Chief of Party at Chemonics International

Chemonics International, an international development firm based in Washington, DC., seeks professionals for USAIDs anticipated multi-year health program in Nigeria; the Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program (SHARP).

Job Title: Chief of Party


  • Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID five year local governance strengthening project in Nigeria.
  • The project aims to increase effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments.
  • It will focus on strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors including basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation, and hygiene; efficiency of key governance operations; government's responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and government's and civil society's capacity to manage conflict.
  • We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Serve as the project's primary liaison with the client and all partners and stakeholders
  • Oversee work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Guide implementation of the project's strategic long-term vision


  • Master's degree in public administration or policy, public financial management, law, social sciences, or other relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development programs, preferably on governance, public financial management, or service delivery activities
  • Minimum five years of experience as chief of party, managing complex donor-funded contracts that involve coordination with multiple project stakeholders
  • Strong capabilities in human and institutional capacity development; high-level strategic planning and leadership; and collaborating with state-level governors, other government actors, civil society organizations, and other development partners
  • Knowledge of local governance and decentralization concepts and principles and an understanding of the Nigerian governance system at the federal, state, and local government level preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstrated leadership in designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating donor-funded projects, including strategic planning, supervision, and budgeting

Location: Nigeria

Closing Date
1st April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and cover letter to: using "Chief of Party" as the subject line.

Note: No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted


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