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  • Regional Program Manager at Chemonics International Inc.

  • Posted on: 17 July, 2014 Deadline: 25 July, 2014
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    Chemonics seeks a regional program manager for an anticipated program in Nigeria funded by USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives. The program will focus on preventing and mitigating conflict and engaging youth and communities. The regional program manager will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, with travel to other parts of the country, including northern and northeastern Nigeria as conditions allow.

    Candidates with relevant technical background and successful supervisory management experience in conflict or post-conflict settings are encouraged to apply. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Regional Program Manager


    Responsibilities include:

    •     Provide overall management for a field office in northern or northeastern Nigeria
    •     Reports to the chief of party, who will be based in Abuja
    •     Based on guidance from the chief of party on overall strategy and program priorities, manage design and implementation of regional level strategy including developing activities development, identifying appropriate local partners, and developing and implementing grants
    •     Supervise field-office staff, including program development, activity management and administrative staff
    •     Provide ongoing situation analysis and input on local economic, political, and legal context.
    •     Oversee communication and reporting functions and monitor and implement activities
    •     Provide hands-on management and oversight of grants and technical assistance activities developed through the field office, including supervising program staff and ensuring appropriate activity design, development and implementation procedures are in place and adhered to
    •     Ensure compliance with all applicable USAID and Chemonics policies and contractual requirements
    •     Ensure compliance with physical, operational, and data security requirements
    •     Make key decisions and solve problems in short timeframes that respond to program priorities and needs on the ground


    •     Bachelor's degree in a relevant  field such as international relations, regional studies, of conflict mitigation; master's degree preferred
    •     Minimum five years of experience managing complex, fast-paced, and challenging programs in Africa, preferably Nigeria or West Africa, including at least two years of supervisory management experience in a field office
    •     Experience developing and managing programs that include a grants under contract component, including in-kind and small grants
    •     Experience managing rapid transition programs experience working in security-challenged state environments
    •     Strong multicultural, interpersonal, and supervision skills
    •     Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial tracking, reporting and accounting, and procurement
    •     Proven ability to multi-task, meet short deadlines and perform successfully in high-pressure, insecure, and stressful environments
    •     Experience on projects funded by USAID or other donors is required
    •     Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    •     Strong proficiency in basic computer applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Access
    •     Fluent written and spoken English required

    Method of Application

    Send electronic submissions to by July 25, 2014. 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 "Regional Program Manager - Nigeria OTI" 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.
    Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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