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Chemonics /Kenya Pharma Operations Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi

Chemonics /Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system. 

Its aim is to distribute drugs for the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDs in Kenya.

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma has the following vacancies:

Job Title:
 Operations Manager

 Nairobi, Kenya

Position Description

The Operations Manager is responsible for the following project functions and services: procurement of local goods and services required to support the project operations, physical facilities, in-country air and ground transportation, international travel, filing, translation, and ensuring compliance with USAID regulations, Chemonics policies and procedures, and Government of Kenya regulations and laws. 

S/he will to ensure the timely provision of operations services to the project through supervision, oversight, guidance and support to a staff consisting of an administrative assistant and drivers.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the office functions according to Chemonics systems and practices and in compliance with local labor laws and practices, as well as USAID policy.
  • Oversee and manage delivery of adequate, timely administrative and logistical support to project operations.
  • Train and supervise other local staff, including administrative and office assistants, drivers, translators, and other staff as project needs dictate.
  • Responsible for vehicle maintenance, office maintenance, including physical infrastructure, and office communications.
  • Assist in Human Resources activities.
  • Orient procedures for new staff and short-term consultants.
  • Maintain regular communications with the Kenya Pharma team and partners.
  • B.A. required/Masters preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 7 years project management experience, including the supervision of employees required.
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID and its contractual and reporting requirements required.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills required.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team required.
Send CV and cover letter with three referees to no later than November 21th, 2010.

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