Chief of party | Venezuelan migration program | Peru | 2019

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated Venezuelan regional migration program out of USAID/Peru. If implemented, the budget will range from $11 million to $36 million and seek to address critical, unaddressed needs arising from the regional Venezuela crisis. This activity will facilitate the integration of Venezuelan migrants into host countries like Peru and Ecuador. This will occur with a blend of support for initiatives that promote formal labor-market participation and economic integration; focused assistance to selected national and subnational government institutions; and targeted, demand-driven policy changes and procedural reforms to facilitate the socioeconomic integration of Venezuelans into their host countries. Based in Lima, Peru, the chief of party will provide overall leadership and technical oversight for the program activity and deliverables while working alongside USAID missions, host-country partners, and stakeholders. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate program activities in consultation with USAID and key stakeholders
  • Liaise with USAID, the State Department, U.N. agencies, and local stakeholders to support program activities as required
  • Manage a team of technical experts, advisors, and local staff
  • Provide the team with strategic guidance for the completion of program activities
  • Perform strategic, financial, and operational planning, including work planning, forecasting, training initiatives, and ensuring project compliance with all of USAID’s and Chemonics’ regulations and processes
  • Ensure effective, timely monitoring and reporting of program performance
  • Maintain responsibility for the submission of high-quality written reports in English and Spanish on program activities that capture effects related to all activities
  • Foster partnerships and alliances to leverage additional funds and support for program activities
  • Facilitate clear communication channels within the team and maintain communication with Chemonics’ home office


  • A master’s degree in human rights, management, law, public policy, social sciences, economic development, international relations, or a related field
  • A minimum 10 years of experience, demonstrating increasing responsibility on programs of similar scope and size; prior experience as chief of party with USAID-funded programs in Latin America strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise with refugee or migrant assistance, human rights programming, labor integration, or municipal governance
  • Experience working and liaising with a wide range of actors, including civil society, community-based organizations, municipalities, state- and national-level government agencies, the private sector, and U.N. agencies preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated leadership and team-building experience; ability to communicate effectively with program or technical staff
  • Excellent diplomatic and relationship management skills
  • Experience working with senior government officials in Latin America and strong consensus-building among diverse actors required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, negotiate and coordinate with consortium partners, sub-contractors, and multi-disciplinary short term and long-term technical assistance teams under complex organizational arrangements
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish required

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Chief of Party” in the subject line to by June 30, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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