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Chief of Party Job in Kenya

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded regional trade facilitation project. The project is expected to increase international competitiveness, regional trade, and food security in the East Africa region. 

The project will support diverse national and regional bodies as they collaborate to facilitate intra-regional trade and improve economic integration.

Specific activities will include harmonization of regional trade policies, support to East Africa Community (EAC), and linking regional suppliers to US markets to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

  • Advanced degree in economics, international trade, business administration, agriculture, or related field required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in international development, preferably in trade, agriculture, or economic growth
  • Proven track record managing large, complex projects in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably for a donor-funded project
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills, including an ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Capacity to provide overall results-driven project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to by July 31, 2013. 

Please include the name of the position in the subject line. 

No telephone inquiries, please. 

Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "East Africa Trade COP" in the subject line. 

If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

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.

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