Chief of Party | Banjul, The Gambia | 2024

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Eliminating Malaria Activity in The Gambia. The activity aims to strengthen malaria case-based surveillance and response to accelerate elimination; enhance cross-border coordination for implementation of malaria interventions and data sharing between The Gambia and Senegal; strengthen MoH/NMCP central-level capacity to sustain, manage, and intensify malaria control and elimination efforts; and optimize delivery of malaria services through community-based approaches in The Gambia. The chief of party is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for the project; managing the development of technical strategies and work plans; monitoring programmatic, financial, and administrative performance; supervising the administration of standard project operating and financial procedures; managing short- and long-term technical assistance; and maintaining effective communication with the client, the headquarters office, the public and private sectors, and other donors and cooperating agencies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides critical leadership, strategic vision, and overall activity management to ensure effective implementation of the activity
  • Effectively builds and sustains positive working relationships and partnerships with governments, donors and partners
  • Leads activity inputs, program strategy, as well as external representation and coordination with project counterparts, USAID, host country contacts, other donors within the sector and other programs, as necessary
  • Responsible for compliance with the agreement results and the oversight of activities which will meet the stated objectives of the activity
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Public Health, and other key stakeholders
  • Implement strategies that demonstrably improve malaria prevention, testing, and treatment, and reduce malaria mortality and morbidity
  • Supervise senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and subcontracting organizations
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and institute appropriate program adjustments
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capability of national systems
  • Ensure compliance with USAID, U.S. government, and Chemonics policies, as well as local laws, regulations, and procedures
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


  • 10 years of experience or equivalent managing and implementing health care programs in international settings, preferably in Africa
  • Proven success in managing malaria programs in the DRC and/or Central Africa is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership in fostering successful partnership approaches and relationships among a variety of organizations/institutions including government, private sector, local NGOs, and community-based organizations
  • Master’s degree in public health or other relevant degree related to Activity’s outcomes
  • Candidates must demonstrate recent, practical experience in managing malaria programs
  • Strong English language skills, especially good oral and written communication skills
  • Application instructions:
  • Please submit applications through this link  by 5:00PM EST  July 14th, 2024. Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.Chemonics values the protection of your personal data. If you are in the European Union, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process personal data. You may access the notice via the following link: