Chief of Party (WASH)


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DAI seeks Chief of Party (COP) candidates for anticipated USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene activity in Tanzania. The program will strengthen the resilience and performance of the WASH sector through integrated attention to rural and urban water service provision; sector financing; sanitation and hygiene markets; and water resource management. The COP will provide the strategic leadership and management necessary to delivery tangible and sustainable results in partnership with government, private sector, and other development partners.


  • Provide overall project vision and leadership with a focus on sustainability and collaboration  
  • Foster and maintain effective, professional working relations with a broad range of government counterparts, local organizations, donors and other stakeholders for successful implementation
  • Responsible for overall management of the project including technical, financial, operational, administrative, and logistical aspects and delivery of high-quality work products and deliverables
  • Develop and maintain a positive working environment for the team that invites collaboration, innovation and open communication and knowledge sharing
  • Responsible for compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations, and DAI policies and procedures.


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional and project leadership experience in water sector reform and service improvements, water resource management, integrated WASH, sector finance or other related field
  • Advanced degree in engineering, water and natural resource management, public administration,  or a related field
  • Prior experience with donor-funded projects, preferably USAID, and knowledge of donor  procedures, policies, regulations and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams, and working with partners, to deliver results
  • Past Chief of Party experience highly desirable
  • Fluency in English and excellent  communication and interpersonal skills are  required
  • Experience with gender and youth integration preferred
  • Experience working in Tanzania required; Tanzanian citizens preferred





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