Chief of party | Myanmar | 2020

Chemonics , Myanmar
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Job Summary

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID/Burma Local Governance Strengthening Activity in Myanmar, a five-year activity which aims to improve inclusivity and accountability at the sub-national level. This position will be based in YaNGOn, Myanmar. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the project 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
  • Oversee all contractual and budgetary aspects of program management
  • Professionally represent Chemonics to USAID, the host country government, local partners, and other program stakeholders
  • Build and lead an adaptive team to monitor and modify project initiatives and ensure technically sound and politically savvy activities are implemented effectively
  • Ensure the activity meets high standards for performance and integrity that comply with applicable regulations and Chemonics policies
  • Establish and maintain relationships with sub-national and local government officials, local partners, civil society and community leaders, and other development partners and USAID implementers


  • Advanced degree in international development, social science, public administration, public policy, law, or a related field of study
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in fields related to local governance, public participation in local planning processes, service delivery at the sub-national level, local accountability mechanisms, or democratic transitions
  • Minimum of five years of experience in senior management roles on donor-funded programs, preferably USAID
  • Experience in South or Southeast Asia is required and experience in Myanmar is strongly preferred
  • Experience engaging a wide range of actors including government (national and subnational), private sector, and civil society actors, as well as international donors and implementers
  • Experience strengthening the role and voices of historically marginalized populations, including women, youth, and ethnic and religious minorities
  • Demonstrated experience implementing equitable, inclusive, and transformative policy reforms
  • Ability to navigate complex political situations, demonstrating a sensitivity and commitment to working within local contexts and systems to achieve the greatest impact
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required