Project management unit manager, country programs, GHSC-PSM

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 September 2019
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Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Project Management Unit (PMU) Manager to join its Country Programs Unit in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The PMU Manager is responsible for monitoring and completing tasks related to project management, new business, technical capacity, and management and leadership to achieve GHSC-PSM objectives in their assigned countries and making cross-cutting contributions to overall Country Programs objectives. The manager works under the direction and supervision of the director, and serves as the supervisor to associate/s. The manager will oversee a francophone country portfolio. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world! Responsibilities include:
  • Provide day-to-day support to country teams, including communicating and assisting with field-office requests and overseeing field team’s adherence to contract requirements and government regulations, including allowances, quarterly reports, and inventory reports
  • Oversee financial aspects of the assigned country program by reviewing monthly invoices to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract provisions; Responsible for monitoring monthly costs using contract budget monitor, tracking contract expenditures against budget and total obligated funds
  • Review and determine causes for variances to the budget and ensures that the director and the managing director are aware of the status of budget performance and driving factors; Communicate with the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Project Management Unit (PMU) on all matters related to the assigned program’s financial performance
  • Liaise with members of the PSM consortium as it relates to country program implementation, as well as IDIQ PMU on subcontractor-related issues, manages subcontract administration issues, including country-specific sub-TOs, budgets, and invoice review, and reviews deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Recruit long- and short-term country personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ practice and pertinent U.S. government regulations
  • Conduct periodic field visits to monitor project administration, including conducting training, conducting quality control reviews, or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, if/as needed, conducting technical research, and performing other operational tasks
  • Review and provide comments on project technical work and project reports, if/as needed
  • Identify issues or potential risks and makes informed decisions on how to address the issues, communicating, when appropriate, with the director, the managing director, and/or senior vice president
  • Appropriately consult with support divisions on home-office and field-office matters to help make informed decisions
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff; Ensure staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required; Advance degree or experience in supply chain/procurement, or one of our main health areas (HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, Zika, family planning and reproductive health) strongly preferred
  • Minimum three years of project management, supply chain/ procurement or health relevant experience
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of four to eight weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Mastery of critical project management skills, including budget management, contractual compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management
  • 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
  • Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; advanced proficiency in French preferred
Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center here https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1&rid=3417 by October 17, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Only 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.

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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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