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The Mitchell Group Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG), an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified consultants for an upcoming USAID/East Africa project to provide qualitative, quantitative and analytical information to support USAID/Kenya in making informed program management decisions.

Background & Objectives

The purpose of the project is to provide support to the Government of Kenya and other development partners who are supporting USAID/Kenya overall goals.

The USAID/Kenya program covers a wide range of activities under the following assistance programs: Health, Population and HIV/AIDS; Basic Education; Youth; Governing Justly and Democratically; and Economic Growth, Environment and Natural Resources Management.

Chief of Party

The Nairobi-based, full time chief of party (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.

His/her primary responsibilities shall include:

Serving as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both.

Ensuring effective and efficient performance for all aspects of this contract, overseeing all quality control and reporting.

Interacting professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials.

The Chief of Party must have:

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, demonstrating professional interaction 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 a related technical field, or a bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in addition to the required minimums.

Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their

  • Current CV/resume
  • A brief cover letter
  • Completed and signed AID1420 Biodata sheet form
to jenkinsc@the-mitchellgroup.com, bernicey@the-mitchellgroup.com. 
In the subject line, please indicate the position to which you are applying. 
CV/resumes will be reviewed as they are received, early application is encouraged. 
No phone calls please.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 20 Jul 2012

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