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Chemonics seeks long- and short-term technical specialists 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 targeted 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 specific, 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.

Chemonics seeks long- and short-term specialists in the following areas:

  • Environmental conservation
  • Community-based natural resource management
  • Biodiversity and wildlife protection
  • Marine biology/ecology
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Climate change adaptation and climate resilience
  • Biodiversity conservation finance
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Inclusion of women and youth
  • Environmental education and communication
  • Participatory community development
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Natural resource governance
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Illustrative responsibilities include:

  • Provide analysis and actionable recommendations using existing diagnostic tools or by developing custom tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components of the project
  • Provide technical input on the development and management of activities and development of the work plan
  • Facilitate training, capacity development, and knowledge sharing across the project and with project stakeholders where required


  • Advanced degree in a relevant technical area
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated experience in the relevant technical area
  • Knowledge and experience in Madagascar conservation and development context strongly preferred
  • Experience on USAID or other donor-funded programs strongly preferred
  • Outstanding leadership, management, and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and lead technical tasks
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English and French proficiency required

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions of your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by January 23, 2017. Please include “Technical Specialist” 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

  • Be respectful and humble.
  • Listen, empathize, and be compassionate.
  • Embrace teamwork.
  • Give regular feedback (appreciative and constructive).

Excellence | Exceed expectations 

  • Provide dedicated customer service.
  • Master skills and focus on details.
  • Solve problems, admit mistakes, learn and move on.
  • Set high standards and deliver quality results.

Innovation | Be entrepreneurial

  • Be flexible and open-minded.
  • Take initiative and introduce new ideas.
  • Translate ideas to actions quickly.
  • Accelerate change and be part of the change.

Integrity | Trust one another 

  • Be transparent (open door, open book).
  • Do the right thing.
  • Honor commitments and be accountable.
  • Empower others to take action and make decisions.

Opportunity | Think big 

  • Be versatile.
  • Continue to learn and develop self.
  • Mentor and develop others.
  • Take chances on people and partners.
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