Chemonics
Chemonics is an employee-owned, ISO-9001 certified international development company that has promoted meaningful change for people around the world since 1975.
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Overview

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With experience in more than 150 countries, we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards. We are also committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve.
 

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Our mission...

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of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service—service to our mission, beneficiaries, clients, and staff.

Chemonics Employees...

come from all over the world and are entrepreneurial, energetic, inclusive, and intellectually curious. We are a learning organization that invests in our staff and their development by providing an environment where employees are supported to acquire new skills and enhance their knowledge.

Jobs at Chemonics

Director of Recruitment
Chemonics is seeking a Director of Recruitment. The Director designs, implements, and monitors home office, field office, and proposal recruitment processes and training efforts to maintain high quality recruitment, ensure compliance, and enhance the company’s competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Director serves as subject matter expert on the USAID Biodata Form and as Affirmative Action Officer for the company. They will lead the home office recruitment department, composed of three managers and five associates.Responsibilities:Leads a large centralized home office recruitment team and provides best practice advice, problem-solving, and guidance to more decentralized field office and proposal recruitment processes serving as subject matter expert and point of contact to address any questions or concerns.Directs recruitment department operations and conceptualizes new strategies to improve department performance. Responsibilities include: staffing, work planning, budgeting, financial management, and performance reporting.Serves as subject matter expert on the USAID Biodata Form, including updating process changes, developing and delivering Biodata training, and serving as the final decision-maker on complicated Biodata issues. Guides and indirectly oversees recruitment team responsible for billable Procurement and Supply Management positions, assisting with strategic concerns and problem-solving.As Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer, oversees recruitment compliance to Department of Labor/Office of Federal Contracting Compliance Program and Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. Partners with the human resources information systems team to develop EEO/AA reporting requirements, and ensures that applicant tracking data is accurate and compliant.Instructs development of recruitment guidelines, principles, and best practices to ensure the most qualified candidates are hired and industry trends and best practices are followed. Works in conjunction with regions, technical practices, and divisions on maintaining a pipeline of candidates.Supports, and contributes to, Chemonics’ global workforce strategy to promote engagement and retention of Chemonics’ global talent pool.Directs annual outreach strategy to attract a continuous pool of qualified candidates to Chemonics. Incorporates corporate needs into outreach strategy and develops annual budget. Develops and delivers training to staff on compliant recruitment practices and recruitment best practices.Administers the Taleo applicant tracking system to include process improvements, updates, and general maintenance.Liaises with Benefits and Compensation Department to level jobs and ensure Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) policies and procedures are maintained and upheld.Serves as a core member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, managing relationships with consultants and participating in strategic planning efforts.Works in partnership with hiring departments to determine hiring needs, candidate matches, and demands of positions. Oversees background and education check process, including ensuring compliance and continual updating to meet organizational needs. Recommends and/or leads strategic staff recruitment across the company, as needed. Provides recommendations regarding recruitment compensation packages.Maintains strong relationships with new business staff to understand and better respond to clients’ needs, continually promoting outstanding client service.Liaises regularly with external clients, vendors, partners, and consultants that serve to enhance Chemonics’ reputation.Provides vision and leadership in new business activities, including serving on and mentoring individuals in appropriate proposal team roles.Supervises and mentors staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, offering regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems.Promotes staff development through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional growth opportunities. Demonstrates leadership, integrity, and versatility.Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications: Minimum 8 years of technically relevant work experience, preferably in recruitment for USAID or Department of State contractorsBachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.Knowledge of company’s main client and its operations, including but not limited to familiarity with the Department of State Standardized Regulations, Foreign Service National personnel administration, and Biodata form and verification process.Ability to solve complex technical, managerial, or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge.Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets, and resources to produce and take responsibility for results. Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, and other initiatives.Demonstrated integrity, independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others. Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year.Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.Foreign language fluency in a second language preferred.Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 10, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Director of Recruitment
Chemonics is seeking a Director of Recruitment. The Director designs, implements, and monitors home office, field office, and proposal recruitment processes and training efforts to maintain high quality recruitment, ensure compliance, and enhance the company’s competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Director serves as subject matter expert on the USAID Biodata Form and as Affirmative Action Officer for the company. They will lead the home office recruitment department, composed of three managers and five associates.Responsibilities:Leads a large centralized home office recruitment team and provides best practice advice, problem-solving, and guidance to more decentralized field office and proposal recruitment processes serving as subject matter expert and point of contact to address any questions or concerns.Directs recruitment department operations and conceptualizes new strategies to improve department performance. Responsibilities include: staffing, work planning, budgeting, financial management, and performance reporting.Serves as subject matter expert on the USAID Biodata Form, including updating process changes, developing and delivering Biodata training, and serving as the final decision-maker on complicated Biodata issues. Guides and indirectly oversees recruitment team responsible for billable Procurement and Supply Management positions, assisting with strategic concerns and problem-solving.As Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer, oversees recruitment compliance to Department of Labor/Office of Federal Contracting Compliance Program and Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. Partners with the human resources information systems team to develop EEO/AA reporting requirements, and ensures that applicant tracking data is accurate and compliant.Instructs development of recruitment guidelines, principles, and best practices to ensure the most qualified candidates are hired and industry trends and best practices are followed. Works in conjunction with regions, technical practices, and divisions on maintaining a pipeline of candidates.Supports, and contributes to, Chemonics’ global workforce strategy to promote engagement and retention of Chemonics’ global talent pool.Directs annual outreach strategy to attract a continuous pool of qualified candidates to Chemonics. Incorporates corporate needs into outreach strategy and develops annual budget. Develops and delivers training to staff on compliant recruitment practices and recruitment best practices.Administers the Taleo applicant tracking system to include process improvements, updates, and general maintenance.Liaises with Benefits and Compensation Department to level jobs and ensure Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) policies and procedures are maintained and upheld.Serves as a core member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, managing relationships with consultants and participating in strategic planning efforts.Works in partnership with hiring departments to determine hiring needs, candidate matches, and demands of positions. Oversees background and education check process, including ensuring compliance and continual updating to meet organizational needs. Recommends and/or leads strategic staff recruitment across the company, as needed. Provides recommendations regarding recruitment compensation packages.Maintains strong relationships with new business staff to understand and better respond to clients’ needs, continually promoting outstanding client service.Liaises regularly with external clients, vendors, partners, and consultants that serve to enhance Chemonics’ reputation.Provides vision and leadership in new business activities, including serving on and mentoring individuals in appropriate proposal team roles.Supervises and mentors staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, offering regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems.Promotes staff development through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional growth opportunities. Demonstrates leadership, integrity, and versatility.Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications: Minimum 8 years of technically relevant work experience, preferably in recruitment for USAID or Department of State contractorsBachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.Knowledge of company’s main client and its operations, including but not limited to familiarity with the Department of State Standardized Regulations, Foreign Service National personnel administration, and Biodata form and verification process.Ability to solve complex technical, managerial, or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge.Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets, and resources to produce and take responsibility for results. Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, and other initiatives.Demonstrated integrity, independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others. Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year.Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.Foreign language fluency in a second language preferred.Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 10, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Markets and trade research assistant consultant
Chemonics seeks a Markets and trade research assistant consultant for the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). FEWS NET is a leading provider of objective, evidence-based food security analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, the project currently covers about 36 countries. Led by USAID, FEWS NET implementing partners include NASA, NOAA, USGS, USDA, Kimetrica, and Chemonics, which manages the Washington technical office and more than 20 field offices in Africa, Central Asia, Central America, and Haiti. The ongoing third phase of FEWS NET (2012-2017) relies on close collaboration with international, regional, and national partners on food security analysis and reinforcement of food security networks. FEWS NET food security analysis, early warning, and decision support for emergency food assistance rely on the monitoring and analysis of staple food, as well as cash crop, livestock, and labor markets. FEWS NET seeks a Research Assistant to provide research support to home and field office operations for the Markets and Trade (M&T) sector, under the supervision of the project’s M&T Advisor. The Markets and Trade Research assistant will support the development of the project’s Market Fundamentals and Enhanced Market Analysis reports as part of a close-knit team of Agricultural Economists based in Washington, D.C. The countries of focus for this position are TBD, located in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a full-time position for up to four months (April through July 2017) with the possibility of extension. This position is based in Washington, D.C. with no travel required. Chemonics will not cover relocation expenses. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:Identify, collect, and organize primary and secondary data as inputs to FEWS NET’s Market Fundamentals reports including, but not limited to:Agricultural production, prices, and trade flowsAgricultural market structure, conduct, and performance, as availableWrite or contribute to the analysis of data and literature reviews for the project’s reports and summarize the findingsMaintain electronic copies of all data collected and literature reviewed in a well-organized a logical structureMaintain complete and up to date task list for each report Liaise with project field staff, consultants, and partner organizationsAssist the Markets and Trade (M&T) Advisor to implement M&T activities for FEWS NETQualifications:Bachelors in Economics or a closely related field; Master’s degree preferred Experience in agricultural market analysis and/or food security analysisExtensive experience with Microsoft Office applications required Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, and/or GIS software preferred Familiarity with reference management software (Zotero, EndNote) preferred Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasksProfessional proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in French requiredPermanent U.S. work authorization requiredDemonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrityApplication instructions:Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 10, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Markets and trade research assistant consultant
Chemonics seeks a Markets and trade research assistant consultant for the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). FEWS NET is a leading provider of objective, evidence-based food security analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, the project currently covers about 36 countries. Led by USAID, FEWS NET implementing partners include NASA, NOAA, USGS, USDA, Kimetrica, and Chemonics, which manages the Washington technical office and more than 20 field offices in Africa, Central Asia, Central America, and Haiti. The ongoing third phase of FEWS NET (2012-2017) relies on close collaboration with international, regional, and national partners on food security analysis and reinforcement of food security networks. FEWS NET food security analysis, early warning, and decision support for emergency food assistance rely on the monitoring and analysis of staple food, as well as cash crop, livestock, and labor markets. FEWS NET seeks a Research Assistant to provide research support to home and field office operations for the Markets and Trade (M&T) sector, under the supervision of the project’s M&T Advisor. The Markets and Trade Research assistant will support the development of the project’s Market Fundamentals and Enhanced Market Analysis reports as part of a close-knit team of Agricultural Economists based in Washington, D.C. The countries of focus for this position are TBD, located in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a full-time position for up to four months (April through July 2017) with the possibility of extension. This position is based in Washington, D.C. with no travel required. Chemonics will not cover relocation expenses. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:Identify, collect, and organize primary and secondary data as inputs to FEWS NET’s Market Fundamentals reports including, but not limited to:Agricultural production, prices, and trade flowsAgricultural market structure, conduct, and performance, as availableWrite or contribute to the analysis of data and literature reviews for the project’s reports and summarize the findingsMaintain electronic copies of all data collected and literature reviewed in a well-organized a logical structureMaintain complete and up to date task list for each report Liaise with project field staff, consultants, and partner organizationsAssist the Markets and Trade (M&T) Advisor to implement M&T activities for FEWS NETQualifications:Bachelors in Economics or a closely related field; Master’s degree preferred Experience in agricultural market analysis and/or food security analysisExtensive experience with Microsoft Office applications required Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, and/or GIS software preferred Familiarity with reference management software (Zotero, EndNote) preferred Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasksProfessional proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in French requiredPermanent U.S. work authorization requiredDemonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrityApplication instructions:Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 10, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Project Associate, Afghanistan
Chemonics is seeking a Project Associate for the Afghanistan Regional Business Unit. The Afghanistan region's projects feature diverse technical areas including economic growth and trade, agriculture, financial access, gender, and education. Ideal candidates will exemplify leadership and diplomacy and bring demonstrated and proactive problem-solving skills. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work. The associate will be expected to assist their managers with tasks related to project management. The successful candidate will assist in monitoring project finances and budgeting, recruit local staff, backstop the project field office, organize project files, and participate in new business roles.Responsibilities:Supports field-office administration, including coordinating travel, visa processing , travel advancements, vendor payment request, invoicing, approvals, and updating of project-related trackers.Processes field reports, including time and expense reports and other client-related reports.Drafts and manages project-related employment and subcontract agreements.Coordinates with project team to compile agendas for weekly teleconference and other project-related meetings.Assists with procurement and grant-related project activities.Assists and supports communication to field teams and client.Addresses field staff’s inquiries and needs promptly.Communicates scopes of work, policies, and allowances/benefits for team member and consultants.Assists with recruiting and suggests candidates for a variety of field positions.Assists with budget monitoring, level-of-effort utilization, invoices, subcontractors’ costs, expense reports, deliverables, etc., to monitor compliance with contract and Chemonics’ regulations. Issues status reports as needed.Maintains knowledge in own discipline and begins to expand versatility in international development work by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics’ practice networks.Contributes to technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company.Participates on proposal teams.Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.Receives constructive feedback and uses feedback to improve performance and grow professionally.Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.Qualifications:Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience with ability to handle routine tasks and operational issues.Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.Language proficiency for geographic area assigned preferred.Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year including Afghanistan; experience living or working in developing countries preferred.Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail.Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results.Able to work on one or more projects and provide support to proposals.Able to work independently and as part of a team.Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-moving teamStrong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to treat information with discretion and exhibit sensitivity and tact in communicationsDemonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrityDemonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills.Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.Application Instructions:Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 3, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Internal Associate A & B candidates are eligible to apply.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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Project Associate, Afghanistan
Chemonics is seeking a Project Associate for the Afghanistan Regional Business Unit. The Afghanistan region's projects feature diverse technical areas including economic growth and trade, agriculture, financial access, gender, and education. Ideal candidates will exemplify leadership and diplomacy and bring demonstrated and proactive problem-solving skills. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work. The associate will be expected to assist their managers with tasks related to project management. The successful candidate will assist in monitoring project finances and budgeting, recruit local staff, backstop the project field office, organize project files, and participate in new business roles.Responsibilities:Supports field-office administration, including coordinating travel, visa processing , travel advancements, vendor payment request, invoicing, approvals, and updating of project-related trackers.Processes field reports, including time and expense reports and other client-related reports.Drafts and manages project-related employment and subcontract agreements.Coordinates with project team to compile agendas for weekly teleconference and other project-related meetings.Assists with procurement and grant-related project activities.Assists and supports communication to field teams and client.Addresses field staff’s inquiries and needs promptly.Communicates scopes of work, policies, and allowances/benefits for team member and consultants.Assists with recruiting and suggests candidates for a variety of field positions.Assists with budget monitoring, level-of-effort utilization, invoices, subcontractors’ costs, expense reports, deliverables, etc., to monitor compliance with contract and Chemonics’ regulations. Issues status reports as needed.Maintains knowledge in own discipline and begins to expand versatility in international development work by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics’ practice networks.Contributes to technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company.Participates on proposal teams.Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.Receives constructive feedback and uses feedback to improve performance and grow professionally.Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.Qualifications:Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience with ability to handle routine tasks and operational issues.Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.Language proficiency for geographic area assigned preferred.Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year including Afghanistan; experience living or working in developing countries preferred.Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail.Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results.Able to work on one or more projects and provide support to proposals.Able to work independently and as part of a team.Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-moving teamStrong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to treat information with discretion and exhibit sensitivity and tact in communicationsDemonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrityDemonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills.Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.Application Instructions:Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 3, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Internal Associate A & B candidates are eligible to apply.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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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