Technical specialist

from Chemonics
Closing date: 18 Oct 2019

Chemonics seeks a technical specialist who will provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to the regional manager for the implementation of activities in Guatemala. He or she will support Guatemala technical activities for supply chain management and strengthening in technical areas including governance and leadership; strategic planning; forecasting and supply planning; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and procurement. The technical specialist will help to plan, coordinate, and lead technical events and workshops with external stakeholders and will play a key role in preparing project reports and activity summaries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support required to implement project technical activities in Guatemala based on the project’s strategic long-term vision and USAID priorities
  • Collaborate with the project’s technical leads to identify, plan, and oversee activities to strengthen the logistics management of health commodities
  • Lead the development of project success stories and technical briefs
  • Provide logistical support critical to technical activities including general scheduling, trip planning, booking conference spaces, and managing stipends


  • Minimum of four years of working experience in supply chain management in a technical capacity (desirable in health commodities)
  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health sciences, logistics, or in a similar field; master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of and practical experience implementing supply chain management best practices in subjects including strategic planning, procurement, warehousing, forecasting and supply planning, and logistics management information systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication ability, including the preparation of high-quality qualitative reports and summaries
  • Proven diplomatic and interpersonal skills in working with clients and technical stakeholders and in managing client expectations and competing priorities
  • Experience in capacity development and knowledge transfer
  • Experience in developing databases for data collection and processing
  • Experience working in monitoring and evaluation reporting and data validation processes
  • Experience working in the Central America/Caribbean region, preferably familiarity with the national and local governments and institutional stakeholders in the region
  • Mastery of Microsoft Business Suite (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Availability to travel to different departments of Guatemala
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English and Spanish
How to apply:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Technical Specialist” in the subject line to Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management Central America at no later than October 18, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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