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Deputy 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 Deputy 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.


  • Contribute to the technical leadership, management, and direction of the activity, and fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in his/her absence.
  • Contribute to the activity strategy, ensuring interventions and tools are technically sound, contextually appropriate, and innovative.
  • Manage and oversee technical and operations staff.
  • Maintain productive relationships with USAID, governmental institutions, and local stakeholders to ensure effective collaboration, coordination, and engagement.
  • Contribute to program work planning, compliance, and operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in education, health, governance political sciences, law, sociology, public administration, management, economics, geography
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in local governance, decentralization, community involvement or public administration.
  • Significant experience in managing donor-funded complex activities.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in managing a complex portfolio with large budgets and teams of professionals, with effective oversight of financial management and procurement functions.
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational, adaptive management, communication, leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving, with an excellent ability to lead and mentor host-country teams.
  • Ensure that project deliverables are technically sound, of high quality, delivered on time, and meet specifications as set forth by the client or the COP
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with government officials, private sector stakeholders, and local CSOs.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French required
  • 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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