government authorities, providing support for effective local capacity building.

Responsibilities: • Overall management of the project including supervision of technical and administrative functions; • Supervision of staff performance; • Recruitment and supervision of staff or consultants; • Coordination with USAID; • Preparation of required reports; • Monitoring program performance, and • Overseeing project expenditures and budget.

Qualifications: • Prior experience as Chief of Party on USAID funded projects; • Demonstrated technical expertise in local government or related governance issues such as financial management, service delivery and local government administration; • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably East Africa; • A bachelors’ degree in a field related to governance; masters’ degree preferred; • In depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations; • Fluency in English required, knowledge of local languages (Swahili, Luganda, Bantu) preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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