Chief of party

Chemonics, Philippines

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th October, 2017

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party to provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the anticipated five year, $25 million USAID Fish Right Program. Fish Right aims to enhance the sustainable use and resilience of critical coastal and marine resources that provide food, livelihoods, and coastal protection to communities. It will focus on marine key biodiversity areas, with special attention on wild or capture fisheries and the communities that depend on them. The chief of party will be based in Manila, with regional travel as required. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise
  • Serve as the program's primary liaison with USAID on management and technical matters
  • Ensure coordination and communication with government counterparts, donor organizations, and local and regional partners


  • Advanced degree in marine or environmental science/management, public administration, business administration, governance, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience leading programs of similar scope and complexity
  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: sustainable fisheries management, coastal resource management, marine protected area management, policy development, governance capacity building, and conservation enterprises, preferably in the Philippines context
  • Experience with gender equality or social inclusion/protection preferred
  • Experience working with international donor-funded projects; USAID experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in writing and speaking English required; knowledge of Tagalog preferred


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