Chemonics Chief of party Uganda Jobs

Chemonics Chief of party Uganda Jobs

Closing date: 08 Oct 2019

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Supply Chain Systems Technical Assistance Activity in Uganda.

The five-year, approximately $18.5 million Activity aims to fortify the performance of Uganda’s health supply chain systems in the self-sustaining, responsive, uninterrupted, and accountable delivery of quality-assured medicines and other supplies to improve the health status of Ugandans.

The chief of party will provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the Strengthening Supply Chain Systems Technical Assistance Activity. This position will be based in Kampala. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and management oversight and assume primary responsibility for all technical and operational aspects of activity implementation
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the Government of Uganda, the Ministry of Health, Ugandan counterparts, local partners, and other program stakeholders
  • Foster, maintain, and grow collaborative, productive, and effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and implementing partners.
  • Ensure the timely submission of high-quality project deliverables to USAID
  • Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Ensure project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactive and compliantly disseminated, and learnings are shared and incorporated to inform project performance and continuous improvement
  • Manage the project team, including supervision of project and operational staff, and consortium members
  • Oversee finances and cash flow, approve project office expenditures, and ensure the project complies with Chemonics and USAID rules
    and regulations and has systems in place to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse


  • Master’s degree or higher in supply chain management, business management, public health, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in leadership positions designing and overseeing the implementation, strategic direction, and technical vision of supply chain and technical assistance programs of similar size and scope in Uganda and/or or East and Southern Africa
  • Depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of health supply chain strengthening and the industry’s latest trends and best practices
  • Excellent managerial, communications, and operational experience, preferably in managing large, effective USAID projects involving coordination with multiple donors, implementing partners, and government institutions
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID policies and regulations
  • Experience developing activity work plans and budgets, managing project implementation, supervising staff, and coordinating short-term technical assistance
  • Excellent managerial, interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, and skills transfer
  • Past chief of party experience highly preferred
  • Ugandan nationals or residents encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

    How to Apply:
    Please apply through by completing the questionnaire and uploading a CV, including three recent professional references and a cover letter, by October 8, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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