Deputy chief of party | Venezuelan migration program | Peru | 2019

Chemonics seeks a deputy 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 deputy 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:

  • Provide managerial and operational guidance for the program
  • Ensure that program functions are aligned with the relevant governments’ technical priorities and U.S. government regulations
  • Work closely with the technical advisors, finance officer, and chief of party
  • 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 operational planning to ensure project compliance with all of USAID’s and Chemonics’ regulations and processes
  • Ensure effective, timely monitoring and reporting of program performance
  • Serve as acting chief of party in the chief of party’s absence


  • An advanced degree in human rights, management, law, public policy, social sciences, economic development, international relations, or a related field
  • Experience working with project counterparts and key stakeholders, particularly officials in government, civil society organizations, and migrants
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex international development assistance projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in refugee or migrants assistance, human rights programming, labor integration, or municipal governance
  • Experience in financial management, including budgeting, tracking, reporting, and accounting; experience in financially managing projects of a similar size and scope preferred
  • 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, and the ability to communicate effectively with program and technical staff
  • Experience in working with senior government officials in Latin America and strong consensus-building skills among diverse actors required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, negotiate, and coordinate with consortium partners, subcontractors, and multi-disciplinary short-term and long-term technical assistance teams under complex organizational arrangements
  • Capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local political environments
  • 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 “Deputy 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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