Technical Program Officer, GHSC-TA Francophone TO

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 24 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 July 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Technical Program Officer for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order (GHSC-TA Francophone TO). The GHSC-TA Francophone TO provides technical assistance for strengthening national and sub-national health supply chain systems in Francophone Africa and Haiti; and supports regional collaboration and capacity building activities within the West Africa region to improve commodity security. At the global level, the Francophone TO supports the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to ensure that Emergency Preparedness strategies are supported by adequate country supply chains.

Access to quality pharmaceutical products remains a challenge in many countries in the sub-Saharan region. Ensuring the availability of these products remains critical to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations; to the reduction of morbidity and mortality from major public health threats; and to the economic development of countries and the region. The Technical Program Officer will provide technical support to the Task Order country portfolios supporting timely and quality completion of project deliverables, and the documentation and dissemination of results. The Technical Program Officer will also coordinate regional activities aimed at capacity building of regional organizations/initiatives, and the promotion of commodity security within the region, especially for family planning and reproductive health products.

The Technical Program Officer will report directly to the Francophone TO Technical Manager and will provide support to designated activities for program countries including but not limited to, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Haiti, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the implementation of the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) work plan activities ensuring adequate deployment of resources, timely completion of deliverables, and assuring quality of products
  • Supports the technical manager in managing strategic technical activities in the home office and in field offices (FOs) and works closely with country offices and regional technical advisors
  • Supports technical preparation and documentation for internal and external meetings and activities
  • Assists in supporting and reporting on activities as agreed in approved workplans.
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages a variety of activities such as work planning and client and technical meetings and conferences
  • Liaises with GHSC-PSM on procurements and deliveries of PRH commodities
  • Works with the M&E manager to coordinate the implementation of EUV surveys, PPMRs and other M&E activities
  • Contributes to knowledge management plans and supports dissemination activities for program results and best practices, research studies, evaluations, and reviews
  • Collaborates with a range of partners, including but not limited to WAHO, RHSC, in-country Ministries of Health, GHSC-PSM project field offices, other USAID and non-USAID project field offices, international donors, implementing partners, and inter-agency initiatives
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters’ degree in public health, supply chain management, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of public health, health system strengthening, and/or technically relevant work experience if holding a MS/MA/MB
  • Minimum of 6 years of public health, health system strengthening, and/or technically relevant work experience if holding a BS/BA
  • Experience with Family Planning/Reproductive Health in developing countries preferred
  • Ability to present data and analysis in easily understood infographics and data visualizations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Proven analysis and organization skills working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations
  • Willingness to travel, both internationally and within the US; ability to work overseas for up to 4 to 8 weeks per year; and experience working in developing countries preferred
  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, knowledge of MS Office applications, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple competing priorities at once, excellent customer service skills
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in French and English
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by July 24, 2018. 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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