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Chief of Party Job in Kenya

Chief of Party

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) project in Kenya.

The project aims to provide higher quality services through improved governance at the country level; improve representation of citizens' interests and oversight of targeted county government performance; and increase functionality and effectiveness of the devolved system through improved intra-government engagement and cooperation.

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


  • Provide overall program leadership, strategic planning, management, and quality assurance
  • Ensure achievement of targeted results and that deliverables are provided on time
  • Facilitate communication and close coordination with USAID/Kenya and other donors, the government of Kenya, county leadership, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Master's degree in international affairs, economic development, public management, or related field required; bachelor's degree with an additional five years of work experience will be considered
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in project management required
  • Minimum 10 years work in international development with progressively greater responsibility
  • Minimum five years of work in governance
  • Ability to secure a work permit from the government of Kenya
  • Experience in Kenya and East Africa preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; Kiswahili language capability preferred
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to by June 14, 2013. 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 "AHADI -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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