Jan 012016

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Closing date: 15 Jan 2016

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Clean Power Asia (CPA) project. USAID Clean Power Asia aims to accelerate Lower Mekong Basin countries’ and other developing countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to transition to low-emissions, high-performing economies. The project focuses on direct investment in power development, specifically environmentally-friendly clean energy and grid-connected renewable energy that will significantly reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions and also increase investment in renewable energy. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership through strategic planning, management, and technical implementation
  • Act as the primary-activity point of contact for the U.S. government, Lower Mekong Basin governments, ASEAN, donors, private sector entities, and other key stakeholders
  • Supervise project activities, including management of personnel and subcontractors
  • Supervise preparation of work plans, progress reports, financial reports, logistics, and other documents
  • Provide quality assurance on all project activities and deliverables


  • Master’s degree in environmental management, economics, energy-related engineering, energy policy, finance, or other related field required; education beyond a master’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of professional experience in the implementation of large and complex clean energy development and climate-change-mitigation projects
  • Leadership in the management of similar size international donor-supported activities with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting
  • Experience working with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in the energy and climate change sectors
  • Skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of climate change and energy-related issues in the context of low-carbon development
  • Energy sector work experience in Southeast Asian countries, especially in the Lower Mekong region
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Asia is preferred
  • Ability to oversee project compliance, including contractual and administrative requirements, with support from the home office
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to by January 15, 2016. Please include “chief of party” 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 “chief of party – CPA” 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.​​ ​

How to apply:

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