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Chief of Party

  • Contractor
  • Conakry Guinea
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Chemonics profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Chemonics International, a leading international development organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Guinea Integrated Good Governance Activity (GIGGA). The purpose of this Activity is to provide technical support to local government to improve decentralization service delivery in health, education and economic growth. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. This position will be based in Guinea.


  • Provides overall leadership, technical oversight, quality control, management, and thought leadership to the program.
  • Oversees program implementation; collaborates with USAID, national and regional government actors, and stakeholders — including program partners, public and private sector organizations, service providers, and beneficiaries — to address program objectives.
  • Supports and supervises staff, consultants, and partners involved in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of this program.
  • Coordinates with Chemonics-Washington and USAID counterparts to ensure program compliance with USAID regulations and requirements.
  • Fosters and maintains excellent and effective relationships with USAID and other donors, government officials, and other entities mentioned above**.**
  • Ensures quality control and overall responsiveness of technical assistance; leads the program through programmatic shifts**.**
  • Makes key decisions and solves problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and programmatic integrity**.**
  • Provides overall leadership management, general technical direction, and an integrated vision among diverse stakeholders**.**
  • Supervises senior staff; inculcates a strong team ethos and commitment to excellence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, law, sociology, public administration, management, economics, geography; advanced degree highly preferred.
  • Over 10 years’ professional experience in local governance, decentralization, community involvement or public administration.
  • At least 10 years of experience supporting the implementation of donor-funded projects in West African countries.
  • Minimum of 5 years of project leadership experience as Chief of Party, Country Director, or an equivalent role.
  • Experience providing leadership and management to a dispersed, diverse, staff of technical and operational experts in an unstable, conflict-affected environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior
  • Fluency in French and proficiency in English required; knowledge of a Guinean local language preferred
  • Qualified applicants from Guinea are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your expression of interest through this smartsheet link: Job Application Form: Guinea Integrated Good Governance Activity (smartsheet.com) by February 15th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an employer that 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

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2024

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