Chief of Party | Kampala, Uganda | 2023

Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated 5-year, $65M, USAID/Uganda Feed the Future/Water and Food Systems for Resilient Communities Activity. The anticipated purpose of this Activity is to inclusively and equitably improve food and water security by empowering individuals and communities to mitigate and adapt to shocks and stressors in order to improve livelihoods, maintain nutrition and health wellbeing, address drivers of conflict, and reduce reliance on humanitarian assistance.

The geographical focus is the Kyoga Basins. The Activity aims to strengthen food and water systems to achieve the following development objectives: 1) Improve water supply and integrated water resource management (IWRM) for domestic and productive use; 2) Increase equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services for households and schools; 3) Expand agriculture production, productivity, and profitability in an equitable manner; 4) Strengthen inclusive water, food, and other market systems; 5) Increase consumption of nutritious foods among women, youth, and children; 6) Improve access to financial services; and 7) Improve youth and women’s empowerment.

The COP will be accountable to USAID and Chemonics to formulate and provide strategic guidance and supervise all oversight and implementation of the anticipated activity, ensuring the highest possible standard of technical quality. The position is expected to be based full-time in Uganda, and is contingent upon contract award.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 80 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. This requisition is for an anticipated USAID funded project in Uganda. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Provide overall technical leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team; oversee and participate in strategic planning; supervise execution of annual workplans and monitoring, evaluation, and learning
  • Serve as Chemonics’ principal liaison with USAID/Uganda, Ugandan government representatives, other implementing partners, and other key stakeholders including partners, public and private sector organizations, service providers, and beneficiaries to ensure the activity is meeting its objectives
  • Ensure the highest technical standards of performance and contractual compliance
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff, ensure staff are effectively and efficiently managing activities and operations, and maintain sound HR and financial management
  • Coordinate with Chemonics corporate office and USAID counterparts to ensure a high standard of compliance with Chemonics, Host Country, and USAID regulations and requirements
  • Continuously assess and evaluate activity outcomes, ensuring learning is continuously incorporated into implementation, making course corrections as appropriate. Maintain a high standard of reporting to USAID


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, agriculture, food security, WASH, or a closely related field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in an international development setting, ideally in project implementation sponsored by USAID or other international donors
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as chief of party or other leadership position of donor-funded field programs, managing complex activities that involve coordination with multiple project stakeholders
  • Previous experience working in Uganda, East Africa or countries experiencing conflict, instability, and food insecurity preferred
  • Strong understanding of successful approaches to building community resilience through improving food and water security by implementing layered and integrated approaches and engaging with host country governments at all levels
  • Understanding of Feed the Future programming principles
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application instructions:

Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by COB Eastern Time (ET) on February 28, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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