Deputy Chief of Party

Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for the anticipated five-year, $25-$50 million USAID New Education Activity in Somalia. The project aims to increase equitable access to education for marginalized populations and enhance the ability of education authorities to manage and lead the education sector. This position 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:

Oversee field-office program finances and budget, supervise the finance manager and team, review and approve expenditures and monthly reports, and ensure transparent recordkeeping as per Chemonics' policies
Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and Chemonics' policies
Supervise operations personnel to ensure that project facilities are properly maintained according to Chemonics' best practices, USAID rules and regulations, and Somalian laws
Work closely with the Home-Office Project Management Unit to ensure that adequate technical, financial, and contractual resources are available to the project
Work closely with other stakeholders, including donors, the host government, and other USAID projects; build relationships with prospective business and institutional beneficiaries through regular meetings
Fulfill other duties assigned by the chief of party in line with this scope of work
Oversee work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
Design and manage operational systems and processes to enable the project to achieve its technical goals and complete deliverables in a timely fashion


Master's degree in management, international development, or a field related to this project and position preferred
Minimum of eight years of professional experience in international development and experience in complex, fast-paced, and challenging operating environments preferred
Experience developing and administering grants or small grants programs preferred
Experience managing the day-to-day operations of a large-scale project in Somalia or a relevant context preferred
Experience supervising from a remote location preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of how to establish systems and oversee program startup and closeout within limited time periods as well as experience doing so preferred
Experience on a USAID-funded project and experience with large-scale procurement required; experience with large-scale procurement in education preferred
Demonstrated skills in staff management, project administration, and financial management
Record of successfully working in a team environment and supervising, mentoring, and supporting local and expatriate staff
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in English required

How to apply:
Apply online at"‹ by Wednesday, April 20, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.