Deputy country director

  • Posted on 15 January 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a deputy country director based in Monrovia, Liberia, to support USAID’s Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM). The deputy country director will provide direct technical assistance to specific aspects of the program in accordance with the PSM strategy of improving the availability, accessibility, and use of pharmaceutical supplies at all levels of Liberia’s public health system. The deputy country director will play a critical role at the national level in improving coordination and communication among the various stakeholders (including USAID and the Liberian Ministry of Heath). In addition, the deputy country director will support the development and implementation of supply chain policies and procedures that facilitate adequate quantifications, commodity procurements, warehousing, and inventory management. The deputy country director will also help address logistical challenges associated with distributing products at the county level. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives on people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement streamlined strategies and organizational structures to capitalize on supply chain management best practices that ensure cost efficiencies and increase project teams’ productivity
  • Serve as a member of the senior management team, overseeing technical implementation and facilitating timely completion of activities and deliverables to ensure their alignment with the project’s work plan and budget
  • Manage staff and technical teams, as assigned by the country director
  • Guide implementation to ensure the project’s ability to deliver critical health commodity supply chain technical assistance that reflects the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders
  • Ensure movement toward integration of global supply planning benchmarks
  • Develop and implement technical strategies to improve procurement, warehousing, and distribution approaches
  • Assist technical teams with developing or reviewing scopes of work for local and expatriate short-term technical assistance providers, managing the mobilization process as required
  • Develop and implement risk-mitigation strategies for procurement and logistics services
  • Comply with reporting requirements established by GHSC-PSM/Liberia and the home office
  • Assist with documenting project outputs, and work with the country director to compile monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Inspire stakeholders by showcasing the project’s potential to improve and integrate Liberia’s supply chain management system
  • Support the country director in developing annual work plans and scopes of work
  • Understand and implement project standard operating procedures and policies


  • Degree in social sciences, public health, engineering, pharmacy, supply chain management, or another relevant field
  • Minimum of eight years of experience providing technical leadership, oversight, and reporting for USAID programs, including health supply chain activities, such as those related to commodity management, warehousing and storage, or management information systems
  • Record of effective leadership in senior management positions and ability to create and support a results-oriented culture of inclusiveness and learning
  • Proven ability to apply supply chain management best practices and innovations to donor-funded programs
  • Experience working with HIV/AIDS, family planning, or malaria commodities preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to work flexibly in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Experience in a hardship post preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Application instructions:

Please send an email with a resume and cover letter attached and “Deputy Country Director” in the subject line to by January 25, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. We encourage those interested in the position to apply as soon as possible, as we will conduct interviews on a rolling basis.

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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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