Chief of Party


Latin America and the Caribbean, XV 🇽🇻

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) indefinite quantity contract. STARR II will continue the work of STARR in addressing land and resource tenure issues in support of key U.S. government strategic objectives, including enhanced food security goals of the Feed the Future Initiative, climate change adaptation and mitigation, conflict prevention and mitigation, economic growth, biodiversity protection and natural resource management, and reduction in the spread of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. STARR II will use a multidisciplinary approach to complex land and resource tenure challenges as identified by USAID missions, bureaus, and offices and by other U.S. government agencies, including the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. It will provide short- and long-term technical assistance to respond to the needs and opportunities available for improving security of property rights and increasing land access. STARR II will advance USAID Forward’s reform agenda and best practices by building knowledge, testing hypotheses, and implementing innovative approaches to strengthening property rights and resource tenure in support of key U.S. government strategic foreign assistance goals. 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 program leadership through strategic planning, management, and technical implementation
  • Oversee implementation of all program activities to meet targeted land tenure objectives
  • Provide technical expertise in issues related to strengthening property rights and resource tenure in complex socio-political contexts
  • Serve as the primary liaison between USAID and projects awarded under the indefinite quantity contract and with host-country government, local partners, stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors


  • Minimum 10 years of technical experience in projects involving land tenure; USAID experience preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing projects involving land tenure as a key crosscutting issue
  • Demonstrated management ability as a chief of party or comparable position related to securing tenure rights, conflict mediation, or negotiation
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstration of thought leadership in peer-reviewed journals or books on topics involving land tenure in fields such as natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, or disaster risk reduction
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver thought leadership on topic related to land tenure security

Application Instructions:

Please send electronic submissions including your CV and cover letter with the to [email protected] by March 13, 2017. Please include “Chief of Party” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.