Country Director Job at Chemonics International

Chemonics seeks a country director for the USAID Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project. PSM will serve as the primary vehicle through which USAID will procure and furnish health commodities, provide technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and collaborate with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The country office director will provide overall strategic direction and leadership for PSM; manage development of technical strategies and work plans; monitor the project’s programmatic, financial, and administrative performance; oversee 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, the public and private sectors, 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.

Job Title: Country Director

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
  • 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 the project’s performance monitoring plan, encompassing commodity security and logistics management indicators and 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, and 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, 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
  • Ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs in a developing country context
  • Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required​

How to Apply

Send electronic submissions to [email protected]​ by March 25, 2016. Please include”Country Director” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to [email protected] with only “Country Director – PSM” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

​​​​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.​​​ ​

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