Deputy Chief of Party – Technical | Amman, Jordan | 2024

Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party – Technical for the $55 million USAID/Jordan Economic Reform Activity Task Order 1. The purpose of the USAID/Jordan ERA is to support the Government of Jordan (GOJ) to prioritize and implement economic reforms. Through coordination with the GOJ, the Jordanian and international private sector, other donors, and Jordanian civil society, this activity will (1) advance economic reforms, (2) strengthen the business enabling environment, (3) increase exports and local, regional, and international investments, and (4) respond to emerging priorities.

The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will work with the Chief of Party to manage all aspects of the technical teams, from policy analysis, gender, institutional, and business enabling environment reforms, to export and investment promotion, strategic communications, and private sector growth strategies for the most influential companies in Jordan for ERA. The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will also provide technical management for subcontractors and assist the chief of party and the technical teams with donor coordination and stakeholder engagement.

The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party-Operations, supporting the team leads to communicate and translate strategies into practical implementation. The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will serve on ERA’s senior management team alongside the COP and DCOP-Ops to ensure seamless coordination, collaboration, communications, guidance, and resourcing. The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will report directly to the chief of party and based on successful performance in the deputy chief of party-technical role, the Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will undergo capacity building and coaching to have the skillset and ability to potentially advance into a Chief of Party role in the future.

This long-term assignment will take place in Amman, Jordan with ability for travel throughout Jordan. The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical will report to the Chief of Party, or his/her delegee. This position is based in Amman, Jordan. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date will be in May 2024.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company, operating in over 95 countries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:

Leadership and Management

  • Support chief of party in guiding project implementation and ensuring integration and cohesion across ERA, including coordination with external stakeholders for sustainability
  • Lead, with the chief of party, annual co-work planning with other donors, key stakeholders, and key team members, including the MEL and communications directors
  • Manage the chief gender and social inclusion advisor to ensure gender strategy is implemented into project implementation
  • Partner with the chief of party, DCOP-Ops, MEL and communications directors to lead periodic pause-and-reflect sessions as a part of project CLA process to ensure ERA learns by doing and can pivot quickly to address unforeseen challenges and emerging opportunities
  • Oversee the timely production and delivery of high-quality work to meet activity objectives. Contributes to and/or lead as assigned pitch decks, brief reports, and analysis for stakeholders.
  • Operate with integrity and assurance of confidentiality, commitment to excellence, compliance with all USAID rules and regulations, contractual requirements, and Chemonics policies, systems, and values
  • Serve as acting chief of party in absence of chief of party

Technical Oversight  

  • Supervise technical leadership team and empower all team members to achieve results
  • Work with technical team leads to closely manage activity implementation, including tracking of progress and milestones and reporting progress efficiently
  • Coordinate with technical and operations staff to support in drafting, developing, and reviewing scopes of work for service providers and consultants to carry out technical activities. Mobilize resources to support the sustainable growth and development of stakeholder institutions to generate investment and increase exports in Jordan
  • Translate emerging economic opportunities in Jordan into project activities that align with ERA’s objectives
  • Support the technical staff to manage multiple subcontracts and consultants and follow up on deadlines and submission of deliverables. Including checking the quality of deliverables provided per the contract, scope and aligned with the workplan
  • Schedule and provide logistical support for meetings with external parties, as needed
  • Engage the private sector in design and development of the activity’s innovative solutions to improve economy-wide competitiveness and form lasting public-private partnerships
  • Align public incentives and private sector development, leveraging trade agreements and policy changes to strengthen the business enabling environment and improve firms’ competitiveness

External Engagement and Stakeholder Management

  • Work with the chief of party to consult and coordinate with the Jordanian government, stakeholders, and USAID to identify priorities for technical assistance, including seeking private sector input on the prioritization and implementation of reforms
  • Represent and communicate project activities and objectives in diverse settings, including high-level Jordanian and U.S. government entities, as directed by the chief of party
  • Coordinate with complementary USAID projects and other donor and multilateral institution efforts to develop a collaborative work planning method that aligns but does not duplicate efforts
  • Direct the project’s strategic planning in partnership with the COR to ensure coordination and establishment of effective partnerships with Jordanian government entities, private sector stakeholders, civil society organizations, donor communities, USAID Jordan and USAID implementing partners
  • Advance economic reforms by engaging key government stakeholders, especially Ministry of Investment (MoIN), Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply (MoITS), Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC), Prime Ministry Delivery Unit (PMDU), Prime Ministry Implementation Office (PMIO), and Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in program design and monitor intervention effectiveness with overall goal to build institutional capacity to seize opportunities, develop innovative solutions, and enable sustainability
  • Mobilize the private sector to engage in economic reform advocacy and to promote investment opportunities and potential for trade growth

Strategy and Innovation

  • Contribute to designing and implementing strategic communications campaigns to support the USAID activity and the stakeholders
  • Support chief of party and senior management team in developing, implementing, and updating knowledge management systems for all relevant stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Establish a culture of adaptive management, enabling staff and implementation partners to ensure cycles of learning are integrated into the activity’s approach and all can leverage MEL data, address emerging needs, and improve activities
  • Support chief of party and senior management team in identifying and implementing innovative data driven technical solutions in support of Jordan’s economic reform and competitive growth

Program and Team Management

  • Represent and communicate project activities and objectives in diverse settings, including high-level Jordanian government and U.S. government entities
  • Operate with integrity and assurance of confidentiality, commitment to excellence, compliance with all USAID rules and regulations, contractual requirements, and Chemonics policies, systems, and values
  • Identify and mitigate risks related to project implementation to ensure administrative and financial compliance with USAID policies and procedures
  • Ensure collaboration and coordination, sharing of information, needs, and progress across all functions and components of ERA to implement as one team including but limited to GESI, MEL, Communications, and all component team leads
  • Contribute to and/or lead as assigned reports and deliverables, analysis, periodic planning documents, progress, and impact reports for USAID and other partners. Ensure all project deliverables are of high quality and are submitted in a timely manner per contract requirements and at USAID’s request
  • Support COP and the technical team to ensure flow of information in support of successful implementation and communication of progress, challenges, and delays of the technical activities in a timely manner. Share proactive and timely feedback. Engage in knowledge sharing and real time coordination across ERA team and partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience required
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in trade, investment, business climate reform and/or private sector engagement; demonstrated management experience on USAID programs and in Jordan preferred
  • Experience with business development, including anchor firm competitiveness and public institution capacity building
  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with Jordan’s operating environment strongly preferred.
  • Experience with activity design, development, and implementation in a complex setting
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in Arabic preferred
  • Experience working with USAID, or an international development organization
  • Experience in managing technical teams working across complex and critical initiatives required, experience as DCOP-Technical or similar role strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and collaborative stakeholder coordination experience required.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills, particularly in MS Office software
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with culturally diverse staff
  • Strong English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Experience writing business memos and business analysis strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application Instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “DCOP-Technical” in the subject line to by April 30, 2024, candidates will be assessed and interviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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