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Director of Technical Coordination Job in Nairobi Kenya

Chemonics /Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project whose primary objective is to establish and operate a reliable and sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system including forecasting, procurement, warehousing and distribution of quality assured HIV/AIDS related commodities.

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma has the following vacancy:

Position Title:
 Director of Technical Coordination

Reports to:
 Chief of Party


Position Description:

The Director of Technical Coordination will manage and coordinate the day-to-day work of the technical team members responsible for forecasting and quantification, procurement, supply chain logistics, field operations and the electronic Supply Chain Management (eSCM).

Principal Duties And Responsibilities:

S/he will identify and implement efficiencies in forecasting and quantification, procurement and supply chain logistics and ensure activities are compliant with GoK and USG regulations and Chemonics policies; supervise and direct field team activities including trainings, logistics, and reporting to encourage maximum impact in provision of customer service and support to service delivery points; and, oversee management of the eSCM system in development and expansion of the electronic supply chain management system such that it will become a comprehensive tool for managing all aspects of the supply chain including use by various stakeholders across the supply chain to track the status of procurements for the central warehouse, transmission of stocks to clinics, provision of national statistics on the PEPFAR supply chain, and eventual handover to the GoK at the end of the project.

The Director of Technical Coordination will also be responsible for supporting the implementation of Chemonics/Kenya Pharma project by performing the following tasks:
  • Assist the Chief of Party in overall project implementation, contract management, program planning and budgeting, and liaising with US Government and other collaborating partners.
  • Oversee the development of standard operating procedures, technical guidance documents, project best practices, locally proven approaches and other project innovations.
  • Development of annual workplans, new activity implementation plans, quarterly and annual project reports, and other project reports as required.
  • Manage, oversee and coordinate the Kenya Pharma technical team to prioritize, plan and implement project activities.
  • Oversee procurement processes and ensure timely release of RFPs and evaluation of pharmaceutical procurements and liaises with USAID for necessary approvals.
  • Manage the performance of subcontractors to ensure compliance with contract specifications, Chemonics, GoK and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Oversee the implementation ISO 9001:2008 in the technical team operations.
  • Masters degree in public health, or a related field preferred;
  • 10 years experience in project implementation, experience in managing operations of a supply chain management, health project or organization preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management ability and effectiveness in team-oriented work environments;
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID and its contractual and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with implementing and cooperating partners, and relevant NGOs and government agencies;
  • Ability to work independently, to accept and discharge substantial responsibilities, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise professional judgment;
Send your CV and cover letter with three professional referees to not later than 16th October, 2011.

Please include position title in the subject line of the email.

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