Career Opportunities at an International Development Firm - Chemonics International



Chemonics International, an international development firm based in Washington, DC., seeks professionals for USAID’s anticipated multi-year health program in Nigeria; the Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program (SHARP).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Medical Waste Management Consultant

Locations: 
Abuja (2), Lagos, Awka - Anambra, Calabar - Cross River, Gombe and Sokoto

Scope of Work
  • This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by Consultant to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc.
  • The objective of this billable short-term assignment is to serve as the Medical Waste Management Consultant for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) - Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project. The Medical Waste Management Consultant will provide technical assistance, coordination and supervisory oversight during the scheduled 2018 Waste Drive for Global Fund.
Background
Chemonics International implements in Nigeria a contract awarded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, for the provision of warehousing and distribution services for HIV and malaria commodities.

Chemonics International also implements the Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project is a USAID program implemented by Chemonics International in Nigeria. The project goal is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of United States Government (USG)-funded public health initiatives globally.

The United State Government through the GHSC - PSM funds the procurement and supply chain management of HIV commodities and Rapid Test Kits for delivery and use at the states that receive support from USG. The United State Government through the GHSC - PSM is also supporting the procurement and supply-chain management of HIV and Malaria Commodities (anti-malaria pharmaceuticals and rapid diagnostic test kits, RDTs and long lasting insecticidal nets, LLINs) to PMI-supported health facilities in eleven states. The GHSC-PSM PROJECT also supports the distribution of Global Fund procured commodities in some of these PMI-supported states.

The Global Fund approved for Chemonics to collect expired products from Global Fund supported implementing partners and treat and dispose of these commodities at a treatment site that treats and incinerate waste according to international accepted standards, with minimal hazards to the environment. Chemonics International in Nigeria is saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating the collection and transportation of all damaged and expired products from the warehouses and health facilities the thermal facility as well as overseeing the treatment and disposal process. The Chemonics International in Nigeria will pay the bills for the destruction of the expired commodities as approved by the Global Fund.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Provide technical assistance to country office staff, government staff and Global Fund stakeholders (especially Global Fund Principal Recipients, PRs), in the following waste management-related areas:
  • Ensure adherence to policies, guidelines, manuals and standard operating procedures for safe and proper disposal of unusable materials, during the waste drive activity.
  • Collaborate with relevant government agencies or parastatals during the waste drive.
  • Attend meetings with country office staff, government staff and Global Fund stakeholders (especially Global Fund Principal Recipients, PRs),
  • Supervise and monitor all medical waste management activities – collation of inventory data, retrieval and packaging of medical waste.
  • Monitor and supervise the activities of all third-party transportation service providers during the waste drive.
  • Coordinate in-country waste drive for treatment and disposal of expired pharmaceutical commodities.
  • Supervise the cross docking and arrival at the respective warehouses and at the waste treatment facility, whilst ensuring the safety and completeness of all inventory of expired, damaged and unusable commodities.
  • Supervise the treatment of retrieved expired, damaged and unusable commodities at the waste treatment facility.
  • Capacity building for country programs and client countries to help assure that inventories, collections, sorting, disposals, etc. are conducted properly and consistent with the international and national requirements.
  • Supervise and participate in the collation of the retrieval PODs and inventory data of expired, damaged and unusable commodities at the waste treatment facility.
  • Ensure that all required documentation (retrieval PODs etc.), at the completion, of the waste drive are collated.
  • Participate in the review and reconciliation of documentation and assist in the preparation of invoice(s) for all third-party logistics service providers and waste treatment facility.
  • Participate in the writing of the waste drive report.
  • Perform other duties as maybe assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Logistics management or other related Sciences.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in medical waste management and/or logistics and supply chain management of health program commodities, preferably in an international health care supply chain management environment;
  • Ability to monitor, supervise and provide support to warehousing and distribution service providers during the implementation of the waste drive.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be self-motivated and self-managing.
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Proficient in excel, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Current knowledge of existing developments in the field of medical waste management
Supervision of Consultant:
  • Medical Waste Management Consultant will report to Warehousing Manager - Deliver and Return.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
  • This is a Short-term/Consultancy position.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Procurement Manager

Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria

Scope of Work (SOW)
  • This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Procurement Manager to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.
Background
  • The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world.
  • The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and maternal new born and child health program. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.
  • The Procurement Manager will provide and support technical assistance to the National and State Governments, PEPFAR implementing partners, The Global Fund partners and other relevant stakeholders in the developing health product requirements across HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Family Planning and Maternal, New Born and Child Health Programs.
  • These will be supported as part of the mandate of the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project to develop capacity of Government counterparts in estimation of products requirements and gap analysis.
  • S/he in collaboration with the other Manager(s) and Advisor(s) will inform health product procurement to promote uninterrupted access to health service delivery under the direction of the Director, Procurement and Subcontracts or his/her designate.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Support the Director, Procurement and Subcontracts in the development of overall strategic plan, implementation framework and review of the Department’s goals and objectives to support the GHSC-PSM Project and Chemonics International, Inc.
  • Provide support for the technical procurement of health products and services that will support the implementation of the GHSC-PSM Project Nigeria and Chemonics International, Inc. programs for uninterrupted access to health commodities at the service delivery points.
  • Collaborate with Home Office Risk Management team in development of RFP, RFQ, IQC-sub-awards and TO for procurement services.
  • Develop and manage request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP), request for quotation (RFQ) and Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) Sub-awards that will support the management of technical procurement of products and services for GHSC-PSM Project and Chemonics International Inc. health service delivery in Nigeria.
  • Develop, review and issue task orders (TO) to contracted service providers for smooth implementation of services in line with Chemonics policies.
  • Initiate, follow through and complete local commodity procurement using ARTMIS.
  • Work with the compliance team to ensure that technical procurement of goods and services are in line with USAID FAR/AIDAR regulations and Chemonics policies.
  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors (including performing relevant assessment and due diligence) to ensure that technical procurement of goods and services are of the highest quality that meets US Government regulations.
  • Support the development of appropriate sourcing strategies that will enable the project to obtain best value for resources committed to project activities.
  • Supervise and manage the Procurement Advisor(s) and Associate(s) to promote smooth internal operations of the unit in line with Chemonics operational manual.
  • Supervise the regular update of the Procurement Master Tracker to ensure that all required information is completed and shows the correct position of each approved PAR received.
  • Support the development and regular reporting on key performance indicators to demonstrate the project achievements in support of technical procurement services.
  • With input from team members, prepare monthly funds forecast for review by the Director, Procurement and Subcontracts.
  • Demonstrates maturity, dependability, integrity, and initiative to learn competencies and skills required for the job assignment.
  • Contributes positively to a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, respect for differences, accepting and giving constructive feedback.
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. Ensures that staff receives regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and time/opportunity to grow and develop professionally.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Procurement and Subcontracts considered necessary to achieve success and which are consistent with the overall nature of the contract and work plan.
Supervision
  • The Procurement Manager will report directly to the Director, Procurement and Subcontracts.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
  • This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Job Qualifications
  • Masters’ Degree in Supply Chain Operations, Public Health, Management, Procurement, or relevant degree required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in procurement of goods and services with International Non-Governmental Organization especially in the health sector preferred. USAID experience a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing technical proposals and managing complex procurement of goods and services for the health sector required
  • CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Certification and/or membership a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing high performing team required.
  • Experience engaging with local and international vendors on procurement of goods and services required
  • Knowledge of procurement using ERP systems required.
  • Knowledge of the Nigeria public health sector environment a plus.
  • Proactive, with positive problem-solving approach and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Fluency in English and effective communication skills are required.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online





Job Title: Manager, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

Location: 
Abuja, Nigeria with travel to Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi and other states as needed

Scope Of Work (SOW)
  • This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Manager, MNCH to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.
Background
  • The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award IDIQ contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world.
  • The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) program.
  • GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.
  • GHSC-PSM has been assigned to support efforts to increase access to essential commodities for MNCH in the states mentioned above. As a first step in this process, GHSC-PSM conducted situational analysis of the current management of these commodities in the target states in 2017.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Coordinate the development of MNCH (Task Order 4) activities in GHSC-PSM workplans and budgets for all fiscal years through the lifespan of the Project aligned with the MNCH (Task Order 4) program description.
  • Work with the GHSC-PSM senior management and the USAID Mission to revise the MNCH (Task Order 4) program description as necessary.
  • Work closely with the Systems Strengthening team members to ensure that MNCH commodity and supply chain concerns are addressed in cross-cutting systems strengthening activities.
  • Coordinate closely with other technical areas in GHSC-PSM in the planning and facilitation of the Human-Centered Design (HCD) activity.
  • Support the Deputy Country Director – Technical to monitor and coordinate the activities of the HCD implementing partner in the USAID targeted States.
  • Responsible for the management, implementation, and monitoring of all MNCH activities in focused states as per the program description submitted to GHSC-PSM by USAID/Nigeria.
  • Coordinate regional/state level collaboration of GHSC-PSM field logistics staff with all MNCH stakeholders.
  • Identify/revive and participate in RMNCH Technical Working Groups at National and in targeted States
  • Coordinate the inclusion of MNCH tracer commodities into the End Use Verification (EUV) tool.
  • Develop plans to include MNCH commodities management in Monitoring and Supervisory visits to health facilities in USAID target States.
  • Develop capacity of EUV assessors on MNCH tracer commodity data collection.
  • Collaborate with M&E team, monitor EUV data collection, assist in data analysis and generate report.
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
  • Provide regular updates on Nigeria MNCH activities to TO4 director Washington.
  • Submit ad hoc requests on Nigeria MNCH activities to TO4 director as requested.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Job Qualifications and Skills
  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics or another relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of child and maternal health, and/or technically relevant work experience; experience in public health supply chain preferred.
  • Previous professional experience with international donor programs required.
  • In depth knowledge of the MNCH environment in Nigeria, in Sokoto, Kebbi and Bauchi states.
  • Experience in liaising with multiple stakeholders including but not limited to USAID, in-country Ministries of Health, GHSC-PSM project field offices, other USAID and non-USAID project field offices, international donors, implementing partners, and inter-agency initiatives.
  • Results-oriented professional capable of achieving targets and goals set in cooperation with the client, counterparts, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain concepts preferred.
  • Prior management and supervision experience preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to capacity-building efforts and work with colleagues in diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work independently and to manage various projects daily with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other project staff, other donors, consultants, the Ministry of Health, international organizations, and other stakeholders as relevant.
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English required.
Supervision:
  • The Manager MNCH will report directly to the Director Health System Strengthening or his or her designee.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
  • This is a long-term position for the life of the project based in Abuja, Nigeria with travels to Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto states, and potentially other areas of Nigeria as needed.
Annual Salary package
  • 5 % increase on your current annual base salary (The base salary is the salary before tax without any benefits, allowances or bonuses)
  • Transportation Allowance: NGN 267,802.00(Per year)
  • Meals Allowance: NGN 173,407.00 (Per year)
  • Miscellaneous Allowance: NGN 774,534.00 (Per year)
  • Housing: NGN 1,099,896.00 (Per year)
Other Allowances:
  • Annual Leave Allowance calculated at 10% of your annual base salary
  • 13th Month Benefit calculated at 8.33% of your annual base salary


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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