Project management unit director, SCM, Ghsc-PSM
Chemonics seeks a Project Management Unit Director within our Supply Chain Management (SCM) team based in Arlington, VA. The Project Management Unit (PMU) Director plays a central role in the achievement of the Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement Supply Management project's (GHSC-PSM) objectives within the various portfolios and makes cross-cutting contributions to overall SCM objectives. As a PMU Director, you will have the opportunity to design, implement, and align technical strategies and implementation approaches within your country portfolio as well as provide operational, administrative, human resources, partnering, procurement, financial management and quality assurance guidance and support. PMU Directors supervise a dynamic team of managers and associates and operate at advanced levels of authority and accountability for achieving results. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!Responsibilities include:Plan and direct home office and field activities for country office start up, guiding the field team on contract requirements and Chemonics policies and systemsSupport and collaborate with country offices to ensure timely preparation of high quality work plans, budgets and performance management plans that reflect the priorities of GHSC-PSM, USAID Washington and in-country USAID Missions, the ministry of health, and other stakeholders in-countryContribute to and support development of work plans, budgets, performance management plans and other project documents as requestedContribute to identification, sourcing and delivery of appropriate technical support from withing GHSC-PSM as well as from subcontractorsEstablish effective and collaborative working relationships with clients, counterparts and stakeholders to continually promote outstanding client service with HQ staff and field teamsMaintain strong and positive working relationships with clients and partners within the assigned portfolio, including USAID and local governmentsMaintain smooth flow of information/data to and from GHSC-PSM s global strategies for knowledge management and monitoring and evaluation as well as the cross fertilization of tools and best practices among countriesContribute to development and continual improvement of standard operating procedures and information sharing toolsConduct periodic supervisory visits as needed to assess the status of project activities and/or to participate in technical or evaluation work in the fieldSupervise contract financial performance and budget management, support work plan development and reports on implementation, and ensure prompt resolution of implementation issuesOversee hiring, onboarding, backstopping, fielding, repatriation and separation for expatriate and TCN field office staff in country offices and provide advice and consultation to field office Operations Director on hiring through separation of host country professionalsReview country program performance and ensure programmatic implementation is on schedule and consistent with the GHSC-PSM quality standards set forth by the technical teamProvide guidance to troubleshoot project management problems, and discuss current or potential liability issuesReview and recommend revisions of technical documents, progress reports, and work plans issued by the field team prior to their submission to client, ensuring they meet company standards and contract requirementsReview monthly country program analysis to ensure programs meet budget projectionsServe as acting Managing Director or acting Country Director, as requested For assigned countries, supervise managers and associates comprising the Country Management Team staff. Manage staff performance of billable and overhead functionsSupervise, mentor, and evaluate assigned staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, offering regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areasParticipate in activities to build a strong knowledge culture by sharing best practices and important innovations through practice networks and knowledge management systemsSupport the company s new business objectives by analyzing funding trends and priorities, formulating strategies, conducting periodic travel to explore new business opportunities, representing Chemonics, and/or gathering information to write a technical proposalPerform other duties and responsibilities as required by Managing Director and/or Country ProgramsQualifications:Bachelor s degree required; advanced degree preferredMinimum 8 years of experience providing project implementation in developing countries, or technically relevant work experienceField experience leading or serving in a management role on a USAID project preferredExperience supervising or mentoring a team requiredAbility to solve complex technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledgeAbility to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets and resources to produce and take responsibility for resultsAbility to problem solve and develop solutions independently and lead teams efficiently and effectively with guidance and recommendations from Managing Director and Country Programs DirectorWillingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries, preferredDemonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetingsKnowledge of company s main client and its operations preferredStrong knowledge of MS Office applicationsAbility to work both independently and as part of a teamDemonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, remote staff and other initiativesDemonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrityFluency in English required, fluency in French preferredApplication instructions:Apply through our Career Center at by September 13th, 2020. 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.COVID-19 Recruitment Information Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.