CAMRIS 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, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH)/ Commodity Security and Logistics (CSL)
Title: Strategic Procurement Advisor
GS 13 Equivalency
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
This position is located in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH), Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), Commodity Security and Logistics Division (GH/PRH/CSL).
USAID has been the leading bilateral donor for international family planning assistance for more than 50 years. The PRH Office’s Strategic Objective is to advance and support voluntary FP/RH programs worldwide. The Office has three high-level outcomes, to increase the availability of FP services, increase demand for FP services, especially among youth, and to increase domestic financial contribution to FP programs. The work of the CSL Division supports primarily the first and third outcomes. CSL’s mission is to be a world leader to ensure the long-term availability for clients in low- and middle-income countries of a range of high-quality contraceptives and family planning/reproductive (FP/RH) health commodities. The Division achieves its mission by: (1) ensuring FP/RH commodity availability through commodity procurement, logistics support and leveraging a world-class global supply chain; (2) providing technical assistance to support public and private entities to transform national and subnational supply chains to be self-reliant, resilient, and responsive to local contexts and needs; and (3) serving as a thought leader and trusted resource in the global public health supply chain community -- as well as within USAID -- with the ability to move and inspire others to action. The work of the Strategic Procurement Advisor focuses primarily on the first and third of these areas.
The Strategic Procurement Advisor serves as a senior advisor on the Central Contraceptive Procurement (CCP) Team, one of two teams in CSL. The Advisor provides technical leadership and guidance on procurement issues such as strategic sourcing, vendor relations and engagement, global donor coordination, and monitoring contractor performance. The Strategic Procurement Advisor will be expected to advise on complex and precedent-setting issues, develop consensus for ideas and move them forward in an environment where he/she will not have direct supervisory authority. Guidance rather than direction will be appropriate; and the Advisor will be required to collaborate in a positive and productive manner with others within and outside of CSL to further CSL, PRH, and Agency goals.
The Strategic Procurement Advisor will:
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.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
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.