Chief of Party


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Jifunze Uelewe activity in Tanzania. This 5 year, $39 million project will focus on sustainably improving literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills for all pre-primary and standard 1 – 4 learners in target regions; strengthening the capacity of local and regional government to sustain improved learning outcomes; and increasing community support for safe and inclusive learning environments. The chief of party provides technical, compliance and managerial oversight; ensures operational and programmatic integrity; creates a positive and productive working environment; and embraces our corporate values. 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 project leadership, management, and technical direction to ensure all activities and partners achieve the initiative’s targeted results

  • Provide overall technical and managerial leadership of the program in compliance with USAID regulations and Chemonics policies and procedures

  • Serve as a key liaison with USAID, host country government and representatives, civil society and NGO representatives, and other relevant counterparts, implementing partners, and stakeholders

  • Manage staff and ensures the project meets the stated goals and reporting requirements of the project

  • Ensure the quality, timeliness and efficiency of all products

  • Apply in-depth technical expertise in the program, ensuring an integrated vision among various components and focusing on achieving results

  • Identify issues and risks related to Project Implementation in a timely manner, suggesting appropriate program adjustments

  • Supervise preparation of work plans, progress reports, financial reports, Logistics and other documents

  • Oversee Financial Management and accountability of project

  • Advanced degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in education or directly related field;

  • Minimum 10 years of senior-level experience and/or technical experience with USAID or similar donor-funded programs

  • Experience designing, implementing and managing large education projects particularly related to pre-primary and primary literacy and numeracy skill development, particularly promoting gender equity, social and emotional learning, and inclusive education

  • Recognized national or international-level expertise in education policy and system reform for pre-and in-service teacher education and professional development

  • Experience supervising long-term field staff and short-term U.S., third country, and local experts

  • Understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and learning of education projects

  • Understanding of the development and education issues in East Africa

  • Demonstrated experience working in Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara, Ruvuma, and/or Zanzibar preferred

  • Familiarity with USAID tools and methodologies to improve education outcomes

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in spoken and written English

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