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Chief of Party (COP) | Baghdad, Iraq | 2022

  • Contractor
  • Baghdad Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Chemonics profile

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


Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Iraq Civil Society Activity in Iraq. The project aims to increase citizen engagement in the public sphere, especially among women and youth, while supporting civil society organizations (CSOs) to connect to and empower citizens and other CSOs. The expected activity result is a relevant, active, resilient, and inclusive civil society sector that more effectively fosters change towards an increasingly equitable and democratic Iraq.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for overall program management and will be expected to interact regularly with program staff, USAID Mission staff, civil society organizations, Government of Iraq officials, other donors, and all program stakeholders. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Anticipated start date May 1, 2023.


  • The Chief of Party (COP) provides overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the program and serves as the primary liaison with USAID on management and technical matters
  • COP will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the program and provide regular updates to the designated USAID AOR
  • The COP plans, organizes, and supervises the overall activities under the award, and is responsible for award management, technical work, scheduling, and managing costs associated under the award, with targeted, limited support from the home office that maximizes in-country support under the Activity
  • The COP ensures that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of the award requirements, including cost, schedule, and quality parameters
  • Furthermore, the COP clears reports and deliverables, budget information and other documentation as needed to ensure that they meet the contract requirements and that they are clear, accurate and complete


  • Master’s degree in social sciences, community development, communications, business, international development, and/or other related fields
  • Ten (10) years of work experience implementing civil society activities including engagement with legal frameworks imposed on civil society, grants to local organizations, citizen engagement, and CSO financial and organizational sustainability
  • Five (5) years of experience in managing staff with proven skills in managing diverse teams across a wide implementation area
  • Strong coordination and communication skills to include a variety of stakeholders (national, international, government, non-government, international organization, donor)
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Some knowledge of Arabic is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Middle East Region is a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

How to apply

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached “Chief of Party” in the subject line to [email protected] by December 16, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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