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Aug 312017
 

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 12 Sep 2017

Chemonics seeks a country director to support the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Vietnam. GHSC-PSM is a five-year, multibillion dollar project working to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. government-funded public health initiatives around the world. It provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative, and Population and Reproductive Health. In Vietnam, the project supports PEPFAR through 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. The country director will be based in Hanoi. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain strong and positive working relationships with clients and partners including USAID and local government counterparts
  • Ensure that positive and productive working relationships and regular communication are maintained within the field office and between the field and home offices
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders
  • Develop and implement staffing, technical assistance, and procurement plans that lead to the effective implementation of the project’s strategy and work plan
  • Identify, develop, and maintain strategic alliances that will ensure the project works in close collaboration with the U.S. government, other governments, and donor-supported supply chain programs
  • Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of field staff
  • Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and control resources to achieve goals
  • Develop, update, and implement a performance monitoring plan that encompasses commodity security and logistics management indicators and includes project-wide performance measures
  • Oversee regular data collection and reporting, and lead quarterly reviews of performance analysis to identify issues and drive evidence-based interventions
  • Manage the operation of the office in adherence with policies and procedures in project management, including human resource management, procurement, finance, and administration
  • Oversee finances and cash flow; ensure expenditure forecasts are prepared, reviewed, and submitted quarterly to the regional manager
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies for procurement and logistics services; assess risks quarterly and implement risk management/mitigation strategies
  • Ensure compliance with procurement standard operating procedures, including supplier order fulfillment, order tracking, customs clearance/freight forwarding, storage and distribution, and logistics management information systems
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capability of national systems
  • Report results of project work to USAID, the Ministry of Health, other funders, and the home office; ensure the timely submission of all deliverables

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in health or management-related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and/or supply chain management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID public health programs or projects in a developing country context
  • Ability to create efficiencies and lead operational transformation in large complex public health programs, preferably with experience in medical procurement, logistics, or supply chain management
  • Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in Vietnamese desired

How to apply:

Send electronic submissions to GHSCPSMVietnam@chemonics.com by September 12, 2017 with the position title in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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