Chief of Party

at Chemonics
Published May 8, 2022
Location Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  



Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Local Governance Activity in BiH. The purpose of the activity is to support municipalities in enhancing their capacity to deliver transparent, efficient, and accountable public services. This position will be based in Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.




  • Provide overall direction, leadership, and management of the project to ensure seamless program implementation


  • Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to match USAID requirements


  • Oversee strategic work planning, performance management, strategic communications, contractual and budgetary aspects of program management, and timely preparation of the annual implementation plan


  • Responsible for the overall and direct implementation of activities, and ensures all project technical assistance is high quality, technically sound and appropriate


  • Manage productive working relations with relevant government counterparts and entities, and maintain effective coordination with other donor and international organizations’ activities and programs in the energy sector


  • Establish an inclusive office environment that encourages integrity, honesty, open communications, and commitment to compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations, and Chemonics’ policies and procedures


  • Supervise technical and administrative project staff, consultants, and partner organizations to achieve expected results


  • Ensure compliance with USAID, U.S. government, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures


  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the client and ensure compliance with all applicable USAID and host-country regulations




  • Advanced degree in governance, international development, or a related field**


  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in leading international donor-supported programs to build the capacity of government institutions in areas of service delivery, public sector capacity building, decentralization, and policy strengthening


  • Demonstrated supervisory work experience including supervision of technical teams and subcontractor partners to effectively respond to complex assignments


  • Practical experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies (USG and host), regulatory bodies, utilities, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, and consumers


  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills


  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


  • English fluency required


How to apply


Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Chief of Party” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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