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Chief of Party

Position: Chief of Party

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Position Status: Full-time employee

Apply by: April 10, 2024

About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business committed to supporting local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of systems thinking, monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org.

Position Description

LINC is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Compass – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity in Colombia. Compass will provide USAID/Colombia with technical and advisory services related to the monitoring, evaluation, and learning of USAID/Colombia’s strategy and activities. This includes providing monitoring support services; designing and implementing rigorous baseline, performance and impact evaluations, as well as other studies and assessments, and supporting their use and dissemination; developing collaborating, learning and adapting initiatives, and providing data management services. These efforts will inform the Mission’s strategy, learning, programmatic designs, decision-making, and adaptation, and will enable USAID/Colombia to comply with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) 201.

The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership, day-to-day management, and technical direction for the activity. They will ensure high quality of program deliverables, serve as chief liaison for USAID/Colombia and key external stakeholders, and build the capacity of local staff and partners.

This is a full-time position contingent upon USAID award.

Colombian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply


  • Provide vision and overall leadership of the Activity, including program planning, technical execution, financial management, and operations.
  • Manage, train and mentor staff ensuring seamless coordination among Activity components.
  • Ensure timely provision of responsive, high-quality deliverables from staff, consultants, and subcontractors.
  • Oversee the design, development, and implementation of performance and impact evaluations, sector assessments, baseline assessments, evaluations, research and analysis, MEL capacity strengthening, collaborating, learning, and adapting, and data management.
  • Coordinate and provide MEL and CLA technical assistance to USAID implementing partners.
  • Establish and maintain relationships, coordinate, and consult with key stakeholders, including USAID, Government of Colombia, implementing partners, and civil society, and other key stakeholders and audiences as required.
  • Model integrity in all actions, and ensure an inclusive and ethical team environment.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates should have:

  • A Master’s degree in international development, social sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience supporting complex donor-funded programs, ideally USAID. Prior experience as a COP or Deputy Chief of Party strongly preferred
  • Proven USAID and external stakeholder relations, team leadership, and strategic management skills;
  • At least five years of experience related to research, evaluation, statistics and/or monitoring projects related to development.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.
  • Prior experience working in Colombia or Latin America required.
  • Understanding of USAID regulations and policies, including but not limited to the Automated Directives System 201, the Evaluation Policy, and the Local Capacity Strengthening Policy.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org with the subject line “COP Colombia”. All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.