NGO Senior Management Career Jobs – Chief of Party at Management Systems International

Job Title:   Chief of Party, Uganda
Organisational 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 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.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • 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;
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
How to apply: 
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Deadline: 12th November, 2012
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