Track and Trace Manager – Chemonics

Chemonics seeks a track and trace manager to join the ongoing Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Botswana. 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. GHSC-PSM aims to build the government’s capacity to manage the distribution of essential medicine and supplies, particularly antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. The track and trace manager will work within the Central Medical Stores (CMS), currently operated by the third-party vendor Botswana Courier and Logistics, to coordinate the picking, packing, and distribution of appropriate quantities of medicine, especially Dolutegravir (DTG) and other antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. The U.S. government wants to ensure DTG and other medicine reach those in need of them. GHSC-PSM is engaging 10 to 20 site monitors who will help service delivery point (SDP) facilities, where individuals receive their medicine, order the proper quantities of medicine. The track and trace manager will supervise the site monitors. PSM is assisting the Ministry of Health and Wellness with developing an electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS) to track and trace the movement of commodities from CMS to the SDPs. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with district pharmacists to oversee the implementation of the eLMIS
  • Work with the software vendor to ensure that CMS can meet the software’s requirements and implement the system as required
  • Monitor incoming shipments of medicine and inventory levels, focusing on DTG stocks
  • Work with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to develop performance metrics
  • Monitor the process of picking, packing, and distributing commodity orders, especially DTG
  • Supervise the PSM site monitors and coordinate with Peace Corps volunteers and community-level institutional partners through site visits to ensure that reports and requests for re-supply forms are complete, correct, and submitted punctually to the Logistics Management Unit
  • Work with the LMU manager to add data from the LMU’s supply chain manager software and the CMS electronic requisition platform system to the track and trace eLMIS
Qualifications:
  • Masters’ degree in public health, supply chains, or computer science
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management and at least five years of experience implementing eLMIS projects, including overseeing budgets
  • Ability to contribute to capacity building efforts and work with colleagues in diverse cultures
  • Ability to travel throughout Botswana regularly
  • Experience in software development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility
  • Fluency in English required
Application Instructions:

Send a CV and a brief cover letter in English as attachments via email to PSMBotswanaRecruit@chemonics.com, and include “Track and Trace Manager” in the subject line. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.