Risk Manager at Chemonics International


Chemonics International – We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Risk Manager

Location: Abuja
Supervision: The Risk Manager will report to the Risk Management and Contracts Director or designate

Background

  • The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world.
  • The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and maternal newborn and child health program. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems-strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain.
  • All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.
  • The Risk Manager will provide technical procurement services for the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Program managing Target Local Procurement (TLP) and the Chemonics International, Inc. public health supply chain Field Office in Nigeria and support technical assistance to the National and State Governments, PEPFAR implementing partners, The Global Fund partners and other relevant stakeholders in the procurement of health products and services across HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Family Planning, and Maternal, New Born and Child Health Programs.
  • These will be supported as part of the mandate of the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project to develop the capacity of Government counterparts in procurement and contract management for health products and services.
  • S/he in collaboration with the other Manager(s) and Advisor(s) will implement health product and service procurement to promote uninterrupted access to health service delivery.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Provides support to country office procurement & subcontracts, facilities, payroll, logistics, and IT to ensure that consistent policies and procedures are understood by all team members and are implemented in an integrated fashion across all areas of operations.
  • Ensures the consistent and compliant use of tools and systems to manage procurement documentation required for the planning, implementation, tracking, reporting, and quality control of country office administrative and management systems including but not limited to procurement & subcontracts, facilities, payroll, logistics, and IT.
  • Supports the investigation of insurance claims issued to warehousing and 3PL distribution service providers, and files and tracks claim letters as required, between the country office and vendors.
  • As requested, supports the HQ PSM Risk Management Team with any communication with insurance brokers or surveyors regarding claims status and claim management.
  • Works with the Risk Management and Contracts Director and the HQ Quality Management Unit on gathering and presenting information relevant to insurance claims, including reviewing, uploading, and downloading information from the Incident Management System AssurX.
  • Actively reduces the backlog of claims by verifying supporting documents and timely follow-up.
  • Supports the DCD of Operations and Compliance in tracking and reporting project operational and technical risks; and liaises directly with technical teams, including warehousing and distribution, lab, plan, and source, to mitigate risks and resolve problems.
  • Serves as a quality control and assurance officer for guidance and outputs to ensure consistently high standards with regard to procurement and contract documentation.
  • Works closely with the Chemonics Office of Business Conduct with regard to any investigations as it pertains to procurement and/or contracting.
  • Leads the Contracts team to support any requests for documentation as it relates to internal or external financial or programmatic reviews or audits.
  • Interprets and advises staff on contract and project management issues and related policies and practices.
  • Shares best practices, linking project teams and ensuring proper resourcing.
  • Leads the Procurement and Contracts teams in designing and implementing training that improves compliance across programmatic and operational areas of the project.
  • Represents the PSM project by liaising with the HQ PSM Risk Management Team, HSC Contracts Team, and other home office divisions to reinforce and resolve all aspects of project operations and claims management.
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
  • Serves as acting Risk Management and Contracts Director as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Operations, Public Health, Contracts and/or Project Management, Procurement, or relevant degree required.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in developing and managing subcontracts subject to USAID rules and regulations.
  • Experience engaging with local and international vendors on procurement of goods and services required.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contributions to end results.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills.
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector environment is a plus.
  • Proactive, with a positive problem-solving approach and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Fluency in English and effective communication skills are required.

Application Closing Date
7th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Chemonics is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.