Senior Supply Chain Advisor

Palladium International, Lilongwe, Malawi

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st May, 2019

Job Description

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role

Company Profile:

Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Palladium, building on the work of its previously known entity, Futures Group, has been present in Malawi for decades through several projects. Our current projects are the Health Policy Plus Project and the Feed the Future Malawi Ag Diversification Activity.


The PREVENTION TBD activity is a five-year USAID funded program with the goal of prevention new Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) infections in target populations in PEPFAR priority districts in Malawi. Through the PREVENTION TBD, USAID plans to award up to four cooperative agreements to implement three related HIV prevention components: (1) Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC); (2) DREAMS AGYW Services and HIV Case-Finding; and, (3) Comprehensive Condom Programming (CCP). The Comprehensive Condom Programming (CCP) project will focus on supporting the GoM to implement the national condom strategy, strengthening social marketing, improving public sector supply systems to increase access to condoms and lubricants, and increasing demand for condoms, especially among key populations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure well-functioning commodity management systems for all phases of the supply chain for the condom social marketing program;
  • Provide technical support to national and district-level health staff and build their capacity to manage distribution of free public-sector condoms, as well as lubricants for KP;
  • Provide technical assistance to support the design and implementation of supply chain management and logistics;
  • Coordinate and lead policies and procedures for supply chain management;
  • Conduct spot checks to ensure policies and procedures are being properly followed;
  • Provide continued knowledge on best practices in supply chain management;
  • Represent project at national, regional, and global technical forums as required.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Master's degree or higher in public health or business administration, with a focus on supply chain/commodities/logistics management.
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in international public health, including at least 4 years in a leadership role in commodities management in resource-challenged settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of supply chain management: forecasting, quantification, ordering, storage, distribution, monitoring and reporting.
  • Prior experience working to strengthen capacity of health facilities for improved commodity management in resource-challenged settings.


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