Chemonics Chief of Party Job Vacancy for USAID-Funded Strengthening Somalia's National Parliament Project

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Strengthening Somalia's National Parliament project. 
The project aims to build the deliberative capacities of the country's legislatures to promote good governance and promote stability, reconciliation, and peace-building in the state formation process. 
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between Chemonics and USAID/East Africa
  • Oversee day-to-day management and implementation of legislative strengthening activities
  • Ensure quality control
  • Manage long- and short-term personnel
  • Guarantee appropriateness and responsiveness of assistance
  • Advanced degree in a relevant social or administrative science required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with USAID or other donor-funded legislative strengthening programs or working at the management-level within a legislature, preferably in a fragile or post-conflict environment
  • Progressively responsible managerial experience implementing complex donor-funded activities and motivating a culturally diverse workforce
  • Track record of being a proactive project director or successful chief of party who collaborates effectively with counterparts, other contractors, and donors
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity 
  • Fluency in English required; Somali language skills highly desired
Application Instructions:

Please send an updated resume and cover letter in electronic submissions to by May 27, 2013. 
No telephone inquiries, please.
Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "Strengthening Somalia's National Parliament - Chief of party" in the subject line. 
Please include the name of the position and the region or country in the subject line. 
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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.