Chief of Party – USAID/Mozambique Democratic Local Governance Strengthening Program

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 February 2020
  • Mozambique
  • Closing on 21 March 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Chief of Party to successfully and effectively lead the implementation of an expected 5-year USAID-funded program titled: “Democratic Local Governance Strengthening Program in Mozambique.”

The proposed program will pursue three expected results, namely:

  • Result 1: Democratic Governance of Mozambican Institutions Strengthened;
  • Result 2: Service Delivery Capacity of Targeted Subnational Governments Strengthened; and
  • Result 3: Resilient, Broad-Based Economic Growth Accelerated.

The proposed program will engage subnational governments to strengthen their effectiveness, transparency and accountability, to support systemic improvements in the subnational delivery of public services. Current geographic focus is the provinces of Nampula, Zambezia and Cabo Delgado. The program will also strategically develop and expand direct linkages with USAID health, education, WASH and other programming in the target provinces. The main ICMA office, and therefore the Chief of Party, may need to be located in Nampula, Mozambique.

Key job functions include:

  • Manage all field aspects of technical assistance delivery, including activity design, execution, post-activity follow-up and reporting to funders;
  • Manage completion of all activities and deliverables in line with approved work plan;
  • Oversee operations of local office(s);
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with key local counterparts, USAID and other relevant technical assistance providers;
  • Liaise closely with ICMA staff to ensure effective program implementation and management; and
  • Contribute actively to improving ICMA’s efficacy and impact.

Successful applicants will be dynamic, results-oriented team players, with outstanding execution skills and the proven ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment. They will also be proactive and innovative thinkers, with the proven ability to execute new initiatives, particularly in developing countries.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field;
  • 8 to 10 years of experience managing international development programs, particularly USAID-funded programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing programs focused on local governance and/or improvement in the delivery of public services, particularly in Mozambique or the region;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Portuguese required; and
  • Ability to lead and form constructive partnerships with and among local counterparts.

About the Organization

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which develops tools and resources that advance professional local governance in order to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. Since 1914, ICMA has implemented over 500 programs in more than 70 countries, delivering hands-on assistance by tapping into the knowledge and skillset of more than 12,500 members, who provide long-term learning, mentorship, and partnership opportunities for their counterparts in local government. ICMA performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, thanks to the support of federal government agencies, international foundations, and corporations.

For more information regarding ICMA’s programs and services, please visit

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