Non-field office project management unit associate, country programs, GHSC-PSM

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 February 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks an associate to join the Non-Field Office (NFO) Project Management Unit (PMU) within the Country Programs team on the Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. 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. Under the direction and supervision of the NFO PMU manager, the NFO PMU associate is responsible for supporting and completing tasks related to project management, new business, technical capacity, and management to achieve GHSC-PSM objectives in his/her assigned NFO countries and makes cross-cutting contributions to overall Country Programs objectives. NFO countries assigned to the NFO PMU associate may include francophone countries, and candidates who have proficiency in French are strongly preferred. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Receive commodity order requests from USAID and in-country partners, facilitate the ordering process and validate requests with home office procurement teams
  • Track commodity budgets and importation waiver processes to ensure products are delivered on time
  • Collect the necessary data for the Plan and Deliver/Return teams to efficiently manage countries’ commodity supply needs; this includes necessary information for country profiles, country’s budget data and COP guidance, etc.
  • Contribute to the development of memorandums of understanding, work plans and other collaborative plans with relevant country teams
  • Provide oversight to the fielding of consultants to oversee commodity distribution in-country, customs clearance requirements, waivers, etc.
  • Ensure adherence to Chemonics operational and accounting policies as well as compliance with donor regulations
  • Manage subcontract administration issues and invoice reviews as well as review any deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Promote 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 engage in technical practice and/or working group of relevance to areas of interest and/or procurement and supply chain management; share information and best practices learned with the program and the company; and participate in initiatives to help drive innovation
  • Participate on proposal teams as appropriate
  • Perform all tasks and responsibilities demonstrating behaviors associated with Chemonics’ values and competencies at all levels in the company
  • Consult with PMU team and support divisions to make informed decisions
  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum two years of project management or relevant experience, with ability to handle routine tasks and operational issues required; USAID contracting backstopping experience preferred
  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • French language proficiency strongly preferred


Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1&rid=3030 by 7:00 pm EST on February 27, 2019. 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.

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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