The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is recruiting a senior-level Supply Chain Management Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (SCMMEA) 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 SCMMEA will be to support and strengthen the capacity of the HTSS and to monitor and evaluate management of Malawi’s supply chain. This position 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.
- Provide advice on the revision and implementation of the Pharmaceutical Strategic Plan (PSP), ensuring that PSP performance indicators are in place and regularly used in performance monitoring.
- Develop a monitoring and evaluation (ME) framework with partners and counterparts to monitor progress.
- Working with the Data Management Advisor, regularly assess the performance of the supply chain.
- Develop and strengthen the oversight systems and procedures to improve management and functionality of the supply chain.
- Build the supply chain capacity of the MOH HTSS; particularly in the areas of coordination, forecasting, quantification, national needs assessment, costing, and supervision.
- Design and conduct issues-based workshops to educate the MOH and key supply chain staff in common problems observed.
- Mentor key counterparts to strengthen capacity to use key logistics information for decision making
- Participate in relevant meetings and technical working groups and liaise between implementing arms of the supply chain, MOH programs, donors, and other partners.
- Monitor reforms and policy changes and highlight potential impact of these changes on the supply chain and product availability.
- Regularly report and disseminate information on progress and improvements to the supply chain, supervision reports, stock status reports, quantification and forecasts, etc.
- Complete commissioning of the NSSD System by the end of the first year of the contract.
Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:
Masters degree (Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Pharmaceutical Management or related field)
At least 10 years experience in supply chain management performance assessment, with specific focus on availability of health supplies.
Proven track record in systems performance assessment and ME responsibilities
Ability to set up sound and rigorous systems and procedures for effective management
Skills to develop ME framework with clear performance indicators matched with realistic and practical approaches
Demonstrable record of conducting continuous improvement programs in organizations
Ability to work easily with MS Access, MS Word and MS-Excel and familiarity with database and spread sheet queries, formulae, and graphical presentation data
Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
Ability to motivate workforce and work effectively in a multicultural workforce.
Please apply on-line at www.jsi.com
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