Chief of party  

Chemonics seeks a Chief of party for the anticipated five-year, $25-50 million USAID-funded Tanzania Kilimo Tija activity. The project, currently anticipated to begin mid-2022, is expected to increase the competitiveness and inclusiveness of horticulture market systems. Incorporating a holistic approach to poverty reduction, Kilimo Tija is also expected to engage women and youth in new market roles, while improving the nutritional status of Tanzanians altogether. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.



Provide leadership, technical direction, and management oversight for all project activities and results
Provide overall vision and strategy for the implementation of the project, ensuring all project components are integrated and mutually reinforcing
Serve as the primary liaison between the project and USAID, the government of Tanzania, and international and local partners
Ensure alignment and complementarity of program activities and design with USAID’s strategy and portfolio of programs across Tanzania as well as the Tanzanian government, the private sector, and other donors
Ensure project compliance with all contractual, financial and administrative requirements, with support from the home office and operations/finance teams
Oversee operations of the project office in-country in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Chemonics management, including human resources, procurement, finance and administration, and subcontracting
Promote strategic planning, management, collaboration, and teamwork with shared vision, sound business decisions, and coordination with key stakeholders’ national plans
Oversee development of annual work plans and budgets, new activity implementation plans, quarterly reports and other reports as USAID requires
Supervise program activities, including oversight of managerial and technical personnel and subcontractors, to achieve project objectives
Ensure quality and timely delivery of contract activities and deliverables
Manage, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of international and local technical and administrative staff
Develop and maintain high-trust relationships with stakeholders at all levels – from rural farmers to multi-national business executives and senior government leaders


A master’s degree in agribusiness, agricultural science, economics, business administration and marketing, international trade, social sciences, international development or related field
10-15 years of relevant professional experience demonstrating increasing managerial responsibility
Minimum of five years of experience managing complex horticultural and/or agricultural development programs with a market system, value chain development, and/or private sector focus, preferably within an African context
Prior work experience in Tanzania and/or East Africa
Strong communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, private sector, NGOs, academia, civil society and research institutions
Familiarity with market systems development including finance, input supply, output markets, extension, and access to knowledge, with a focus on strengthening local markets and service providers
Expertise in organizational development and demonstrated ability to mentor and strengthen the capacity of local government and local staff
Experience in group formation, provision delivery, and horticulture productivity, including knowledge of relevant technologies, improved practices, and integrated soil fertility and water management
Experience addressing issues of gender and youth, as well as expertise developing programming that enables the inclusion of women and youth in market systems development
Familiarity with collaborative learning and adaptive (CLA) management
Ability to manage and leverage grants to achieve improved industry performance and increased benefits to female and youth actors
Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and experience in budgeting, procurement, and financial management
Prior Chief of party or experience providing project oversight and leadership preferred
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity with the ability to work in challenging environments and amongst multi-cultural teams
Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in English required

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Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and Chief of party in the subject line no later than December 10, 2021. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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