CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. CAMRIS' clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.
CAMRIS seeks a highly energetic and forward thinking Chief of Party for our USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Project. The MEL Project supports achievement of USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs.
The MEL project has three major components:
- Component 1: Support greater rigor and coherence in USAID/Nepal’s M&E efforts
- Component 2: Design and conduct analyses, evaluations, surveys, studies, and assessments
- Component 3: Support improved knowledge management within the Mission
The Chief of Party (COP) shall be responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership for MEL Project, while working closely with MEL project and CAMRIS headquarters staff. The COP shall collaborate with USAID/Nepal’s Program Office, expanded M&E team, Development Objective Teams, and other COPs managing USAID projects to ensure that the MEL support is meaningful and useful to the Mission and partners.
The COP is responsible for ensuring the quality of all technical work under this contract. S/he must be able to oversee performance and impact evaluations, monitoring support, and capacity building activities, ensuring that every deliverable exceeds client expectations.
- Provide leadership on the project by proactively engaging USAID, partners, and MEL team members to provide useful M&E support. This involves deep collaboration with the Mission and partners to identify, design, and implement high quality M&E support.
- Identify adjustments in scope and operations to ensure that the project adapts to changes in need and context.
- Quality assurance and responsiveness on all aspects of the MEL lifecycle including design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and learning.
- Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative and Contracting Officer.
- Ensure timely submission of all deliverables.
- Supervise and empower all technical and administrative staff on the project.
- Collaborate closely with CAMRIS headquarters technical and operations staff.
- Champion the use of CAMRIS’ systems and processes, and identify adjustments as needed.
- Represent the Nepal MEL team at local, regional and international meetings, as required.
- An advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field relevant to M&E of USAID/Nepal activities such as economics, public policy, international relations, statistics, political science, health, education, agriculture, etc.
- Minimum of 10 years of leadership experience focused on MEL activities for international development projects. This includes past experience as team lead on complex performance and/or impact evaluations.
- Program implementation experience a plus.
- Demonstrated capacity in evaluation good practice, including utilization focused evaluation, participatory approaches to evaluation, and evaluation ethics.
- Subject matter expertise in democracy and governance, agriculture, early grade education and/or public health a plus.
- Deep experience developing useful and feasible indicators/measures and associated data collection/analysis strategies for both monitoring and evaluation activities.
- Deep M&E methods experience, (including sampling strategies), and demonstrated capacity to oversee quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Past experience leading data quality assessments.
- Must be able to quickly and effectively assemble and manage interdisciplinary, multicultural and gender balanced teams.
- Past experience identifying and implementing knowledge management systems to foster learning.
- Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
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