400px Chemonics logo 2016 Deputy Chief of Party–Operations and Grants

Deputy Chief of Party–Operations and Grants

  • Contractor
  • Pretoria South Africa
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Chemonics profile

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


Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party – Operations and Grants for the anticipated USAID-funded Southern Africa Countering Wildlife Crime (CWC) Activity. The purpose of this five-year, $24 million activity is to reduce threats to and protect biodiversity from wildlife crimes in Southern Africa. The goals of the Activity are to improve collaboration among stakeholders, strengthen criminal justice sector capacity, reduce corruption, and increase community support and participation. This position will be based in Pretoria, South Africa. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct oversight of the Activity’s operations, administration, logistics, procurement, subcontract/vendor management, grants administration, human resources, and budgeting and financial accounting.
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of the Activity’s $5 million grants portfolio, ensuring the timely process, preparation and execution of these activities, and their compliance with USAID and Chemonics policies and procedures.
  • Support the Chief of Party to ensure that USAID and Chemonics policies and procedures are followed; identify and mitigate risks to the project, USAID, and Chemonics.
  • Ensure timely management of agreements with landlord, vendors, grants, and subcontractors; maintain proper procedures, trackers, and filing systems
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience in operations and grants on USAID or other donor-funded programs, with at least 2 years in a senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience in contractual compliance, procurement/subcontracting, grants administration, financial management, and human resources.
  • Experience with USAID grants under contract mechanisms required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USG/USAID regulations, policies and compliance requirements related to international assistance programs.
  • Knowledge of the South Africa operating environment, including registration, taxes, and labor law.
  • Proven ability to lead multi-cultural, multidisciplinary teams across multiple countries.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to apply

Please apply by using this https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/fa98b12e364d47ce9b33d6bf874ac2f3 Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024. Early applications encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please.

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.

Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

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