Chief of Party – Malawi

Posted 3 months ago

Who We Are

Alegre Associates brings innovative solutions to solve complex development challenges. We use agile and lean approaches that are responsive to the needs of our clients and beneficiaries while maintaining our focus on end results. Alegre Associates is a progressive company that is growing in the field of monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and learning for development challenges. What distinguish us is the use of disruptive and cost-effective solutions that maximize outcomes and sustainable impact.

What You Will Do

Alegre Associates is seeking a Chief of Party (COP)for the anticipated USAID/Malawi Learn to Perform (L2P) Activity. The purpose of this five-year contract is to provide USAID/Malawi a central platform for the procurement of support services that will strengthen, support and facilitate USAID’s capacity for applying monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and to improve development outcomes. The platform also aims to strenghten local capacity of USAID/Malawi’s strategic partners (e.g., implementing partners, government, civil society, donors, academia, and the private sector) to advance shared development objectives and support Malawi in making progress in its journey to self-reliance.

The COP will serve as the individual bearing primary responsibility for technical aspects of contract performance, including design and advice on methods, providing central oversight, and maintaining acceptable standards of quality for all tasks assigned. This position is contingent upon award. Malawian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Manage the office, including supervision of Malawi-based expatriate and local Malawian staff.
  • Collaborate with home office staff to identify and nominate technical specialists/consultants for short-term technical assistance to meet the objectives of the activity.
  • Conduct performance management activities in close coordination with USAID staff and partner organizations in accordance with the activity work plan.
  • Advise USAID partners and other contractors on MEL policies and services provided by the activity.
  • Supervise the development, implementation, and reporting of USAID performance management support activities tasks in accordance with the work plan.
  • Ensure compliance with contract provisions, including annual work plans and other reports.
  •  Coordinate, as requested by USAID/Malawi, with USAID partner organizations, in conducting performance management support tasks in accordance with the work plan. 
  • Travel may include an average of 25% to 35% for activity implementation and/or activity management.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in management, organizational development, international development, social science, economics or a related field is required.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in public or private sector management, administration, and planning; international development, preferably in Malawi or sub-Saharan Africa; monitoring and evaluation; and project design.
  • Prior experience working as a COP on large complex USAID-funded MEL projects is required.
  • At least eight (8) years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong background in project management, organizational development, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills. 
  • Considerable academic credentials and experience in organizational capacity development, knowledge management as well as managing group dynamics and high-performing teams. 
  • Must possess experience managing similar multi-faceted projects in the past. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • At least three (3) years of experience working in Malawi and/or the region is required.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required.
  • This position is based in Lilongwe, Malawi and will require travel throughout the country. 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, submit your application by filling out the online form shown below.

Only candidates who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.
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