Control Tower Country Analyst

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 8 February 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Control Tower Country Analyst for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order to support the Global Family Planning Visibility & Analytics Network (GFPVAN), governed by a Steering Committee of supply chain professionals and managed by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC). The GFPVAN supports cost-effective delivery of family planning products to developing countries by allowing supply chain professionals to make coordinated supply and planning decisions based on shared visibility into a common set of data. The Analyst will work with other GFPVAN Control Tower Members to ensure that all required inventory and supply plan data is uploaded on-time, is complete, and meets defined quality standards, so as to be reliable for decision-making.

The Analyst in conjunction with other GFPVAN Control Tower Members and country partners, will work to identify and develop actionable solutions to supply chain related issues as they arise through the GFPVAN with the goal of mitigating the risk of stockouts, shortages, and overstocks. In this regard, the Country Analyst will support the needs of partner supply chain operations, such as those of USAID’s contracted procurement agent GHSC-PSM and UNFPA’s PSB, as they arise in the GFPVAN. The Country Analyst will report to their GHSC-TA Francophone TO supervisor with technical direction from the Control Tower Planning Manager (CTPM). The CTPM will communicate directly with the employee about GFPVAN work plans, deliverables, tasks, activities and priorities.

The Country Analyst will be a member of the Control Tower Analyst Pool, which will receive daily technical coordination from the CTPM. The CTPM is a member of the GFPVAN Management Unit, managed by RHSC, and manages day-to-day Control Tower operations to help balance supply and demand for FP products and leads the Consensus Planning Group. The CTPM oversees coordination of the Control Tower Analyst Pool and steps in as needed to facilitate more timely response on data validation or action request tickets.

Responsibilities include:

Review, validate and manage data

· Act as main point of contact between GFPVAN and country data providers for the collection, translation, and validation of national inventory data for a portfolio of countries

· Act as main point of contact for Hybrid Country Reviewer responsibilities for a portfolio of countries:

o Upload supply plans to GFPVAN, review data per Standard Operating Procedures, crosschecking with multiple data sources, as needed (i.e. PSM tracker, injectables tracker, implants trackers, UNFPA approvals, Inventory data)

o Document notes, data issues, and questions in the appropriate collaborative location for each action

o Send questions to appropriate stakeholders

· Ensure that supply plans, inventory, and order/shipment data as presented in the GFPVAN are in alignment with one another for a portfolio of countries

· Create data validation tickets and work to resolve data validation issues for a portfolio of countries using the GFPVAN ticketing system when possible, or directly with country data providers if a country is not a member of the GFPVAN

· Respond to requests from other Control Tower Members (GFPVAN) and the Control Tower Planning Manager as they relate to issues regarding data quality and validation

Resolve supply chain issues in collaboration with country stakeholders and the global RH community

· Review action requests from countries and determine which of those requests should be elevated to an Action Request Ticket in the GFPVAN

· Respond to Action Request Tickets as they are assigned

· Act as main point of contact with assigned country data providers once action has been taken regarding their requests

· Participate in all relevant Consensus Planning Group (CPG) meetings

· Support training of assigned country data providers on GFPVAN processes and platform

Contribute to process improvement efforts of the GFPVAN

· Participate in taskforces and workstreams as required to fulfill role and support GFPVAN

· Support the development of analytics to be leveraged by the Control Tower Planning Manager, other Control Tower Members, as well as by international, multi-donor working groups

· Meet regularly with the RHSC-GFPVAN Team to discuss any issues or ideas for improvement on processes, policies, or the technology platform in general

· Attend GFPVAN team sync meetings and other RHSC-GFPVAN management meetings, as needed

· Attend Analyst office hours

· Contribute to monthly and quarterly project reporting for GFPVAN

Participate in GHSC-TA Francophone TO management activities (Approximately 10 hrs/month):

· RHSC/GHSC-TA Francophone TO monthly manager touch base (~1hr/month)

· Attend GHSC-TA Francophone TO all-staff, Billable Coordination, and GFPVAN team meetings (~8hrs/month)

This position will not engage in any new business development for GHSC-TA Francophone TO, Chemonics, RHSC/GFPVAN (PATH) or any other organization. S/he will remove themselves from any conversations/meetings that engage in new business development.

Qualifications:

· At least one year of experience in data analysis, forecasting and/or supply planning for pharmaceuticals, preferably family planning. Minimum of 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management

· Bachelor’s degree in public health, statistics, or related area

· Experience working with global donors/procurers and demonstrated understanding of their procurement practices, specifically UNFPA and USAID

· Experience in software training and/or digital change management is an asset

· Strong MS Office skills and data visualization skills (Excel, Power BI, Tableau)

· Demonstrated ability to work efficiently as part of a team, including with remote team members, as well as across multiple partners, including donors, technical partners, and country partners

· Excellent oral and written communication ability; able to communicate and document complex processes in a clear and concise manner

· Able to thrive in ambiguity and understand how to take one step at a time to work through complex problems

· Fluency in French and English

· Able to engage in domestic and international travel estimated at 15%. Given the current coronavirus global pandemic, the timing and percentage of travel may vary.

Application instructions:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to this online form by February 19, 2021. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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