Chief of Party, SMP Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya


Position Title: Chief of Party, SMP

Introducing Integrity

Integrity is an ethical consultancy and service provider working in challenging and complex environments around the globe.

We help our clients succeed in fragile and challenging environments while building trust and understanding as the basis for transformative change. We work across all phases of the program and project cycle, delivering eleven complementary services: monitoring, evaluation and learning / data and knowledge management / research, evidence and analysis / advisory / project management / communications / risk management / technical assistance / capability and capacity development / stakeholder engagement / grant and fund management. Our services are underpinned by the principles on which we were founded, a commitment to providing reliable information and evidence, and expert and high-quality delivery.

Headquartered in London and Washington DC, Integrity also has offices in Jordan, Kenya, and Pakistan. Our multi-national team of over 80 deliver multi-year projects, programs and consulting assignments to a wide range of government clients, international organizations, foundations and private sector clients.

VISION: To set the international standard for ethically delivered expert services in complex and challenging contexts.

MISSION: We use evidence and learning to provide trusted advice and enable change for a sustainable future.


Courage: We work on many of the world’s most complex problems. We stand against violence in all its forms. We are unafraid to stand up to illegal or unethical practices.

Objectivity: We challenge conventional thinking. Our recommendations are not based on assumptions or ideology but evidence and learning.

Diligence: We incorporate our best individual and collective intellect through rigor, reflection, and collaboration.

Accountability: We take responsibility for the quality of our work and performance. We hold ourselves to account through clear policy and process, sustained by long-term profitability.

Sensitivity: We understand the impact of our presence and our work, empathize with people’s situations, and commit to do no harm.

ETHICS: Integrity upholds the highest ethical standards in our work, our employment of staff and our interaction with people. Through adherence to our core values, we ensure the best possible service, and benefit the communities amongst whom we work.

We commit to building a diverse and inclusive organization where all feel safe and able to progress, contribute and be heard, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital or parental status.

Further information about Integrity can be found at

Project Background

The purpose of the Sudan Monitoring Project (SMP) contract is to provide third-party monitoring and evaluation services for United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) funded humanitarian program activities in Sudan. These services will prioritize monitoring, verifying, and analyzing trends in programs implemented in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions (also referred to as the “Two Regions”) as Task One. The secondary services, or Task Two, will include monitoring, verification, and analysis of interventions implemented in other inaccessible states and/or localities in Sudan. An optional evaluation or set of evaluations is included (Task Three) that USAID/BHA will activate as needed.

Scope of Work

Integrity is looking for a dynamic Chief of Party (COP) for SMP. The multi-year project will provide a range of monitoring and evaluation services to USAID/BHA in Sudan. The COP will lead the technical direction and manage overall operations of the project activities while ensuring the performance is delivered in accordance with quality standards, schedules, and approved costs. S/he will serve as the main point of contact for the client and external stakeholders. Please be advised that the position is dependent on contract award. The project base is yet to be determined – potential locations may include Port Sudan, Addis, or Nairobi.

Terms of Reference

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the activity.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID on day-to-day activity implementation, management, and reporting issues.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including USAID BHA and relevant regional and national actors, including implementing partners, government institutions, and other professional organizations.
  • Lead and manage the project team to achieve activity results and ensure coordination across components, as well as among technical, project management, and finance and administrative teams.
  • Lead the development of annual and quarterly workplans, and progress reports per client contractual requirements.
  • Oversee and ensure quality assurance of all monitoring, evaluation, reporting, learning, and dissemination activities under the contract.
  • Mentor, support, and supervise activity staff and directly manage consultants, ensuring technical capacity and providing technical assistance and backstopping when required.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations, Integrity’s policies and standard operating procedures, and national laws and policies.

Your Experience and Expertise

  • A graduate degree in international development, economic development, or a related discipline.
  • At least 10 years’ experience designing, managing, and implementing complex monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Previous experience as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director roles, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials and ability to provide consulting services in helping clients analyze problems, and devise and adopt solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, data quality assurance, evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis, CLA facilitation, and MEL capacity strengthening.
  • Understanding USAID’s Program Cycle, Evaluation Policy, CLA Framework, Local Capacity Strengthening Policy, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, and ADS 201.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with USAID staff, implementing partners, host government counterparts, and other local/regional stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in supervising long-term field staff and short-term U.S., third country, and local experts with expertise in MEL and adaptive management.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Prior experience working in Sudan highly desirable.


  • Exceptional writing skills, with ability to write and speak persuasive, clear, and compelling narrative in English.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form at and attach a CV and Cover Letter, explaining why you are suitable for and want the role. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 7th December 2023.However, we will review candidates on a rolling basis and the vacancy may be filled before this deadline. We encourage early applications. Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Integrity is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital or parental status. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by data protection laws.