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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Chief of Party – Local Governance, Sub-Saharan Africa

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Worldwide
Job Code: 3744


Chief of Party – Local Governance, Sub-Saharan Africa


DAI is seeking Chief of Party candidates for anticipated USAID-funded opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on strengthening local government institutions. The Chiefs of Party will support initiatives that aim to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of state and local governments in order to foster measurable improvements in the delivery of services in key sectors such as education, health care, and water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH). These programs also intend to boost the efficiency of key governance operations, to increase governments responsiveness to citizen needs and to improve government and civil society capacity. DAI is seeking candidates that fulfill the following requirements:


Preferred Qualifications


  • An advanced degree in political science, international development, public or business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience on USAID or donor funded projects
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills with 6 years of experience in direct project management of large and complex donor-funded projects and proven ability to oversee multiple activities simultaneously in multiple locations; USAID contract management preferred
  • Demonstrated progressive experience working with development agencies and organizations, high-level national, state and local government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders and project beneficiaries
  • Deep understanding of, and experience working in in the areas of state and local governance, policy and public administration reform, public financial management and procurement, citizen participation and conflict resolution
  • Deep understanding of, and experience in service delivery strengthening activities, particularly in education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English


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