Palladium Country Director - In-Country Logistics - USAID Next Generation GHSC Suite of Programs Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Country Director - In-Country Logistics - USAID Next Generation GHSC Suite of Programs Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Overview

  • The Country Director of Ethiopia for the In-Country Logistics project will be responsible for the administration and management of the local team and will serve as USAID’s main point of contact in country.

  • The Country Director will support timely implementation across all activities by working with technical leads, operations staff, and the leadership team in HQ to maintain a general organizational order of all ongoing activities.

  • This role requires strong project management and organizational skills and an understanding of how to translate theories of change and project workplans into day-to-day activities to achieve desired outcomes to ensure project success.

  • The Country Director will also manage in-country project staff by providing direct supervision to senior project leadership.

  • She/he will work closely with field office technical and administrative leaders and headquarters-based staff in the United States.

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serve as key point of contact for day-to-day program management. Oversee and manage country team to ensure project implementation runs smoothly.

  • Lead the development and execution of high-quality country strategic plan relevant to the local context and reflecting the global priorities.

  • Oversee the recruitment, orientation, and performance of senior staff and development of middle management staff.

  • Collaborate with field office technical leaders to ensure all workplan activities are not only taking place as planned but are also of high quality.

  • Liaise between technical and ops teams to ensure activity plans are translated into contracts, consultancies, travel,
    etc., and support financial management by ensuring case forecasts and spending reports reflect planned/completed technical activities.

  • Oversee project workplanning, budgeting, and progress/financial reporting, in collaboration with country team, technical, and HQ staff.

  • Interface with clients and other project stakeholders, to plan, implement, review, and report on projects and deliverables or products as needed.

  • Ensure staff compliance with project guidelines and SOPs.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Position Requirements

  • Extensive experience in international development working with donors (including USAID) is required.

  • Significant’ experience as a Chief of Party or in a senior leadership position of a project that is implemented at the country level that required the assembling, managing, and supervising complex teams. 5 years’ experience with global health (supply chain management, procurement, warehousing or logistics) programs strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain, 4PL, and 3PL logistics, including experience with LMIS, WMIS, TMIS, and control tower software.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Experience in monitoring and documenting project activities and outcomes.

  • Ability to exercise leadership, build teams, maintain effective communication, motivate, and generate commitment within a team.

  • Knowledge of USG procurement regulations; and

  • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.

  • Proficiency in Amharic and other local languages is beneficial.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Country Director - In-Country Logistics - USAID Next Generation GHSC Suite of Programs Jobs in Ethiopia

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