Chief of Party at Chemonics International 2020
Career Kenya: Chief of Party at Chemonics International 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Youth Empowerment Activity in Kenya. The project aims to support evidence-based and evidence-producing county-level models that empower youth and connect them directly to social and economic opportunities to improve their livelihoods and well-being. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

The chief of party will provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively lead and build coalitions among diverse stakeholders and partners through innovative, sustainable, and tailored initiatives
  • Coordinate and communicate a common vision in line with the project objectives
  • Provide overall administrative leadership and serve as the primary driver on strategic, managerial, and technical matters
  • Serve as the project’s key liaison between USAID/Kenya and all other counterparts and implementing partners, including senior government officials, private sector leaders, and domestic and international stakeholders


  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in youth workforce, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, social science, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience working on international youth workforce development, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, or positive youth development projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in youth services, financial inclusion, workforce development, livelihoods, or private sector development
  • Regional experience in Kenya preferred
  • Experience addressing gender issues and experience developing programming that enables the inclusion of girls and women in youth economic engagement
  • Demonstrated experience working at the community level assessing challenges, creating and implementing solutions, and achieving measurable results in development projects
  • Experience on USAID- or other donor-funded projects strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


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