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Deputy chief of party

Burma  –  7/21/2012 12:00 AM
​Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party to lead the anticipated USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI)-funded Burma program. This program is expected to advance ongoing reform in Burma by supporting civil society, providing technical assistance to the government, and building the foundation for a lasting and sustainable peace. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee all operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial, and property
  • Ensure program implementation complies with USAID regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the scope of work, monitoring grantee worthiness, ensuring all procurement processes are perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, assuring fair and transparent procurement processes, reviewing financial management, and monitoring grant implementation  
  • Ensure the most reasonable, fair, expeditious, and appropriate procurement choices are made pursuant to the Contractor Procurement Guide 
  • Supervise daily field presence in operations (including project facilities such as office space, equipment, and vehicles), administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting, and serve as chief of party in chief of party's absence
  • Supervise daily financial operations of the contract, which include cash flow management, time sheet recording, reporting to USAID/OTI on the financial aspects of the project, and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures
  • Ensure continuous liquidity for the project, handling all human resource issues, supervising day-to-day implementation of grants made under the program, and investigating and identifying new ways to streamline the project


  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Relevant work experience, including experience with a contractor or international NGO managing an office or program
  • At least five years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and with some demonstrated supervisory experience 
  • Experience working in developing countries required, preferably in fragile or transitional state environments; experience in Asian, particularly Southeast Asian, countries in transition strongly preferred
  • Experience with grants management, preferably in-kind and small grants
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID policies and procedures related to human resources, financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems, and grants management 
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility
  • Experience establishing systems and overseeing program start-up and closeout under limited time constraints
  • Fluency in English required
Application Instructions:

Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references in electronic submissions to by July 20, 2012. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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