Chief of Party

Chemonics International

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Chemonics International, an international development firm based in Washington, DC., seeks professionals for USAID’s anticipated multi-year health program in Nigeria; the Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program (SHARP). 


Job Description

  • This program will focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions to meet state and local government areas’ goals and objectives.
  • It will implement governance, access, and demand activities for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis services. Specific objectives include targeted and efficient HIV case identification and linkage to care and treatment; enrollment of patients in HIV/AIDS therapy, with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; successful suppression of HIV viral loads; specialized services that attract key populations; and increased capacity of the government of Nigeria to expand, oversee, and finance HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis services.
  • 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 program leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Serve as a key liaison with USAID, the government of Nigeria, program stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Manage and supervise the work of program personnel and subcontractors
  • Ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Oversee program work planning, performance management, and strategic communications



  • Master’s degree in Public Health or Medicine
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant development experience designing, implementing, and managing USAID or other donor-funded health programs of similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Experience as chief of party on a donor-funded project in Nigeria or West Africa preferred
  • Proven success in managing HIV/AIDS programs; strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement/assurance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with local government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at the national and sub-national levels; record of building capacity of local partners
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data management, and knowledge sharing
  • Experience working closely with multidisciplinary teams in developing countries
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate a strategic vision
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

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Chemonics International

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Executive / Top Management

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years