Social marketing supply chain advisor, GHSC-PSM

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 May 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Social Marketing Supply Chain Advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program- Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project to support the Population and Reproductive Health Task Order, located in Arlington, VA. GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID will 1) procures and provides health commodities; 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain; and, 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The project encompasses three primary objectives: global commodity procurement and logistics; systems strengthening to support in-country supply chain management; and collaboration via strategic engagement to improve long-term global supply of health commodities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. The Advisor coordinates social marketing supply chain activities for the Global Health Supply Chain and Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The Advisor is responsible for analyzing the social marketing landscape in order to inform USAID and GHSC-PSM on procurements for the Task Order 3 – Population and Reproductive Health sector and other product categories such as male condoms. Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as a coordinator between USAID and GHSC-PSM/Washington and USAID missions and Social Media Organization (SMO) implementing partners to ensure GHSC-PSM strategy and procurement operations are supportive of SMOs priorities and needs for family planning, male/female condoms and personal lubricant
  • Maintain visibility and insight into key USAID SMO partners globally to support forecasting and procurement operations, including pushing for submission of supply plans, placing orders within appropriate lead times, etc
  • Work with USAID missions, SMO partners, GHSC-PSM procurement teams and suppliers to support SMO ordering, ensuring effective communication between all stakeholders
  • Work within the Plan team to process orders through the system while maintaining the commitment of key performance indicators (KPIs) regarding delivery times promised to clients
  • Maintain visibility of SMO registration landscape and promotes strategies for USAID supported brands, identifying opportunities to mitigate supply risk and increase sourcing flexibility in line with relevant product sourcing strategies
  • Support USAID/Washington in making linkages between family planning and condom SMO programming and global supply chain and collaboration strategies
  • Support GHSC-PSM’s broader global collaboration strategy, by serving as point of contact between stakeholders, coordinating and leading meetings, and providing visibility to central procurement operations into SMO programs and priorities to ensure our supply operations are responsive to their needs, including engaging with SMO partners globally and locally. Works with SMO to support in-country total market approaches
  • In coordination with the commodity security team and the global supply chain procurement team, support the coordination and development of artwork between suppliers, USAID missions, USAID Washington and GHSC-PSM
  • Expand professional and technical knowledge through a variety of training resources
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum 4 years or more of professional experience
  • Experience with social marketing organization (highly preferred)
  • Experience on USAID-funded programs required
  • Experience with supply chain management required
  • Familiarity with GHSC-PSM’s beneficiary countries (preferred)
  • Strong project management skills and experience
  • Strong communications skills, with experience working and communicating effectively with companies, clients, and internal colleagues
  • Global reproductive health/ family planning experience (highly preferred)
  • Analytical/Interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred
Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center ( by July 31, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please.
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. The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data.

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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