Health product demand and supply coordination officer

Geneva, Switzerland
Apply by 13 July 2018
Posted on 14 June 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a health product demand and supply coordination officer to support the Global Fund and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) out of Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Fund and PMI maintain a strong collaborative relationship. Together, these organizations provide the majority of donated malaria products globally. Coordinating malaria product procurement, planning, and policy will help the organizations maximize impact and continue to improve the coordination of these investments. Based in the Global Fund’s Geneva headquarters, the Global Fund and PMI health product demand and supply coordination officer will further strengthen collaboration between the Global Fund and PMI to ensure a more cohesive approach to addressing demand-supply issues related to malaria products (e.g., artemisinin-combination therapies, rapid diagnostic tests, and long-lasting insecticidal nets) and to reducing stockouts and expiries in countries supported by both organizations. The officer will sit with the Malaria team but will also engage with the relevant grant management and country teams, sourcing departments, and other departments as necessary. In addition, the officer will act as a dedicated resource to support information flow and country engagement between the organizations, facilitating the evolution of ideas into action. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:​

  • Support work to harmonize product policy implementation across the Global Fund and PMI
  • Coordinate regular meetings between the Global Fund and PMI to discuss various issues and the impact of changing malaria policy on future procurement
  • Support ongoing collaboration around malaria market analysis (e.g., of antimalarials, rapid diagnostic tests, and long-lasting insecticidal nets) and sourcing strategies to align and complement both organizations’ approaches to strengthening the malaria product marketplace
  • Support the implementation of agreed-to, coordinated demand-supply planning
  • Develop joint forecasts for demand, and quantify requirements based on available funding and existing stock/shipments
  • Plan shipments across the Global Fund and PMI to meet demand and smooth out production for manufacturing
  • Monitor country stock status and planned shipments, and recommend adjustments based on shifting requirements
  • Identify opportunities for coordinated demand planning for single or limited sourced products to minimize potential national-level stockouts
  • Convene quarterly reviews of the Global Fund and PMI’s ongoing activities related to product policy, market information, country demand forecasts, and procurement plans to ensure alignment and harmonization
  • Support ongoing collaboration in areas including buyer and supplier forums and joint inspections or quality standard requirements between Global Fund, PMI, and UNICEF

Qualifications:

  • An MPH, another relevant master’s degree, or commensurate experience preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience with a Malaria prevention and treatment program or a Malaria supply chain for a developing country
  • Experience working with USAID projects and other international organizations working to improve public health; experience working for Malaria-focused projects and PMI preferred
  • Extensive experience supporting public health, preferably Malaria programs, in developing countries
  • Experience with market dynamics or market development analyses
  • Experience with commodity forecasting, procurement, or contracting
  • Ability to work across two large, complex agencies and multiple teams and disciplines, communicating clearly and collaborating effectively
  • Ability to lead and support, switching between the two with ease
  • Ability to effectively lead meetings and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze and present data to technically sophisticated audiences as well as generalists
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, organizing and prioritizing work strategically and efficiently
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills necessary to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Authorization to work in Switzerland
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in French preferred

Application Instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Health Product Demand and Supply Officer” in the subject line to kherrington@chemonics.com by July 13, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted directly.

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.

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