Project management unit associate, SCM, GHSC-PSM, Arlington, United States 179 views

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Regular

Chemonics seeks a Project Management Unit (PMU) associate to join the Supply Chain Management Unit in support of the Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) in our Arlington, VA location. The PMU associate is primarily responsible for monitoring and completing activities related to supply chain management, project management, and new business objectives in support of the Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in supply chain and project management to work with experts in their field and make contributions towards GHSC-PSM’s lifesaving work globally. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

Responsibilities include:

Provide overall project management support for assigned country portfolio

Lead, under direction of supervisor, procurement and supply chain backstopping project activities

Manage and conduct recruitment efforts for the assigned country/ies and source candidates for a variety of field positions

Lead budget monitoring, correct allocation of expenses, level-of-effort utilization, invoices, subcontractors’ costs, expense reports, deliverables, etc., to monitor compliance with contract and Chemonics’ regulations; issue status reports as needed

Support communication to field teams, within the Portfolio, and across Country Programs project management teams and GHSC-PSM’s prime contract team

Process field reports, including time and expense reports and other country-related reports

Coordinate travel, visa processing, travel advancements, vendor payment requests, invoicing, approvals, and update trackers for assigned country/ies

Draft and manage country-specific employment agreements, approval requests, sub-TOs, and stand-alone subcontracts

Liaise with GHSC-PSM’s prime contract team on prime contract administration and subcontract-related matters, as appropriate

Coordinate with country team and project management unit team members to compile agendas for weekly teleconference and other project-related meetings

Anticipate and address field staff’s inquiries and needs promptly

Communicate scopes of work, policies, and allowances/benefits for team members and consultants

Maintain knowledge in own discipline and expand versatility in international development work by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics’ practice networks

Contribute to technical practice and/or relevant working groups and areas of interest; share information and best practices learned with the program and the company

Participate on Chemonics proposal teams and mentor others on new business roles



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word processing

Coach, mentor, and train staff on Chemonics’ policies and procedures

Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations

Perform other duties and responsibilities as required


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

Minimum two years of relevant work experience

Experience in supply chain/procurement, or one of our main health areas (HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, Zika, family planning and reproductive health) strongly preferred

USAID contracting backstopping experience preferred

Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results

Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing

Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail

Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred

Able to work on one or more projects and provide support to proposals

Able to work independently and as part of a team

Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills

Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Strong knowledge of MS Office applications

Interest in supply chain and/or global health

Fluent English and Spanish required

Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at by March 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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