Chief of Party | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 2022
Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Enseignement Technique pour Opportunités Inclusives, Lucratives et Équitables (ETOILE) Workforce Development Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC ETOILE). The program will enhance inclusive workforce development for Congolese youth, particularly those from marginalized and underrepresented populations, resulting in improved social mobility and economic livelihoods.
Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company, operating in over 95 countries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Provide overall direction, leadership, and management of the program to ensure smooth and steady needs- and results-driven program implementation, supported by evidence, learning, and adaptation
Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of development assistance provided under the program, including necessary adjustments to operations to match USAID requirements
Oversee strategic work planning, performance management, strategic communications, partner and stakeholder outreach and relationship management, grantee and subcontractor management, financial management and budgeting, human resource management, and compliance and business ethics
Oversee the timely preparation and delivery of all deliverables, including but not limited to annual work plans and reports and other progress reports and technical deliverables, as applicable
Responsible for the overall and direct implementation of program activities, and ensures all program technical assistance is high quality, technically sound, and appropriate to achieve desired results
Foster and manage productive relations with relevant government counterparts and entities, and effectively coordinate and collaborate with other donor and international organizations’ activities and programs in the youth workforce development sector or related sectors
Establish and maintain an inclusive office environment that ensures integrity, honesty, open communications, and commitment to compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations, and Chemonics’ policies and procedures
Supervise, coach, and mentor technical and administrative staff, consultants, grantees, subcontractors, and partner organizations to achieve expected results
Serve as the primary point of contact for the program with USAID and key stakeholders
Advanced degree in business, public administration, international development, or a related field
Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant management, supervisory, and technical experience with minimum (5) years’ experience leading USAID or other donor-funded programs
Demonstrated supervisory work experience including supervision of technical teams and grantees and/or subcontractor partners to work effectively and efficiently towards achieving a common goal
Demonstrated experience working on youth livelihoods and employment development programs, especially those with a strong focus on inclusion and workforce development
Prior practical experience applying the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework preferred
Practical experience working with a range of partners, including TVETs, private training providers, NGOs, CSOs, FBOs, the private sector, and government agencies (USG and host)
Practical experience leading co-creation processes with a range of partners, especially host-country partners, to develop strong partnerships to design and implement results-driven technical activities
Practical experience leading human and organizational capacity building activities
Demonstrated experience applying adaptive management practices to achieve results
Prior work experience in West and Central Africa and experience in the DRC preferred
Fluency in English and French with excellent oral and written communication skills required
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
For EOIs and recommendations, please send an email with an updated CV to email@example.com by Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Please also include “Chief of Party” in the subject line. Finalists will be contacted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please.
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