Chief of Party, Monitoring and Evaluation Program for Lebanon (USAID-MEPL)

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Position Duties and Responsibilities

The COP leads the Activity, provides technical guidance to and supervises both international and national staff and consultants. The COP is the primary point of contact with USAID/Lebanon staff, including the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer’s Representation (CO/COR).

Essential functions:

Serves as the main point of contact for the activity, provides vision, direction, leadership, and management for the contract; develops and oversees workplans and budgets

Provides technical, operational, and managerial oversight to all aspects of the Activity to ensure all activities and deliverables are executed with quality and timeliness

Establishes and maintains highly collaborative working relationships with USAID/Lebanon and USAID/Washington as required, along with relevant in-country stakeholders; serves 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

Manages the team, ensures technical capacity of staff; provides technical assistance and backstopping when required

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

Promotes sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening in support of localization

Ensures documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned

Engages fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including collaborating with the MEPL Home Office team, participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events

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

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

An advanced university degree in the relevant subject area is preferred, including academic coursework or concentration in International Development, program evaluation, measurement or program analysis or another relevant field

Experience and Skills

A minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated relevant project management experience in developing countries is highly desirable

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and/or capacity building preferred

Working knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures required

Demonstrated experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation programs required

Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries is required

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

Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis required

Experience managing complex MEL tasks in a complex context is required

Experience mentoring staff and working with international and national consultants and staff required

Strong interpersonal and oral communications and presentation skills are required

Demonstrated experience in managing activity teams that have diverse backgrounds and skills is required

Demonstrated experience in non-permissive, conflict-prone or post-conflict reconstruction environments is required.

Experience in the Middle East is highly preferred

Familiarity with USAID/Lebanon is highly preferred

Experience working in performance management, strategic decision-making, and project learning highly preferred

Experience building monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacities of USAID staff, implementing partners, and government counterparts highly preferred

Strong familiarity with USAID CLA practices, M&E design and principles highly preferred

Experience with locally led development policy, approaches, or programs is highly preferred

Substantial experience managing a team of local specialists and international consultants preferred

Familiarity with Third-Party Monitoring preferred

Former supervisory experience is required

Excellent communication, both verbal and written English skills required, Arabic desirable

Ability to travel within Lebanon required



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Last modified: 
18 Jul, 2023
Intervention Sector(s):
Development, Research & Studies, Training & Capacity Building
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 31 December 2023
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
MEPL ends on August 17, 2026
The salary will be determined based on experience and USAID LCP
Salary Range:
> 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Masters Degree
Education Degree Details:
Academic Qualifications An advanced university degree in the relevant subject area is preferred, including academic coursework or concentration in International Development, program evaluation, measurement or program analysis or another relevant field.
Experience Requirements:
More than 10 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon