Technical Director – Chemonic – NGO Job

Chemonics seeks a technical director to join the ongoing Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Myanmar. The GHSC-PSM project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The technical director is responsible for providing specific technical support to Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sport (MOHS) in forecasting and supply planning (FASP), monitoring and evaluation (M&E), human resource capacity development (HRCD), procurement, and governance. The director is also accountable for the quality of the aforementioned field-based technical activities and the delivery of all related technical work products to relevant stakeholders, including USAID, MOHS, and others. Additionally, the director will supervise the activities of the project’s other technical staff (currently, the technical team consists of approximately five staff, including the technical director). We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow USAID’s regulations and Chemonics’ policies and quality management best practices
  • Collaborate with the project’s other staff, especially the director of the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) Team to facilitate data quality and information exchange
  • Oversee specific technical activities of the project and supervise the activities of other technical staff on the team
  • Direct and support short-term technical assistance providers
  • Oversee the development and submission of an approved M&E plan
  • Support efforts to operationalize the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Unit within MOHS
  • Lead the development and final submission of appropriate monthly, quarterly, and other ad hoc technical and progress reports
  • Technically assist MOHS with improving the HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis supply chains
  • Supervise procurement and customs clearance at the port of entry for all commodities
  • Under the leadership of the government of Myanmar, facilitate annual quantification exercises for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis commodities and transfer knowledge to local government counterparts and Global Fund principal and sub-recipients
  • Collaborate with headquarters to determine appropriate methodologies and FASP tools for managing HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis commodities
  • Produce FASP reports for the annual quantification and quarterly updates
  • Facilitate the agreement of key programmatic assumptions with National Health Programs and the other key stakeholders
  • Review clinical and consumption data to hone programmatic activities and inform supply needs
  • Ensure the production of forecasts for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis health commodities
  • Facilitate the calculation of order requirements based on in-country stock status, program capacity, and available funding
  • Identify order requirements and adjust order quantities based on the in-country stock status, program capacity, and funding availability
  • Assume any additional responsibilities that the country director or the country director’s designee assigns


  • Advanced degree in health systems, public policy, or a related field required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in FASP or supply chain management systems; USAID experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects daily with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff and contractors
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and keen attention to detail
  • Experience developing guidelines on procurement, quantification, and warehousing
  • Experience conducting training on all aspects of health commodity supply chains
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country or low-resource contexts
  • Experience building effective relationships with cooperating partners and stakeholders, especially government counterparts, at the national and regional levels
  • Experience successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality and punctuality of their products
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in cross-cultural environments
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English and Burmese required


Send electronic submissions, including your CV and cover letter as attachments, with the position title, “PSM Myanmar Technical Director,” in the subject line to by September 22, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.​

Curriculum Manager – The Young 1ove

Primary Purpose: The Young 1ove Curriculum Manager will be responsible for designing a new intervention based on learnings on multiple RCTs on “sugar daddy awareness”. They will create brand new curricula for Young 1ove’s first expansion into 1 – 2 evidence-based programming that fit our niche and mandate, standardized, locally relevant, and scalable, capable of reaching up for 1 million girls in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Curriculum Manager will further have internal departmental management responsibilities and serve in a strategic decision-making capacity regarding curriculum-related scale partnerships. This includes serving as a liaison with implementation partners, government agencies, and thought leaders in the curriculum and development space.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compilation, processing, analysis and reporting on field implementation (pulling from own experience in the field, focus groups with youth and facilitators, quantitative survey results analysis, pulling learnings from our research department etc) for synthesis into future curriculum.
  • Designing a new intervention based on learnings on multiple RCTs on “sugar daddy awareness” to local contexts in Southern Africa, including managing pilots to test efficacy and designing and implementing an M&E system to assess efficacy.
  • Construction of standardized, quality curriculum that adheres to the evidence and is also user-friendly,facilitating impact at scale.
  • Management of curriculum officers within the department.
  • Serving as a liaison with potential implementing and scale partners (NGOs, Governments, etc).
  • Developing and articulating overall vision for Curriculum department that is both evidence and impact driven as well as geared towards scale.


Individual must have worked in education environments and youth (e.g. public/private/charter schools &after-school programs, life skills programs) teaching, lesson-planning, or writing curricula for at least 2-3 years and have at least a Bachelors degree with strong writing skills and visual aesthetic recommended. Note that this is not a teaching or facilitation post but one that is anchored to creating curriculum content and documentation.


  • Detail oriented – Can process, record and react to details relating to effective implementation and produce written work which captures “the devil in the details.”
  • Ability to create “structure out of nothing” – Strong ability to turn a visual reality or imagined outcome into a codified set of steps, actions and goals on paper.
  • Open – mindedness – Must be able to balance having a set of strong skills and track record with openness to feedback, learning, growth and collaboration among colleagues. Can work with partners to develop curriculum in local & regional languages (e.g. English, Ndebele, Setswana etc).
  • Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills; ability to lead teamwork sessions; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Must be able to work well with other managers and officers.
  • Energy, motivation and stamina – Must be able to remain enthusiastic and produce quality work under pressure, short-notice and sub-optimal conditions (such as power outages).
  • Self-starter – The creative energy and drive to innovate and take deliverables a step further within a set scope; to not just meet expectations but exceed them and add a unique and relevant twist that will accelerate the organization forward rather than grow it linearly.

Time period: 12-month contract, with potential for extension pending performance.