Chief of party

Apply by 15 June 2018
Posted on 5 June 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the $14 million USAID/Colombia Human Rights Activity (HRA). HRA works in Colombia through a three-pronged strategy: 1) promoting a culture of human rights; 2) preventing violations of human rights; and 3) responding adequately and effectively to human rights violations when they arise. HRA aims to strengthen institutions, enhance civil society organizations participation, and expand access for vulnerable populations in conflict-sensitive regions of the country with a high incidence of human rights violations. This position is based in Bogotá, Colombia. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee contractual and financial management and lead implementation of the project’s strategic objectives related to human rights, rule of law, and good governance in rural and conflict zones
  • Supervise 20 technical and administrative staff in Bogotá and 16 technical staff in eight regional offices
  • Serve as Chemonics’ official representation in maintaining communication among all relevant parties, including USAID/Colombia, Colombian government officials, and local and regional partners
  • Ensure high-quality and timely submission of all reporting requirements, including quarterly and annual reports and annual work plans in English
  • Conduct field visits to regional activities and participate in project-supported events


  • ​Master’s degree preferred in international development, international affairs, or another relevant degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in managing and implementing projects focused on human rights, rule of law, and good governance in rural and conflict zones in Latin America, preferably in Colombia
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in managing and implementing complex donor-funded projects (USAID experience preferred)
  • Thorough understanding of human rights issues related to target vulnerable populations, including women, youth, Afro-Colombians, indigenous peoples, and/or LGBTI populations in Colombia or similar countries
  • Ability to travel to HRA’s 40 municipalities in seven departments
  • Experience working with a wide range of counterparts and beneficiaries, including USAID representatives, senior-level Colombian government officials, NGO representatives, and grassroots civil society
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English and Spanish

Application Instructions:

Please send electronic submissions (cover letter, CV) to by June 15th, 2018. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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