Senior Technical Specialists

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Chemonics seeks senior technical specialists for the anticipated Cities and Infrastructure for Growth — East and Southern Africa (CIG ESAF) regional program. CIG ESAF, a five-year, DFID-funded program designed to support inclusive economic growth and job creation, will initially cover Rwanda. Additional countries for consideration may include Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. DFID is already funding CIG country contracts in Uganda and Zambia. Objectives for CIG include improving urban development and productivity and boosting access to reliable, affordable power. Another objective involves increasing investment in infrastructure services, particularly where these services directly support growth; attract private and increase public financing in innovative ways; and drive better asset and financial management for sustainable investment in the ability of host governments to plan, finance, and manage its infrastructure assets and services. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

We are seeking senior technical specialists with substantive international experience for the following positions:

  • Team leader
  • Program manager or deputy team lead
  • Urban planning component lead
  • Power sector component lead
  • Public-private partnerships preparation component lead
  • Infrastructure investment component lead


  • Advanced degree in one of the following fields: urban planning, spatial planning, urban economic development, urban studies, social sciences, or other urban/relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in urban development in senior management, advisory services, or strategic positions
  • Knowledge of urban planning, urban economic development, municipal finance, city, and regional planning to promote local economic development, urban investment strategies, and smart urban solutions in urban infrastructure provision
  • Expertise in one or more of the following CIG sectors: housing, slum upgrading, waste management, water management and sanitation, local economic development, institutional capacity building, private sector participation, and urban transport
  • Record of success in implementing institutional capacity building programs or activities
  • Established relationships with relevant Rwandan government stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required