CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
United States Agency for International Development Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, (GH/OHA/SCH)
Title: Supply Chain Management Advisors
GS: 13 Equivalency
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. This entails:
- Ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies.
- Providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
- Managing numerous research and field support programs.
- Monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program.
The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:
- Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
- Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
- Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
- Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
- Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs
- Tracking and reporting the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund.
- Administering the Agency Antiretroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists.
- Administering the “restricted commodities” approval of pharmaceuticals and “clearance” authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.
The Supply Chain Management Advisor is a critical member of the SCH team and will play an important role in ensuring that the US Government’s investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. SCH leadership will be looking to the Supply Chain Advisor to quickly begin to add value in the following roles and responsibilities:
- Serve as an expert in global health supply chain management issues in areas such as: global commodity procurement, forecasting, freight forwarding, transportation & distribution, warehousing & inventory management.
- Collaborate with Missions and offices within USAID and other PEPFAR agencies in order to assess needs and perform actions required, across the entire supply chain continuum (e.g. plan, source, make and deliver.)
- Actively engages in technical practice and/or working group of relevance to areas of interest and/or procurement and supply chain management; shares information and best practices learned with the program and the company; participates in initiatives to help drive innovation.
- Perform internal programming, performance management, monitoring and reporting duties.
- Lead or participate in specific projects and activities as assigned and providing technical direction, budget development and review, and project management.
- Assist the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on the full range of COR duties.
- Execute processes and procedures (e.g., SOPs, work instructions) and provide recommendations for supply chain functions.
- Establish and maintain close working relationships and technically represent OHA/SCH with senior staff at relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.
- Perform routine analysis to improve supply chain operations.
- Assess global vendors to ensure cost, quality, delivery, technical, and service capabilities; identify and resolve supply chain issues.
- Assess local (Africa Based) 4PL and 3PL providers who can add value to the existing public health supply chains.
- Liaise with Global Fund and other donors to coordinate global supply planning.
- Research market trends related to assigned commodities to predict cost changes.
- Master’s degree and 7+ years or Bachelor’s and 9+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated ability in supply chain activity planning, management and implementation, preferably within a developing country or resource-limited context.
- Fluency in critical project management skills, including budget management.
- High level of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies, and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation.
- Ability to work independently with light supervision.
- Ability to recognize areas of weakness and willingness to learn.
- Ability to identify issues or potential risks and make informed decisions on how to manage and/or mitigate risk.
- Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
- Ability to work within diverse teams.
- Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills.
- Ability to speak French is desirable.
- Willingness to travel frequently to developing countries.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel skills), as well as experience with other data management and analysis software.
- Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties
- This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
CAMRIS International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.
About the Organization
CAMRIS International is a growing international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.