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

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded health project in Nigeria. SHARP Nigeria aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions, enhance state and local governance, and increase access to and demand for HIV/AIDS and TB services.

SHARP will support HIV case identification and linkage to care and treatment; enrollment of patients on 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 Nigerian government to expand, oversee, and finance HIV/AIDS and TB 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 project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Serve as the project's key liaison with USAID, the Nigerian government, stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors
  • Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications



  • Master's degree or higher 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
  • Proven success in managing HIV/AIDS programs and strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with local government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at the national and subnational levels; track record of building capacity of local partners
  • Chief of party experience for a donor-funded project in Nigeria or West Africa preferred
  • 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; proven 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)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years