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Local Governance Specialist

Chemonics International, a U.S.- based international development consulting firm, seeks a Local Governance Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Zambia District Governance Strengthening activity. The activity will support Zambian citizens and their government service providers to build a durable system that responds to local needs, delivers results, and increases country ownership of national poverty reduction. The Local Governance Specialist will work with a team to support decentralization processes and capacity building efforts for the programs. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, public administration, international development, or other relevant field required
  • Minimum four years of experience working on or with donor-funded governance projects required
  • Experience implementing local governance, policy development, municipal service delivery, and/or decentralization programs preferred
  • Experience collaborating with government officials, international donors, and private sector stakeholders
  • Understanding of the political, social, and cultural context of Zambia
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in the English language required

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, CV, and contact information for three current professional references to this form:

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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