Chief of party

Job opportunity


Chief of party

Location : Kinshasa

Closing date: 15 Janvier 2014


      I.        Context

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded good governance program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The program aims to support local governance, public financial management, civil society engagement, and legislative strengthening. The chief of party is an executive-level position and will be based in Kinshasa with required travel to satellite offices. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. The program is expected to begin in fall 2014.

    II.        Responsibilities include


-        Provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction to the program ;

-        Design and develop targeted strategies to respond to governance issues ;

-        Create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision that is in line with USAID and DRC government objectives ;

-        Serve as the key liaison with USAID, the DRC government, and other partners and international donors ;

-        Lead work plan development and coordinate input from program staff, government counterparts, USAID, and other donors ;

-        Report to USAID about achievements and results ;

-        Demonstrate high-quality performance and integrity standards in compliance with Chemonics and USAID policies and regulations.


   III.        Qualifications


-        Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred ;

-        Minimum 10 years of professional governance experience that includes knowledge in technical areas such as decentralization and local governance and work with municipal-level development ;

-        Ability to advise the DRC government on governance best practices ;

-        Chief of party experience or equivalent ;

-        Proven ability to identify and implement creative and practical approaches to overcome governance challenges in the DRC ;

-        Strong interpersonal and written communication skills ;

-        Francophone Africa experience preferred ;

-        Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity *Fluency (written and spoken) in English and French required


  IV.        Application Instructions

Send electronic submissions to by June 30, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "Good Governance - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

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