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Deputy Chief of Party-Programs

  • Contractor
  • Khartoum Sudan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Chemonics profile

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


Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party-programs (DCOP-P) for the Transition to New Sudan (TNS) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). As a member of the senior leadership team, the DCOP-P will lead the project team responsible for analyzing problem sets, identifying interventions, developing a wide range of small and medium-size grant and technical assistance activities, and then ensuring quick and effective implementation of these activities. The DCOP-P will be expected to work closely with the OTI country team, project leadership, and a diverse and accomplished team of Sudanese professionals. Successful candidates will have a combination of USAID programming and grant-making experience drawn from previous work on high-paced and dynamic stabilization and transition projects. They will also be a proven leader and mentor for host-country staff. This position will be based in Khartoum, Sudan, and the successful candidate will be expected to make a minimum commitment of 18 months in the position. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Lead program development team, and lead/support the implementation team (including grants, and procurement staff) in the identification, development, and implementation of a wide range of grants-under-contract, direct distribution of goods and services, and technical assistance activities The DCOP-P will provide day-to-day guidance, mentoring, and problem-solving skills, working in full partnership with the chief of party (COP) and OTI country team, and others
  • Implementation flexibility and speed are essential elements of the project, and the DCOP-P will be expected to lead their team to accomplish multiple tasks in a very short period of time
  • In partnership with the OTI field team, COP, and other members of the TNS field team, work with key government and non-governmental counterparts to identify priorities and resolve development and implementation challenges in a fast and effective way
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with the project operations team, as well as with Chemonics home-office support teams, to both ensure compliance with USAID and other regulations on complex tasks and resolve issues and challenges in a timely and effective manner
  • Train, mentor, and oversee the work of supervisees, fostering their professional development and ensuring accountability
  • Serve as a member of the TNS senior management team, contributing to high-level decisions, providing expertise on program and grant-making strategy, and serving as acting COP when asked


  • A minimum of six years of relevant work experience, with eight years preferred. A minimum of two years of field experience on an OTI or similar project, including supervisory experience leading and mentoring host-country teams
  • Demonstrated experience leading the development of small grants to achieve larger stabilization and transition goals, with a preference for developing and implementing grants under the OTI model
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to development, assessment, and adaptation of dynamic transition strategies, objectives, and specific interventions in a fast-paced and flexible manner
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with clients, project leadership, and host-country counterparts at senior levels in government and in non-governmental organizations
  • Demonstrated experience leading donor-funded efforts in complex and politically sensitive transition or stabilization contexts, with a preference for Sudan, the Arabic-speaking world, and/or East and Southern Africa
  • B.A. in international development, peace studies, or related field required, with a relevant M.A. preferred
  • Fluent written and spoken English required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Ability to work professionally in Arabic strongly preferred

How to apply

Application instructions:

Please attach your CV and completely fill out the form linked here by December 15, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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