Deputy Country Director - Technical at Chemonics International


Job Description / Responsibility

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is 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 Deputy Country Director - Technical (DCD-Tech) will help to provide strategic guidance and overall management and direction to the Task orders 2 (Malaria), 3(Population and Reproductive Health) and 4 (Maternal and Child Health), Total Quality Management (TQM), Learning Knowledge Management and Strategic Communication (LKM&SC) teams.

This includes providing overall technical vision and direction to the relevant project task orders and teams that permits GHSC-PSM to deliver critical health programs’ commodity supply chain technical assistance and systems strengthening.

The DCD-Tech will be critical to establishing the strategy and managing technical implementation of the relevant task orders and support the long-term presence, vision, and structure of GHSC-PSM in Nigeria.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):-

Actively manages project technical performance for TO2, TO3, and TO4 against established project performance management plan.

Under the direction of the Country Director, develops/proposes streamlined strategies and organizational structures to capitalize on supply chain management best practices to ensure cost efficiencies and increased productivity of project teams.

Develops scopes of work for local and expatriate short term technical expertise required during implementation of GHSC-PSM in Nigeria.

Responsible for providing quality inputs and strategies in support of the Country Director in development and implementation of annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders.

Communicates activities and results of the project with Senior Management.

Assesses risks and implements risk management/mitigation strategies.

Represents GHSC-PSM in Nigeria as technical lead for TO2, TO3 and TO4, in external fora including meetings with relevant stakeholders in the provision of technical assistance to build the capacity of national systems.

Provides strategic direction to the TQM department ensuring that data generated are of high quality, timely, and user friendly to clients and stake holders.

Coordinates the implementation of communication strategies, development of quarterly, annual and end of project reports.

Ensures technical implementation data is reported internally and clearly and concisely included in regular project reporting.

Ensures timely submission of all deliverables for teams under supervision.

Maintains a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual.

Supports achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.

Performs other tasks as directed by the Country Director, or designee.

Educational Requirements

    Master's Degree in relevant field required

Experience Requirements

    Minimum of 8 years providing technical guidance and oversight in: Logistics management of public health commodities, and supply chain systems

    Experience in managing Malaria, Reproductive, Maternal Newborn and Child Health Program or Drug Revolving Fund programs logistics is desired.

    Experience in working with government stakeholders with demonstrated achievements made through advocacy is required

Additional Job Requirements

    Strengthening, and relevant program areas

    Demonstrated ability to lead the development of strategic work plans

    Demonstrated ability to monitor performance against key performance indicators

    Demonstrated ability to apply supply chain management and systems strengthening best practices and innovations to donor funded programs.

Company Information
Chemonics Address : Washington, D.C. office (main) 1717 H Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006 United States , NW Washington , United States Web : Website

Job Summary

  • Category : Programme and Project Management
  • Posted on : 14 Jun 2022
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • No. of Vacancies : 1
  • Employer : Chemonics
  • Experience : 0
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Location : Abuja
  • Application Deadline : 28 Jun 2022

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