The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is recruiting a senior-level Supply Chain Data Management Advisor (SCDMA) who will be based at the Ministry of Health in the Directorate of Health and Technical Support Services (HTSS) in Lilongwe, Malawi. The role of the SCDMA will be to support and strengthen the capacity of the HTSS in supply chain data management and practices. This contract will be supported for one year with the option of extending for another year.
The Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH) has a five-year Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) for the period 2011-2016. The priorities of the HSSP revolve around the provision of the Essential Health package as part of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS). The broad objective of the HSSP is to raise the level of health status of all Malawians by reducing the incidence of illness and the occurrence of premature deaths in the population. In order to achieve this there needs to be an uninterrupted supply of quality health commodities in adequate quantities.
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is a worldwide program managed by John Snow, Inc. and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project strengthens the supply chains of health and family planning programs in developing countries to ensure the availability of critical health products to customers. The successful candidate will be an employee of JSI supported through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and seconded to the HTSS.
The position will be required to provide training and skills transfer to government counterparts at MOH, Central Medical Stores, and District Health Management Teams involved in supply chain. The SCDMA will work to strengthen the links between the health and logistics information systems in order to ensure timely validation and integration of data. Specific responsibilities include:
- Develop, review, and strengthen support systems and procedures for logistics management information systems at different levels of the supply pipeline.
- Develop strategies to address critical challenges affecting quality and timely availability of essential logistics data and improving the management, processing, and use of key logistics data.
- Mentoring key counterparts in data management.
- Developing interventions to improve logistics reporting rates and data accuracy.
- Support the use of Supply Chain Manager software and National Stock Status Database (NSSD).
- Improving systems and procedures to effectively and routinely update, analyze, and share stock status data and logistics data.
- Improve availability and use of NSSD data and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with MOH partners and stakeholders.
- Support routine data sharing.
- Participate in relevant meetings and technical working groups.
- Development and/or completion of regular assessment, status, and consumption/logistics reports.
Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:
Masters degree (Supply Chain Management, Data Management or related field)
Seven to ten years experience in logistics data management of health commodities.
Track record of experience in developing realistic and practical approaches to improve supply chain management and use of logistics data
Effective written and oral communication in English, including public speaking
Demonstrable analytical and presentation skills of diverse and complex qualitative and quantitative data
Ability to work easily with MS Access, MS Word and MS-Excel and familiarity with database and spread sheet queries, formulae, and graphical presentation of data
Ability to motivate workforce and work effectively in a multicultural workforce.
Willingness to travel in country
Please apply on-line at www.jsi.com
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