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Country Director at Chemonics International Inc

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington. We are currently working on a project (Nigeria State2State), an anticipated five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).



Chemonics seeks a country director for the Global Health Supply Chain Project - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.
GHSC-PSM will be the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries' management of the supply chain, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.
The country director will provide overall strategic direction and leadership for GHSC-PSM Nigeria; oversee technical, financial, and administrative performance; supervise staff; and maintain effective program communications.
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Manage the development of technical strategies and work plans and monitor programmatic performance
Supervise the administration of standard project operating and financial procedures
Manage short- and long-term technical professionals
Maintain effective communication with the client, USAID and other partners, the home office, local government, the public and private sectors, and other donors and cooperating agencies; ensure strong and positive working relationships
Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders
Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of field staff
Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and control resources to achieve goals
Develop, update, and implement a performance monitoring plan that encompasses commodity security and logistics management indicators and includes project-wide performance measures
Oversee regular data collection and reporting and lead quarterly reviews of performance analysis to identify issues and drive evidence-based interventions
Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies for procurement and logistics services; assess risks quarterly and implement risk management/mitigation strategies
Ensure compliance with procurement standard operating procedures, including supplier order fulfillment, order tracking, customs clearance/freight forwarding, storage and distribution, and logistics management information systems
Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capability of national systems
Report results of the project's work to USAID, the Ministry of Health, other funders, and the home office
Ensure timely submission of all deliverables

Advanced Degree in Health or Management-related discipline.
Minimum 12 years of experience in managing complex donor-funded programs
Experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, or supply chain management systems preferred
Experience as chief of party or deputy chief of party for a USAID-funded program
Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs in a developing country context
Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams
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 English required.

Applicants should send their electronic mail including their CV's and cover letter with "Country Director" in the subject line to:

Note: No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 14 July, 2017


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