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Institutional Strengthening Director Career in Kenya – Chemonics International

Chemonics International, an international development consulting firm, seeks an Institutional Strengthening Director for a long-term position on an anticipated USAID-funded project supporting supply chain strengthening for the health sector in Kenya.
The project will provide assistance and support government entities in their efforts to become stronger, more efficient, more effective, and increasingly accountable.
The Institutional Strengthening Director will oversee both the supply chain strengthening and management and the corporate governance strengthening aspects of the project’s mandates.
The Institutional Strengthening Director will ensure effective management regarding distribution and warehousing of government health commodity stocks, including the maintenance of buffer stocks, ensuring smooth delivery of supplies, freight forwarding and customs clearance.
S/he will also work to support the management staff in its progress to operate efficiently, effectively, and transparently. S/he will manage a large team working in these two support areas and will be responsible for staff management, strategy, and reporting of activities and results.
Qualifications include:
·         Formal education in Business Administration or an equivalent field at the masters level (or higher);
·         Minimum five years developing country experience, preferably in Africa, in managing a public health logistics program, preferably funded by an international development agency;
·         Significant work experience in health commodity logistics, and/or supply chain strengthening;
·         Significant experience working on local governance and/or legal capacity building;
·         Experience working directly with the Ministry of Health or similar government entities in the public health sector;
·         Demonstrated ability to use logistics management information systems (LMIS);
·         Experience in administration of USAID-funded contracts or grants in developing countries preferred;
·         Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
·         Demonstrated management of sub-contractors and suppliers;
·         Demonstrated ability to administrate effective working relations with senior Government personnel, customs and procurement agents, host country citizens, U.S. and foreign government organizations, donor partners, and the private sector;
·         English fluency.
If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant work experience to KenyaRecruit@chemonics.com by February 11, 2011 with the subject line: IS DIRECTOR.
Only finalists will be contacted

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