Supply Chain Practice Manager, GHSCO, Arlington, United States 167 views

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Regular

Chemonics seeks a Practice Manager for its Supply Chain Management (SCM) Division within its Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO), located in Arlington, VA. The practice manager, together with the practice director, sets the strategy and workplan for the Chemonics Supply Chain practice. The practice manager executes practice initiatives to contribute to the development agenda, advance technical knowledge, foster innovation, support business units to increase competitiveness of our proposals, and support project teams to improve performance of our projects.The practice manager provides technical research, primers, and approaches for use on Chemonics projects and proposals, establishes and maintains connections with relevant partners and industry experts, improves knowledge sharing and thought leadership to deliver technical solutions, and supports technical capacity building among staff. The manager will establish professional connections with Chemonics employess in the home- and field-offices, to facilitate the flow of technical information for application to development challenges . We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Supports new business development for mission-based, USAID/Washington-based, The Global Fund, UK Aid, UN Group, and other donor programming in assigned practice by providing technical input and guidance to proposal teams, connecting Chemonics to candidates and partners within the industry, and playing a direct role in proposal development as needed.

Fosters professional relationships with key clients, implementing partners, and industry experts within the sector, including USAID/Washington bureau officers and Global Fund.

Conducts and shares research on clients’ trends and technical sector policies, and other potential clients, partners, and competitors.

Contributes to identify, create, fund, incubate, implement, and scale successful supply chain innovations for the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Division

Manages the design and implementation of initiatives focused on innovations such as Solutions Labs

Fosters and supports initiatives and activities with other technical practices at Chemonics, to highlight or develop corporate capability in cross-sectoral approaches.

Promotes Chemonics’ approaches and results, expands Chemonics’ relationships with clients and industry actors, and captures information on leading industry thinking and best practices through participation in associations, communities of practice, and industry events.

Provide daily management and oversight to Chemonics’ Indefinite Quantity Contracts, as assigned.

Reviews and provides comments and inputs to project or proposal technical documents as requested.

Demonstrates strong technical knowledge and expertise through taking on leadership positions in proposal teams, representing Chemonics at external events within the industry, and serving as a reliable technical resource for project teams.

Liaises with GHSCO Communications team, Innovation, Knowledge and Outreach team, Editorial Support and Production (ESP), and Project Management Units (PMUs) to capture, update, and maintain information on Chemonics’ technical solutions, for internal and external distribution.

Tracks and annually collects company development achievement indicators related to technical sector.

Holds leadership roles on proposal teams and mentors others.


business development


communities of practice




global health

knowledge sharing

project management

supply chain

supply chain management


Serves as acting director as needed and contributes to meetings on directors’ behalf, as necessary.

Delegates, supervises, and evaluates performance of assigned staff. Communicates clear performance goals and standards and ensures staff receives regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areas.

Promotes staff development and builds technical depth across the company through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional development opportunities in the technical sector.

Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


Minimum of three years of technically relevant work experience required

Minimum of one year of experience managing staff, consultants, and/or partners required

Bachelor’s degree in international development, supply chain management, public health, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge of clients and industry trends in the technical discipline

Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively lead meetings, give presentations, and network within the industry

Strong analytical skills, demonstrated leadership skills, and ability to take initiative

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor staff

Language proficiency in Spanish, Russian, or French preferred

Willingness to travel and work abroad

Application instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by February 23, 2021. No telephone inquiries, please. Only 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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