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Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Strengthening

Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Strengthening

Country 
Sierra Leone
City 
Freetown
Type 
Full Time
Business Unit 
Country Programs - Country Teams
Additional Location Description 
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Overview

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. ("CHAI") is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

 

The team in Sierra Leone has been engaged by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector’s recovery after the devastating Ebola crisis. The MoHS is taking this opportunity to plan strategically and ambitiously for the future of the health system and have asked CHAI to support these efforts, with a particular focus on strengthening the supply chain for drugs and medical supplies.

 

The Supply Chain team provides support to the Directorate of Drugs and Medical Supplies and the caretaker environment currently overseeing the Free Healthcare Initiative (FHCI) supply chain. FHCI provides children under 5, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and other target populations with free health services in an effort to address Sierra Leone’s high child and maternal mortality rate. Our team works to ensure that a well-functioning system delivers the right drugs, in the right quantity, at the right time to health facilities so that health workers in turn can deliver the highest quality care to patients. The Senior Analyst will join the team to support the Directorate of Drugs & Medical Supplies (DDMS), the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), and various national health programs to optimize supply chain performance and improve the Sierra Leone’s health logistics capabilities in the long term.

Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical support to DDMS in the development of comprehensive distribution plans including but not limited to:
    • Supporting communications with district health teams, partners, and Ministry of Health stakeholders;
    • Developing and using excel models for distribution planning for drugs and medical supplies as part of the Free Healthcare (FHC) supply chain.
  • Strengthen DDMS' capabilities in management and coordination of key stakeholders in the current caretaker environment - with particular focus on the coordination and monitoring of partners in the management of supply chain activities.
  • Work with key managers within DDMS to maintain records of available stock and increase visibility of stock across DDMS and key stakeholders.
  • Contribute towards CHAI's secretariat role on the Supply Chain Technical Working Group (TWG) by gathering information, providing analyses necessary for decisions, coordinating agendas, and facilitating communication between stakeholders.
  • Support DDMS in the development and use of forecasting models and analyses to improve the quantification of FHC supply chain needs.
  • Support DDMS in monitoring the status of the FHC procurement pipeline to identify, review, and respond to emergent issues and prioritize incoming commodities as necessary.
  • Support DDMS in the improvement of Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) processes and tools including the rollout of an electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS).
  • Assist DDMS in the execution of quantitative and qualitative data collection to improve understanding of supply chain operations and constraints.
  • Perform tasks related to the preparation for and execution of the transition of FHC supply chain ownership towards the National Medical Supplies Agency.
  • Perform other necessary tasks as requested by the Supply Chain Program Manager and Country Director.

Qualifications

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. CHAI hires exceptional individuals who can drive work plans to completion and meet milestones with little daily supervision.

 

The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 2-4 years of work experience.
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to handle multiple work streams simultaneously and work independently
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Fluency in English

The following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Experience working for a management consulting firm
  • Global health / pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries
  • Experience working on procurement and supply chain management (ideally in resource-limited settings)

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