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Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded education project in Nigeria. The position will be based in either Abuja or Kano and will involve periodic travel to states in northern Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Application Instructions:
Send electronic submissions to  by November 18, 2013. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form   and submit it separately to  with only “Nigeria education project - COP” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chief of Party 
Responsibilities include:

Provide leadership, program direction, and technical expertise
Serve as the project's principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and client partners
Play a lead role interacting with Nigerian counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders
Supervise a diverse professional team


Advanced degree or equivalent experience in education, curriculum development, literacy, or a related field required
Minimum 10 years of experience in education, teacher training, or a related field; experience on international development projects preferred
Minimum five years of chief of party, deputy chief of party, or similar executive project leadership experience on USAID or similar donor-funded programs 
Knowledge of the education system in Nigeria and experience working with federal and state education institutions in-country
Ability to coordinate with diverse partners and actors across multiple, distinct regions
Demonstr​ated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to travel throughout northern Nigeria
Experience with increasing girls' access to basic education a plus
Experience with early grade reading assessments a plus
Fluency in English required​​​​​

Location: Not Specified
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified