• HR and Ops Director at Chemonics International

  • Posted on: 9 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service—service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned, giving us both the freedom and the responsibility to pursue our mission with single-minded focus. Holding ourselves to the highest quality standards, we are also committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve.

    HR and Ops Director


    Responsibilities include:

    • Provide senior management oversight for all policies, procedures, activities, and staff in the following areas: administration; security; travel; transportation; information technology (IT); communication; compliance, contracts, and procurement; HR; and the maintenance of office space and equipment
    • Guide the strategic management of KSCSS as a core member of the field-office PMT
    • Provide direct supervisory and technical support to office managers and the administrative officer, receptionist/administrative assistant, and IT assistant
    • Collaborate with the PMT and other KSCSS staff to meet client needs
    • Assist with the development of annual work plans, providing quarterly updates to technical advisors and the PMT
    • Work with the PMT and provide HR support to ensure the adequate staffing and smooth integration of positions across KSCSS activity teams
    • Supervise and guide the field-office procurement processes
    • Review and manage subcontracts and leases; work closely with the KSCSS activity teams to oversee contracts and negotiations with vendors for specialized office and county-level activities
    • Coordinate and facilitate requests to headquarters regarding contractual clarifications and needs
    • Ensure efficient compliance with U.S. government regulations, Chemonics’ corporate policies, Kenyan laws, and any supplemental policies developed specifically for KSCSS
    • Incorporate progressive HR concepts into the operations of KSCSS activity offices
    • With the PMT, manage staff performance monitoring indicator achievements and increase target optimization
    • Supervise the annual staff performance evaluation process for all project employees, regularly providing constructive feedback
    • Serve as the project’s safety and security focal point
    • Liaise between the finance/accounting specialist and headquarters, ensuring that they communicate effectively and efficiently


    • Master’s degree in administration, operations management, international management, or another relevant field
    • Minimum of 10 years of operational and administrative experience
    • Experience working in or providing significant technical assistance to large, donor-funded, field-based project offices
    • Experience supervising administrative and operations staff
    • Experience with contractual management in the context of a USAID-funded project
    • Knowledge of USAID and FAR rules and regulations
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent teamwork and team-building skills
    • Experience in cross-cultural work environments
    • Keen attention to detail and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Kenyan citizenship strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Proficiency in English required

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Chemonics International career website on www.chemonics.com to apply

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