Chief of party

Chemonics, Somalia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the $47 million to $49 million USAID-funded Accelerated Quality Learning for Somali Children and Youth project. This five-year project’s purpose is to increase access to high-quality education for out-of-school children and youth between ages 8 and 15 in targeted regions of Somalia. The project will increase enrollment in accelerated education programs, improve accelerated education programs’ learning environments, and improve student learning outcomes in accelerated education programs. The chief of party will be based in Somalia. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with USAID and other stakeholders in Somalia and Nairobi, Kenya
  • Provide technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project
  • Manage staff, ensuring the project meets performance standards, expected results, and reporting requirements
  • Ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all the project’s products and activities
  • Ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions and USAID policies and regulations


  • Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in development studies, public administration, or a related field from an accredited university
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a management or leadership position
  • Strong management, leadership, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Experience working in complex, crisis-affected, or fragile environments
  • Experience leading policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, and national reform efforts
  • Three years of experience working in sub-Saharan Africa preferred
  • Two years of experience managing formal or non-formal education programs preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required


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