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Chief of Party, USAID/BHA Nigeria Third Party Monitoring Project



Administration, Operations
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Position Description

EnCompass LLC?is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) Nigeria Third Party Monitoring Project (NTPMP).

The purpose of the NTPMP is to provide third party monitoring services to ensure adequate management oversight of BHA's implementing partners. These will be implemented throughout high security threat environments of Northeastern Nigeria. The Project will monitor, verify, and analyze trends on humanitarian programs in Nigeria and increase USAID/BHA’s access to independent, verifiable data related to the 1) quantity and quality of activities delivered, and 2) performance of BHA-funded programs in Nigeria.

In addition to providing overall leadership, management, and technical direction, the Chief of the Party will have experience in monitoring humanitarian projects and knowledge of BHA’s humanitarian portfolio.

We are looking for someone who can facilitate learning and build relationships, with high political acumen and strong conflict prevention and management skills. They must be an inclusive leader, who can navigate change with flexibility and emotional resilience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience focusing on results and impact, with a strong strategic vision and an understanding of systems approaches to programming. They will understand how to foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning and will maintain high self-awareness and personal improvement skills.

It is anticipated that this position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

The COP will oversee NTPMP, providing technical guidance to and supervising staff and international and national consultants. The COP will be the primary point of contact with USAID/BHA, including the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer’s Representation (CO/COR).

Essential functions:


  • Serve as the main point of contact for the Project, providing vision, direction, leadership, and management for the contract

  • Provide technical, operational, and managerial oversight to all aspects of the NTPM activity to ensure all activities, and deliverables are executed with quality and timeliness

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and as the principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships

  • Manage the activity team, ensure technical capacity of staff; provide technical assistance and backstopping when required

  • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with EnCompass’ standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and national policies and laws

  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned

  • Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones, objectives, deliverables and targets


  • Responsible for the overall technical direction of the activity, ensuring quality and timeliness of all deliverables

  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening in support of the USAID/BHA.


  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and 10 years’ experience; or PhD and 8 years’ experience in international development/studies, business, statistics, or a related field required

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the area of monitoring and evaluation, results-based management, data quality control and reporting for USAID projects and systems; experience with Third-Party monitoring, as well as impact and performance evaluations preferred

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively increasing responsibility managing large comprehensive monitoring contracts of similar nature, size and complexity, preferably for USAID or other donors.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.

  • Strong understanding of/experience with humanitarian projects and/or managing projects in non-permissive environments preferred, preferably in the USAID context.

  • Experience or knowledge of BHA priorities and best practices strongly preferred

  • Strong experience with monitoring standards and practices, both quantitative and qualitative skills preferred

  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders; experience mentoring staff and working with international and national consultants

  • Substantial experience in managing a team using mixed research methods

  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills required

  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures

  • Prior experience as a COP or leading complex USAID-funded projects, as well as managing sizeable USG-funded contracts and budgets, strongly preferred

  • Former supervisory experience required

  • Excellent communication skills in English; proficiency in one or more Nigerian languages an asset

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application online.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

If you require accommodations in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act to complete your application, please call 301-287-8700, provide your contact information and a description of your accessibility issue. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case-basis, and we will call you back within approximately 3 business days.

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