Chemonics - Chief of party (DR of Congo)

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the ongoing USAID and DFID Improving Reading, Equity, and Accountability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (ACCELERE!) project. The ACCELERE! project will improve equitable access to education and learning outcomes for more than one million boys and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:

Provide overall technical leadership and management oversight to ensure all activities and partners achieve the initiative's targeted results and ensure an integrated vision
Serve as a key liaison with USAID, DFID, the government of the DRC, and all other counterparts, implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program
Ensure achievement of the project's overall technical goals and that administrative, financial, and contracting systems are functioning to support the project's success
Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments

Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in education, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field​
At least 12 years of relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program
At least 10 years' development experience
Experience in managing large scale activities, strategic planning and implementation of related activities
Experience and facility with rapidly changing project designs
Experience in implementation of education programing
At least 10 years' work experience in developing countries, including in conflict-affected environments
Ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area
Experience in Africa, the DRC, or other fragile or conflict-affected country preferred
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Professional-level oral and written communication skills in English and French
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to DRCACCELERECOP(at) by January 31, 2015. Please include "chief of party" 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 "chief of party - ACCELERE!" 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/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​​

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