Chief of party – Madagascar at Chemonics 39 views0 applications

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated five year USAID site-based conservation project in Madagascar. The project aims to reduce threats to targeted ecosystems through improved community-based natural resource management, expand opportunities for market-led and conservation-compatible economic development, increase access to social services for communities near areas of high biodiversity value, and support policy initiatives to promote land tenure and natural resource use rights. The project will focus on two to three priority geographic zones facing significant threats to terrestrial and marine ecosystems. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Oversee implementation plans and ensure project activities are aligned with budgetary parameters and client requirements
  • Supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors, focusing on core results, achievement of work plan and targets, and timely implementation
  • Serve as the project’s key liaison with USAID, government of Madagascar counterparts, environmental nongovernmental organizations and external donor partners, local civil society organizations, and relevant USAID/Madagascar programs


  • Advanced degree in natural resource management, environmental conservation, or other closely related field
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility implementing donor-funded projects of similar size and complexity to the Madagascar project, including five years of management experience in a senior-level role
  • Technical knowledge and experience in natural resource management, biodiversity, conservation, and/or ecology; skills in climate resilience, public-private partnerships, or sustainable financing mechanisms desired
  • Familiarity with science and technology innovations preferred, such as remote cost-effective data collection, low- to no-cost mapping tools, and predictive analytic tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with high-level host-country beneficiaries, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience coordinating with and building the capacity of local government and civil society counterparts
  • Professional experience in Madagascar with extensive knowledge of the country’s environmental policies and the conservation and development context strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in French

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions of your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by January 18th. Please include “Chief of Party” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

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For more than 36 years, Chemonics has remained dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

We believe those who have the least deserve our best. So at Chemonics, development is more than a passion or a calling. It’s a profession. Doing it well takes experience, ingenuity and a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s work must be better than today’s.

From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we reimagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. We take a promising new way of powering a village in Kenya and adapt it to a village in Colombia. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk. And we think big, about applying lessons learned across all of our projects, about bridging the gap between segregated technical fields and about forging partnerships that unite the world’s best minds to solve its toughest problems.

Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better. We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works.

Caring | Serve others

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Integrity | Trust one another 

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Opportunity | Think big 

  • Be versatile.
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  • Mentor and develop others.
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