Chief of Party at Chemonics International

Chemonics International – We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief of Party

Location: Abuja

About the Role

  • Chemonics International seeks a Chief of Party for FHM Engage. Based in Abuja, and reporting to the FHM Engage Project Director, the Chief of Party is a senior leadership position that assumes overall responsibility for FHM Engage in Nigeria.
  • The Chief of Party will manage a small efficient team of 10 including an Operation Director, Accountant, Monitoring Evaluation Adaptive Learning (MEAL) Manager, Communication Manager, Administrative Assistant, Technical Advisor, Health Financing (R4D), Technical Advisor, Quality (Pathfinder). The role will require a balance of technical and operations work.
  • The technical work will focus on introducing and developing a market systems approach to private sector engagement in Nigeria.  This position represents an opportunity to advance locally driven development initiatives and systems change to drive sustainability through a co-creation and co-design process with multiple stakeholders, coaching and mentoring in-country actors as they apply systems-thinking approaches.
  • As USAID’s flagship private sector health project, FHM Engage envisions a world in which health markets are responsive, equitable, resilient, and driven by consumer needs. To meet this vision, FHM Engage – led by Chemonics and its core partners, co-technical lead Results for Development, Pathfinder, and Zenysis – catalyzes the adoption of fresh, contextually-relevant pathways in health market development by building on existing structures and offering strong behavioral, technical, and managerial approaches.
  • FHM Engage robust partner network includes 16 local, regional and international partner organizations.
  • While supporting local market actors to build upon current government and donor investments, we also use systems thinking to understand the market system, identify root causes of market under performance, and develop context-specific and locally informed strategies and solutions to systematically change market environments and health markets.
  • FHM Engage works in 7 intermediate result areas, namely: Stewardship, Health financing, Rules & Regulations, Market Intelligence, Supply (Services), Supply (Products), and Demand. The initial geographic focus is Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Ebonyi. It is anticipated that additional states will be programmed in following years. The estimated start date for the position is expected to be on/around mid-November, 2022.
  • Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting firm operating in over 80 countries, starting up the USAID-funded Frontier Health Markets Engage project in Nigeria.
  • Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Applying market systems thinking as a more sustainable way to engage, support, and increase the role of the private sector in the delivery of FP and other healthcare
  • Catalyse engagements with local and international private-sector actors, civil society, social entrepreneurs, governments, development agencies, and host-country governments to develop a common vision for priority health problems, co-design local solutions, build the resilience of local partner institutions, and build health market systems that can respond to future challenges
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening
  • Establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with the Government of Nigeria, USAID/Nigeria, along with relevant in-country stakeholders; serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and as the principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to implementation partners for market facilitation activities
  • Support the projects transition of activities to local partners by fostering and facilitating a learning and communicative environment

Supportive Management:

  • Provide overall leadership, management, and strategic technical direction of the program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors
  • Responsible for overall quality control and maintaining a focus on achieving results
  • Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the FHM Engage core teams and activities as well as the other FHM Engage country programs
  • Act as primary liaison with the Chemonics Washington D.C. office in technical and managerial matters
  • Fully engage as a member of the Chemonics staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other Chemonics events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed
  • Recruit and manage an in-country team that has the correct technical skill mix and work style to achieve activities objectives
  • This includes long-term staff as well as short-term consultants
  • Contribute to the continued evolution of a positive and collaborative team culture that affirms diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Supervise, coach and support professional development of project technical and administrative staff, ensuring staff are successfully managing project activities and operations
  • In cases when performance issues arise, take immediate action in accordance with Chemonics policies and procedures to address and resolve the issues
  • Inform the FHM Engage Project Director of all programmatic developments, staffing issues, and any challenges that may arise during implementation
  • Ensure that activity work plans are developed and completed in a timely fashion and within budget
  • Ensure that activity reporting is done in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Proactively use monitoring and evaluation data to adjust programmatic approach and strategies, modify work plans and implementation activities as needed, to ensure the program remains on schedule and meets results
  • Identify cost share opportunities and oversee implementation of cost share manual, including tracking and reporting
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and Chemonics policies and systems
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Advanced Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Management, Organization Development or related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in managing global health or related projects including developing and implementing work plans, controlling budgets, and managing a diverse team of local and international staff
  • Demonstrated leadership experience on a USAID-funded project required, preferably as chief of party/project director or deputy chief of party
  • Proven capacity acting in a high-level representative role and working with different stakeholders, including US and local government officials, and private sector actors
  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a multiple partner consortium, including host governments at different levels; experience mentoring staff and working with international and national consultants and staff
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, integrity, and creativity.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
17th October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter attached to: [email protected] using “Chief of Party” as the subject of the mail.

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  • Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Chemonics will contact finalists.
  • 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.

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