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Chemonics seeks a ​Chief of Party​ for the ​anticipated​ ​USAID ​Targeting the Learning Crisis ​(TLC) Activity ​in Uganda. This five-year activity will seek to address the current educational crisis in Uganda by substantially increasing the literacy and numeracy skills of primary school students in grades P1-5 including out-of-school children (OVCs) and refugee populations. The Uganda TLC Activity will leverage the global evidence base to implement cost-effective, sustainable, and impactful programming, to close gaps in foundational literacy and numeracy skills through interventions such as targeted instruction approaches like teaching at the right level for P3-P5 pupils, remediation for P1-P2 pupils, and supporting the transition from pre-primary to primary. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the Activity and serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters, including responsibility for making key decisions and solving programmatic problems in a timely manner
  • Oversee all contractual and budgetary aspects of program management
  • Ensure that work plan, MEL, and reporting efforts are aligned with contract requirements, project objectives, and USAID guidance
  • Professionally represent Chemonics to USAID, the Government of Uganda, Ugandan counterparts, local partners, and other program stakeholders
  • Monitor and, where necessary, modify programmatic assistance to achieve results; ensure that relevant, productive, and complementary activities are implemented effectively
  • Supervise both technical and administrative staff, alongside partners involved in sub-agreements, throughout the project’s implementation
  • Ensure the activity meets high standards for performance and integrity including cost, schedule, and quality parameters and that comply with applicable regulations and Chemonics policies
  • Collaborate closely with the home office project support unit, ensuring consistent updates on the project’s progress


  • Advanced degree in education policy, planning, international development, public policy, curriculum development, teacher professional development or other relevant technical fields preferred from an accredited university
  • Prefer minimum of ten years of technical experience in some or all of the following technical areas: foundational literacy and numeracy skills, early childhood development, education intervention activities, education in emergencies, inclusive education and universal design for learning, curriculum and material design, and/or capacity development in the education sector
  • Prefer experience serving as USAID chief of party, prior experience in positions of technical leadership on USAID-funded projects or equivalent, or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size, and complexity required
  • Proven proficiency in leadership, adept organizational development, fostering partnerships, adaptive management, team cultivation, and communication. Demonstrated capability in orchestrating local partner capacity-building initiatives encompassing technical, managerial, and governance skills
  • Strong leadership ability and experience managing large teams in culturally diverse settings
  • Familiarity with East Africa, specifically in the education sector, required
  • Experience in Uganda is highly desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English is required

How to apply

Please submit your application via this link by ​April 26, 2024​. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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