Chief of Party - Uganda Learning Activity

  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 05/01/2020
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Job Description

  • Chief of Party - Uganda Learning Activity

    Job Location: UG-Kampala
    Collaboration Learning and Adapting (CLA)
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date


QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. 

QED is calling for a Chief of Party (COP) to lead the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of ULA is to strengthen and improve USAID/Uganda performance and the performance of its Implementing Partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA), in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. ULA is a five-year contract that was recently awarded to QED. The incoming COP will join a fully staffed team of 30 people, managed by three senior directors. The activity is primed for the successful implementation of an exciting contract to promote evidence-based decision-making through high-quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and CLA to transform lives in Uganda.


The incoming COP will lead and manage the ULA by providing vision and overall leadership to activity operations; drive the achievement of program results by ensuring the provision of relevant and timely high quality services; facilitate the intended mutually supportive relationship between QED and the client; serve as the primary point of contact with the client on program implementation and management issues; supervise the work of staff and partners assigned to tasks under the program; ensure timely, accurate and user-friendly reporting on the progress and status of all services provided under the program; and ensure compliance and integrity of operations.


  • Master’s degree in social sciences, development studies, public administration/management or a relevant field to USAID/Uganda portfolio
  • At least ten years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing large-scale and complex comprehensive contracts or awards, preferably from a diverse range of organizations
  • 5 years of experience in learning and adapting, organizational development and change management, improving business processes, or knowledge management
  • Experience providing strategic design, program planning, and program management services
  • Experience in providing strategic leadership for a high performing team that maintains and strengthens an innovative culture, collaboration and adaptive management
  • At least three years’ experience living and working in developing country environments, preferably East Africa
  • Knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures
  • Proven ability to understand client needs, ensure client satisfaction, and deliver timely and appropriate solutions
  • Proven ability to be flexible, responsive and adaptive to shifting priorities and seizing opportunities to generate added value of deliverables and services
  • Excellent communication, management, and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume/CV.
  3. Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. 
  4. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  5. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please. 

The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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