Dexis Consulting Group

Chief of Party, USAID/Ethiopia Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL)

Posted Date 2 months ago(2/23/2021 9:24 AM)
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About Us

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

Dexis is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming multi-year regional contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia Mission. The Highlands Resilience Platform for Adaptive Learning (R-PAL) project will support the USAID TIGER Project - both its staff and its key stakeholders - to be more efficient, effective, transparent and skilled in achieving development outcomes through the use of evidence, adaptive management techniques, and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices that enable increased resilience for the chronically vulnerable in the Highlands.


This is a long-term position expected to start in late 2021. The position is contingent upon contract award.



  • Serve as primary liaison with USAID/Ethiopia COR and Contracting Officer, and project stakeholders, on day-to-day activity implementation and management issues
  • Provide vision and overall leadership to program operations
  • Drive the achievement of program results by ensuring the provision of timely, relevant, high quality services
  • Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID
  • Provide overall responsibility for all data collection, monitoring and evaluation, report generation, learning and dissemination activities, and related tasks.
  • Oversee the training for staff and building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation staff and/or subcontractors.
  • Lead work planning and oversee all project management systems including finance and administration, human resources
  • Supervise the work of all personnel assigned to tasks under the program
  • Ensure the USAID compliance and integrity of program operations
  • Develop scopes of work for evaluations, and review results frameworks and theories of change.
  • Ensure the completion of timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, project management, international development, public policy, business or related discipline.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience managing development programs.
  • Experience with adaptive management techniques and CLA practices.
  • Experience conducting training and capacity building activities.
  • Experience with the development and/or review of PMPs.
  • Knowledge of M&E data collection methodologies and data quality standards.
  • A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, frequently, and effectively with the team, client, stakeholders, and other audiences.  
  • Proven ability, as project director, COP, or DCOP, to understand client needs, develop appropriate solutions, lead large teams, and manage complex programs.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience on prior USAID projects, particularly in East Africa, strongly preferred.
  • Experience in Ethiopia preferred.
  • Prior experience implementing USAID learning platform activities preferred.



Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you? 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.



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