Transportation Systems Strengthening Manager (m/f)


Chemonics is recruiting a Transportation Systems Strengthening Manager (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for the anticipated $15 million USAID-funded Adapting and Modifying Optimized Sample Transport Routes for Achieving Impact (AMOSTRA) activity based in Maputo, Mozambique. The project aims to provide an effective and efficient transportation system for laboratory specimens including viral load (VL) for HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and Tuberculosis (TB) specimens. AMOSTRA will expand access to viral load monitoring, EID and TB testing by competitively engaging transporters, including both private sector and community-level transporters, to operate a cost- effective specimen referral system
  • The deputy chief of party (DCOP), in coordination with the chief of party (COP), will provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the activity’s operations. The DCOP will support the chief of party for all strategic and policy matters related to implementation of project workplan activities, represent the chief of party in his absence and keep close coordination and liaison with the Home Office, USAID Mission, all public and private sector stakeholders, development partners and donors for project technical matters as per the project workplan. This position is contingent upon successful award. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world
  • Provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, and direction for the development and implementation of innovative strategies to improve logistics, delivery rates, specimen transport, and transportation networks; build capacity of private sector partners, and improve the turn-around times at the health facility level
  • Lead project activities in reporting, monitoring, coordinating, and continuous quality improvement of specimen transport at the central and regional levels
  • Assist the COP to periodically evaluate project progress against the work plan and budget, identify issues and risks related to timely implementation, and undertake appropriate interventions to meet work-plan objectives and client requests
  • Design and implement systems that will facilitate effective and efficient receipt, transport, testing, and delivery of VL, EID and TB specimen, shortening turnaround times
  • Manage project operations in logistics and transportation
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders like the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM), the
  • Department of Clinical Laboratories (DCL), and counterparts in the private sectors to build the capacity and sustainability of transportation networks
  • Provide technical expertise in areas such as supply chain strengthening and management, forecasting and quantification, 3PL management, human resources for supply chain, quality assurance, warehousing, distribution, and electronic logistics management information systems
  • Ensure the success of key performance indicators like delivery rates
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Transportation or Logistics or at least 10 years of experience in managing logistics operations
  • Minimum of 3 years of logistics experience-preferably in a transportation planning role or operational cross-docking environment
  • Experience with transportation management, outsourcing, performance management, cost optimization, and transportation safety management
  • Leadership experience in supporting transportation teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in Portuguese is required, Proficiency in English is preferred
  • Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. If you have any issues with the form please reach out to
  • Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors
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