CAMRIS International

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Chief of Party

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CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.


CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.


CAMRIS is currently seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming contract with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The objective of the Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) is to provide OTI with the means to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy in priority countries in transition.


  • Responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program integrity. Overall program direction is provided by USAID/OTI through the Task Order Contracting Officer Representative (TOCOR) and the Country Representative (CR).
  • Responsible for management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings in this program.
  • The Contractor's designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with USAID/OTI.
  • In close consultation with the CR, responsible for providing oversight of grant activities, including supervision of the program staff, ensuring appropriate grant design, ensuring that procedures are established and complied with for grant development, grant worthiness, grant implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and grant closing.
  • Under the guidance of the CR, responsible for contributing to the design and implementation of the M&E system at the activity level and for ensuring that all activities are monitored and evaluated.
  • Ultimately responsible for ensuring that the relevant staff use, maintain, and upload weekly the OTI Activity Database, and that data is consistent and complete.
  • Serve as a hands-on manager and actively engaged in all aspects of program management.
  • Be flexible.


  • Relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program.
  • A minimum of 4-6 years of experience supervising complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries.
  • Experience with grant management, preferably in-kind and small grants. 
  • Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out.
  • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs.
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting), and procurement.
  • Experience with activity design, development, and implementation.
  • Must be willing to have close, daily collaboration with USAID/OTI’s in-country staff.
  • Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff.