Local recruitment: Chief of Party-USAID/WSSH Data & Analytics Activity

DevTech Systems Inc.

Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

ID: 2023-1781 

Job Locations: US-DC-Washington 

Department: Business Development 

Type: Regular Full-Time 

# of Openings:

Job Status: Proposal 

Security Clearance: None

About Us

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 38 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. DevTech core practice areas include: Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning; Data Solutions; Public Financial Management and Fiscal Sustainability; and Education, Gender, and Youth.

At DevTech, we care deeply about doing work that leads to positive change in the world. We value diverse perspectives and are committed to an inclusive work environment. We encourage each person to learn, develop, and meet their professional potential. We rethink and evolve how we do things to grow and improve our company.

Overview

DecTech is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for the anticipated USAID Water Security, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSSH) Data & Analytics Activity (previously called IDEAL WASSH). USAID seeks to transform the best global WSSH data available into actionable insights that can accelerate progress toward the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy and USAID’s Water and Development Plan; help decision-makers leverage insights to enhance decisions; and do so in a way that strengthens the global WSSH data ecosystem for all actors.

The purpose of the WSSH Data & Analytics Activity is to support USAID stakeholders to make evidence-informed routine WSSH related decisions. To achieve this goal, the Activity will have the following four primary objectives:

  • Objective 1: Strengthening the WSSH Data Landscape
  • Objective 2: Supporting Data-Informed Decisions
  • Objective 3: Monitoring WSSH Acceleration Resulting from USAID’s System Strengthening Work
  • Objective 4: Providing Tailored, Evidence-Informed Decision Support

The COP will oversee all strategic, technical, and operational aspects of the Activity, and will act as the main point of contact between USAID, DevTech, and partner organizations. The COP will be critical to ensuring timely communication and collaboration on a range of complex tasks, and ensuring timely and accurate submission of high-quality deliverables that respond to USAID’s priorities and expectations. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: M.S. or M.A. degree in international development, data science, public policy, or other relevant social science or water and sanitation related field;
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience engaging with data analysis; 
  • At least 3 years of previous leadership and management experience at a level commensurate to that of a COP, with demonstrated experience developing excellent collaborative working relationships with counterparts, other contractors, and international organizations and donors; 
  • Demonstrated experience managing donor-funded international development projects;
  • A track record of leveraging data-driven insights to improve decision making; 
  • Experience supporting thought leadership, including writing about and/or presenting findings to diverse stakeholders to encourage uptake;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Effective planning, time management, and execution capabilities.
  • Ability and authorization to work in the United States.

Please note that positions are contingent upon contract award.

EEO Statement

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. 
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age (40 and older), physical and mental disability, genetic information (including family medical history) or characteristics, military status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or alienage, or any other protected status as established by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development