Project Director | Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2020

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 28 February 2020

Chemonics seeks a project director for an anticipated USAID bed net distribution project. The project will support the National Malaria Control Program in the DRC to achieve its goal of universal coverage with insecticide treated nets. The project director will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project. S/he will supervise project implementation and ensure that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. This position will be based in Kinshasa, DRC. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical direction to meet project goals of achieving universal coverage with insecticide treated nets through mass distribution campaigns and school-based distributions
  • Serve as a primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, the government of DRC, key government and non-government institutions and actors, and project stakeholders and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision that aligns with country and USAID priorities
  • Supervise senior management team, technical, logistics, and administrative staff, and subcontracting organizations to ensure technical and logistical coordination
  • Ensure consistency and that operational procedures are in place for bed net distribution, including commodity transport, storage, distribution, and use of IT systems for logistics management
  • Coordinate with relevant parties to build the capacity of national systems
  • Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and appropriate program adjustments

Qualifications:

  • A medical or advanced degree in public health, supply chain management, or related field
  • Minimum eight years of experience in the management of public health programs, particularly malaria programs, mass campaigns, school campaigns, and supply chain management in the DRC
  • Minimum five years of leadership experience in donor-funded public health programs of similar scope and size
  • Prior supply chain management and public health experience in DRC or other francophone African countries
  • Strong ability to collaborate and build partnerships with host country governments, U.S. government agencies, donor agencies, and international organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in both English and French required

This vacancy is archived.

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