Chemonics seeks a Country Director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain-Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order (TO) in Benin. The Country Director will report directly to the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain-Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order (TO) Director based in the United States. The Country Director is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for the USAID GHSC-TA Francophone TO in Benin. The Country Director will manage the development and implementation of technical strategies and work plans; monitor programmatic, financial, and administrative performance; promote program visibility through sharing and dissemination of results and best practices; supervise the administration of standard project operating and financial procedures; manage short and long-term staff; and maintain effective communication with the client, the home office, the public and private sectors, and other donors, cooperating agencies, and critical stakeholders.
The USAID GHSC-TA Francophone TO is the primary vehicle through which USAID:
1) Strengthens countries’ supply chain systems;
2) Strengthens collaboration and capacity of regional organizations for improved commodity security;
3) Builds countries’ supply chain management capacity in the context of global health security and emergency preparedness.
- Directly supervise Francophone TO Benin program technical team and operations and finance manager.
- Maintain strong and positive working relationships with clients, partners, and key stakeholders, including USAID and local governments.
- Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Benin Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders.
- Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training.
- Ensure appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and control resources to achieve goals.
- Develop, update, and implement 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 regular reviews of performance to identify issues and drive evidence-based interventions.
- Regularly assess risk and develop and implement risk mitigation strategies, especially for procurement and logistics services.
- Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capability of national supply chain systems.
- Strategically balance and coordinate input and priorities from USAID/Washington, USAID/WARO, and USAID/Benin.
- Regularly report results to USAID, the Ministry of Health, other funders, and the home office. Ensure timely submission of all deliverables.
- Promote use of scientific forums and appropriate media to communicate program results and best practices.
- Contribute to quarterly and annual reports for the project and respond to feedback received from the technical team based in Washington, DC and the client.
- Other related tasks and objectives as designated by the GHSC-TA Francophone TO Director.
- Advanced degree in health or management-related discipline
- Minimum ten years of experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and/or supply chain management systems.
- Knowledge of reporting requirements, goals, and priorities of key USG initiatives including but not limited to PEPFAR, President’s Malaria Initiative, FP2020.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country context.
- Previous experience implementing supply chain and/or health programs in West Africa.
- Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams.
- Demonstrated ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills.
- Fluency in French required. Fluency in English preferred.
Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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