• Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Associate

    Country
    Laos
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Access Programs - 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.

     

    Overview of role

    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Associate to help malaria programs in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam) improve quantification, procurement, and supply chain planning for critical diagnostic and treatment commodities. This position will work with CHAI country teams and government partners as well as suppliers, distributors and regional stakeholders to build models quantifying and outlining national and regional malaria commodity procurement schemes, and identifying, documenting, planning, and assessing malaria commodity supply chain and distribution plans at a national or sub-national level.

     

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • Compile information on registration, quantification, procurement and distribution processes and timelines for malaria diagnostic and treatment commodities, and document key gaps and recommendations through presentations and/or written reports
    • Work closely with CHAI country teams (in South-East Asia) and government partners to integrate available data sources and build models to forecast and quantify need for essential malaria commodities, to ensure adequate procurement of malaria commodities
    • Work closely with government partners, CHAI country teams, and other stakeholders, to assess data gaps that impact regional or national procurement, supply, and distribution systems, and build solutions to resolve the identified problems
    • Draft reports and presentations focusing on national or regional commodity quantification, supply planning, or distribution
    • Other duties as requested by manager

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree required, and 3+ years working in health commodities management, public health, supply chain strategy or management consulting, pharmaceutical market forecasting, or related field(s
    • 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

     

    Advantages

    • 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 Southeast Asia

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