Position Description

Change Management Advisor, GHSC-PSM
Location * Washington, DC
Job Level Senior
Time Type Full time
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Chemonics seeks a Change Management Advisor for the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. For the last six years this project has delivered millions of health commodities around the world and has worked with countries to help develop more sustainable solutions for their health supply chain needs. The project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities for countries receiving U.S. government foreign assistance. GHSC-PSM also provides technical assistance to improve the efficiency, reach, and sustainability of in-country supply chains and is supported with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s maternal and child health program. The project is entering a phase where transition to a new suite of supply chain projects (Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Program, or NextGen) is imminent. The Change Management Advisor will play a pivotal role working with the management team, USAID and partners to ensure a smooth transition to NextGen. Chemonics is looking for a dynamic, creative professional committed to solving complex global health and supply chain challenges for this exciting role.  

The Change Management Advisor is responsible for developing a holistic change management approach and transition plan for GHSC-PSM. They will design and implement strategies for the transition and will drive the planning required to shift the project from a single award into nine separately funded mechanisms.  The Change Management Advisor will develop the strategy as well as sequenced plans that consider logistical and contractual requirements, internal and external communications, and human and financial resourcing needed for a smooth transition to the new suite of projects. The position will collaborate with the project’s senior leadership team to capture the learning agenda and technical tools and transition this information to NextGen. They will also ensure that knowledge management and communication products as well as data and related analyses are transitioned. The Change Management Advisor will interact regularly with USAID/Washington, missions, and external stakeholders, and work closely with GHSC-PSM leadership on staffing and resource planning throughout the transition.  We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!


Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership on the change management and transition of GHSC-PSM to the next suite of programs.
  • Leads and executes the plan for the change management transition of GHSC-PSM to the next suite of programs that includes the following:
    • Detailed description of the inputs needed for each phase of the transition.
    • Illustrative timelines and milestones for each phase of the transition.
    • Plan for communications between USAID/Washington, missions and GHSC-PSM.
    • Plan for communications across GHSC-PSM HQ units and country offices.
  • Collaborates with GHSC-PSM senior leadership with internal change management over the course of the transition.
  • Collaborates with the GHSC-PSM senior leadership team to capture the learning agenda and technical tools from the project and transition this information to the NextGen suite of programs.
  • Ensures that knowledge management and communication tools and products (such as the public website) are transitioned, in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Ensures that data and related analyses are transitioned from GHSC-PSM to the NextGen suite of programs, as appropriate and in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Drives the structure of a repository/library of materials to organize resources and oversee efforts to ensure that materials are saved appropriately.
  • Works closely with GHSC-PSM senior leadership team on staffing and resource planning related to transition activities and tasks.
  • Represents GHSC-PSM in regular interactions with USAID/Washington, missions, and external stakeholders to ensure excellent coordination, collaboration, and information exchange. 
  • Prepares and submits transition-related reports to USAID as requested.
  • Advises on ensuring the quality of contractual and non-contractual deliverables, reports, presentations, and articles reflecting the work of GHSC-PSM.
  • Leads regular communications about GHSC-PSM transition updates, achievements, milestones, and challenges to USAID and GHSC-PSM senior leadership teams.
  • Provides supervision and support to the transition associate.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required, master’s or other graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of related work experience in supply chain management, global health, international development, and/or related fields.
  • Experience successfully leading on a strategic change for a large project, a company or a business division.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex and variable inputs into a realistic action plan.
  • Experience working on USAID projects required.
  • Experience communicating regularly with USAID, subcontractors, and external partners and stakeholders preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability foster productive working relationships with senior leaders and managers at the HQ and in country offices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills.
  • Relevant experience working in developing countries and/or supporting global projects.
  • Experience working in highly matrixed environments.
  • Experience managing complex projects that cut across multiple stakeholders, countries, and business units.
  • Experience ensuring that budgetary needs are aligned with staff and resource transitions.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity

Application Instructions: 

Apply through our Career Center by January 27, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and finalists will be contacted.

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