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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, DRC

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: DR Congo
Job Code: 4428


Chief of Party, DRC

DAI seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated agriculture, resilience and livelihoods project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The anticipated project is expected to support the development of supportive market systems, diversified livelihoods, and increased community resilience.


The COP will be responsible for overall project management, including field team mobilization and leadership; development and implementation of work plans, operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; coordination with the USAID mission, government officials, other donors and partner organizations, and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. The COP will supervise key project staff and ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies. The position will be field-based in Kinshasa or a regional capital such as, Bukavu, Goma or Lubumbashi with travel to key project sites throughout the country.

Required Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated track record of achieving results in a development context;
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in international development, with USAID experience strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience on complex, donor funded projects;
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering collaborative partnerships;
  • Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas required: agriculture and value chain development, resilience, livelihoods, market systems, local capacity development, conservation, environmental policy, and natural resource management.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing monitoring, evaluation, and continuous learning on development projects;
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and verbal communication abilities in English and French;
  • Experience working within Democratic Republic of Congo or various Congo Basin countries highly desired.

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