OSC is at the core of successful initiatives in the economic, health, governance, and environment sectors around the world. OSC delivers effective, sustainable research, evaluation and strategic/behavior change communications solutions in the world’s most challenging environments. Applying the locally appropriate mix of interpersonal, mass-market, and technology-driven solutions, OSC’s research and communications teams cultivate and sustain the dialogue that supports meaningful change for a diverse array of clients and beneficiaries in the public, private, and NGO spaces.
OSC seeks well-qualified, dynamic, and collaborative applicants for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Democratic Republic of Congo Mission Strategic Support Program. The purpose of this contract is to holistically assist the USAID/DRC Mission in its overall monitoring, evaluation, and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) needs. This contract will support USAID/DRC across multiple technical areas and emphasize Mission-wide learning across an anticipated period of performance of 5 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), and Central African Regional Operating Unit (CAROU).
The COP will provide vision and overall project leadership, oversee management of staff and consultants, work plans and other project documents, and serve as the project’s primary point of contact for USAID. S/he should have demonstrated broad management and team building experience; deep technical knowledge of monitoring (including TPM), evaluation, and learning activities for international development activities; and experience in DRC. The COP will support Third Party Monitoring (TPM) in permissive and non-permissive environments and oversee the strengthening of MEL capabilities of USAID/DRC staff, local partners, and the DRC Government.S/he will work with the Mission’s leadership team, Program Office, technical office team leads, and other COPs managing USAID projects.This is a long-term position based in Kinshasa, DRC.
•Master’s degree in areas such as evaluation, organizational development, international development, economics, or related social science discipline
•Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, and/or CLA in fragile and post-conflict settings
•Minimum 10 years of experience working in international development on monitoring, evaluation, and learning programs
•Progressively responsible experience managing complex donor-funded projects, including M&E; USAID experience and previous COP experience strongly preferred. At least three years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff
•Knowledge of USAID regulations and compliance
•Excellent oral and written English and French language communication skills
Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) provides strategic communications and international development support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. For consideration, please email resume/CV and cover letter via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the subject line: DRC COP by December 7, 2020. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.This position is contingent upon contract award from USAID.