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Chief of Party (USAID/Ethiopia)

DevTech Systems, Inc. (Devtech) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief of Party (USAID) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Description

About Us

DevTech Systems, Inc. (Devtech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Data Services; Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL); Education, Gender, and Youth (EGY); and Public Financial Management.


DevTech is preparing to bid on the upcoming USAID/Ethiopia Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Project. DevTech is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the project. This project is a five-year project, and DevTech seeks a COP to lead the project for the duration of the contract. The Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Platform is envisioned to: Enhance deliberate learning focus to drive program results faster than traditional MEL; generate fit-for-purpose data to adapt and improve development programs; improve data literacy, including the ability to generate, comprehend, rigorously analyze, and apply data generated by both USAID and broader development actors; and share CLA practices and expand the use of CLA across the Mission’s implementing partners and government counterparts.


The COP will be responsible for the overall administrative and operational aspects of the project. S/he will manage the technical and financial performance of the project and provide technical direction, leadership, and oversight of all administrative matters. The COP will ensure technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to DevTech’s policies and procedures and consistent with USAID regulations. S/he will regularly coordinate with DevTech’s home office managers and maintain communication around project progress. The COP will also oversee the implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure that project results and targets are achieved. S/he will manage the project team in a manner that is open and respectful and encourages professional development and staff input.


Note: This position is contingent upon contract award.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree (i.e. MA, PhD) in public administration, economics, business, law, or a related field;
  • At least ten (10) years of demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, and management experience, and a proven track record of accomplishments;
  • Experience with management of development projects and programs in transition environments, and working with governments, civil society and community level groups;
  • Familiarity with USAID or comparable international development organization (ex. DFID/FCDO, DFAT);
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex, multifaceted, multi-year tasks and projects/programs;
  • Successful routine completion of high-quality products on time and within budget;
  • Experience managing project and stakeholder collaboration and learning, capacity building, indicator development, and performance reporting;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up and close-out in a constrained environment
  • Experience managing multi-stakeholder inputs into national policy and civic engagement processes
  • Experience working in Ethiopia

EEO Statement

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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