Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Forecasting and Supply Planning Specialist, Malaria

Chemonics seeks a Forecast and Quantification Specialist, Malaria to support the USAID Global Supply Chain Program-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 Forecast & Quantification Specialist, Malaria is an integral part of the systems strengthening team, reporting to the Systems Strengthening Director. **
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide technical assistance to support the strengthening of country supply chain forecasting and supply planning activities by developing field office and counterpart institution staff capacity to manage the technical aspects of the quantification of health commodities
  • Develop strategies to address in-country challenges to high standard quantification, such as changing programmatic environment, lack of technical expertise and unreliable, untimely or incomplete data
    Establish the appropriate utilization of tools and modeling techniques to accurately determine commodity supply requirements
  • Empower trainer of trainers, employ remote mentoring approaches and create, establish, update and disseminate FASP materials
  • Review the standard of in-country forecasting and supply planning to ensure future projections of commodity requirements are of a suitable standard to inform procurement of malaria commodities
  • Develop and document country level processes, systems and metrics to support country level tracking and assessment of forecasting performance
  • Contribute technical input to the upgrading of FASP tools
  • Liaise with the global supply chain teams and international partners to ensure efficiencies between the global and country level supply chains
  • Coordinates and supports the development of technical assistance plans with country program offices
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree along with 8 years of technically relevant work experience required; alternately a Master’s Degree plus 6 years of experience; JD plus 5 years of experience; Ph.D. plus four years; or 10 total years or more of related work experience in the above areas may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Minimum five years of experience working with forecasting and quantification systems; experience in malaria strongly preferred, with at least one other health area including HIV/AIDS, family planning, and/or Maternal/Child Health
  • Experience implementing programs in low-resource settings
  • Experience interacting with senior U.S. and foreign government officials
  • Knowledge of maintaining a robust strategy in collaboration with process improvement activities that fit within the overall supply chain improvement program
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in a foreign language of USAID-supported countries desirable, French preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply through our Career Center at https://www1.apply2jobs.com/Chemonics/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExte... No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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