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Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development consulting firm, is accepting applications from qualified professionals for the anticipated USAID-funded Malawi Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests activity (“Tiphike Mwa Makono”). This five-year activity will promote sustainable forest management of selected landscapes and promote sustainable energy options in Malawi in order to sustainably maintain forest cover and reduce land-based emissions. By increasing the demand for alternative and efficient energy options and technologies and the supply of sustainable wood fuels from well managed forest resources, the Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests activity will help Malawi reduce unsustainable tree cutting in both public and customary forests, improve forest cover as well as conserve associated watersheds. We are looking for individuals that have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


Chemonics is currently accepting applications for qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist
  • Finance and Operations Manager


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist


Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in natural resources management/conservation, renewable energy, statistics, development planning, geographic information systems or related field or, in lieu thereof, a bachelor’s degree and three additional years of experience in a relevant field;
  • Minimum five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation on donor funded projects;
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including surveys and focus groups;
  • Experience linking research and program findings into program design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in relevant data collection and processing methodologies, web-based data management systems, and data quality assurance;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in spatial analyses, landcover mapping, and geographic information systems;
  • Experience in managing and coordination evaluations and Data Quality Assessments;
  • Experience with USAID and/or other international donor-funded projects;
  • Fluency in English; excellent written and oral communications skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with USAID management information systems; Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach; and project environmental mitigation and monitoring plans;
  • Experience working with local organizations to ensure effective Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) and that all requirements flow down appropriately preferred;
  • Experience with ME&L for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) including carbon inventories and measurement, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gases;
  • Experience working with alternative energy and efficient cooking technologies, low emissions development, energy, and forestry;
  • Proficiency in Chichewa or other applicable local language.


Finance and Operations Manager


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration;
  • Minimum eight years of increasing responsibility in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex international development assistance programs;
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with financing and accounting procedures, regulations and systems for USAID projects;
  • Experience with human resources systems, policies, and procedures, and personnel management;
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and in a team environment with a broad range of local and international personnel and partners;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills; experience mentoring and supervising staff at all levels within the organization. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the procurement process from solicitation to award;
  • Extensive experience in development and managing a donor-funded grants program;
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) to implement, analyze, monitor, and manage goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements;
  • Ability to develop working relationships and trust with public and private organizations;
  • Fluency in English; excellent written and oral communications skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or business administration,
  • Proficiency in Chichewa or other applicable local language;
  • Experience managing and mentoring subcontractors and grantees;
  • Working proficiency in Dynamics 365 Office products.


Submission Guidelines:


If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly submit your application by March 22, 2019 at the link provided here []. For any other inquiries or if you have issues with the application, please send us an email at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.


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