Monday, June 20, 2016

Technical specialists and professional support staff members

Chemonics seeks technical specialists and professional support staff members for an anticipated USAID integrated nutrition, agriculture, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Zambia. Jointly managed by the Economic Development, Health, and Education Offices, the project will assist the Zambian government to reduce stunting in the eastern and central provinces. It 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 through multilevel and multisector engagement. 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.
Agriculture technical specialists with experience in the following areas:
  • Productivity and commercialization of grain and legume crops or small livestock/poultry, with a focus on smallholder farmers
  • Post-harvest handling, storage, and processing
  • Input and output market linkages
  • Climate-smart agriculture/conservation agriculture
  • Agriculture finance
  • Private sector investment
Nutrition technical specialists with experience in the following areas:
  • Essential nutrition actions
  • Household and community-level stunting prevention and treatment
  • Nutrition-focused program management
  • Multisectoral programming expertise with a focus on reducing stunting
WASH technical specialists with experience in the following areas:
  • Essential hygiene actions
  • Access to sustainable water supply and sanitation
  • Safe play spaces
  • Community-led total sanitation and/or school-led total sanitation
Qualifications for technical specialists:
  • Advanced degree required in agriculture, international development, public health, nutrition, or a related field
  • Minimum seven years of experience designing, implementing, and managing agriculture/nutrition/WASH programs in Zambia
  • Experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects, ideally large multisectoral projects
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the private sector, government entities, community leaders, and international donors
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required
Professional support staff with experience in the following areas:
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Finance and operations
  • Gender specialists
  • Communications
  • Social behavior change communication, focused on agriculture, nutrition, and/or WASH
  • Organizational capacity building
Qualifications for professional support staff:
Monitoring and evaluation specialist
  • Master’s degree or other higher degree in a relevant subject matter area
  • Minimum six years of progressively more responsible international work experience
  • Experience in designing both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies and tools, including household-level surveys
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out USAID monitoring and evaluation activities such as assisting partners to develop performance management plans and reporting indicators, and planning and leading evaluations for large, complex projects
  • Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g., SAS and SPSS) required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience in Zambia required
  • Proficiency in English required
Finance/operations manager
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in accounting preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, and procurement
  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience with USAID regulations and control systems
  • Minimum seven years of experience in accounting on complex development projects; experience in working with projects that have grants under contracts mechanisms highly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience in Zambia required
  • Proficiency in English required

Please e-mail your CV, cover letter, and contact information to by June 28, 2016, indicating your area of expertise in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted for an interview.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with “technical specialists and support staff - Zambia” 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 receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


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