Chief of Party/Senior MEL Expert at Bixal

Website Bixal

Website Bixal

State: Accra
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 01/11/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 7 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Chief of Party, Senior MEL Expert Summary

Bixal seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) to lead the four-year activity providing monitoring, evaluation, and learning services to the USAID Ghana Mission.


The Chief of Party will provide guidance, leadership, and oversight for a team of monitoring, evaluation, and learning professionals in Ghana.

The Chief of Party will serve as the primary liaison with USAID and oversee communications with subcontractors and key stakeholders.

The Chief of Partywill ensure that project initiatives comply with USAID requirements and achieve expected results. This is a full-time proposal position contingent on contract award.

Chief of Party Responsibilities:

Technical Oversight (80%)
Set overall vision and strategy with the team and monitors team performance
Lead technical initiatives to systematize quality across the organization and supports the adoption of standard approaches
Represent the company to USAID and serve as primary liaison to the Contracting Officer and contract officer representative on day-to-day activities
Serves as a thought leader and high-level representative for Bixal to USAID
Ultimately accountable for the quality of work and responsible for client satisfaction through the achievement of program results in the required timeframe
Works with team to strategically deploy staff and consultants
Provides senior level technical and managerial support on projects, such as designing, conducting, or managing evaluations; strategy consulting; learning agenda development training; or other tasks as required
Assists with ad hoc troubleshooting and problem solving, including delivery of services to the client when required
Is comfortable with monitoring, evaluation, and learning assignments

Budget and Personnel Management (20%)
Mentors and supports the professional development of all staff and consultants, includingidentification or development of internal learning opportunities
Responsible for the budget, ensuring cost effective management, financial projections, andsystems to ensure proper use of funds

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Recognized senior level expert in the monitoring, evaluation and learning sector with strong management and people skills
Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills blended with expert writing and verbalcommunication skills
Solution oriented and eager to promote a collaborative working environment and relationship among subcontractors and other key stakeholders
Loves to learn and willing to experiment with new technology and new ways of working
Technical expertise in one or more thematic sectors (such as health, governance/security, humanitarian response, environment, etc.) a strong plus
Experience with financial management and managing contracts
Conference presentation and/or publication record
Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment
Previous experience as a Chief of Party on USAID contracts
Perform other duties as required
Qualifications:
Master’s degree in relevant field or Ph.D. in the Social Sciences
8+ years of experience managing monitoring and evaluation international development projects
Proficiency with both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies and monitoring best practices
Demonstrated experience leading teams and/or managing an office with a diverse (and at times, remote) staff
Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, strategic planning, project design and implementation, evaluation, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics
Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis
Experience working in Ghana
Experience working on USAID-funded projects, particularly within the USAID/Ghana Mission
Ability to work as part of a cross-cultural team with a high degree of sensitivity and cultural competence
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation abilities
Fluency in other languages applicable to the region strongly preferred


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