Mozambique Primary Education Chief of Party (m/f)


Chemonics is recruiting a Mozambique Primary Education Chief of Party (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting, operating in over 80 countries, that anticipates a USAID funded Primary Education project in the Republic of Mozambique
  • Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Primary Education activity in Mozambique. This five-year activity will seek to provide technical assistance in the education sector to strengthen the capacity of national, provincial, and municipal government entities to improve learning outcomes for early grade students. This position will be based in Maputo, Mozambique. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world
  • Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the Activity and serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters, including responsibility for making key decisions and solving programmatic problems in a timely manner
  • Oversee all contractual and budgetary aspects of program management
  • Ensure that work plan, MEL, and reporting efforts are aligned with contract requirements, project objectives, and USAID guidance
  • Professionally represent Chemonics to USAID, the Government of Mozambique, Mozambican counterparts, local partners, and other program stakeholders
  • Monitor and, where necessary, modify programmatic assistance to achieve results; ensure that relevant, productive, and complementary activities are implemented effectively
  • Ensure the activity meets high standards for performance and integrity that comply with applicable regulations and Chemonics policies
  • Advanced degree in education policy, planning, curriculum development, teacher professional development or other relevant technical fields preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of technical experience in some or all the following technical areas: early grade reading, curriculum and material design, and/or capacity development in the education sector
  • Minimum of five years of early grade literacy, numeracy, and bilingual education
  • Experience serving as USAID Chief of Party or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size, and complexity required
  • Strong leadership ability and experience managing large teams in culturally diverse settings
  • Familiarity with East Africa, specifically in the education sector; experience in Mozambique is highly desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English is required with excellent oral and written communication skills required; Advanced proficiency in Portuguese is required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Please note a CV is required. No telephone inquiries, please
  • EEO Statement: Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and 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
  • COVID-19 Recruitment Information: Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices
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