Technical advisor

Apply by 19 May 2018
Posted on 6 March 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a technical advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. GHSC-PSM will be the primary vehicle through which USAID will 1) procure and provide health commodities, 2) provide technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborate with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The GHSC-PSM in Haiti office will work under three of the project’s task orders – HIV/AIDS, Population and Reproductive Health, and Maternal and Child Health/Zika – to provide commodities and supply chain technical assistance. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Country Director in organizing and managing technical activities concerning provision of products for the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, Population and Reproductive Health (RH/FP), and Maternal and Child Health (MCH), including product selection and monitoring and tracking of orders, in collaboration with the respective units’ managers
  • Assist with assessments of supply chain programs in-country to determine system strengths and weaknesses and identify technical assistance gaps that GHSC-PSM in Haiti can address
  • Working with the Country Director, develop and implement an annual workplan and budget in conjunction with the United States government (USG) team, host-government MInistries of Health (MOH), and other cooperating agencies; lead budget and workplan updates quarterly
  • Maintain close relationships with USG team, MOH, and all stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted availability of commodities at sites
  • Ensure that technical assistance and health systems strengthening is provided to MOH for national quantification and supply planning regarding HIV/AIDS, Lab, and RH/FP, as well as for semi-annual supply plans updates of health commodities
  • Work with GHSC-PSM’s technical procurement team located in Washington, DC to manage clients’ expectations and needs (USAID and Center for Disease Control (CDC))
  • Ensure quarterly reports are completed and shared with relevant institutions and clients, including USAID Washington, USAID Mission, stakeholders, and the GHSC-PSM home office
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team and other units to review, analyze, and discuss planned activities and performance indicators for improved decision making
  • Assist in the management of short-term technical assistance consultancies and report results of consultancies to USG team, Chemonics home office, and other stakeholders
  • Work with the procurement team to develop requests for quotations, select vendors, execute purchase orders, and confirm receipt of goods; participate in problem solving for technical procurement issues
  • Coordinate with partners and other USG-supported cooperating agencies in Haiti on joint technical work; ensure that necessary communication for effective collaboration takes place
  • In coordination with the Country Director, develop an effective, client-centered, and compliant process for responding to requests from the USG and host country institutions
  • Perform any other tasks as directed by the Country Director


  • Advanced degree in public health, business, management, or equivalent relevant experience preferred
  • Medical or Pharmaceutical degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the public health sector or in HIV/AIDS research
  • Experience in health program management, specifically health supply plan, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health/family planning
  • Experience implementing health systems strengthening activities required
  • Experience managing USAID-funded activities and thorough knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants
  • Proven leadership experience and capacity to organize, motivate and coordinate teams
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Proficiency in Creole preferred
  • Experience in country of assignment preferred
  • Excellent ability to prepare reports and presentations using advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint)

Application Instructions:

Please send electronic submissions including your CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to by May 19, 2018. 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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