Chief of party | Sri Lanka | 2021

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 January 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the USAID-funded Sri Lanka Energy Activity. The Activity seeks to support Sri Lanka’s energy sector’s transformation to a clean, secure, and market-driven sector by mobilizing investment in the deployment of advanced energy systems, enhancing power system flexibility, and increasing competitiveness that supports U.S. strategic interests in growing private sector engagement in the Indo-Pacific Region to create investment opportunities for U.S. companies. 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 to personnel, consultants, subcontractors, and project activities, critically facilitating implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and partner coordination
  • Oversee activity strategic planning, performance management and communications including timely preparation of the annual implementation plan
  • Develop and maintain productive partnerships with USAID, key stakeholders, civil society, the private sector, the general public, and other donors
  • Manage overall and direct implementation of activities, and ensures all project technical assistance is high quality, technically sound and appropriate
  • Supervise senior management team, staff, consultants, and partner organizations to achieve expected results
  • Ensure compliance with USAID, USG and host laws, regulations, policies and procedures


  • Advanced degree in economics, energy/environmental policy, engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum 12 years of progressively responsible work experience in leading and managing energy sector reform and/or diversified energy source programs, preferably in developing countries in South/Southeast Asia
  • Demonstrated experience in energy sector development and significant experience in implementing programs in developing countries
  • Demonstrated supervisory work experience including assembling along with supervision of technical teams of energy professionals to effectively respond to complex assignments.
  • Practical experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies (USG and host), regulatory bodies, utilities, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, consumers, bilateral and multilateral entities etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • An excellent record working with other donors on energy sector reform programs.
  • Fluent English
  • Fluent Sinhalese preferred

Application instructions:

If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly submit your application to by January 27, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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

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.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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