Country director

  • Posted on 6 February 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a country director to provide overall strategic direction and leadership to the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project. The Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project will be the primary vehicle through which USAID will procure and provide health commodities, provide technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and collaborate with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. There are four main task orders for the project: HIV/AIDS, the President’s Malaria Initiative, Population and Reproductive Health and Maternal and Child Health. The GHSC-PSM office in Nepal performs work under the Population and Reproductive Health and Maternal and Child Health Task Orders. 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, the Nepalese government’s Ministry of Health, and other local government partners and entities
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders
  • 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; lead quarterly reviews of performance analysis to identify issues and drive evidence-based interventions
  • Ensure compliance with procurement standard operating procedures, including supplier order fulfillment, order tracking, customs clearance/freight forwarding, storage and distribution, and use of logistics management information systems
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to provide assistance that builds the capacity and capability of national systems
  • Report results of the projects’ work to USAID, the Ministry of Health, other funders, and the home office
  • Ensure timely submission of all deliverables
  • Liaise and ensure continuous communication with home-office teams, including requesting additional support when needed, identifying project risks and creating risk mitigation plans, and reporting progress against the project’s deliverables and timeline


  • Advanced degree in medicine, public health, supply chains, management, or a related field required; in lieu of an advanced degree, a bachelor’s degree in the same field and an additional five years of work experience may be considered
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, or supply chain management systems, including a minimum of five years of leading development projects overseas, experience working on or overseeing project work via electronic Management Information Systems (eLMIS), and familiarity with Nepalese government public health and supply chain systems
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health projects in the context of a developing country
  • Proven diplomatic and public relations skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with host-country officials, donors, and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and independently; experience skillfully leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in Nepali preferred

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and only “Country Director – PSM Nepal” in the subject line to by February 20, 2019. The materials of prior applicants remain on file. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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