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NGO Job - Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya

Project Description

IBTCI is currently seeking candidates for a proposal as Chief of Party on the Monitoring and Evaluation of USAID programs in Somalia. The M&E Program will be focused on the monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of peace and security, governance, health and education, economic growth, and most importantly stabilization.

In most cases, the project consists of establishing a centralized M&E operation at the USAID Mission, consolidating the performance data being submitted by various USAID Implementing Partners. These assignments also entail overseeing the carrying out of mid-term, final, and special evaluations of individual USAID projects.

Position Description

The individual selected for this position will be based in Nairobi, with possible travel to Somalia.

He or she will be responsible for leadership and quality assurance in the rapid development and implementation of an M&E database, providing continual, on-the-ground performance monitoring, verification and evaluation of the impact, output and outcome results and environmental compliance of a set of USAID projects and activities in each respective country of assignment.

The Chief of Party will also oversee the generation of robust findings on specific results indicators as they relate to current development and stabilization priorities of USAID, enabling USAID officials to better meet day to day information needs in order to make informed program management decisions.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • University degree in public administration, international development, public policy, evaluation studies, or related field of studies;
  • Previous experience as a Country Director and/ or Chief of Party (CoP) with strong leadership skills;
  • A minimum of 10 years of overseas experience in the management, design, and implementation of donor funded projects and programs;
  • Program policy development in M&E systems for development projects, thorough knowledge of the development and maintenance of M&E systems, including: indicator development, data collections and analysis, data validation and audits, and performance reporting
  • Utilization of GIS web-based reporting and database management in programmatic monitoring, coordination, and evaluation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer software to include Microsoft Project;
  • Knowledge of the Somalia development challenges;
  • Experience in unstable, conflict-prone or post-conflict reconstruction environments
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in Somali
  • Experience implementing USAID and UN funded projects; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of stabilization-focused programming.
How to apply

Please send an e-mail with your cover letter, CV, and 3 references to Ms. Okuyan at with “Somalia M&E – Chief of Party” as the subject heading.

Please no phone calls, only finalists will be contacted.

Closing date: 25 Mar 2011

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