Chemonics Country director Jobs in Ethiopia
Chemonics Country director Jobs in Ethiopia
: 27 Sep 2019
Chemonics seeks a country director to support the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.
GHSC-PSM is a five-year USAID-funded project with the objective of ensuring an uninterrupted supply of health commodities to more than 50 countries around the world to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families across the globe.
In Ethiopia, GHSC-PSM procures commodities and provides technical assistance for the improvement of HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, and family planning supply chains.
The country director is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for the GHSC-PSM project in Ethiopia.
The country director will manage the development of technical strategies and work plans; monitor programmatic, financial, and administrative performance; supervise the administration of standard project operating and financial procedures; manage short- and long-term technical assistance; and maintain effective communication with the client, the home office, the public and private sectors, and other donors and cooperating agencies.
This position will be based out of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will involve intermittent travel throughout the country. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.Responsibilities include
: Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other key stakeholders
Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and control resources to achieve goals
Develop, implement, and review appropriate staffing, technical assistance, and procurement plans that lead to the effective implementation of the project’s strategy and work plan
Develop, update, and implement a performance monitoring plan that encompasses commodity security and logistics management indicators, including project-wide performance measures
Oversee regular data collection and reporting and lead quarterly reviews of performance analysis to identify issues and drive evidence-based interventions
Assess risks quarterly and implement risk management/mitigation strategies for procurement and logistics services
Ensure compliance with procurement standard operating procedures, including supplier order fulfillment, order tracking, customs clearance/freight forwarding, storage and distribution, and logistics management information systems
Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to provide technical assistance to build the capacity and capability
of national systems
Report project results to USAID, Ministry of Health, other donors, and the home office; ensure timely submission of all deliverables
Oversee project financial management; ensure expenditure forecasts are prepared, reviewed, and submitted to the project management unit director quarterly; track spending against multiple project funding streams and manage overall cost-share structure between four USAID task orders and other funding sources
Manage office operations in compliance with Chemonics and project policies and procedures in project management, including human resource management, procurement, finance, and administration
Maintain good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual and other Chemonics standard operating procedures
Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of field staff
Advanced degree in medicine, public health, supply chain, logistics, project management, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in the same fields plus an additional five years of work experience beyond the 10 required below
Minimum 10 years of experience with USAID-funded programs, preferably in public health and/or supply chain management
Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a middle- to low-income country context
Demonstrated ability to apply supply chain management best practices and innovations to donor-funded programs
Experience working in complex environments with limited resources
Ability to create efficiencies and lead operational transformation in large complex programs, preferably with experience in medical procurement, logistics, or supply chain management
Skilled in leading and managing teams to generate high-quality results
Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate with government partners to implement complex programs
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in English required
How to Apply:
Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Country Director” in the subject line to PSMEthiopiaRecruit@chemonics.com by September 27, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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