IBTCI - International Business & Technical Consultants

Chief of Party (COP)

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Last update: Dec 8, 2023 Last update: Dec 8, 2023


Deadline: Jan 7, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Uganda Uganda
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 15 years
Date posted:Dec 7, 2023


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International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over 100 countries and implemented over 300 projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and institutional support across many areas and sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and  governance, agriculture, economic growth, food security, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title:                        Chief of Party (COP)

Department/Location:   SEAD/Kampala, Uganda   

Reports To:                     Home Office Project Director    

Type:                              Regular Full-Time 

Classification:                 Exempt

Clearance Required:        N/A                      


IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation Learning and Strategic Information (MEL-SI) platform operating out of Kampala, Uganda. The general objectives of this project include: strengthening evidence-based programming within USAID/Kampala and among implementing partners in support of the country’s development cooperation strategy; implement a comprehensive management and reporting system; support the Government of Uganda information systems pertaining to orphans and vulnerable children; and analyze the effectiveness and sustainability of initiatives pertaining to gender, equity, social inclusion, localization, climate resilience, and private sector engagement. This position is contingent upon award. Uganda citizens and residents are encouraged to apply.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide overall management, guidance, and technical direction to the project team.
  • Ensure the completion of all deliverables required under the contract are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Perform quality control of all deliverables submitted.
  • Ensure compliance with all contractual requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance, administrative coordination, and operations oversight for the project.
  • Manage the extraction, cleaning, mining, compilation, analysis and visualization of PEPFAR and non-PEPFAR data (e.g., malaria, TB, reproductive health and MCH) to comply with health programming monitoring and reporting needs for all project components.
  • Support and approve the design of all special studies and assessments conducted under the project.
  • Coordinate the preparation and the implementation of annual workplans.
  • Prepare and manage annual budgets.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the client, implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Responsible for overseeing sub-contractor’s work and performance as applicable.
  • Liaise with the Government of Uganda stakeholders as required.
  • Operate as the major point of contact and liaise with the Home Office.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible technical and management experience of MEL Platforms and/or large health sector programs.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing teams.
  • Demonstrated experience managing expatriate and local staff in humanitarian, development or transition programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in annual work planning and in budget preparation and management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and communication skills required.


  • An advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, nutrition, demography, project management, international development or related field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to implement a USAID-funded program preferred.
  • Experience establishing and supporting networks preferred.
  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in East Africa preferred

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel:  Travel in coutnry may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education & human capacity development, energy & infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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