• Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Associate

    Panama City
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.


    CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.


    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Associate to help malaria programs in Mesoamerica and Hispaniola strengthen supply chain of critical vector control, diagnostic, and treatment commodities. This position will work with government partners and CHAI country teams as well as suppliers, distributors and regional stakeholders to identify, document and address pressing issues within registration, quantification, procurement and distribution of malaria commodities. The position, based out of Panama, will primarily focus on Panama but include issues in other countries (Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti) if need arises.


    The successful candidate will need to have outstanding analytical and communication skills, as well as be highly skilled at problem-solving, troubleshooting, and relationship building. She/he must have a deep personal commitment to producing results and working independently without daily supervision. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.


    • Compiling information on registration, quantification, procurement and distribution processes and timelines for vector control, diagnostic, and treatment commodities, including insecticides, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), larvicides, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), and antimalarial medicines, and documenting key gaps and recommendations through presentations and/or written reports
    • Working closely with CHAI country teams and government partners to prioritize supply chain gaps, and implement targeted solutions accordingly. Specific initial focus areas will include:
      • Working closely with Panama CHAI country team and government partners to improve tracking of rapid diagnostic tests in Panama through development and implementation of tracking tools and corresponding data visualization dashboards
    • Assisting country programs in Panama, Honduras and Guatemala with the timely registration and licensing of WHO-recommended vector control commodities
    • Performing other duties as requested


    • Fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in Spanish and English
    • Bachelor’s degree required, and 3+ years working in health commodities management, public health, business, management consulting, finance or related field
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment
    • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
    • Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in a fast-paced work environment, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
    • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
    • Ability to travel up to 50% as needed
    • Experience and willingness to work in high-risk, developing settings



    • Graduate degree in supply chain or logistics
    • Experience working with logistics management (eLMIS) and/or health information (DHIS2) systems
    • Experience working with data visualization applications
    • Experience with market demand forecasting
    • Experience in management consulting
    • Knowledge of major global infectious disease problems
    • Experience working with governments and institutions from Latin America


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