Non-Field Office Country Project Manager, GHSCO

organization: Chemonics
deadline:  22 Jan 2018

Chemonics seeks a project manager to support the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in countries without a field office, or non-field office (NFO) countries. The non-field office project manager is responsible for monitoring and completing tasks related to project management, new business, technical capacity, and management and leadership to achieve GHSC-PSM objectives in his/her assigned countries and makes cross-cutting contributions to overall Country Programs objectives. The manager works under the direction and supervision of the director for NFO countries, and serves as the supervisor to associate/s.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages commodity budgets and reporting of implementation, operational systems, monitoring budgets, adherence to operational and accounting policies, compliance with donor regulations and risk assessment
  • Collects the necessary data for the Plan, Source and Deliver/Return teams to efficiently manage the countries’ commodity supply needs and deliver commodities on time. This includes information needed for country profiles (waiver requirements, shelf life requirements, consigned information, etc.), data about the country’s budget and COP guidance, etc.
  • Contributes to the development of memoranda of understanding, work plans and other collaborative plans with GHSC-TA teams
  • Provides oversight to the fielding of consultants to oversee commodity distribution in-country, customs clearance requirements, waivers, etc.
  • Manages subcontract administration issues, invoice reviews, and reviews any deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Promotes Chemonics by attending external events, networking with clients and counterparts, articulating a solid understanding of Chemonics’ past and present portfolio, effectively representing the company’s history, values, and standards, and identifying and developing business leads
  • Actively engages in technical practice and/or working group of relevance to areas of interest and/or procurement and supply chain management; shares information and best practices learned with the program and the company; participates in initiatives to help drive innovation
  • Participates on proposal teams and mentors others
  • Performs all tasks and responsibilities demonstrating behaviors associated with Chemonics’ values and competencies at all levels in the company
  • Identifies issues or potential risks and makes informed decisions on how to address the issues, communicating, when appropriate, with the director, the managing director, and/or senior vice president
  • Consults with support divisions on home-office and field-office matters to help make informed decisions
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. Ensures staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Minimum three years of project management or relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 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; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Mastery of critical USAID project management skills, including budget management, contractual compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management
  • Strong MS Office, 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
  • Ability to work on one or more assigned country programs and provide support to proposals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred
  • French language proficiency preferred

Apply through our Career Center at… by January 22, 2018. 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.

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