Deputy Country Director, Operations at Chemonics International

Chemonics International – We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Deputy Country Director, Operations

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Description

  • Chemonics seeks a Deputy Country Director, Operations for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria.
  • The Deputy Country Director, Operations is responsible for assisting the Country Director with the development and implementation of management systems and the supervision of project operations and staff.
  • S/he will provide oversight of all administrative and finance systems to ensure quality control of project administration.
  • The Deputy Country Director, Operations will also ensure the coordination with and adherence to U.S. government regulations, the Global Fund (GF) policies, and Chemonics’ corporate and field office policies. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Support the Country Director to develop and implement key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance management, financial management, property and technical procurement systems, and personnel management
  • Supervises daily work and builds the capacity of 70+ staff reporting to the DCD as directed by the Country Director and provides performance feedback.  Implement the tasks of the COP as delegated by the COP
  • Manage client-facing communications related to operations and compliance including finance, administration, project procurement, and human resources (HR)
  • Develop, monitor, and support the standardization of operational systems and policies across HSC Nigeria’s main office and regional project offices
  • Plan and track financial and administrative activities with Home Office (HO) and Project Office staff in order to evaluate needs for implementation
  • Oversee accounting procedures according to the Chemonics’ accounting policies and ensure timely and accurate entering of project expenses into ABACUS on a monthly basis
  • Keep the HO up to date on the financial status of the project and the execution of the budget; provide accurate forecasting of project expenses; identify cost efficiencies; and provide financial analysis to project leadership, USAID, and the Global Fund (GF)
  • Contribute to the production of annual budgets, particularly the estimation of resources, level of effort (LOE), and in-country travel necessary to implement work plan activities
  • Supervise USD and local currency bank accounts for funding of project expenses; ensure wire transfer requests to HO are reasonable and in line with project line of credit requirements
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations, GF policies, Chemonics’ corporate policies (e.g. Project Office Guide to Field Accounting and Compliance, Project Office Procurement Handbook, Personnel Policy Manual, Global QMS, FAR, AIDAR, etc.), laws of Nigeria, and any supplemental policies developed specifically for GHSC-PSM.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree in relevant discipline desired
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience managing USAID contracts, including strong skills in procurement/subcontracting, compliance, and financial management
  • Previous field experience desired (including long-term overseas positions or extended short-term engagements)
  • Knowledge of Nigeria operating environment preferred, including registration, taxes, and labor law
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country context
  • Ability to supervise local and international staff effectively
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Experience in responding to audit inquiries, working closely with external parties to ensure a high degree of compliance
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Deadline: 14th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to:  using “Deputy Country Director, Operations” as the subject of the mail.


  • No telephone inquiries, please
  • Chemonics will contact finalists.


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