Project Management Unit Manager


Job Description


Chemonics seeks a Global Health Division (GHD) Project Management Unit (PMU) Manager to join its Global Health and Supply Chain Office in Arlington, VA. The PMU manager is responsible for supporting the Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance Program, Francophone Task Order (GHSC-TA IDIQ) The GHSC-TA IDIQ serves the health supply chain technical assistance needs of USAID, other United States Government agencies, partner country governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other entities across all health elements (e.g. Malaria, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, maternal and Child Health, etc.) and represents a mechanism through which USAID offers global health supply chain technical assistance in strengthening country supply systems, and strategic collaboration to improve the long-term availability of Health Commodities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

The GHSC-TA Francophone TO provides technical assistance for strengthening regional, national and sub-national health supply systems in the DRC, Senegal, and Benin and supports the USAID/West Africa (USAID/WA) Regional Mission in Accra, Ghana through work in Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo. The TO also developed a framework to improve preparedness to provide commodities needed to manage disease outbreaks with pandemic potential in a GHSA country, Cameroon.


  • Provide day-to-day support to project teams and client, including communicating and assisting with field-office requests and overseeing field team’s adherence to contract requirements and government regulations, including allowances, quarterly reports, and inventory reports

  • Oversee Financial Aspects of the project’s contract by reviewing monthly invoices to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract provisions. Responsible for monitoring monthly costs using contract budget monitor, tracking contract expenditures against budget and total obligated funds

  • Responsible for reviewing and determining causes for variances to the budget and ensuring required notices are sent to the contracting officer regarding status of funds

  • Liaise with project subcontractors, manages subcontract Administration issues, budgets, and invoice reviews, and review deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards

  • Recruit long- and short-term project personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ practice and pertinent U.S. government regulations

  • Conduct periodic field visits to monitor project administration, including conducting training, conducting or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, conducting technical research, and performing other operational tasks

  • Review and provide comments on project technical work and project reports

  • Promote Chemonics by attending external events, networking with clients and counterparts, articulating a solid understanding of Chemonics’ past and present portfolio, effectively representing the company’s history, values, and standards, and identifying and developing business leads

  • Actively engage in technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company.

  • Participate on proposal teams and mentor others

  • Perform all tasks and responsibilities demonstrating behaviors associated with Chemonics’ values and competencies at all levels in the company

  • Identify issues or potential risks and make informed decisions on how to address the issues, communicating, when appropriate, with the Director and/or senior vice president

  • Appropriately consult with support divisions on home-office and field-office matters to help make informed decisions

  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff. Ensure staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally

  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 3 years of project management or relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing

  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Mastery of critical project management skills, including budget management, contractual compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management

  • Strong MS Office, word processing abilities, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results

  • Ability to work on one or more projects and provide support to proposals

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills

  • Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Proficiency in English and French required

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