Chief of party | Dhaka, Bangladesh | 2022

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID/Bangladesh Support to Higher Secondary Education. The anticipated activity will improve the learning outcomes of higher secondary students (grades 11 and 12) with a focus on enhanced professional development, training and the management skills of teachers, principals, education officers and administrators in collaboration/partnership with local entities and Ministry of Education & Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. This position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 leadership, management, and technical direction for the activity, ensuring alignment with the project’s vision
  • Lead strategic planning of the project, such as annual work planning; oversee implementation of workplan activities and delivery of annual targets
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters
  • Represent Chemonics to USAID, the Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh counterparts, local partners, and other program stakeholders; serve as liaison between USAID, government counterparts, program stakeholders, implementing partners, private sector entities, and Chemonics’ program management unit on all program related matters
  • Supervises staff and subcontractors; assigns roles & responsibilities; manages performance
  • Monitor and, where necessary, modify programmatic assistance to achieve results; ensure that relevant and complementary activities are implemented effectively; identify issues and risk associated with implementation in a timely manner and guide appropriate adjustments
  • Administer the project’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with local labor laws, USAID regulations, and Chemonics policies and procedures
  • Facilitate close collaboration and teamwork, including mentorship and development of local technical and administrative staff


  • Advanced degree in education, education policy, or other relevant technical fields required; PhD preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of technical experience in some or all of the following technical areas: Education, specifically secondary education, teacher professional development, systems strengthening, capacity development, monitoring and evaluation, and/or youth development.
  • Experience managing complex international development programs is required; experience serving as a USAID chief of party or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size, and complexity is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and cooperating with a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials, private sector businesses, associations, and civil society organizations
  • Prior experience with USAID operating procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements
  • Experience working in Asia region, specifically in the education sector; experience in the Bangladesh is highly desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Demonstrated ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English required.

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Chief of Party” in the subject line to by July 10, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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