Team leader

Chemonics, Mali

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th March, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a team leader for the anticipated U.K. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)/Support to Stabilisation in Central Mali project. Subject to dynamics on the ground, this estimated two-year program aims to support the Malian government in the delivery of governance, socioeconomic development, and communication activities in conflict-affected areas and areas at risk of conflict in the central regions of Mopti and Segou.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction, and ensure that project activity design and implementation meet the highest standards
  • Direct implementation of the project’s strategic long-term vision
  • Oversee inception and implementation management and communications
  • Serve as the project’s primary liaison with FCO, international and regional partners, and host-country government officials
  • Advise and mentor government counterparts where required, and work closely with them to jointly define project targets and design and implement agreed-upon activities
  • Serve as primary liaison with the Chemonics home office in technical and managerial matters
  • Supervise project technical and administrative staff, including the deputy team leader and technical leads, ensuring that staff successfully manage project activities and operations
  • Ensure compliance with the goals set in the contract, CSSF regulations, and Chemonics policies and systems
  • Participate in regular project evaluations to assess progress, generate learning, and adapt programming


  • Clear record of senior professional experience in the development sector, including in complex, fast-paced, and challenging field operations in fragile or conflict-afflicted countries
  • Demonstrated record as a team leader, chief of party, or equivalent on programs with a stabilization, governance, conflict reduction, or early recovery component
  • Experience in working closely with partner government counterparts on challenging national security programs — especially with an institutional development component — highly desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership in designing, managing, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating programs with technical assistance and grant elements
  • Strong political astuteness and interpersonal and communication skills to fulfill the project’s diverse technical, managerial, and stakeholder requirements
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Financial management experience, especially oversight of budgeting and procurement activities
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French required
  • Experience with CSSF or DFID projects and in Mali preferred


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