Global Health Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 November 2019
  • Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Closing on 13 December 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

Company Summary

PAE/Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our clients to rapidly respond to complex international disasters, develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements – international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support. We partner with clients to protect the efficiency of food supply, expedite medical breakthroughs, provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations around the world, develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, we staff multiple client site operations worldwide.

Proposal Description

PAE/Macfadden is currently recruiting for several positions for an anticipated USAID global health supply chain proposal. The anticipated project will work to improve the capacity of global health supply chains and enhance the ability of in-country supply chains to support end-user delivery. The overarching project goal is to support countries to build resilient and sustainable supply chains that deliver high quality, life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to support the highest possible level of health and quality of life for all its citizens. If this project is awarded, work is likely to begin in 2020.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Director to lead the development of supply chain systems strengthening strategies, policies and frameworks related to a specific disease or health program.


  • Lead the development, planning, implementation, and technical oversight for all systems strengthening activities and ensure they are aligned with the task order’s objectives and are responsive to both USG priorities and to client expectations;
  • Provide technical guidance for implementation of supply chain strengthening activities
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and monitoring of core workplans, subcontracts and budgets for systems strengthening, ensuring that they are responsive to USG needs;
  • Work with country teams to develop and implement country strategies and workplans to ensure they are responsive to the country’s needs, technically adequate, and consistent with USG priorities;
  • Ensure that contract deliverables are met and that all required reports are submitted;
  • Build, manage, and supervise the technical systems strengthening team, providing direction and technical leadership;
  • Represent the project as needed at stakeholder meetings, events and conferences on in-country system strengthening activities;
  • Provide technical leadership and vision on program specific commodity and supply chain issues;
  • Draft, review and approve scopes of work for short term technical assistance consultants;
  • Some international travel will be required.


  • A graduate degree in management, international development or public health is preferred or the possession of a bachelor’s degree in the same field and an additional ten years of work experience beyond the seven required above may be substituted for a graduate degree;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance on systems strengthening projects in low-income and/or middle-income countries, preferably in the supply chain domain;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with senior level officials and ability to interact productively and comfortably with USG and host-country government officials and institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), private sector firms, multilateral institutions and donor organizations;
  • Experience identifying, recruiting and managing consultants and short-term and long-term technical experts on a global scale;
  • Experience with specific commodities and/or supply chain issues in any of the following: HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; community health; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning; nutrition or gender integration;
  • Professional certifications or qualification in supply chain management are a plus;
  • Experience with USAID (required) or other donor-funded health projects (preferred).

About the Organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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