Population Services International

  • LLIN Supply Chain Consultant

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/15/2018 9:47 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2734
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Multiple Locations
    Region
    West & Central Africa
    Position Location: Country
    Multiple Locations
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    Consultancy Title: Supply Chain Specialist

    Project Name: VectorLink

    Supervisor: Senior LLIN Technical Advisor

     

    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer powered healthcare.

     

    There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

     

     

    Project Background

     

    Working across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Cambodia, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement safe, cost-effective and sustainable life-saving malaria vector control interventions with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Specifically, the PMI VectorLink Project will build the capacity of country governments to use epidemiological, entomological, and coverage data to support the optimal deployment of vector control tools within each country context while promoting gender equity in all facets of planning and implementation.

     

    Your Contribution

     

    VectorLink is seeking LLIN and malaria supply chain experts to establish a roster of consultants for support as needs arise.

     

    Specific tasks will vary depending on the needs of each country and but may include the following:

    • Support NMCP and partners to develop ‘last mile’ LLIN logistics and supply chain management strategies and tools for delivery of LLINs from district to health center level
    • Analyze “last mile” stock management, accountability gaps, training, and system needs and propose feasible options to move from a ‘push’ to ‘pull’ system to ensure LLIN availability at health center level
    • Design and implement an internal “audit” of the current LLIN supply chain system and will include a needs assessment to determine specific LLIN and supply chain systemic needs (tools, training, etc.) to inform development of an overall guide and procedures manual
    • Work with implementing partners, donor agencies, and development partners to support development of LLIN supply chain guide, procedures, capacity building plans and tools.
    • Assist with the identification of strategies to ensure 100% LLIN accountability, including standard operating procedures for warehouse and transport management, planning and tools for spot checks and LLIN reconciliation for each component of LLIN distribution through routine health services
    • Identify gaps in logistics planning or resources for high quality distribution of LLINs Provide technical training and assistance on malaria supply chain management to local counterparts, identifying areas for improvement and capacity building

     

    Deliverables

    • Supply chain plans, tools, capacity building plans as requested
    • Detailed trip report
    • Draft report for the selected districts as determined with supervisor

     

    What are we looking for?

    • At least 3 years of supply chain management experience and international project management required, including strong skills in procurement, compliance, and supply chain management
    • Knowledge of broader health policies and National Malaria Control Programs and the Roll Back Malaria Program desirable.
    • Knowledge of quantification, forecasting, and supply planning required
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
    • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs in challenging environments
    • Good data management skills and experience using inventory tracking systems and
    • information systems
    • Representational skills and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders in a professional matter
    • Experience working with USAID and/or PMI a plus.
    • Fluency in written and spoken French (required). Professional competency in English (a plus).

     

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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