Chief of Party (COP)

US-Based Staff

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for the anticipated USAID Water Security, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSSH) Data & Analytics Activity (previously called IDEAL WASSH) . USAID seeks to transform the best global WSSH data available into actionable insights that can accelerate progress toward the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy and USAID’s Water and Development Plan; help decision-makers leverage insights to enhance decisions; and do so in a way that strengthens the global WSSH data ecosystem for all actors.

The purpose of the WSSH Data & Analytics Activity is to support USAID stakeholders to make evidence-informed routine WSSH related decisions. To achieve this goal, the Activity will have the following four primary objectives:

  • Objective 1: Strengthening the WSSH Data Landscape
  • Objective 2: Supporting Data-Informed Decisions
  • Objective 3: Monitoring WSSH Acceleration Resulting from USAID’s System Strengthening Work
  • Objective 4: Providing Tailored, Evidence-Informed Decision Support


The COP will oversee all strategic, technical, and operational aspects of the Activity, and will act as the main point of contact between USAID, DIG, and partner organizations. The COP will be critical to ensuring timely communication and collaboration on a range of complex tasks, and ensuring timely and accurate submission of high-quality deliverables that respond to USAID’s priorities and expectations. The COP will report to DIG’s WADI II IDIQ Manager and work on a day-to-day basis with the Home Office IDIQ Manager.


  • A Masters’ Degree in Water and Sanitation, Data Science/Analytics, International Development, International Affairs, or a related field;  
  • A minimum of 10 years of technical and management experience leading projects focused on WSSH, data management and analysis, knowledge management and learning, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience assembling, leading, and supervising diverse project teams for complex donor-financed projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills; 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English; and 
  • Ability and authorization to work in the United States.

Please note that positions are contingent upon contract award. Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to

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