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Operations Consultant (Program Management Support / Health and Manufacturing / COVID-19) – Johannesburg/Pretoria, South Africa

Job Reference

LBGLK007

Region

Southern Africa

Date Posted

May 23, 2022

Reference Number: LBGLK007

Job Description:

An exciting global pharmaceutical client of ours is looking to hire a Johannesburg or Pretoria based Operations Consultant to support operational start-up and ongoing operational support during the life of the program, which is anticipated to be for up to one year. S/he will work under the guidance of and in coordination with operational staff at the headquarters in Rockville, MD, to assist with and follow up on a number of start-up related activities as provided below.  The period of performance for this consultancy will be 6 months, with the possibility of extending into the first quarter of 2023.   

Responsibilities:

  • Identify local vendors to support in-country start-up operations, including but not limited to transport services, translation services, training venues, hotel accommodations and others.
  • Ensure each procurement process is conducted in line with client and USAID policies and procedures, and ensure all relevant supporting documents are shared with the client’s HQ procurement unit.
  • Coordinate with HQ Account Payable and/or local Fiscal Agent and HQ Finance to ensure all suppliers/vendors are paid in timely manner.
  • Manages preparation and submission of required monthly reconciliation and financial reports to HQ.
  • Communicate and coordinate with all project team members, government partners and other stakeholders on procurement matter.
  • Research and provide local cost information to inform the activity budgeting process and to support local procurements.
  • Support recruitment efforts as needed, including identifying relevant job posting sites, arranging and scheduling interviews, and following up with candidates
  • Assist in scheduling meetings and otherwise making arrangements in support of home office visits
  • Provide logistical support for initial program activities (e.g. workshops, meetings, etc.) as needed.

Deliverables:

  • Weekly activity report outlining key tasks completed and upcoming task to be addressed the following week. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Finance, Administration, Logistics, or any other related field. 
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience providing office, administrative and logistical support for international organizations.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task.
  • Familiarity with local vendors, including IT, office supplies, hotel venues, etc.
  • Articulate, professional and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • A self-starter able to work independently to achieve results.
  • Computer skills with ability to communicate regularly via email.
  • Candidate will have demonstrated experience with the above, and ideally has worked previously on a program/office start-up.

Period of Performance:

  • 6 months (with possibility of extension)

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Leroy Gona at lgona@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Leroy Gona

Recruitment Consultant

CA Global Finance

 

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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