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Chief of Party, Tanzania Horticulture Activity at Chemonics February, 2020 Job Description
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Job Title: Chief of Party, Tanzania Horticulture Activity

Job Location: Dar es Salaam

Company Name: Chemonics International

Salary: Range

Job Description: Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated five-year, $25-50 million USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity. The project, anticipated to begin early 2021 is expected to increase the competitiveness and inclusiveness of the horticulture subsector, while improving the nutritional status of Tanzanians and integrating large numbers of women and youth. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

  • Provide leadership, technical direction, and management oversight for all project activities and results
  • Provide overall vision and strategy for the implementation of the project, ensuring all project components are integrated and mutually reinforcing
  • Serve as the project’s primary liaison with USAID, the government of Tanzania, and international and local partners
  • Ensure alignment and complementarity of program activities and design with USAID’s strategy and portfolio of programs across Tanzania as well as the Tanzanian government, the private sector, and other donors
  • Ensure project compliance with all contractual, financial and administrative requirements, with support from the home office and operations/finance team
  • Oversee operations of the project office in-country in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Chemonics management, including human resources, procurement, finance and administration, and subcontracting
  • Promote strategic planning, management, collaboration, and teamwork with shared vision, sound business decisions, and coordination with key stakeholders’ national plans
  • Oversee development of annual work plans and budgets, new activity implementation plans, quarterly reports and other reports as USAID requires
  • Supervise program activities, including oversight of managerial and technical personnel and subcontractors, to achieve project objectives
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of contract activities and deliverables
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a high-performance team of international and local technical and administrative staff
  • Develop and maintain high trust relationships with stakeholders at all levels – from rural farmers to multi-national business executives and senior government leaders.


  • A master’s degree in agribusiness, agricultural science, economics, business administration and marketing, international trade, social sciences, international development or other related field
  • 10-15 years of relevant professional experience demonstrating increasing managerial responsibility
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing complex horticultural and/or agricultural development programs with a private sector/value chain development focus preferably within an African context
  • Prior work experience in East Africa and/or Tanzania
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, private sector, NGOs, academia, civil society and research institutions
  • Familiarity with market systems development including finance, input supply, output markets, extension, and access to knowledge, with a focus on strengthening local markets and service providers
  • Expertise in organizational development and proven ability to mentor and strengthen the capacity of local government and local staff
  • Experience in group formation, provision delivery, and horticulture productivity, including knowledge of relevant technologies, improved practices, and integrated soil fertility and water management
  • Experience addressing issues of gender and youth, as well as expertise developing programming that enables the inclusion of women and youth in market systems development
  • Familiarity with collaborative learning and adaptive (CLA) management
  • Ability to manage and leverage grants to achieve improved industry performance and increased benefits to female and youth actors
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and experience in budgeting, procurement, and financial management
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity with the ability to work in challenging environments and amongst multi-cultural teams
  • Prior chief of party or team leader experience preferred
  • Fluency in English required


How to Apply:  Apply by April 30, 2020, at this link: This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

Closing Date: April 30, 2020


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