Chief of Party, USAID/Europe and Eurasia Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Decision Support (MELDS) Activity 57 views

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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

The anticipated Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Decision Support (MELDS) Activity will provide a wide range of monitoring, evaluation, learning and capacity development services to the USAID Bureau of Europe and Eurasia (E&E) as well as local governments and implementing partners. The solicitation is expected to be released in late 2021.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming USAID/Europe and Eurasia Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Decision Support (MELDS) Activity. The COP will work closely with the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia as well as USAID implementing partners and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that the Bureau’s programming is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis. This position would be based in Washington, D.C., for the anticipated five-year period of performance, contingent upon contract award.


  • Serve as SI’s primary point of contact for the project and be responsible for the activities of all long and short-term personnel.

  • Receive technical direction from the USAID COR and receive support from SI Headquarters Management Team.

  • Meet with USAID on a regular basis and represent the activity before USAID/Europe and Eurasia, implementing partners (IPs), and other stakeholders.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community groups for smooth implementation.

  • Mentor, support, and supervise activity staff and directly manage consultants.

  • Facilitate the development of quarterly and annual activity work plans and budgets and ensure the timely submission and quality of all activity reports, materials, and publications, compliant with the contract agreement.

  • Ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.


  • Master’s degree in international development, strategic planning, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, or a related field.

  • Minimum ten years of experience managing monitoring and evaluating international development projects.

  • Prior senior-level management experience on USAID-funded contracts and contracting agreements.

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and/or managing an office with a diverse staff.

  • Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics.

  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis.

  • Strong understanding of the USAID Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) framework preferred.

  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project participants.

  • Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required. Knowledge of additional languages of Eastern Europe and Eurasia will be considered an asset.

  • Regional expertise and familiarity with the USAID Bureau for Europe and Eurasia’s programming highly desired.

How to apply

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