Chief of Party


Job Description


Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the USAID/Philippines Pacific-American Fund. This anticipated $25-50M, five-year activity is a multi-sectoral, grant-making facility to build self-reliant Pacific Island partners. The goal of the activity is to improve the quality of life of Pacific Islanders by reducing long-term vulnerabilities associated with Climate Change and disasters, achieving sustainable market-driven economic growth, and advancing democratic governance. 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 technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the activity and serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial and technical matters

  • Ensure program compliance with all USAID rules and regulations, cooperative agreement requirements, and Chemonics policies and systems

  • Liaise with and maintain effective working relations with senior host government stakeholders, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, and U.S. Government Agencies

  • Communicate clear expectations to program staff and establish an operating climate on the program that encourages integrity, honesty, open communications, and commitment to compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations and Chemonics’ policies and procedures

  • Provide general oversight of the program, including overall responsibility for the Program Management, strategic vision, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and Coordination with partners

Position Qualifications:

  • A degree in natural resources management, forestry, biology, environmental science or policy, or a related field

  • A minimum 10 years of technical experience in some or all of the following technical areas: natural Resource Management and governance, Forest Management, Biodiversity conservation, community-based natural resource management, co-management, and community livelihoods

  • Proven leadership in the Design, management, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded programs

  • USAID Chief of Party experience preferred, or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size (budget, personnel, etc.), and complexity (e.g., project Director, regional or Country Director)

  • Extensive experience working with counterparts at various levels in a development context

  • Experience in the Pacific Islands is highly desirable. Experience in South or Southeast Asia is required

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in English required

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