Chemonics International Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party Jobs

Vacancies: Chief of Party / Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Kenya and East Africa

Chemonics International, a U.S.-based international development consulting firm, is seeking a Chief of Party and a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded cross-border trade and resilience project in the East African Community (EAC) countries.

The Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience and project will assist the Governments of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi as well as other neighboring nations to improve regional integration by identifying and mitigating policy constraints to agricultural trade and value chains, scaling up best practices, and strengthening the resilience and cooperation of regional networks.

The chief of party will provide overall leadership, management, and technical vision of the entire program, ensuring a comprehensive suite of activities that achieve project objectives and targets.

The Deputy Chief of Party will assist the chief of party with managing and monitoring all program components, supervising staff, and overseeing office operations.

Qualifications for Chief of Party:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, development, or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing and implementing USAID or other donor-funded agriculture development programs required
  • Experience as Chief of Party or equivalent, leading large regional projects of similar magnitude and complexity in EAC countries or in other similar contexts
  • Success in managing agriculture, resilience and/or trade projects and working closely with interdisciplinary multi-cultural teams in developing countries
  • Experience working collaboratively with host-country governments, donors, the private sector, and other USG partners
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the regional economic and agricultural trade landscape
  • Experience working with the Government of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, or Burundi’s Ministry of Agriculture and relevant government entities desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Qualifications for Deputy Chief of Party

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, development, or a related field
  • Seven or more years of experience in managing complex economic development and competitiveness programs in East African Community countries
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with government officials, private sector stakeholders and business associations and networks
  • Professional experience in managing and implementing donor-funded projects
  • A record of working collaboratively with host-country governments and the local private sector
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the regional economic and agricultural trade landscape
  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain good relations with relevant partners and counterparts, including government, businesses, civil society, donors, and other partners
  • Well organized, able to work independently, skilled in handling multiple tasks, deadline-oriented, and diplomatic
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Application Instructions:

Please CLICK HERE to apply online through the our recruitment page by February 28, 2018

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and finalists will be contacted for interviews.


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Updated: January 17, 2018 — 5:36 pm