Chief of party | Kosovo | 2021

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 29 April 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Social Contract Activity. The Social Contract Activity will introduce sustainable practices for public participation in order to improve Kosovo citizens’ quality of life and strengthen their partnership with the municipal government. The chief of party will lead the program’s technical direction and oversee program staff. The successful candidate should have experience leading democracy and governance programs, with particular expertise in local governance, social inclusion, civic participation, and civil society institutional strengthening programming. This position will be based in Pristina, Kosovo. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall direction, leadership, and management of the project to ensure seamless program implementation
  • Provide overall technical leadership to improve public participation in local governance, strengthening public accountability, and improving community civic engagement, ensuring all project technical assistance is high-quality, technically sound, and appropriate
  • Oversee work planning, performance management, strategic communications, and contractual and budgetary aspects of program management
  • Represent the program to and collaborate with USAID, Government of Kosovo stakeholders, civil society, NGOs, media, private sector, the general public, and other donor programs
  • Establish an inclusive office environment that encourages integrity, honesty, open communications, and commitment to compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations, and Chemonics’ policies and procedures
  • Supervise technical and administrative project staff, consultants, and partner organizations to achieve expected results
  • Ensure compliance with USAID, U.S. government, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures


  • Advanced degree in public administration, international relations, development, law or related fields required
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience leading and managing complex development programs, preferably for USAID- or other donor-funded projects
  • Strong understanding and experience in governance, civil society strengthening, advocacy, civic oversight and engagement, transparency and accountability, gender equality and social inclusion, and/or other relevant technical sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships with local government counterparts, civil society organizations, media, academia, private sector associations, and other key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Chief of Party” in the subject line to by May 17, 2021 . No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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About the Organization

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In more than 70 countries around the globe, our network of 5,000 specialists share a simple belief: that the challenges we face today are best solved through the right partnerships — sharing knowledge, expertise, and experience to deliver results. As part of our culture and values, Chemonics is proud to be named a “Best Place to Work” in the Human Rights campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Where Chemonics works, development works. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit us at

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