Rwanda Duteze Imbere Ubutabera Chief of Party


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As an employee-owned for-profit firm, we strive to provide excellence and value. We set the highest possible performance standards, and we believe our ownership culture and streamlined company model reinforce our development mission, allowing us to be efficient and effective in promoting meaningful change around the world. Chemonics delivers a wide variety of services to support our mission of promoting meaningful change around the world.

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the USAID-funded Rwanda Duteze Imbere Ubutabera (Access to Justice) Activity under the Rule of Law (ROL) IQC. This three-year program will increase access to justice and enhance the rule of law in Rwanda. The activity aims to improve judicial effectiveness in both formal court mechanisms and community justice institutions (known as “Abunzi”) and enhance public understanding of judicial system processes and legal rights. This is a full-time position based in Kigali, Rwanda. 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 leadership, management, and technical direction to the program to maintain an integrated, unified vision across different components and actors and a focus on achieving results
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, suggest appropriate program adjustments, and offer solutions in a complex development environment
  • Serve as the key liaison with USAID/Rwanda, the Rwandan government, and all other counterparts and implementing organizations involved with the rule of law
  • Ensure that all assistance is technically sound and appropriate, and direct the implementation of the activity’s strategic long-term vision
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff
  • Oversee work planning, performance management, and strategic communications


  • LLM, JD, or advanced legal degree required; PhD preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of combined experience in the rule of law sector and implementing USAID or other donor-funded development assistance programs
  • Demonstrated legal expertise
  • Understanding of legal systems in sub-Saharan Africa; prior legal experience in Rwanda preferred
  • Experience building the capacity of local partners
  • Experience managing implementing partner activities
  • Adaptability and advocacy skills
  • Ability to address factors that affect access to justice for vulnerable populations and women
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French or Kinyarwanda preferred

Application Instructions

Apply online at by Monday, March 20th, 2018. This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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