Deputy Chief of Party

Chemonics, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st May, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party – operations for the anticipated USAID-funded Urban Health Initiative in Afghanistan. The purpose of this project is to provide targeted support to strengthen the Afghanistan health system by improving governance and management of the health system; increasing access to, availability, and quality of primary and secondary health services in urban areas; and strengthening health awareness and information dissemination. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans in urban settings. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide managerial and operational guidance for the program
  • Ensure that program functions are aligned with the Afghan government’s technical priorities and U.S. government regulations
  • Work closely with the technical advisors, finance officer, and chief of party
  • Serve as acting chief of party in the chief of party’s absence


  • Advanced degree in public health, information sciences, data science, nutrition, or a related area preferred
  • Experience working with project counterparts and key stakeholders, particularly senior officials in government, the private sector, and civil society
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex international development assistance projects
  • Experience in financial management, including budgeting, tracking, reporting, and accounting; experience financially managing projects of similar size and scope preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day direction and in diverse teams
  • Capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local politics
  • Ability to guide program staff in creatively designing grants that relate to the current political and conflict-affected environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Experience working in low-income countries preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


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