Chief of Party

Posted Date 1 week ago(3/8/2018 8:15 AM)
Regular Full-Time


International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.


Job Title: Chief of Party                

Department/Location: Global Health; Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To: ESPS Project Director                            

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: Exempt position




IBTCI is currently seeking for a Chief of Party for Evaluation Services and Program Support (ESPS) project. This position has an immediate start date until August 2018. The COP will oversee project implementation and ensure the successful provision of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), performance-management, capacity building, logistics and program support services to USAID. He/she will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day ESPS project management, staff supervision, and financial management. He/she will serve as the primary point of contact with the USAID/Kenya Mission Contracting Officer Representative (COR).


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Represent IBTCI through clear and open communication with the USAID project COR, USAID technical offices, other USG representatives, and the USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance
  • Regularly meet with the project COR and other USAID officials to discuss progress, contract issues, and personnel matters as required and/or requested by the USAID client
  • Collaborate with other USAID implementing partners
  • Manage project stakeholder relations through regular communication, participatory planning, managed expectations, and solicited feedback


Field Office Management

  • Manage in-country finance/accounting in coordination with IBTCI HQ
  • Manage administration of in-country assets, leases, project expenditures and subcontractors (i.e., security and/or life support providers)
  • Manage in-country procurement
  • Oversee and supervise long-term expatriate and local staff in the country to include periodic evaluation of performance and quality of work
  • Oversee in-country Human Resources (HR) issues in coordination with the ESPS Project Director and IBTCI’s HR team. Recruit, hire, and supervise qualified local national staff and consultants in accordance with the needs of the project and in compliance with the project budget
  • Develop and revise job descriptions/SOWs as needed for in-country staff
  • Manage direction and oversight of consultant and subcontractor contracts and purchase order agreements.
  • Manage consultant and sub-contractor performance and deliverables in accordance with subcontracts and purchase order agreements
  • Ensure financial and contract compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract agreement, IBTCI’s project and financial management systems, and USAID’s rules and regulations


Activities/Task Order-Related

  • Lead the preparation of SOWs for new task orders, taking responsibility for the preparation of the workplans and budgets and providing oversight to the completion of the M&E technical aspects prepared under the leadership of the ESPS Senior M&E Advisor
  • Contribute to IBTCI’s efforts to identify, recruit, review and approve proposed short-term technical consultants, mobilize, support, and manage and monitor short-term technical specialists. Oversee the ESPS Senior M&E Advisor’s leadership to complete this task and seek IBTCI HO guidance when needed.
  • Responsible for in-country activities and tasks necessary for contract execution
  • Ensure that deliverables are completed on time and meet a high quality standard of excellence
  • Provide technical assistance and training to help raise the profile and understanding of USAID’s Evaluation Policy and the principle of “Managing for Results” to improve program implementation and programmatic and resource decision-making



  • Lead the preparation and implementation of the project annual work plan and budget
  • Submit timely and accurate project performance reports to the USAID COR as required under the contract
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual progress reports outlining the major accomplishments achieved by each short-term specialist and accomplishments toward contract objectives



  • Participate in meetings with USAID and prepare meeting minutes in the format as directed by the ESPS contract
  • Adhere to and oversee compliance with the ESPS Communications Plan
  • Other tasks or activities as determined by the IBTCI Director or Practice Principal, as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience managing personnel, funds and resources for multi-year, multi-task projects desired
  • Possess excellent communication, diplomatic as well as negotiation skills desired
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high levels of quality and timeliness within teams of consultants and internal staff desired

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in leading an organization, in both management and technical fields, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstration of progressively more responsible experience in:
  1. Demonstrated understanding of and experience with in the Contractor’s and U.S Government policies and procedures with regard to human resource management, financial management, financial reporting, and procurement processes, etc.
  2. Demonstrated ability to supervise a team in order to complete tasks on time and on budget
  3. Proven successful leadership in an intercultural team environment in a development context desired
  4. Technical knowledge of the design, implementation, and management of monitoring, evaluation, and performance management
  5. Experience with the country’s development challenges
  6. Experience in unstable, conflict-prone or post-conflict reconstruction environments preferred


  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken American English is required. 




  • A post graduate degree (MA, PhD) in public health, administration, international relations, or other relevant field required.
  • A bachelor’s degree will be considered with 20 years of experience relevant to this position


Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervising responsibilities


Travel:  International travel may be required.



No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.



IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.


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