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  • Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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    Chemonics International is founded in Washington, D.C., by the companys first president, Thurston F. Teele. Its mission, then and now, is to promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.


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    Sub-Purpose 1: Institutional Strengthening Director

    About The Job

    Chemonics seeks an institutional strengthening director for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Regional Peace and Stability in West Africa Program. 

    • The project aims to acquire technical services to assist USAID/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) support the efforts of West Africans to address the risks of instability from democratic backsliding and from conflict, and prioritize targeted conflict and violence prevention, peacebuilding, and preventing and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions across the sub-region. 
    • The Sub-Purpose 1 institutional strengthening director will provide strategic leadership for all organizational capacity development activities related to supporting the G5 Sahel, ECOWAS, and affiliated regional institutions, including developing assessment tools, and establishing performance standards. 
    • They will identify the need for and supervise short-term technical assistance related to the G5 Sahel and ECOWAS.  

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

    • Analyzes and evaluates institutional needs with the Sub-Purpose 2 social cohesion director, deputy chief of party-programs, and other program staff; makes recommendations for targeted interventions to ensure consistency with program goals and objectives.
    • Provides P/CVE and other capacity building training for the G5 Sahel Executive Secretariat, ECOWAS, and national government and non-government partners.
    • Provides technical expertise in community development, focusing on the delivery of capacity building approaches to municipalities.
    • Recommends follow-up capacity building activities that could sustain and enhance the delivery of essential services or enhanced economic opportunities.
    • Monitors and analyzes the region’s rapidly changing environment related to capacity building needs.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of eight years of experience implementing capacity building or other technically relevant programs or programs with local, national, or regional institutions
    • Demonstrated experience working directly or coordinating with one or more of the following organizations: ECOWAS, G5 Sahel, Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel, Global Counterterrorism Forum, or African Union
    • Experience working on issues that align with the G5 Sahel and ECOWAS executive priorities.
    • Demonstrated capabilities in organizational capacity development, working effectively with multilateral institutions and national governments.
    • Experience supervising capacity development interventions, such as training, mentoring, and organizational assessments
    • Master’s degree in international development, political science, public administration, or a related field is desired; a bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
    • Strong facilitation and training skills
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required; knowledge of Arabic is required.

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    Sub-Purpose 2: Social Cohesion Director

    About The Job

    Chemonics seeks an institutional strengthening director for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Regional Peace and Stability in West Africa Program. 

    • The project aims to acquire technical services to assist USAID/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) support the efforts of West Africans to address the risks of instability from democratic backsliding and from conflict, and prioritize targeted conflict and violence prevention, peacebuilding, and preventing and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions across the sub-region.
    • The Sub-Purpose 2 social cohesion director will strengthen community, national, and regional peacebuilding and conflict mitigation mechanisms and capacities in key West African countries. 
    • They will manage, provide technical oversight, and support the development and implementation of positive youth development programming for SRPS. 
    • We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Analyzes and evaluates capacity building needs and makes recommendations for targeted interventions to ensure consistency with program goals and objectives.
    • Provides P/CVE and other capacity building training for the G5 Sahel Executive Secretariat, ECOWAS, and national government and non-government partners
    • Provides technical expertise in community development, focusing on the delivery of capacity building approaches to municipalities
    • Recommends follow-up capacity building activities that could sustain and enhance the delivery of essential services or enhanced economic opportunities
    • Monitors and analyzes the region’s rapidly changing environment related to capacity building needs

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in international development, peacebuilding, conflict mitigation or management, public administration, or a closely related field is desired; a bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Minimum of eight years of experience implementing capacity building, peacebuilding, civil society strengthening, community engagement, or other technically relevant programs or programs in West Africa
    • At least five years of experience in the research, analysis, design, and implementation of peace and conflict programs, including strong experience in context and conflict analysis, conflict-sensitive approaches to research, iterative research design, qualitative research approaches, and analysis of qualitative data
    • Demonstrated capabilities in organizational capacity development, working effectively with multilateral institutions and national governments
    • Experience supervising capacity development interventions, such as training, mentoring, and organizational assessments
    • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels; tact and diplomacy are essential
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver required outputs through remote working arrangements with key stakeholders is required
    • Strong skills in writing and packaging information for internal and external audiences
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required; knowledge of Arabic is required

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    Deputy Chief of Party- Programs (DCOPP)

    About The Job

    Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party- programs for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Regional Peace and Stability in West Africa Program. 

    • The project aims to acquire technical services to assist USAID/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) support the efforts of West Africans to address the risks of instability from democratic backsliding and from conflict, and prioritize targeted conflict and violence prevention, peacebuilding, and preventing and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions across the sub-region. 
    • The deputy chief of party-programs will support the chief of party to oversee program implementation and will provide direct technical support to staff and partners. 
    • They will assist the chief of party with developing and implementing the program’s vision, strategy, and technical direction, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement and quality of deliverables, and quality of results.
    • We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Supervises Sub-Purpose directors and sub-regional coordinators to ensure technical harmonization among program implementations units.
    • Supervises and ensures the performance of a team of Chemonics and partner staff dedicated to the program; is responsible for coordinating all activities and providing technical assistance and capacity building support to program staff, grantees, and stakeholders, including those located in focus countries.
    • Develops and fosters relationships with diverse local counterparts, including government representatives, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers.
    • Provides the chief of party with technical expertise in institutional capacity strengthening, P/CVE, peacebuilding, social cohesion, and the USAID activity cycle to ensure that activities support program theories and assumptions; assists in identifying program opportunities and potential local partners.
    • Works closely with the MEL director and other program staff to devise program learning goals and objectives; ensures program learning is integrated back into the program cycle
    • Oversees technical delivery of program implementation units; ensures interventions align with and deliver on the activity’s technical objectives with adequate technical assistance; supervises program staff in carrying out a range of technical assistance activities.

    Qualifications:

    • At least eight years of professional program design and management experience in West Africa — with respect to peacebuilding, stability, democracy support, and/or social cohesion — is required.
    • At least one year of prior supervisory experience, of remote or dispersed teams across regional or national borders
    • Proven leadership and experience implementing and providing technical assistance to civil society strengthening, peacebuilding, youth engagement, community resilience, and/or P/CVE programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive, inclusive teams that reflect community diversity and where team members can bring their whole selves to work
    • Demonstrated track record of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing USAID and/or donor-funded programs with multiple activities and sub-awards; experience with remote management is preferred.
    • Previous experience using data tools and technology for program design, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
    • Exceptional social acumen and an ability to forge strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders — including district/county government officials and representatives from NGOs, CSOs, the private sector, and donor institutions — is required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of grants administration is required.
    • Familiarity with issues around CVE in West Africa is highly desirable.
    • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English and French is required; proficiency in regional languages and Arabic is desirable but not required.

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