Senior technical advisor, HIV supply chain, GHSC-PSM

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 July 2020

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Supply Chain in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement Supply Management project (GHSC-PSM) to be based in Arlington, VA. The Senior Technical Advisor will support ensuring a secure supply of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-approved products related to HIV prevention and will work closely with our HIV/AIDS Task Order Director and the USAID leads in the Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division to collaborate on supply chain issues and support implementing partners in the field to meet their targets and needs. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. The Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Supply Chain will primarily support PEPFAR-approved products including high quality condoms (male and female) and personal lubricants (herein referred to as condom products); Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) kits; circumcision devices (e.g. Shang Ring, PrePex, Mogen Clamp, etc.); and related commodities. Candidates having prior familiarity with these product lines (condom products, VMMC kits and related commodities) is desirable but not required.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical and implementation support to the GHSC-PSM Global Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management teams, country offices, USAID Washington, and USAID Missions on topics related to VMMC and condom products, with tasks including:
    • Conducting in-country quantification, including forecasting and supply planning, as requested by USAID, working with in-country partners and Ministry of Health counterparts
    • Providing technical assistance for strategic sourcing, commodity quantification and procurement, order management, and procurement data analysis
    • Assessing vendor inventory, including conducting cost/benefit analyses
    • Leveraging product knowledge to advise on specifications for condom products and PEPFAR-approved VMMC surgical and essential consumables kits and devices, as well as selection, importation, and distribution
    • Writing reports, articles, technical documents, and program reference materials, including guidance on products and their uses
    • Conducting data analysis and visualization in support of manual and tools development
    • Designing reference materials and delivering training on products, planning, and procurement practices for headquarters and field office teams
    • Supporting and participating in external quality assurance visits such as those to pre-approved vendors in China and South Africa
  • Embed strategies for VMMC and condom programming in the larger strategy of the GHSC-PSM global supply chain
  • Advise procurement specialists on product tenders and awards in collaboration with procurement team leads and the HIV ISC (integrated supply chain) Manager
  • Provide recommendations regarding the development of sourcing strategies and long-term contracts
  • Track registration requirements in collaboration with the strategic sourcing team leads and the HIV ISC (integrated supply chain) Manager
  • Review supply plans for VMMC kits, injectable anesthetics, and condoms in collaboration with the Forecasting and Supply Planning (FASP) and Plan teams to secure product supply, ensure alignment with the online catalog, and ensure compliance with relevant policies
  • Represent the GHSC-PSM project at international meetings or on expert committees and interact with implementing partners
  • Coordinate responses to USAID and other donor requests in collaboration with the TO1, Communications, Learning, Evidence, and Analytics for Results (CLEAR), Global Supply Chain, and Country Programs teams
  • Provide regular updates to GHSC-PSM teams on trends, developments and policies related to VMMC and condoms
  • Provide supply chain updates to USAID counterparts and participate in regular meetings with the USAID VMMC and condom commodities points-of-contact
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in supply chain, business administration, global health, or a related field preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience required, including a minimum of 5 years in developing country public health programming, supply chain management, and/or technical assistance
  • Experience with health supply chain management, commodity procurement, quantification, forecasting, and/or vendor inventory assessment, including conducting cost/benefit analyses
  • Experience working in a developing country context required; experience providing technical assistance in developing countries highly preferred
  • Experience analyzing and using data for decision-making plus the ability to analyze, visualize and present large datasets to the client and other external stakeholders
  • Experience with USAID is strongly preferred, particularly a history of successful engagement in communicating deliverables and outcomes
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR strategies and management practices is desirable
  • Familiarity with product lines (condom products, VMMC kits and related commodities) is desirable
  • Excellent report writing, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral, required
  • Experience with capacity development desirable
  • Commercial or private sector experience desirable
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with experience in a large matrixed organization preferred
  • Willingness to travel overseas on two to four-week trips, typically two to four times a year
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Working proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese desirable
Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at by August 9th, 2020. Early applications encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. COVID-19 Recruitment Information: Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

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