Program manager, francophone, SCM, GHSCO, Arlington, United States 71 views

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Chemonics seeks a Program Manager (Francophone) 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 Program Manager is responsible for management, delegation, and execution of day-to-day project tasks, including staff management, as well as engagement in new business and technical practices. The role involves concurrently managing project(s) of modest complexity together with roles in new business. The Program Manager will collaborate with other Project Management Unit (PMU) and team members and support and monitor completion of tasks related to aspects of project management, performance, and compliance. The Program Manager ensures adherence with company policies, applicable laws and regulations, and project requirements. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) procures and provides health commodities for countries receiving U.S. government foreign assistance. GHSC-PSM also provides technical assistance to improve the efficiency, reach, and sustainability of in-country supply chains and is supported with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s maternal and child health program.

Responsibilities include: Project Management

Manage day-to-day support to one or more project teams and client, including communicating and assisting with project-office requests and overseeing adherence to project requirements, government regulations, and Chemonics policies

Oversee financial aspects of the project’s contract or agreement by reviewing monthly invoices for accuracy and compliance; responsible for tracking expenditures against budget and total obligated funds, coordinating development and monitoring of annual corporate budget, and regular forecasting of expenditures for Chemonics and client

Identify issues or potential risks, including project performance, financial, and compliance, and supports plans and strategies to address those risks, communicating, when appropriate, with the director and/or senior vice president; appropriately consult with support units on corporate-office and project-office matters to help make informed decisions

Responsible for reviewing and determining causes of variances in expenditures against forecasts and budgets and ensuring client is informed as appropriate

Liaise with project subaward partners, manage subaward issues, budgets, and invoice reviews, and review deliverables in coordination with project team to ensure they meet technical and quality standards

Support recruitment of long- and short-term project personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ policy

Conduct periodic project office visits to monitor and support project operations and implementation, including conducting training, conducting or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, conducting technical research, and performing other relevant tasks

Review and provide comments on project technical work and project reports

May contribute dedicated time to other workstreams and functions to achieve BU goals, including new business, operations, and technical practice contributions


Actively engage in technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company, including connecting the practice and project in support of enhanced project performance and technical leadership goals of the practice

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 new business leads

New Business Development

Support new business efforts, including lead development and capture; serves in line roles of increasing complexity and leadership (e.g., proposal coordinator, expatriate/local recruiter, personnel/management/organizational capacity section writer, subs liaison, cost preparer, and technical writer).

Management and Leadership

Supervise, mentor, develop, and evaluate assigned staff; provides regular performance feedback and the time and opportunity to grow professionally

Perform all tasks and responsibilities demonstrating behaviors consistent with Chemonics’ values and competencies appropriate for the position


business development


child health



family planning

financial aspects

global health

health commodities

laws and regulations


personnel management


project management

project personnel

reproductive health

supply chain

supply chain management


word processing

Perform other duties as required


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree preferred

Minimum 3 years of relevant project management experience

Fluent English and French required

Previous expereince in health or supply chain preferred

Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred

Thorough understanding of donor/client requirements and how to apply them to project management

Demonstrated critical project management skills, including budget management, contractual and procurement compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management

Demonstrated experience working on one or more projects while simultaneously providing support to proposals

Demonstrated experience providing regional financial and/or compliance support on a project management team

Demonstrated experience following standard practices and procedures, receiving general instruction on work progress, and making significant contribution to end results

Works independently and as part of a team

Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving and initiative to learn new skills

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and word processing abilities

Language proficiency for assigned geographic area preferred

Previous experience working in international development and/or living or conducting work in developing countries preferred

Willingness to travel up to 8 weeks per year

Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center at by August 5, 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.


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