SIAPS has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Directorate General of Health Systems (DGHS) and the Directorate general of Family Planning of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) of Bangladesh for the strengthening of supply chain management systems required to manage health commodities. The scope of this work involves strengthening of procurement planning and management systems, logistics management information systems, warehousing and distribution capacity, as well as supporting the development of public sector capacity in supply chain management including capacity building of national indigenous institutions. The Deputy Director, Logistics provides overall technical and strategic guidance on logistics management systems to the MOHFW including support to the DGHS, DGFP and the national TB program, as part of the support provided by the SIAPS program in Bangladesh. The Deputy Director, Logistics will also provide technical guidance and leadership to strengthen the national TB program in collaboration with Line Director, National TB program (NTP), WHO, URC and other key stakeholders.
Work closely with the SIAPS Country Project Director and other technical officers in the SIAPS Bangladesh Office and head office, to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated making the most effective and efficient use of all program resources.
Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team and assist the Country Project Director in ensuring that program deliverables are met.
Provide technical leadership and strategic guidance to the logistics team of the project to ensure effective development and implementation of appropriate strategies for the strengthening of warehousing, distribution and logistics management systems of the MOHFW and its key directorates e.g. DGHS, DGFP etc.
Represent the SIAPS program at various technical meetings with other cooperating agencies, collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies and participate in various working groups as required.
Develop the long-term capacity building plan for GOB counterparts and other stakeholders for strengthening supply chain management systems and ensure effective implementation of the plan.
Provide technical inputs to the development of relevant performance monitoring indicators and effectively monitor the performance of supply chain component through a structured mechanism.
Directly supervise senior technical staffs-logistics and TB program to ensure that defined technical work plans are being implemented in a timely and technically sound manner, and productively leverage collaboration with key government and other stakeholders and partners.
Provide technical inputs in the development of training strategies and plans for national and regional level logistics system implementation activities, in collaboration with relevant team members and partners.
Provide technical guidance and leadership in providing technical assistance to the national TB program.
Work closely with the SIAPS Finance and Administration Manager to develop and monitor appropriate/adequate budgets to support technical activities.
Report regularly to the Country Project Director on progress/results achieved in technical work plans, and resolve any challenges faced.
Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
Advanced degree in logistics, supply chain management, pharmacy, medicine or business management with background in public health or related field.
Significant experience in providing technical assistance in supply chain management of health commodities desired.
Significant experience in international public health with at least eight years’ experience related to health commodity logistics, supply chain strengthening, pharmaceutical management, preferably in work funded by USAID.
Experience in Tuberculosis program in developing countries is desired.
Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, training experience, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.
Self-motivated, strong initiative.
Experience and ability working with senior government officials.
Experience with USAID and other donor agencies desirable.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English.
Demonstrated intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.
English fluency required including speaking, writing, and reading; additional proficiency in Bangla and/or other Bangladeshi language a plus.
Ability to travel for extended periods of time in-country to support technical activities.
Willingness and ability to travel internationally, including to the US as needed.
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