MSI Chief of Party, Program Support for USAID/Kenya Job

Chief of Party, Program Support for USAID/Kenya

Closing date:
  20 Jul 2012

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:

The project objectives are geared to support and strengthen the current USAID/Kenya strategy in meeting day to day information needs in order to make informed program management decisions, as well as to provide substantive support with qualitative, quantitative, and analytical information to assist in continually assessing and evaluating the Mission’s development hypothesis. 
It shall also assist the Mission with its public education goals by providing qualitative and anecdotal evidence on the effects of projects on the lives of individual beneficiaries.

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.

  • Serving as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both; 
  • Ensuring effective and efficient performance of all aspects of this contract, overseeing all quality control and reporting; 
  • Interacting professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials.
  • At least 15 years of experience in international development, including experience and/or technical knowledge in designing, managing and evaluating multi-million dollar development projects; 
  • At least 5 years of experience as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director roles; 
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior U.S. and foreign government officials; 
  • Prior experience in supervising long-term field staff and short term U.S., third country, and local experts; 
  • A graduate degree in the field of management, international development or related technical field; 
  • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability.
How to apply:

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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