Chief of party

Chemonics, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th January, 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Promoting the Rule of Law in Myanmar (PRLM) project. PRLM aims to strengthen the capacity of Myanmar’s justice sector institutions to establish standards of due process in the legal system and protect human rights. The project will partner with civil society organizations and international nongovernmental organizations to improve the delivery of access to justice services to vulnerable communities, and will facilitate dialogue among a variety of institutional stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and incentives to develop national and institutional strategies to advance rule of law reforms. The chief of party will provide technical leadership and administrative oversight and manage activities and staff to ensure the project proceeds effectively and meets its targets. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • J.D., LL.M., or Ph.D. degree in legal studies or law preferred; postgraduate degree in international development or a related field a plus
  • Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible professional development in managing rule of law programs; experience managing USAID programs highly preferred
  • Minimum five years of senior management experience on donor-funded programs
  • Demonstrated capability in institutional capacity development, high-level strategic visioning, and leadership required
  • Proven experience working effectively with a broad range of counterparts required, including working with high-level government officials and civil society organizations
  • Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of donor programs required
  • Proven experience working on issues of access to justice, particularly with vulnerable communities
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, budgeting, and managing complex activities required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and strong capability in both writing and speaking English required


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