The QED Group, LLC

  • Operations Manager (Ethiopia)

    Job Locations ET
    Category
    Global Health Solutions
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    1/30/2019
  • Overview

    The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services, so that they can increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

    Responsibilities

    The QED Group is preparing a proposal for USAID Ethiopia Health Information Systems (HIS) project to support USAID/Ethiopia in providing technical assistance and other services for the implementation of the Electronic Health Information Systems (eHIS) Activity. The project is aimed to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to improve the quality of health service and create a sustainable health care system through use of data for decision making and for providing similar services and deliverables to other countries in Africa or to respond to a crisis in Ethiopia.

     

    We are looking for Operations Manager who will be responsible for Inventory, Facilities Maintenance, Transportation and Logistics. The Operations Manager will undertake a wide range of support functions, including but not limited to those stipulated below. 

     

    • Maintain inventory control system.  Facilitate annual inventory reconciliation in coordination with the project leadership and QED Home Office contracts personnel on contract anniversary date.
    • Ensure damaged equipment is properly documented and recorded with an approved disposal form.
    • Maintain a system for repair and maintenance of project facilities.
    • Ensure effective implementation of operational activities as per developed plans, practices, policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for day-to-day office management and support services, activities, and personnel including project drivers.
    • Support the deployment of short-term technical experts, logistics and operations. 
    • Responsible for all in-country and international travel arrangements and ensure compliance with all USAID rules and regulations governing travel.
    • Maintain a tracking system for all traveling staff.
    • Follow up with USAID on issuing and renewing staff USAID ID cards, permits and visas.
    • Act as QED representative with the office landlord, insurance, mobile, and internet companies and support local network.
    • Support the compliance department in collecting vetting documents, including liaising with partner/beneficiary individuals as necessary and in coordination with relevant technical staff.
    • Responsible for the maintenance of all computer equipment, and office furniture.
    • Provide advice to the Deputy Chief of Party on logistics and procurement improvement. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or work experience to substitute for educational background.
    • At least 5 years of working experience with USAID-funded projects.
    • Verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Amharic is a plus.
    • Proficient with computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
    • Excellent personnel and task management skills.
    • Prior experience in a managerial position.
    • Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team to undertake tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

     

    Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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