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Country Director l GHSC-PSM l

Chemonics

Niger
Country director l GHSC-PSM l Niger l 2019 

Chemonics seeks a country director to support the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Niger. The GHSC-PSM project is the primary vehicle through which USAID 1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. GHSC-PSM Niger currently works under one of the project’s task orders (U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative) to provide commodities and supply chain technical assistance. The country director will provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the GHSC-PSM project. He or she will manage the development of technical strategies and work plans; monitor programmatic, financial, and administrative performance; supervise the administration of standard operations and financial procedures; manage short- and long-term technical assistance; and maintain effective communication with USAID, Chemonics’ home office, public and private sector groups, and other donors and cooperating agencies. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
Maintain strong and positive working relationships with clients and partners, including USAID and local government counterparts
Ensure that positive and productive working relationships and regular communication are maintained within the field office and between the field and home offices
Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders
Develop and implement staffing, technical assistance, and procurement plans that lead to the effective implementation of the project’s strategy and work plan
Identify, develop, and maintain strategic alliances that will ensure the project collaborates with other government, U.S. government, and donor-supported supply chain programs
Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of field staff
Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and control resources to achieve goals
Develop, update, and implement a performance monitoring plan that encompasses commodity security and logistics management indicators and includes 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
Manage the operations of the office in adherence with policies and procedures in project management, including HR management, procurement, finance, and administration
Oversee finances and cash flow; ensure expenditure forecasts are prepared, reviewed, and submitted on a regular basis
Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies for procurement and logistics services; assess risks quarterly and implement risk management/mitigation strategies
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 in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capability of national systems
Report results of project work to USAID, the Ministry of Health, other donors, and the home office; ensure the timely submission of all deliverables
Maintain good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual and other manuals
Manage field office staff to ensure smooth team performance
Other duties and tasks as designated by supervisor and/or project leadership

Qualifications:
Advanced degree in health, supply chain, logistics, or management-related discipline
Minimum of eight years of experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and/or supply chain management systems
Previous experience working in malaria programming preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID public health programs or projects in a developing country context
Previous long-term international experience working on public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and/or supply chain management
Ability to create efficiencies and lead operational transformation in large, complex public health programs, preferably with experience in medical procurement, logistics, or supply chain management
Skilled in building the capacity of team members and local government counterparts
Demonstrated experience identifying, obtaining buy-in, and implementing innovative solutions to complex problems
Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
Experience working in challenging, low-resource operating environments required
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in written and spoken English and French required

Application instructions:
To apply for this position, please complete the application through
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0c3dd08888a84ee59c19a5eb3c8f7c90 by July 12, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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