Chief of Party (m/f)


Chemonics is recruiting a Chief of Party (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Commodities for Health: Ensuring Guaranteed Access & Reliability (CHEGAR). This three-year, $20 -$24.9 million activity aims to establish an effective and efficient transportation system in Mozambique for medical commodities via engaging the private sector to provide transport and transport management solutions
  • The activity will be rolled out on a province-by-province basis. CHEGAR will focus on the provinces to address the last mile of the public health supply chain, where challenges are most acute and current system and support structures are insufficient. The activity aims to bring a specialized technical and functional focus to a fragmented supply chain challenged by inadequate infrastructure, human resources, accountability mechanisms, and information systems. The chief of party shall provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the activity
  • S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the activity description. This position will be based in Maputo. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world
  • Provide leadership and management oversight and assume primary responsibility for all technical and operational aspects of activity implementation
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the Government of Mozambique, the Ministry of Health, local counterparts, private and public sector partners, and other program stakeholders
  • Foster, maintain, and grow collaborative, productive, and effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and implementing partners
  • Ensure the timely submission of high-quality project deliverables to USAID
  • Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Ensure project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations, and that project results are proactively and compliantly disseminated, and learnings are shared and incorporated to inform project performance and continuous improvement
  • Manage the project team, including supervision of project and operational staff, and consortium members
  • Oversee finances and cash flow, approve project office expenditures, and ensure the project complies with Chemonics and USAID rules and regulations and has systems in place to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse
  • A Master's degree or higher in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Public Health, or related field, and a minimum of 10 years of experience in logistics in low income countries
  • Depth and breadth of knowledge in Mozambique private sector, the field of health supply chain strengthening and the industry’s latest trends and best practices
  • Demonstrated team player with visionary leadership and demonstration of professional accomplishments
  • Excellent managerial, communications, and operational experience, preferably in managing large, impactful USAID projects involving coordination with multiple implementing public and private sector stakeholders
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in developing activity work plans, budgets, and managing implementation
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and Portuguese
  • Demonstrated capacity to liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders in Government and other organizations
  • Past chief of party experience preferred
  • Excellent past performance references
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Please apply through by completing the questionnaire and uploading a CV including three recent professional references and a cover letter
  • No telephone inquiries, please. We will be reviewing applications and contacting candidates on a rolling basis
  • If you have any issues with the form please reach out to, however, no applications submitted to this email will be considered
  • Chemonics is an employer that 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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  • Published 20.04.2020
  • Expires 24.04.2020
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