Supply chain specialist

West Africa
Apply by 31 May 2018
Posted on 1 May 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a short-term supply chain specialist for an anticipated six- to eight-month donor-funded project in West Africa. The anticipated project will support a country’s Ministry of Health in the analysis and implementation of an integrated logistics management information system (LMIS) that will process all health commodity logistics data and enhance users’ ability to use this information to support their decisions. The integrated LMIS is expected to improve data visibility, and more specifically, it will provide critical, high-quality data for forecasting and quantification, budgeting, procurement, inventory control, storage, distribution, and reporting from the health facility to the central- level medical stores. The supply chain specialist will conduct all work in West Africa on multiple short-term trips during the six- to eight-month period. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:​
  • Provide leadership in strategic planning, management, and collaboration with local stakeholders for implementation of an integrated LMIS solution to support the public sector supply chain in a West African Country
  • Serve as the primary liaison with government counterparts, local partners, donors, and other stakeholders within the supply system to improve harmonization and data exchange among existing LMIS systems
  • Set up a Logistics Management Unit
  • Develop and update standard operating procedures for health product procurements and supply management (selection, quantification, planning and procurement, reception, storage and distribution, management information system)
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the various LMIS systems currently being used to develop recommendations and technical guidance for the design and implementation of an integrated LMIS system that can be used from the central level to the periphery
  • Develop user requirement specifications in collaboration with potential users and other stakeholders, including identifying data elements that can be transferred to the District Health Information System 2 to improve visibility
  • Oversee implementation of all project activities to meet targeted objectives
  • Any other duties as assigned
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience developing, implementing, and supporting LMISs, preferably in the public sector
  • Degree in supply chain management, public health, or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience working with national central medical stores on health supply chain logistics; experience in West Africa preferred
  • Proven ability to lead other staff, work as part of a team, self-manage, and provide technical assistance
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills as well as advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent in French and English

Application Instructions:

​Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to by
May 11, 2018. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.

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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