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12 Jun 2017

Chief of Party, Somalia

Job Description

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated five year, $50 million to $100 million USAID New Somalia Education Activity. The project aims to increase equitable access to education for marginalized populations and enhance education authorities’ ability to manage and lead the education sector in Somalia. The chief of party will be based in Somalia. 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
Supervise technical and administrative staff
Serve as the project’s primary liaison with USAID and international and regional partners
Oversee performance management and strategic communications

Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in education, political science, international development, public administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field; or a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 20 years of relevant management, supervisory, and technical experience
Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in education or a related field
Minimum 10 years of relevant management, supervisory, or technical experience with USAID or other donor-funded programs
Experience implementing activities of a scope and complexity comparable to the education project in Somalia and in a similar conflict environment
Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships
Leadership in local capacity development
Experience in increasing equitable access to services for marginalized populations
Demonstrated understanding of the technical activities the project will implement, including increasing equitable access to education and capacity building of local and national authorities
Proven effective oversight ability to collaborate with diverse technical personnel required
Strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), and experience in providing overall oversight for MEL systems and assuring data quality
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Strong communication skills, and the ability to hold ultimate responsibility for the quality and timeliness of project reporting and communication efforts

How to Apply

Send electronic submissions including your CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to by June 15, 2017. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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