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Chief of Party (Georgia)

Position:  Chief of Party

Location: Georgia

Position Status: Full-Time

Apply by: September 25, 2023

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 planned USAID/Georgia Data-Driven Collaborating and Adapting Activity. This program will use a transformational, human-centered approach to enable USAID/Georgia to more effectively function as learning organization by creating new knowledge products; analyzing and synthesizing existing data; facilitating Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA); carrying out performance/impact evaluations, assessments, and other data collection/analysis tasks; and supporting and expanding USAID’s organizational strengthening efforts.

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

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

**Georgian nationals preferred**


  • Provide vision and overall leadership of the Activity, including program planning, technical execution, financial management, reporting, and operations.
  • Manage, train and mentor staff, ensuring seamless coordination among Activity components.
  • Manage subcontractors to ensure the timely provision of responsive, high-quality deliverables.
  • Oversee the design, development, and implementation of performance and impact evaluations, sector assessments, baseline assessments, evaluations, research and analysis, performance monitoring and evaluation capacity strengthening, and collaborating, learning, and adapting
  • 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 officials, 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;
  • Strong technical expertise in traditional and innovative approaches to MEL, CLA, research design, and adaptive management.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Georgian.
  • Prior experience working in Georgia 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 by September 25, 2023, with the subject line “Georgia CLA Chief of Party.” No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.