Nov 292017

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 05 Dec 2017

Chemonics is seeking a deputy chief of party for the anticipated five- to seven-year, $65- to $75-million USAID Scaling Up Nutrition Technical Assistance (SUN TA) Activity in Zambia. The project will support integrated nutrition; agriculture; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), through collaboration with the Ministries of Agriculture, Health, Community Development, and Education. SUN TA will assist the Zambian government in reducing stunting and foster social and behavior change in targeted districts across several provinces. The project aims to increase access to water and sanitation, improve the productivity and capacity of high-value, nutrient-rich value chains, and increase household knowledge and support for new eating and child feeding habits. Specifically, SUN TA will focus on adequate quantity and quality of dietary intake of target groups and adequate health conditions for biological utilization of nutrients. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people in their communities and around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the overall technical direction and management of the project in collaboration with the chief of party
  • Oversee programmatic operations, including day-to-day activities involving administration, compliance, procurement, budgeting, finance, and human resources
  • Oversee communications, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; write and contribute to project deliverables
  • Ensure program implementation is conducted in accordance with USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and the contract scope of work
  • Coordinate technical experts and ensure alignment with the National Food and Nutrition Commission and all program activities
  • Support the chief of party to ensure timely achievement of project objectives according to the work plan and the performance management plan


  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant technical field required
  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in leading the implementation of projects of a similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale childhood nutrition activities
  • Experience overseeing program operations and finance of large USAID-funded activities
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building and partnership development with host governments, international donors, implementing partners, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

How to apply:

Please click on this link and complete the online application by December 5, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. To learn more about Chemonics, please visit

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