Chemonics International seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID funded Libya Stabilization activity in Libya. This activity aims to strengthen conditions that advance stability; prevent further deterioration; enable political compromise in Libya; support return to normalcy in conflict-affected areas; and include interventions that address pressing community grievances, preserve civilian institutions as an alternative to militarized actors, and strengthen the momentum of moderate actors to advance political transition and compromise. 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 be a seasoned transition, post-conflict, and governance professional with exceptional leadership experience and a deep understanding of the local context. The chief of party will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. This position requires political gravitas as s/he will interact with numerous Government of Libya institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials and other donor-funded programs working in the area. The chief of party will have demonstrated the ability to work in complex, politically charged environments across different cultures and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines. The position will be based in Tunis with regular travel to Libya depending on the security situation.
- Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction, ensuring a common vision across project components and actors.
- Serve as the project’s primary liaison with USAID, the Libyan government, and local and regional partners.
- Professionally represent Chemonics to USAID, local government counterparts, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders.
- Experience designing and overseeing research project management implemented through remotely managed platforms and oversee remote quality control of data collection.
- Provides guidance and mentoring to senior technical staff.
- Oversee strategic communications with project donor and external audiences
- Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, suggesting appropriate adjustments.
Preferred Skills/ Qualifications:
- An advanced degree in international development, political science, public or business administration, or a related social science field
- Demonstrated record of leading complex donor-funded programs focused on stabilization in conflict and post-conflict environments, strengthening civil society and local/provincial governance, decentralization, and/or policy reform. Prior experience with USAID operating procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements preferred
- Experience working on programs in transitional and post-conflict environments.
- Experience in conflict assessment and mapping, managing complex partnerships and cross-cutting projects, local and national institutional building, direct mediation and dialogue, and/or integrated community-specific reconstruction
- Extensive project management leadership experience, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts, accounting/finance, as well as monitoring, evaluating, and learning, documenting project performance, evaluating subcontractor and grantee activities, and providing overall direction
- Proven ability to build relationships and work effectively with government representatives and other stakeholders at all levels of government.
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Arabic language proficiency and/or experience working on Libya-facing projects is highly preferred
If you are interested in this opportunity, or know of someone who might be, kindly submit an EOI and/or recommendations to LibyaStabilization@chemonics.com by February 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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