Malaria Supply Chain Advisor USAID Programs Careers – Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:         Malaria Supply Chain Advisor
Organization: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name: USAID Global
Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply-Management (GHSC-PSM) Program
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Director
About US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has
partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and
economic change around the world for overe 40 years.
About GHSC-PSM Program:
Chemonics International is implementing the Malaria Supply Chain
Advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and
Supply-Management (GHSC-PSM) Program.
Job Summary: The Malaria
Supply Chain Advisor will report directly to the Technical Director and will
provide technical support to, and liaise closely with the Ministry of Health
(MOH) and other counterparts to ensure malaria commodity availability and
security in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work in close coordination with other
    GHSC-PSM staff, provide support for procurement of all malaria
    commodities/products.
  • Provide oversight in the management of the
    pipeline of malaria commodities.
  • Take part in policy review, forecasting and
    quantification, supply planning as well as commodity security meeting and
    ensure that decisions that affect malaria commodities and well documented
    and promptly communicated to the relevant authorities including NMCP, PSM
    and PMI
  • Build the supply chain management capacity
    of the NMCP, particularly around the use and quality of data for
    decision-making, including stakeholder coordination, performance
    monitoring, reviewing of methodology for national quantification of
    malaria commodity needs
  • Regularly report on stock status and
    pipeline of malaria commodities, health facility performance especially
    regarding the security of malaria commodities and malaria case management.
  • Work in close coordination with other
    GHSC-PSM staff, provide support for procurement of all malaria
    commodities/products.
  • Coordinate the malaria annual national
    quantification activity, including reviewing the methodology for
    quantification of malaria commodity needs; coordinating data collection,
    cleaning, and analysis; and documenting and sharing assumptions.
  • Regularly report on stock status of
    malaria commodities and health facility performance, especially regarding
    the security of malaria commodities and malaria case management.
  • Support the NMCP with drafting and
    submitting commodity procurement requests for USAID-funded malaria
    commodities and in monthly malaria commodity distribution planning to
    ensure health facilities have sufficient stock to meet patient needs.
  • Support ongoing improvements in supply
    chain data generation, collection, processing, storage, and utilization,
    and ensure that reports are prepared, shared, and used for
    decision-making.
  • Assist NMCP in the analysis of malaria
    logistics and case data to improve data consistency in the logistics
    management information system and the health management information system
  • Offer technical guidance to NMCP in
    collaboration with QPPU in conducting and measuring performance monitoring
    and supervision activities at the health facility and regional medical
    store level
  • Assist with preparing NMCP funding
    proposals (e.g., Global Fund grants, PMI MOP and DFID Business Plan),
    annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, activity reports, and
    other related communications.
  • Regularly report on stock status of
    malaria commodities, as well as health facility performance in security
    related to malaria commodities and malaria case management.
  • Assist with End Use Verification (EUV)
    exercises, ensuring that MOH/QPPU staff is cognizant of data collection
    methodologies.
  • Assist with preparing PSM annual work
    plans, quarterly and annual reports, activity reports and other related
    communications.
  • Provide and/or organize technical
    assistance and training for MOH/QPPU staff across all levels in malaria
    commodity management.
  • Work closely with other members of the
    GHSC-PSM team focused on capacity building and MIS to have a harmonized
    approach to ensuring MOH/QPPU staff are equipped with the skills to
    address malaria supply chain needs.
  • Perform any other duties as required and
    assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree in a field related to logistics/supply chain management,
    monitoring and evaluation, pharmacy, publig health, or health management
    required
  • At least seven years of relevant work experience.
    Specific experience in all aspects of malaria supply chain management,
    including but not limited to procurement, quantification, supply planning
    and forecasting, as well as knowledge of public health elements associated
    with malaria
  • Previous exposure and familiarity with
    monitoring and evaluation for systems performance, process improvement,
    and data management strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in conducting capacity
    building, on-the-job mentoring, or continuous process improvement programs
    preferred
  • Donor-funded field experience (e.g.,
    Global Fund, USAID, DFID, WHO, World Bank) desired (including long-term
    overseas positions or extended short-term engagements)
  • Experience building effective
    relationships with cooperating partners and stakeholders, especially
    government counterparts at national and regional levels.
  • Proficiency in STATA, SPSS, GIS, or other
    data analysis software and familiarity with database and spreadsheet
    queries, formulae, and graphical presentation of data
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in
    dynamic, high-pressure environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications
    skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and the ability to communicate
    effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
    skills.
  • Our ideal candidate is someone who
    exemplifies leadership, integrity, and diplomacy and brings demonstrated
    and proactive problem-solving skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications to: ghscpsmuganda@gmail.com
Deadline: 15th September, 2017
by 5:00pm
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