Job: Supply Chain for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Manager

Organization: Chemonics

Country: United States of America

Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

Chemonics seeks a Supply Chain Manager,VMMC (Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision) in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. GHSC - PSM is a multi-billion dollar USAID funded objective. The project consolidates the previous procurement and assistance components of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) and Deliver programs and is the primary vehicle through which USAID will procure lifesaving commodities to partner countries. Supporting key global health initiatives in HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, maternal and child health and zika, 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.

Chemonics employees on the project will be presented with a unique opportunity to contribute to the largest global procurement effort in the history of international development funded initiatives, thereby directly impacting the livelihoods and health of the populations most affected. Chemonics hires will work within a dynamic team environment surrounded by thought leaders with expertise in global health and supply chain best practices. We are looking for individuals who seek opportunities to grow their career while contributing valuable inputs within an employee owned organization

The Supply Chain Manager, VMMC will support the GHSC-PSM project headquarters supply chain staff, field offices, Ministries of Health, United States Government (USG), President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and external collaborators to provide technical support to USAID, and country programs in VMMC.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provide technical assistance to country office staff, governments, and other country stakeholders in the following GHSC-PSM VMMC-related activities:
  • Quantification (forecasting and supply planning)
  • Local procurement of commodities
  • Product selection
  • Importation / Product Registration
  • Distribution
  • Waste management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Support countries in the design, operation, and monitoring and evaluation of supply chains responsible for the provision of VMMC commodities.
  • Assist with the improvement of national supply chains for laboratory reagents and consumables, HIV/AIDS care and treatment, and other related programs.
  • Work closely with USAID in developing strategies and solutions around the VMMC supply chain, including adapting to newly approved devices, sharing the work of GHSC-PSM, lessons learned, and new strategies in international fora.
  • Support country VMMC campaign preparation and execution.
  • Contribute to or write GHSC-PSM reports, articles and technical documents.
  • Participate in the USAID VMMC TWG and other working groups, as appropriate.
  • Represent the project at international meetings and on expert committees, as required.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from USAID/Washington.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Minimum 6 years experience in systems design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of supply chain systems at the country level, preferably with knowledge of VMMC or related commodities, and Master’s Degree in public health, health/sciences or business administration or related field or;
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the design and development of systems design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supply chain systems at the country level, preferably with knowledge of VMMC or related commodities, and Bachelor’s Degree in public health, sciences, supply chain, business administration, or a related field.
  • Experience with quantification or supply chain management tasks related to medical equipment and other consumables required.
  • Experience working with USAID, global partners and countries in assessing and designing improvements and technical guidance of VMMC or similar public health service delivery efforts.
  • Experience working in resource constrained countries.
  • Experience with VMMC laboratory network programs desired.
  • Current knowledge of existing developments in the field of VMMC or related commodity procedures, equipment, and supplies at the country level desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Available to travel internationally to resource limited countries (up to 40%).
  • Experience with statistic software (SAS, Epi Info, SPSS) desired.
  • Working proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese desired.
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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.