Chemonics

Project Director

Chemonics

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a project Director for the anticipated USAID Next Generation In-Country Logistics award, which will be part of the Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Suite of Programs. The project aims to fulfill requirements of USAID for the warehousing and transportation and other logistics services of USAID-funded Health Commodities, after their initial delivery to procurement-funded destinations around the world, in a manner that exemplifies commercial logistics best practices, promotes local logistics market health and accelerates host-government engagement with the private sector while improving performance, accountability, and cost. This Project Director will provide leadership and management direction to Design, implement, and align technical and operational strategies, and serve as the main point of contact for in-country logistics services to USAID. The project director will be based in Washington, D.C. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide overall Program Leadership, management, and technical direction, ensuring a common vision across different components and actors, with a focus on the timely achievement of results
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID/Washington on all matters related to the day-to-day management and implementation of the program; and with all other activities under the NextGen Suite of Programs to ensure smooth linkage with in-country logistics activities
  • Facilitate effective engagement with, and management of, global level consortium partners
  • Ensure coherence, consistency, quality, and timely delivery of contract deliverables; ensure that Monitoring and Evaluation, reporting, and work planning activities accurately and professionally reflect program activities and achievements
  • Directly and indirectly supervise all technical and administrative staff
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive responsibility in the fields of logistics or Supply Chain Management, with a minimum of five years of experience managing large, complex, programs across multiple countries
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with senior US and host government personnel, partners, and public and private sector stakeholder
  • Experience working and living in low- and middle-income countries, preferably in Africa
  • Strong facilitation, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
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