EnCompass Chief of Party Jobs in Nigeria

EnCompass Chief of Party Jobs in Nigeria

  • The position will be full-time and be based in Abuja with travel throughout the country.
    This role is subject to award.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • The COP will lead the activity, providing technical guidance to and supervising both international and national staff and consultants.

  • The COP will be the primary point of contact with USAID staff, including the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer’s Representation (CO/COR).

    Essential functions include

  • Serve as the main point of contact for the activity, providing vision, direction, leadership, and management for the project.

  • Provide technical, operational, and managerial oversight to all aspects of the program to ensure all activities, and deliverables are executed with quality and timeliness

  • Establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with the Government of Nigeria, USAID/Nigeria and USAID/Washington as required, along with relevant in-country stakeholders; serve 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.

  • Manage the country team, ensure technical capacity of staff; provide technical assistance and backstopping when required

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

  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening in support of the journey to self-reliance

  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.

  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass.

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

  • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements


  • A graduate degree in a social science, economic, development studies or a related field

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing large comprehensive contracts
    of similar nature, size and complexity, preferably in Nigeria or West Africa.

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

  • Former supervisory experience is required

    Experience and Skills

  • Prior experience as a senior manager or COP working on complex USAID-funded projects strongly preferred

  • Strong experience with evaluation standards and practices required

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

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

  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders

  • Ability to work with host-country governments at different levels

  • Substantial experience in managing a team using mixed research methods of similar magnitude

  • Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required

  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures

  • Strong familiarity with USAID CLA practices

  • Familiarity with USAID/Nigeria Mission is preferred

  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written English skills

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; EnCompass Chief of Party Jobs in Nigeria

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