Senior manager

Chemonics, Arlington VA, United States

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th June, 2020


Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance and implementation support to GHSC-PSM supply chain, country program and strategic engagement teams, country offices, USAID Washington, and USAID Missions in the following as they relate to VMMC-related and condom products:
  • Quantification (Forecasting and Supply Planning)
  • Commodity procurement and order management
  • Product Knowledge, especially the components and specifications for condom products and PEPFAR-approved VMMC surgical and essential consumables kits and devices, as well as selection, importation, and distribution factors
  • Training on products, planning, and procurement practices
  • Waste management
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Leverage and support internal teams at PSM and coordinate closely with USAID counterparts in developing strategies and solutions around the VMMC and condom supply chains, including adapting to newly approved devices, and new condom presentations, changes in specifications of components in the existing VMMC kits, sharing the work of GHSC-PSM, and developing guidance to the field regarding the procurement and in-country supply chain management of VMMC-related and condom commodities
  • Develop strategies for VMMC and condom programming as part of the larger strategy development and implementation carried out by the GHSC-PSM Systems Strengthening Team
  • Provide guidance and advise procurement specialists on product tenders and awards in collaboration with the leads of those procurement teams and the HIV ISC (integrated supply chain) Manager
  • Provide guidance and recommendations regarding the development of sourcing strategies and long-term contracts and track registration requirements in collaboration with the strategic sourcing team leads and the HIV ISC (integrated supply chain) Manager
  • Conduct quantification exercises in country (forecasting and supply planning) for the national VMMC program, and for condom products, as requested by USAID missions; working with in-country partners, Ministry of Health counterparts, and others as required
  • Provide reviews of supply plans for VMMC kits, injectable anesthetics and condoms in collaboration with the Forecasting and Supply Planning (FASP) and Plan teams to ensure a secure supply of both products is adequately planned for by countries and that product choices and specifications are correct and in line with policies and with the online catalog
  • Participate in external quality assurance visits of USAID VMMC and condom programs, as needed
  • Support GHSC-QA during audit visits of the VMMC pre-approved vendors in China and South Africa and condom manufacturers in Asia, as needed
  • Represent the GHSC-PSM project at international meetings or on expert committees and interact with implementing partners on behalf of GHSC-PSM
  • Support GHSC-PSM Country Programs, Systems Strengthening, and Strategic Engagement Teams by providing general program and product advice as requested by country teams; contributing to or writing GHSC-PSM reports, articles and technical documents
  • Develop reference materials for the programs which include documentation on offered products and their uses, guides for planning, and other training materials; liaising with HIV prevention and reproductive health partners in the field as relevant
  • Conduct data analysis and produce presentations and documents regarding VMMC and condom product-related procurements, pricing and trends, both globally and at the country level
  • Coordinate the fulfillment of reporting and presentation requests from USAID and other donors with the Communications, Learning, Evidence, and Analytics for Results (CLEAR), GSC, Task Order 1 (TO1), and Country Programs teams
  • Work with USAID, VMMC and HIV prevention implementing partners with condoms as part of their strategy in order to analyze data and create visuals in support of manuals and tools development
  • Provide regular updates to GHSC-PSM teams on trends, developments and policies related to VMMC and condoms
  • Provide regular supply chain updates to USAID counterparts, including bi-weekly meetings with the USAID VMMC and condom commodities points-of-contact
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and inquiries as they relate to VMMC and condom products, planning, and orders
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from USAID/Washington
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in supply chain, business administration, or a global health-related field preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience required and a minimum of 5 years cumulative work experience in developing country public health programming, supply chain management, or technical assistance efforts required
  • Experience with USAID, including related work history of success in a client facing role with responsibility for communicating deliverables and outcomes strongly preferred
  • Experience with a health product supply chain, preferably in a developing country context, in one or all of the following areas: forecasting and quantification; procurement; or supply chain management is required
  • Familiarity with the product lines (condom products, VMMC kits and related commodities) desirable
  • Experience working in a developing country context required and demonstrated skill in providing technical assistance in developing countries highly preferred
  • Ability to analyze large datasets and to develop data visualizations, and presentations to the client and other external stakeholders required
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR strategies and management practices desirable
  • Preference for experience with statistics software (e.g., SAS, Epi Info, SPSS, Python)
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team required, with experience in an organization working across multiple teams highly preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in excel, word processing, and presentation applications
  • Willingness to travel overseas on two to four-week trips, typically two to four times a year
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required, working proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese desirable

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