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Chief of party – Central African Republic

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the USAID Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project in the Central African Republic. AMPR will serve as USAID's vehicle for addressing complex land and resource challenges related to artisanal and small-scale mining in a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on diamond and gold protection. The project will also provide targeted technical assistance to other USAID missions and operating units in addressing land and resource governance issues within the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. AMPR will focus on four objectives: assist the Central African Republic government with improving compliance with the Kimberley Process requirements to promote licit economic opportunities; strengthen community resilience, social cohesion, and response to violent conflict in the country; increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges of establishing responsible gold supply chains in the country; and improve USAID programming through increased understanding of the linkages between artisanal and small-scale mining and other key development issues. The chief of party will serve as the primary contact with USAID regarding project implementation and management. This position will ensure quality control and the appropriateness and overall responsiveness of all assistance provided for the contract (e.g., long- or short-term advisors or others). The chief of party will reside in Bangui for the life of the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Qualifications: A graduate degree in international development, natural science, administrative science, or relevant degree or experience required Proven knowledge of the mining context in Central African Republic and the effects of resource-based conflict on community resilience and social cohesion A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing complex donor-funded projects and guiding teams to achieve agreed-upon targets and objectives Experience in monitoring, evaluating, and documenting progress towards meeting project objectives; evaluating subcontractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements; working out solutions to keep activities on track A record of developing collaborative working relationships with counterparts, other implementers, governments, and international organizations and donors Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in French (additional communication skills in English strongly preferred) Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity How to apply: ​Please send an electronic version of your updated CV to AMPRCARrecruit@chemonics.com with "Chief of Party" in the subject line by August 10, 2018. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.