Program Manager (Francophone)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 8 May 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Program Manager (Francophone) to join its Supply Chain Management (SCM) unit in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The program manager is responsible for management, delegation, and execution of day-to-day project tasks, including staff management, as well as engagement in new business and technical practices. The role involves concurrently managing project(s) of modest complexity together with roles in new business. The program manager will collaborate with other Project Management Unit (PMU) and team members and support and monitor completion of tasks related to aspects of project management, performance, and compliance. Ensures adherence with company policies, applicable laws and regulations, and project requirements. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!


Project Management

  • Manages day-to-day support to one or more project teams and client, including communicating and assisting with project-office requests and overseeing adherence to project requirements, government regulations, and Chemonics policies
  • Oversees financial aspects of the project’s contract or agreement by reviewing monthly invoices for accuracy and compliance; responsible for tracking expenditures against budget and total obligated funds, coordinating development and monitoring of annual corporate budget, and regular forecasting of expenditures for Chemonics and client
  • Identifies issues or potential risks, including project performance, financial, and compliance, and supports plans and strategies to address those risks, communicating, when appropriate, with the director and/or senior vice president; appropriately consults with support units on corporate-office and project-office matters to help make informed decisions
  • Responsible for reviewing and determining causes of variances in expenditures against forecasts and budgets and ensuring client is informed as appropriate
  • Liaises with project subaward partners, manages subaward issues, budgets, and invoice reviews, and reviews deliverables in coordination with project team to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Supports recruitment of long- and short-term project personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ policy
  • Conducts periodic project office visits to monitor and support project operations and implementation, including conducting training, conducting or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, conducting technical research, and performing other relevant tasks
  • Reviews and provides comments on project technical work and project reports
  • May contribute dedicated time to other workstreams and functions to achieve BU goals, including new business, operations, and technical practice contributions


  • Actively engages in technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company, including connecting the practice and project in support of enhanced project performance and technical leadership goals of the practice
  • Promotes 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 new business leads

New Business Development

  • Supports new business efforts, including lead development and capture; serves in line roles of increasing complexity and leadership (e.g., proposal coordinator, expatriate/local recruiter, personnel/management/organizational capacity section writer, subs liaison, cost preparer, and technical writer).

Management and Leadership

  • Supervises, mentors, develops, and evaluates assigned staff; provides regular performance feedback and the time and opportunity to grow professionally
  • Performs all tasks and responsibilities demonstrating behaviors consistent with Chemonics’ values and competencies appropriate for the position
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant project management experience
  • Fluent English and French required
  • Previous expereince in health or supply chain preferred
  • Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred
  • Thorough understanding of donor/client requirements and how to apply them to project management
  • Demonstrated critical project management skills, including budget management, contractual and procurement compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management
  • Demonstrated experience working on one or more projects while simultaneously providing support to proposals 
  • Demonstrated experience providing regional financial and/or compliance support on a project management team
  • Demonstrated experience following standard practices and procedures, receiving general instruction on work progress, and making significant contribution to end results
  • Works independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and word processing abilities
  • Language proficiency for assigned geographic area preferred
  • Previous experience working in international development and/or living or conducting work in developing countries preferred
  • Willingness to travel up to 8 weeks per year

Application Instructions:

Apply by May 19, 2021. Only finalists will be contacted.

About the Organization

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In more than 70 countries around the globe, our network of 5,000 specialists share a simple belief: that the challenges we face today are best solved through the right partnerships — sharing knowledge, expertise, and experience to deliver results. As part of our culture and values, Chemonics is proud to be named a “Best Place to Work” in the Human Rights campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Where Chemonics works, development works. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit us at

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