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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/M&E Specialist, Iraq Monitoring and Evaluation Project (IMEP), Baghdad, Iraq

Location: Iraq


Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/M&E Specialist,

Iraq Monitoring and Evaluation Project (IMEP), Baghdad, Iraq

Project Summary: 

The Iraq Monitoring and Evaluation Project (IMEP) aims to establish a monitoring and evaluation support system in Iraq funded by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Food for Peace (FFP) within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). The program provides monitoring and evaluation services to OFDA and FFP in Iraq that increase both USAID and its partners’ understanding of the outputs, outcomes, progress, challenges, successes and lessons learned of selected OFDA and FFP-funded projects.

This is a local position based in Baghdad with possible travel to other regions within Iraq. 

**Please note: Only Iraqi nationals are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The deputy chief of party (DCOP) will lead the design of a monitoring and evaluation plan for IMEP. Under the direction of the chief of party (COP) s/he will work with implementing partners and third-party contractors to ensure that the project consistently coordinates and provides high quality M&E services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the overall technical direction to the project’s team on monitoring methodology and data analysis.
  • Design a flexible monitoring plan based on client needs and a dynamically changing environment .
  • Design, pilot and revise data collection tools based on client and field needs.
  • Help design and train third party enumerators on proper data collection procedures, Do No Harm principals, and the specifics of the projects they are monitoring.
  • Help manage the technical and administrative aspects of the TPM subcontractors.
  • Coordinate with implementing partners to ensure comprehensive and accurate monitoring of their project implementation.
  • Assist the COP on managing program resources, technical implementation, and completion of workplan activities and program deliverables.
  • Prepare the project M&E reports (Monthly, Quarterly and Annual) .
  • T ravel to provinces periodically .
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative field research as needed .
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the project.


  • University degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field. A master’s degree in international affairs, social science, statistics or a related field is highly desirable.
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation projects.  Experience working on USAID Monitory and Evaluation systems and programs is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience managing teams and at least one (1) year of experience working in conflict zones.
  • Previous experience providing technical support to third party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or large-scale evaluations.
  • Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones.
  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Iraq.
  • Ability to communicate and write in English. 
  • Strong self-initiative: ability to implement and manage program activities proactively, without waiting for instructions.  

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


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