Technical Director – Chemonic – NGO Job

Chemonics seeks a technical director to join the ongoing Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Myanmar. The GHSC-PSM project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The technical director is responsible for providing specific technical support to Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sport (MOHS) in forecasting and supply planning (FASP), monitoring and evaluation (M&E), human resource capacity development (HRCD), procurement, and governance. The director is also accountable for the quality of the aforementioned field-based technical activities and the delivery of all related technical work products to relevant stakeholders, including USAID, MOHS, and others. Additionally, the director will supervise the activities of the project’s other technical staff (currently, the technical team consists of approximately five staff, including the technical director). We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow USAID’s regulations and Chemonics’ policies and quality management best practices
  • Collaborate with the project’s other staff, especially the director of the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) Team to facilitate data quality and information exchange
  • Oversee specific technical activities of the project and supervise the activities of other technical staff on the team
  • Direct and support short-term technical assistance providers
  • Oversee the development and submission of an approved M&E plan
  • Support efforts to operationalize the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Unit within MOHS
  • Lead the development and final submission of appropriate monthly, quarterly, and other ad hoc technical and progress reports
  • Technically assist MOHS with improving the HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis supply chains
  • Supervise procurement and customs clearance at the port of entry for all commodities
  • Under the leadership of the government of Myanmar, facilitate annual quantification exercises for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis commodities and transfer knowledge to local government counterparts and Global Fund principal and sub-recipients
  • Collaborate with headquarters to determine appropriate methodologies and FASP tools for managing HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis commodities
  • Produce FASP reports for the annual quantification and quarterly updates
  • Facilitate the agreement of key programmatic assumptions with National Health Programs and the other key stakeholders
  • Review clinical and consumption data to hone programmatic activities and inform supply needs
  • Ensure the production of forecasts for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis health commodities
  • Facilitate the calculation of order requirements based on in-country stock status, program capacity, and available funding
  • Identify order requirements and adjust order quantities based on the in-country stock status, program capacity, and funding availability
  • Assume any additional responsibilities that the country director or the country director’s designee assigns

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in health systems, public policy, or a related field required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in FASP or supply chain management systems; USAID experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects daily with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff and contractors
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and keen attention to detail
  • Experience developing guidelines on procurement, quantification, and warehousing
  • Experience conducting training on all aspects of health commodity supply chains
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country or low-resource contexts
  • Experience building effective relationships with cooperating partners and stakeholders, especially government counterparts, at the national and regional levels
  • Experience successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality and punctuality of their products
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in cross-cultural environments
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English and Burmese required

HOW TO APPLY:

Send electronic submissions, including your CV and cover letter as attachments, with the position title, “PSM Myanmar Technical Director,” in the subject line to GHSC-PSMMyanmar-Technicaldirector-recruit@chemonics.com by September 22, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.​

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