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Supply Chain Advisor (OHA/SCH)

Supply Chain Advisor (OHA/SCH)

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-VA-Arlington
Category 
GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

                             

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

 

United States Agency for International Development/ Bureau for Global Health/ Office of HIV/AIDS/Supply Chain for Health
Division (GH/OHA/SCH)

Title : Supply Chain Advisor

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

 

BACKGROUND

The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH), is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. GH/OHA has overarching responsibility for the full range of USAID's HIV/AIDS programs and serves as the Agency's lead office for implementing the interagency President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). GH/OHA's primary functions are to provide strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs, and to effectively manage Headquarters programs devoted to controlling the AIDS epidemic.

OHA’s Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:

  • Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
  • Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
  • Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
  • Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
  • Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs.
  • Managing the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund.
  • Maintaining the Agency Anti-retroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists.
  • Administering the “restricted commodities” approval of pharmaceuticals and “clearance” authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.

Responsibilities

The Supply Chain Advisor position is located in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Branch within the Division, and plays a critical role on the SCH Team, helping to ensure that the US Government’s millions of dollars invested in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. SCH leadership looks to the Supply Chain Advisor to quickly begin adding value in the following roles and responsibilities:

 

  • Serve as the primary subject matter expert in SCH, providing advice on supply chain issues on quantification and forecasting of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) and other essential medicines.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in SCH for other supply chain management issues.
  • Provide support in managing the PEPFAR’s Commodity Fund/Condom Fund.
  • Serve as a member of the Country Support Team in SCH, backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues.
  • Provide supply chain technical advice and management support to in-country teams.
  • Review and monitor country procurement plans to ensure robust supply chain strategies and technical assistance.
  • Conduct supply chain market intelligence and analysis to provide support to Missions on HIV-related commodity supply chain procurement and supply chain strategies.
  • Support the management of specific projects and activities as assigned, by providing technical guidance and supporting budget reviews and program development.
  • Participate in internal technical and advisory groups.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with and, as appropriate, make presentations on OHA/SCH technical matters to senior staff at relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.
  • Liaise with other donors to coordinate global supply planning, including Global Fund and UNFPA.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in providing technical assistance to HIV/AIDS global health programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of PEPFAR country programs, and in-country experience.
  • Experience in global health commodity supply chain management, especially forecasting and quantification.
  • A strong understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs and PEPFAR policies and their applications to specific country contexts.
  • Knowledge of the technical issues that arise in global health commodity procurement.
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, program or activity management and implementation within a developing country or resource-poor context.
  • Demonstrated experience in global health activity planning, management and implementation.
  • High level of judgment, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to recognize areas of weakness with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work within diverse teams.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally, to and in developing countries, approximately 20%.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance which US citizenship required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None are required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

 

Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com

 

Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.