Country Director

Chemonics, Malawi

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th July, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a country director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management project in Malawi. The country director will provide overall strategic direction and will be responsible for overall performance of the project. This is a long-term position based in Lilongwe, Malawi. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and lead strong, collaborative, and positive working relationships with clients and partners, including USAID and local governments
  • Provide overall leadership, strategic planning, management, and technical direction to project staff, consultants, and subcontractors
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect the priorities of USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders
  • Engage and collaborate with relevant local stakeholders to build the capacity and sustainability of national systems
  • Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and supervise resources to achieve goals
  • Oversee regular data collection and reporting and lead quarterly reviews of performance to identify issues and drive evidence-based interventions
  • Assess risks quarterly; develop and implement risk mitigation strategies for procurement and logistics services
  • Ensure compliance with procurement standard operating procedures, including supplier order fulfillment, order tracking, customs clearance/freight forwarding, storage and distribution, and logistics management information systems
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to assist in building the capacity and capability of national systems, strategically identify capacity gaps, and arrange for appropriate training of field staff
  • Report results of the project’s work to USAID, Ministry of Health, other funders, and the home office and ensure timely submission of all deliverables
  • Support the growth of new business efforts by supporting and notifying the home office of new business opportunities


  • Advanced degree in health, supply chain, or management-related discipline
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in project management, public health programs, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and/or supply chain management systems
  • Prior experience in a senior management position, such as chief of party or deputy chief of party for a USAID-funded program
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement USAID-funded public health projects in a developing country context, preferably Malawi
  • Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required


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