Project management unit manager, francophone, SCM, GHSC-PSM

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United States of America
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 10 Jan 2021

Chemonics seeks a Francophone Project Management Unit (PMU) Manager to join its Supply Chain Management (SCM) unit in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The Francophone PMU Manager is responsible for monitoring and completing tasks related to project management, new business, technical capacity, and management and leadership to achieve GHSC-PSM objectives in his/her assigned countries and makes cross-cutting contributions to overall SCM objectives. The manager works under the direction and supervision of the director, and serves as the supervisor to associate/s. The manager will oversee a francophone country portfolio. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage day-to-day support to country teams, 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
  • Manage financial aspects of the assigned country program 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
  • Review and determine causes for variances to the budget, including solving issues, and ensuring that the director and the managing director are aware of the status of budget performance and driving factors. Communicate with the IDIQ PMU on all matters related to the assigned program’s financial performance. Liaise with members of the PSM consortium as it relates to country program implementation, as well as IDIQ PMU on subcontractor-related issues, manages subcontract administration issues, including country-specific sub-TOs, budgets, and invoice reviews, and reviews deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Manage recruitment of long- and short-term country personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ practice and pertinent U.S. government regulations
  • Conduct periodic field visits to monitor project administration, including conducting training, conducting quality control reviews, or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, if/as needed, conducting technical research, and performing other operational tasks
  • Review and provide comments on project technical work and project reports, if/as needed
  • 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 and/or working group of relevance to areas of interest and/or procurement and supply chain management; shares information and best practices learned with the program and the company; participates in initiatives to help drive innovation
  • Hold leadership roles 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, the managing 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. Ensures 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


  • Minimum 4 years of project management or relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Language proficiency for geographic area assigned preferred.
  • 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 USAID 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 assigned country programs 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

  • Fluent English and French required

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by January 10, 2021. 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.

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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