Logistics Strengthening Specialist – Capacity Building (x1)

Chemonics International Inc., Contractor for USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) ensures uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM develops and manages a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain. The project seeks to recruit (on a one-year contract renewable) for the following positions of:

Reporting : Logistics Strengthening Program Manager – Capacity Building

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with a team of technical staff to meet project objective focused on improving logistics information systems to avail critical data for informed supply chain management
  • Develop capacity building interventions and work through field teams to build capacity of GRZ staff who supervise facility commodity management and data reporting activities
  • Design and roll out innovations to increase reporting rates, improve data quality at all levels of supply chain activity in country, and increase access to information on stock status country-wide
  • Coordinate with management to further integrate commodity management and logistics systems operations into curriculum
  • Implement project efforts to build capacity of Ministry of Health (MOH) staff at facilities in proper implementation of various logistics systems
  • Support management to identify opportunities for streamlining data management and reporting in support of USAID objective to increase data availability for supply chain decision making
  • Facilitating supply chain management and training of trainers’ workshops and other performance improvement interventions
  • Develop the Supply Chain Management Curriculum for Health Commodities
  • Ensure all contract deliverables met within areas of logistics strengthening
  • Execute team annual work plans and budgets based on project resources available and intended annual and life of project targets set according to GRZ and USG priorities
  • Exhibit Chemonics values and build culture of “Living our Values” within the team
  • Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in consultation with supervisor of record.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field is required; Master’s or other advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience working in supply chain management, international project management, or capacity building required
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership and motivational ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Written and spoken English proficiency.

Location of assignment: Lusaka, Zambia

Method of Application

Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to this email below: Please include clearly the position in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Application deadline
24 Dec 14:44
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