Chief of party

Apply by 26 June 2018
Posted on 8 June 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Liberia Policy Dialogue Project (PDP), a four-year program aimed at helping the new Liberian administration analyze, formulate, and implement policy, regulatory, and governance reforms that support a competitive non-rentier private sector through an inclusive and sustainable process. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:​

  • Provide leadership, management, and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision among different actors and components, and guaranteeing smooth and timely delivery of program results
  • Serve as the project’s primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, the government of Liberia, key government and nongovernment institutions and actors, and stakeholders and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Supervise senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and subcontractors
  • Direct project activities and liaise with project teams to ensure technical coordination
  • Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and ensure appropriate project adjustments
  • Ensure the quality of project deliverables
  • Ensure compliance with the goals set in the contract and with USAID regulations and Chemonics policies and systems


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as business, finance, economics, international relations, public administration, or law preferred; bachelor’s degree in a similar field required
  • Minimum of eight years of experience implementing and managing similar donor-funded projects in politically transitioning and developing countries, with previous USAID program chief of party or team leader experience preferred
  • Experience leading programs in developing countries focused on business-enabling environment reform, commercial law reform, trade, SMU development, economic policy, policy dialogue, and/or private sector development
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships with host-country governments, U.S. government agencies, donor agencies, and international organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including private sector, government, local organizations, other donors, and media
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse team of employees
  • Previous experience in Liberia or West Africa preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent written and oral English required

Application instructions:

​Please send an electronic version of your CV and cover letter to by Tuesday, June 26, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists 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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