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Chief of Party - Evidence Based Learning, Anticipated Contract

Position: Evidence Based Learning Contract – Chief of Party

Client: Integra LLC - http://www.integrallc.com/

Location:  Egypt

Note: Anticipated USAID Egypt Evidence Based Learning Contract


Integra is a small-business international development firm specializing in implementing demand-driven development analytics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and capacity-building projects. Our technical expertise encompasses agriculture and food security, economic growth, energy, climate resilience, environment and natural resources, and gender and social inclusion. We have provided analytical and M&E services to donor-funded projects for ten years, working across more than 50 different countries, impacting millions of stakeholders, and leveraging over $1.2 billion in public and private investment for development reforms.

Integra seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead and manage the anticipated USAID Egypt Evidence Based Learning Contract. This will be a full-time, key personnel position, pending award. The Contract will provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) support services and build the capacity of USAID/Egypt and implementing partner (IP) staff.


These technical services and capacity-building objectives include improving the use of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), supporting implementing the MEL aspects of USAID/Egypt’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), and enhancing organizational effectiveness.

To these ends, the contractor will:

·         Provide technical support to strengthen reporting and MEL processes, supporting USAID/Egypt and IPs in timely, evidence-based decision-making and learning;

·         Investigate the key development hypotheses underlying CDCS Development Objectives (DOs) to generate learning and enable adaptation for subsequent program                designs or updates to the CDCS and PMP;

·         Support evidence-based project and activity design via short and long-term technical consultants to conduct stakeholders consultations, research and analysis, and              sectoral and cross-cutting assessments and desk studies.

·         Provide support to USAID/Egypt to improve organizational practices, business processes, and capacity for knowledge management, learning, and adaptation within              USAID/Egypt’s staff;

·         Deepen coordination, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and synergy within the Mission and other key Stakeholders and IPs regarding program interventions, M&E,              and lessons learned.

·         Provide organizational development services to strengthen leadership behaviors and build teams to ensure effective collaboration, innovation, and better impact.

 

Responsibilities

·         Lead Integra’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID for day-to-day activity implementation and management matters.

·         Lead technical operations ensuring the project tasks are completed and project objectives are met.

·         Prepare and submit reports and deliverables per the contract.

·         Coordinate with USAID and liaise with key counterparts.

·         Assure all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound, appropriate, and addresses the needs.

·         Manage and supervise the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract.

Qualifications

·         Advanced degree in economics, public policy, evaluation, or another relevant discipline.

·         Eight to ten years of experience assisting USAID in evaluations and assessments of similar size and scope in developing countries and comparable experience with              learning and adaptive management.

·         A track record of successfully implementing projects in Egypt or the MENA region.

·         Familiarity or experience working with local or regional MEL organizations preferred, including strong knowledge of USAID’s CLA Framework and Program Cycle.

·         Strong familiarity with USAID policies and procedures.

·         Strong management, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, including proven ability in quality assurance for technical, reporting, and other deliverables.

·         Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English, with fluency in Arabic a significant plus.

To Apply,

Integra LLC has hired GRS to assist with sourcing applicants for this position. Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to:

 

Patrick Shields, Search Manager

Global Recruitment Specialists "Positioning You for Success"

Norwalk, CT 06851 USA

Telephone: +1- 203-899-0499

Email: Shields@globalrecruitment.net

Web: http://www.globalrecruitment.net

 

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