Portfolio technical director, global health division, GHSC-TA

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 March 2020

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Portfolio Technical Director for its Global Health Division and the Global Health Supply Chain - Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order project, located in Arlington, VA. The Portfolio Technical Director is responsible for

providing technical direction and leadership to designated program countries including but not limited to, Benin, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The Portfolio Technical Director provides strategic oversight and manages designated leadership activities as part of the core portfolio. This person assists the program director and the project team in the development of technical strategies and work plans; monitors program results and performance; manages short and long-term staff; and maintains effective communication with USAID, field offices, and critical stakeholders. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order falls under the Supply Chain Multi-Award, operates in the DRC, Benin, Senegal, Haiti, and USAID’s West Africa Regional Office, focusing on improving the ability of professionals and institutions to manage and maintain the integrity of supply chain systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise designated country portfolio leads and/or designated technical staff based in the US

  • Provide ongoing technical oversight and management support to country, core population and reproductive health (PRH), and West Africa Regional Office (WARO) portfolios

  • Provide guidance for the development and implementation of global, regional, and country supply chain interventions ensuring conformity with global trends and assuring the quality of implementation and that of technical products and deliverables

  • Represent the project in technical fora and contribute to the maintenance of strong and positive working relationships with clients, partners, and key stakeholders including USAID

  • Identify and mobilize global technical resources (e.g. consultants and subcontractors) to provide technical assistance and/or to deliver training programs aimed at building the capacity of national systems

  • Work with individual countries and regional teams to provide input to annual work plans reflecting priorities of USAID, Ministries of Health, and other stakeholders

  • Identify gaps within the different programs and facilitates appropriate trainings, capacity building, and interventions for in-country teams

  • Support development, update, and implementation of performance monitoring plans that encompass commodity security and logistics management indicators

  • Provide support to program reporting on regular and ad-hoc basis including reporting to USAID, Ministries of Health, and other pertinent organizations

  • Support the development of high-level technical deliverables and reports to ensure their timely submission

  • Participate in the development and dissemination of technical knowledge management materials through various venues e.g. presentation to donors, partners, and to regional and international communities

  • Support other tasks and objectives as designated by the USAID GHSC-TA Francophone TO Director


  • Minimum ten years of job-related experience in working to strengthen supply chains at the global or country level

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree in operations management, international development, or public health, preferred

  • Experience managing consultants and/or technical experts at a global level

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country context preferred.

  • Experience working with host governments or other organizations in Francophone countries preferred

  • Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams

  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in French and English required

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=3641 by March 30, 2020. 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.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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