Chief of party | Zambia | 2020

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 July 2020

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Domestic Resource Mobilization activity in Zambia. This five-year activity will help Zambia improve domestic revenue mobilization and expand the fiscal space for public spending and investments in service delivery and poverty reduction. The activity will engage government and non-government stakeholders to build capacity in tax policy analysis, improve tax compliance and administration, and strengthen the tax culture in a manner that facilitates private sector growth and accountability relationships between taxpayers and the Government of Zambia. 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 leadership, management, operations, administration, finance, and technical oversight to achieve expected results
  • Build and maintain relationships and serve as primary liaison with USAID, country counterparts, and strategic partners
  • Ensure effective engagement and coordination with stakeholders to create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Oversee and supervise project staff, work planning, performance management, and strategic communications, driving the project’s direction, performance, and adherence to USAID and Chemonics policies and procedures


  • Advanced degree in economics, public finance, tax policy, public administration, law or other related field
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience working closely with and supporting senior level decision makers in developing countries
  • Experience in revenue mobilization, tax policy and administration, public finance or a similar field
  • Familiarity and/or exposure to tax legal regulatory development and drafting
  • Experience leading and managing development programs of similar scope for USAID or other donors
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships with government counterparts, private sector, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders
  • Effective interpersonal skills, outstanding management skills, resourcefulness, creative problem solving, and ethical management
  • Experience in Zambia or Africa preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

Application Instructions:

​Please submit an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, and contact information by August 31, 2020 at 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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