Project Management Unit Manager

  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

Chemonics seeks a Project Management Unit (PMU) Manager to join its Supply Chain Management Unit in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The PMU Manager is responsible for monitoring and completing tasks related to project management, new business, technical capacity, and management and leadership to achieve GHSC-PSM objectives in their assigned countries and making cross-cutting contributions to overall Country Programs objectives. The manager works under the direction and supervision of the director, and serves as the supervisor to associate/s. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day support to country teams, including communicating and assisting with field-office requests and overseeing field team’s adherence to contract requirements and government regulations, including allowances, quarterly reports, and inventory reports

  • Oversee financial aspects of the assigned country program by reviewing monthly invoices to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract provisions; Responsible for monitoring monthly costs using contract budget monitor, tracking contract expenditures against budget and total obligated funds

  • Review and determine causes for variances to the budget and ensures that the director and the managing director are aware of the status of budget performance and driving factors; Communicate with the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Project Management Unit (PMU) on all matters related to the assigned program’s financial performance

  • Liaise with members of the PSM consortium as it relates to country program implementation, as well as IDIQ PMU on subcontractor-related issues, manages subcontract administration issues, including country-specific sub-TOs, budgets, and invoice review, and reviews deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards

  • Recruit long- and short-term country personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ practice and pertinent U.S. government regulations

  • Conduct periodic field visits to monitor project administration, including conducting training, conducting quality control reviews, or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, if/as needed, conducting technical research, and performing other operational tasks

  • Review and provide comments on project technical work and project reports, if/as needed

  • Identify issues or potential risks and makes informed decisions on how to address the issues, communicating, when appropriate, with the director, the managing director, and/or senior vice president

  • Appropriately consult with support divisions on home-office and field-office matters to help make informed decisions

  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff; Ensure staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required; Advance degree or experience in supply chain/procurement, or one of our main health areas (HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, Zika, family planning and reproductive health) strongly preferred

  • Minimum three years of project management, supply chain/ procurement or health relevant experience

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing

  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of four to eight weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Mastery of critical project management skills, including budget management, contractual compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management

  • Strong MS Office, word processing abilities, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results

  • Ability to work on one or more assigned country programs and provide support to proposals

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills

  • Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity 

  • Fluency in English required; advanced proficiency in French preferred

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