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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Country director at Chemonics, Kigali, Rwanda

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Chemonics seeks a country director for the USAID Procurement and Supply Management Project (PSM) project. PSM serves as 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 is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for the PSM project. The county director will manage the development of technical strategies and work plans; monitor programmatic, financial, and administrative performance; supervise the administration of standard project operating and financial procedures; manage short and long-term technical assistance; and maintain effective communication with the client, the home office, public and private sector representatives, and other donors and cooperating agencies. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

— Maintain strong and positive working relationships with clients and partners including USAID and local governments
— Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the ministry of health, and other stakeholders
— Identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of field staff
— Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and manage resources to achieve goals
— Develop, update, and implement 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, including quarterly risk assessment
— Ensure compliance with procurement standard operating procedures (SOPs), 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, ministry of health, other funders, and the home office
— Ensure timely submission of all deliverables


— Advanced degree in health or management-related discipline
— Minimum eight years of experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies and/or supply chain management systems
— Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects 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, and diplomatic and public relations skills
— Demonstrated​ leadership, versatility, and integrity
— Fluency in English required

How to apply:

Send electronic submissions to by April 30, 2016.

*Please include country director- Rwanda in the subject line.
*No telephone inquiries, please.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early.
*Finalists will be contacted.

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