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Chief of Party, USAID Nigeria Monitoring Project, Abuja, Nigeria

Location: Nigeria


Chief of Party, USAID Nigeria Monitoring Project, Abuja, Nigeria

Proposal Summary: 
The purpose of the Nigeria Monitoring Project (NMP) is to establish a third-party monitoring system to monitor, verify and analyze trends on humanitarian programs in Nigeria funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA).  The program will create an independent and verifiable monitoring mechanism of OFDA and FFP programs in Nigeria that will increase understanding of the outputs, outcomes, processes, progress, quality, challenges, achievements, and lessons learned of their projects.  This is a five-year program.

**This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria**

Position Summary:
The chief of party (COP) will provide overall management, guidance, and direction to MSI’s project team. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the completion of all deliverables required under this contract, as well as overall compliance with the contract. This work will involve team management, technical guidance, administrative coordination, operations oversight, and client relations. The COP must have excellent oral and written English communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, and team management skills. Frequent travel to and within northeast Nigeria will be required.


  • Master’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the humanitarian, development, or transition field, including at least five (5) years of experience managing teams and two (2) years of experience working in conflict zones.
  • Previous experience working in conflict zones is required.
  • Previous experience managing third-party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or large-scale evaluations is required.
  • Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones is preferred.
  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Africa is desirable.
  • Previous experience managing sub-contractors is desirable.
  • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable.
  • English language skills (oral and written) are required.


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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