Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Operations Manager. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Operations Manager is responsible for logistics and project office operations, upkeep, and functioning. S/he also ensures proper policies are adhered to and controls are in place and participates in drafting standard procedures for all operational matters within the office.
Manages day-to-day operational field presence, including managing facilities, equipment and inventory, and regional in-country logistics
Receives and inspects all incoming property and reconciles against purchase orders to ensure accurate documentation and tracking, and facilitates and oversees appropriate storage and labeling of all non-expendable property
Manages and reconciles small petty cash
Ensures corporate and legal policies are adhered to and operational controls are in place for human resources and procurement procedures
Coordinates with the security manager and procurement and logistics manager to ensure that all hardware and software for office security are up to date and fully functioning
Works closely with the security manager to ensure that both static and mobile internet systems are in place and functioning to allow for continuous operations if the office is required to shift to a work-from-home status
Provides office support to sub-contractors
Supports the program team (grants and implementation and knowledge teams) by expanding the vendors’ database, and sharing best practices for operations and logistics management
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.
Minimum of three years in a similar role (e.g. administrative or logistics) is required.
Experience with cash-based activities is preferred.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and to exercise good, professional judgment that communicates the established message of the program.
Strong organizational, management, and administrative skills.
Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and other basic computer applications.
Strong local and surrounding area knowledge.
Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; Written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required.