Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 22 Apr 2022

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting, operating in over 80 countries, that anticipates a USAID funded project in Tanzania, USAID/Tanzania Heshimu Bahari.

Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated 5-year, $13 million Tanzania Heshimu Bahari, Marine Biodiversity Activity which will acquire technical, material, and grant management services that support and strengthen capacity for marine biodiversity conservation to i) build the capacity of public sector and civil society; ii) increase private sector engagement in marine conservation and coastal natural resources management; iii) improve the enabling environment for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)[SJ1] [KC2] [BA3] and fisheries management at all levels; and iv) enhance data availability and use in decision making. To implement proven marine biodiversity threat reduction approaches in Tanzania.

The Chief of Party (COP) will supervise all activities related to this program and have overall responsibility for the successful performance of the technical assistance team. The COP shall provide strategic leadership and bear primary responsibility for all administrative requirements of the contract, ensuring that the quarterly key performance indicators, objectives, and deliverables for the Tanzania Heshimu Bahari program are met. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the program follows USAID regulations, the contract, and Chemonics policies. We anticipate that the position will be based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Key responsibilities:

· 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 Develop and communicate (verbally and in writing) the objective and strategic vision for the program to staff, USAID, and all counterparts and stakeholders

· Ensure that work plans are developed and implemented, providing technical direction to staff, downstream partners and grantees

· Maintain open, two-way communication with USAID, the field staff, and Chemonics home office.

· Oversee and contract performance in compliance with contract provisions and manage contract finances (budget and fund allocations)

· Supervise personnel management of key operational and technical departments of the program, including across multiple offices

· Monitor and, where necessary, modify programmatic assistance to achieve results; ensure that relevant, productive, and complementary activities are implemented effectively


· Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or related field; Marine Conservation or Fisheries Management preferred, but not required;

· At least ten years of senior-level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of natural resource management activities of similar size, complexity, and setting;

· Leadership skills and experience in building and maintaining productive working relationships with a wide network of institutional stakeholders, including host governments at all levels, which may have divergent interests;

· Demonstrated ability to build teams and foster collaboration to achieve activity goals, meet activity milestones, and produce quality results;

· Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening;

· Exceptional English written and verbal communication skills; and

· Fluent in Swahili preferred, but not required.

How to apply:

Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by April 22nd, 2022. Early applications encouraged. 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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