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United States of America: Process Improvement Project Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 Jun 2017

Chemonics International Inc. seeks a Process Improvement Project Manager for the USAID Global Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. GHSC - PSM is a multi-billion dollar USAID funded objective. The project consolidates the previous procurement and assistance components of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) and Deliver programs and is the primary vehicle through which USAID will procure lifesaving commodities to partner countries. Supporting key global health initiatives in HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, maternal and child health and zika, the project encompasses three primary objectives: global commodity procurement and logistics; systems strengthening to support in-country supply chain management; and collaboration via strategic engagement to improve long-term global supply of health commodities.

Chemonics employees on the project will be presented with a unique opportunity to contribute to the largest global procurement effort in the history of international development funded initiatives, thereby directly impacting the livelihoods and health of the populations most affected. Chemonics hires will work within a dynamic team environment surrounded by thought leaders with expertise in global health and supply chain best practices. We are looking for individuals who seek opportunities to grow their career while contributing valuable inputs within an employee owned organization.


  • Directly leads or facilitates the implementation of process improvement projects for the Country Programs team.

  • Develops, implements, and oversees third party providers as necessary, tailored training on Lean Sigma to HQ- and field- based teams.

  • Reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and optimizes manpower, standard time, material, equipment and energy.

  • Creates performance indicators, performance roadmaps, performance scorecards, and other reporting mechanisms to ensure that efficiency, productivity, safety and quality are measured and improved.

  • Monitors the implementation of process improvement changes, and implements data quality assurance to ensure that reported results are in keeping with desired results.

  • Supports continuous improvement and quality control efforts to ensure that supply chain improvements are sustainable and continuously integrating best practices and lessons learned.

  • Liaises, as a subject matter expert on process improvement, across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Other tasks as necessary.


  • Minimum of six years of professional experience leading and working on process improvement initiatives; Master’s in Business Administration or a related field.

  • Professional certification and/or experience in “Lean” or “Lean Six Sigma” preferred.

  • Direct experience with USAID program implementation from an implementing partner’s home and field offices preferred.

  • Direct experience implementing USAID programs in low-resource settings preferred.

  • Proven ability to create efficiencies, lead operational transformation, and change management initiatives in large, complex, programs

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in a foreign language of USAID-supported countries desirable; knowledge of French, Spanish, or Portuguese preferred.

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

  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year.

How to apply:

Apply through our Career Center at

No telephone inquiries, please. Only 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.