Chief of Party Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

International Advisory, Products and Systems 

Position Title: Chief of Party

Apply by: Feb 29, 2024

Location: Sudan

Position Based: Nairobi, Kenya or Cairo, Egypt.

About i-APS. International Advisory, Products and Systems Ltd. (i-APS) is a U.S. woman owned and managed, small business consulting firm that helps organizations measure, adapt, and deliver through a proven, people-first approach. We leverage global expertise with local presence to transform organizations and communities into partners for change.

Since 2012, i-APS has implemented contracts in over 26 countries, focusing on monitoring and evaluation, third party monitoring, leadership and organizational development, and technology development. i-APS is legally registered and operating in Sudan. For more information, please visit our website at

Project Summary: i-APS is recruiting senior positions for the expected USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) 3-to-5-year Sudan Monitoring Project (SMP). The purpose of the SMP 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 the regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing the overall vision and technical leadership to the i-APS Sudan Monitoring team. The COP will be mainly responsible for the project’s overall management and technical operations and will ensure that tasks and deliverables are completed according to high professional standards and on schedule. The COP will also contribute and review all relevant learning reports to USAID.

The COP will be the primary point of contact with USAID BHA for day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the project.

Requirement: Candidate must be willing to relocate either to Nairobi Kenya or Cairo Egypt.


  • Leads and manages the project’s deputy chief of parties and directly supervises technical leads/managers.
  • Provides vision, leadership and guidance, including planning and implementation of learning related activities and planning and implementation of staff training and motivation incentives.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with USAID BHA for activity design, implementation and management.
  • Manages and oversees activities’ planning, organization, implementation and quality assurance.
  • Ensures timely review, quality assurance, and submission of all contract deliverables.
  • Oversees and monitors all sub-contractors.
  • Maintains administrative and financial controls and ensures compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract and applicable U.S. Government and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Oversees contract’s budget function.
  • The COP is also responsible for overall security aspects of the work, including real time understanding of local political and security developments, and acts as the primary liaison for USAID regarding security matters.

Job Description

  • Previous experience as Chief of Party is highly desired; particularly on USAID funded monitoring and evaluation platforms or third-party monitoring platforms.
  • Previous experience in complex operating environments, including Sudan, the targeted South Kordofan and Blue Nile states or other complex settings. Experience working in Sudan or context similar to Sudan.
  • Previous experience working on projects funded by USAD and BHA.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in leading monitoring and evaluation work on large and complex projects, and progressively responsible management experience.
  • Familiarity with USAID BHA objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEL.
  • Master’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field.
  • Previous experience managing sub-contractors.
  • Strong communication, analytics, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English is required, including experience preparing high quality reports and presentations. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

How to apply

To apply, send your resume to and with the job title in the subject line. In the body of the email, please provide the following: full name, current country of residence, and Arabic and English language fluency and last assignment relevant to the job announcement.