Strategic assessment team (SAT) senior specialist, OFC, GHSCO, Arlington, United States 69 views

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Chemonics seeks a Strategic Assessment Team (SAT) Senior Specailist to support the Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) in Arlington, VA. The Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) aligns Chemonics’ global health expertise from its Global Health Division with the GHSC-PSM project and our innovated Supply Chain Solutions Division, which is making inroads on supply chain programming with USAID and other donors, both within and beyond the global health market. The SAT Senior Specialist is responsible for monitoring and completing tasks related to designing and implementing audit preparedness strategy, performing reviews and analysis, drafting recommendations and follow on activities, and management and leadership. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:

Responsible to lead one or more work plan activities such as assessments of certain type of services (commodities, in-country warehousing and distribution, freight etc.), or strategic reviews of identified risk areas (subcontract compliance, established processes, field office practice, etc.) to identify pain points and recommend strategies/practices for their mitigation and or prevention

Lead or participate in working groups as needed to address strategic recommendations

Evaluate countries or services for potential risk exposure, based on previous assessments, Assurex reports or other current issues and recommend prioritization of assessments

Design tailored testing matrices for own assessments and provide input for testing matrices designed by other members of APU

Perform assessments of key records for compliance with regulations and internal practices, completeness, accuracy and accessibility and review the work of the team for document accuracy and completeness, broader risks and trends of findings, and consistency in remediation actions

Review backup documentation for transactions to identify potential gaps in the effective implementation of internal controls according to Chemonics’ and project policies and procedures

Investigate and document compensating controls, if needed as a result of review

Clearly document observations during review, assign risk-level based on professional judgement, and develop recommendations

Take lead in sharing findings with affected PSM/GSC teams and work with these groups to remediate issues Escalate high-priority and/or especially complex observations including recommendations to supervisor, and as appropriate to relevant stakeholders (GSC, Country programs, Risk and other teams) while maintaining direct contact with affected teams

Identify issues or potential risks beyond assessment samples based on data analyses of assessment results and makes informed decisions on how to address the issues, including process improvement and/or system improvement and communicate the recommendation to relevant project leadership

Develop presentation of ongoing observations, recommendations, and next steps for audit preparedness and deliver to senior project leadership

Support live audits and provide guidance on how best to address potential findings, including cost analysis, and reasonableness assessments. Draft responses on audit findings and work with relevant teams to address those finding

Develop recommendations on how to prevent future audit findings based on data analyses of audit support/other assessment work

Develop measurements for capturing and regularly updating statistics on the progress of audit preparedness activities

Actively engages in technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company

Participates on proposal teams and mentor others





financial management

global health

project management

risk management

supply chain


word processing

Appropriately consults with support divisions on home-office and field-office matters to help make informed decisions

Supervises, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. Ensures staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally

Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


Minimum 7 years of project management, risk management, compliance or relevant experience, including financial management responsibilities

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in relevant technical competency area such as finance or business administration

Mastery of critical project management skills, including budget management

Prior experience working on a variety of Chemonics teams, i.e. PMU, F&A, field office

Necessary to have worked across teams to understand the work environment surrounding the activities under review in order to develop recommendations/proposed actions that are relevant and achievable

As use of professional judgement is important in designing assessments, analysis of results, prioritizing remediation, and identifying compensating controls, must have a solid understanding of international development context and Chemonics operating environment

Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel

Strong organizational and work prioritization skills and attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Strong understanding of Chemonics’ financial processes

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

Strong record keeping skills, spreadsheet, word processing abilities, knowledge of MS Office applications, and attention to detail

Supervisory experience preferred

Demonstrated integrity, independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others

Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center at by August 13, 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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