Chief of Party – South Africa

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to support the anticipated USAID/South Africa Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) activity. The COP will define and manage overall contract requirements, including staffing and cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve this contract’s objectives. This position will be full time, based in Pretoria, South Africa.


  • Management oversight of the task order including technical implementation and financial management.
  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of all deliverables.
  • Reviewing of financial and logistical information for USAID compliance.
  • Coordinating with USAID and USAID partners.
  • Overseeing evaluations and data collection services, including national or regional level population surveys; mid-term and final evaluations.
  • Facilitate the use of performance information and evaluation findings to influence decision making and resource allocations.
  • Facilitate meetings, forums, and groups that focus on peer learning and knowledge exchange.


  • A Master’s degree in public health, international development, M&E or a related field
  • 12 years of experience in international development or global health including M&E contracts
  • 5 years at the project director level, preferably with USAID projects
  • Experience interacting with senior US government officials required; experience interacting with South African government officials preferred
  • Experience recruiting and successfully managing consultants, and ensuring the quality of their products
  • Experience with PEPFAR funded-project and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators strongly preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to obtain security clearance at the “facility access” level after award

Experience in any of the following technical areas is preferred:

  • Performance monitoring
  • Indicator development
  • Evaluation methods
  • Training/capacity building
  • Communications
  • Data quality assessments
  • Performance management planning
  • Literature reviews
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Collaborating, learning, and adapting

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to with the position title in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted, no telephone inquiries, please.