Senior Advisor – Outbound Logistics, Ethiopia

May 17, 2018

Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) is inviting applicants for the Senior Advisor for PFSA – Outbound Logistics vacant position.

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Malaria Supply Chain Technical Advisor, India

May 9, 2018

The Malaria Supply Chain (MSC) Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance to the NVBDCP and the Medical Stores Organisation to strengthen supply chain activities aimed at improving the continuity and stability of the supply of essential malaria commodities to health facilities in India. S/he will provide support to the NVBDCP to strengthen supply chain and logistics support systems for malaria products, addressing issues related to quantification, procurement, transportation, warehousing and inventory management, ordering, distribution and reporting into the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS). S/he will assist in the development and implementation of supply chain policies and procedures, and the application of LMIS and other appropriate tools to improve the efficiency of the supply chain for malaria products. The MSC Technical Advisor shall support malaria commodity monitoring and recordkeeping activities. The MSC Technical Advisor will be supervised by Jhpiego and receive guidance from the NVBCP Director or his designate. S/he will be required to report regularly (at least quarterly) to USAID. Position will be based in New Dehli and an initial one-year contract will be offered.

In India, Jhpiego works across various states – in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and child health, and pre-service nursing and midwifery education. These projects are funded by USAID, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucille Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Merck for Mothers, and others. Globally, Jhpiego leads USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), which supports high-impact health interventions in 26 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) within a generation. In India, MCSP will support the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), and the two active malaria grants from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), through provision of technical assistance for malaria surveillance and reporting. This is expected to enhance national capacity to gather, analyze and act upon information on malaria prevalence and outbreaks, and on the coverage attained by malaria prevention and control activities.

Responsibilities:
– Developing annual work plans detailing the technical support to be provided to the NVBDCP for procurement and supply chain management of malaria commodities
– Assisting the NVBDCP in the development and implementation of the Malaria PSM Plan, ensuring compliance with GFATM requirements
– Working with NVBDCP and other stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive approach for assuring the quality of malaria commodities procured
– Providing technical assistance to the NVBDCP and stakeholders in forecasting and quantification of malaria commodities and assist in discussions to reach consensus with partners on supply planning coordination mechanisms
– Conducting analyses of warehousing and distribution systems for malaria commodities, and present findings and recommendations to the NVBDCP and all stakeholders, with the objective of ensuring that these systems are effective and efficient
– Collaborating with the NVBDCP to develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for inventory management and for tracking malaria commodities throughout the supply chain to ensure the continuous availability of malaria commodities
– Providing support to the NVBDCP in identifying and prioritizing capacity development and training activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of pharmaceutical supply chain staff at all levels
– Conducting short-term capacity building activities for supply chain management staff malaria commodity procurement and supply management; developing related training materials
– Assisting the NVBDCP to develop and implement appropriate supervision programs to strengthen supply chain practices and personnel performance at different levels of the health system
– Working closely with NVBDCP staff and all stakeholders for the development and implementation of a malaria supply chain monitoring and evaluation framework
– Supporting efforts to strengthen the functionality of LMIS, including contributions to the development of training modules, reporting and recording formats for each level of health care delivery
– Participation in monitoring and supervision of field activities
– Performing other duties as assigned by the NVBDCP Director

Required Qualifications:
– Graduate degree in Public Health, Logistics Management, Materials Management, Pharmacy, Medicine or other appropriate related field
– 3+ years’ experience in implementing and strengthening supply chain systems, including procurement management, warehousing, distribution and logistics management information systems in developing countries
– Malaria commodities experience preferred
– Strong working knowledge and ability to apply supply chain performance indicators
– Experience working with ministries of health and supply chain organizations in malaria program implementation, with a focus on data collection, analysis, and presentation to stakeholders
– Experience in developing training materials and conducting training
– Current working knowledge of the Global Fund, including relevant technical and managerial processes relating to grant management and performance
– Familiarity with NVBDCP is desirable
– Strong organizational and communication skills, with ability to work in a team-oriented environment – – Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
– Knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting
– Excellent presentational skills with written and oral proficiency in English
– Willingness and ability to travel within India or abroad as and when needed

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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National Field Investigators

May 8, 2018

GaneshAID is looking for National Field Investigators who are based in India, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam with international public health experience to participate in a business feasibility study of establishing a Regional Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence in health & immunization commodity supply chains.

Working context:

GaneshAID is a nonprofit consultancy firm that serves the public health sector and specializes in preventing and controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases in Asia and Africa. We combine creativity and expertise to design transformative solutions that are tailored to our clients’ needs.

GaneshAID is an international company that has operated primarily out of Hanoi, Vietnam since 2013.

In the framework of GaneshAID’s collaboration with Gavi, a BFS is being conducted from January to July 2018. The general objective of the BFS is to assess the success factors and critical barriers facing prospective locations for a Regional Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence (RACE) for health and immunization commodity supply chains in Gavi-eligible countries in the Asia Pacific Region. It will be conducted during the business development phase of the RACE, in anticipation of the development of a formal business plan or “road map” of the Regional Centre of Excellence once the location is identified. Key insights will be used to support the decision-making process for the selection of a location and host based on a cost benefit analysis of the RACE’s viability. The feasibility study will generate key information, evidence-based recommendations, and an indication of limitations in order to assist decision-makers (Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, governments) in determining if the RACE business concept is viable in the locations selected. The BFS will be implemented in close coordination with governments as well as regional and country offices of UNICEF and WHO. GaneshAID will design, implement, and monitor the business feasibility study in close collaboration with the Gavi Secretariat, as well as WHO and UNICEF partners at the global level.

Function:
The National Field Investigator works as a local focal point for the country team, to support the Project Coordinator and Team Leader (CTL) in ensuring the effective and smooth data collection activities of the BFS, and in-country mission in the targeted countries. The National Field Investigator operates under the supervision of the coordination team and in close collaboration with the respective UNICEF/WHO country offices.

Consultant’s responsibilities:
In accordance with the BFS protocol and data collection tools,
– Adapt the existing protocol and data collection tools to the context of the targeted country for validation of the Project Coordinator and Team Leader
– Conduct country stakeholders mapping
– Liaise on a regular basis with the Project Coordinator and Team Leader and provide regular updates on progress
– Contact respondents to arrange interviews and observation visits to collect relevant data
– Conduct interviews and visits of potential hosts for the RACE management
– Transcribe interviews in English and share results with the Project Coordinator and Team Leader in a timely manner
– Facilitate national stakeholders workshops and write reports to be shared with the Project Coordinator and Team Leader
– Support in-country missions of GaneshAID senior experts to validate and complete the data collection exercise.

Duration/Timeframe:
10 days from 7th May, 2018 to 15th June, 2018

Reporting line:
The consultant will report to Project Coordinator and Team Leader while closely working with team members of the project.

Work place:
Each investigator is based in the targeted country: India, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Profile
Required Qualifications:
– MSc in Public Health, Public Health Supply Chains or International Health
– Good understanding / knowledge of the organization of in-country health systems and administration
– Excellent skills in team management and ability to work independently under remote supervision
– Excellent competency in research, data collection and report writing.

Required Experience:
– At least 5 years of experience in the field of public health in an international environment.
– Experience with feasibility studies, research assistance, data collection & analysis.
– Experience in working with Ministries of Health (both decision and operational levels).
– Experience in working with UNICEF – WHO, other international organizations and development partners
– Experience working in areas of vaccines and immunization (optional).
– Experience working in public health supply chain and capacity building and training (optional)

Conditions of employment:
The consultant fee is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed CV in English to Ms. Camille Estevenin
at project@ganeshaid.com before 15th May, 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please refrain from placing calls after submitting the application.

Logistics Manager Procurement Health, DR Congo

May 4, 2018

Job Title: LOGISTICS MANAGER PROCUREMENT HEALTH, DR CONGO
Job Location: KINSHASA, DRC
Job Description: For the Cordaid Country office in DR Congo, Kinshasa, Cordaid is looking for a Logistics Manager Procurement Health

Introduction:
Since 1970 Cordaid Democratic Republic of Congo provides support to local partners in particular, specialized organizations in the Health sector such as the Offices of Medical Labor (BDOM) and Caritas, the specialized programs of the Ministry of Health and the various directorates managed by the Ministry of Health. Nowadays, Cordaid finances the projects of more than twenty local partners distributed in the 26 provinces of the DRC.

In July 2012, Cordaid has been selected by Global Fund to Fight Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis as Principal Recipient (PR) for the medical and community components of the HIV project in 13 provinces namely: Tshopo, Nord Kivu, Tshuapa, Bas Uele, Mongala, Sud Ubangi, Equateur, Haut Uele, Ituri, Nord Ubangi, Maniema, Sud Kivu and the Centre of Kinshasa. During the first phase, Cordaid has supported 110 health zones. In June 2015, Cordaid has been renewed as PR in the same provinces for the HIV and TB component in support of 150 health zones.

Since the 1st of January 2018, Cordaid has become the Main Recipient for the HIV and TB component for all of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cordaid currently operates in 24 provinces and 448 health zones (354 HIV zones and 340 TB zones). One of the project’s expectations is to address the logistical and managerial challenges related to supply chain management of medical and non-medical inputs, in terms of national and international procurement, security, insurance quality of medicines and medical products, management and data analysis, throughout the acquisition and distribution circuit.

General objective of the posting:
Establish and maintain an efficient supply chain, quality assurance and information system on inventory status and input consumption, from ordering to distribution of medical and non-medical products.

Position and responsibilities:
The Logistics Manager Procurement Health is responsible for establishing an effective procurement system for medicines and medical equipment needed to provide quality services against HIV and TB at the level of the provinces, health zones and facilities targeted by Cordaid in the project of GF.
He/she should ensure compliance with Cordaid’s standard policies, best practices in managing medicines and medical products, and the promptness and completeness of information on their distribution and use by health facilities.Its role will be to provide leadership, technical support and capacity building for procurement staff in collaboration with all stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health (MoH), the National AIDS Program (NAP), the National Tuberculosis Control Program (PNLT), the National Drug Supply Program (PNAM), the Regional Distribution Centres (CDR), the Health Zones and the Global Fund’s portfolio for the DRC.

Under the supervision of the HIV-TB Project Coordinator, the Procurement Coordinator will perform the following tasks:
– Prepare and follow international bidding, procurement and insurance documents for the procurement of medicines, medical equipment and products, and services;
– Identify bottlenecks along the supply chain and propose appropriate, realistic solutions that can be implemented quickly;
– Identify the capacity building needs of Procurement staff, National Programs and distribution sites in terms of logistics, inventory management and quality assurance;
– Mobilize the necessary technical support in logistics, inventory management and quality assurance according to identified needs;
– Distribute and monitor the use of the Manual Procurement Procedures at all levels of the supply chain in accordance with agreements reached between Cordaid and FM within the project;
– Compile the entries of the data provided by health zones on inventory management and produce monthly reports with relevant recommendations for Cordaid and all partners;
– Produce regular analysis of medical input consumption data and report, on a semi-annual basis, on the rational use of inputs against national prescribing patterns for HIV and TB;
– Conduct field missions for formative supervision and monitoring of early warning indicators of stock-outs at health facilities;
– Participate in the development, review, implementation and monitoring of Cordaid security measures in the country, at the request of the Country Director;
– Monitor the security context and any deterioration in what could affect logistical operations and availability of inputs from beneficiaries, provide guidance to teams or partner sites as required in close coordination with the HIV-TB Project Coordinator, Program Director and Country Director
– Participate in the selection, proper installation, use and maintenance of equipment through the following technical disciplines: information technology, communications, mechanics, energy and electricity.

Qualifications:
– Advanced university degree in pharmacy or logistics management including funding from major donors (FM, EU, USAID, etc.);
– Experience of at least 10 years in international procurement and logistics management;
– The ability to produce complex PivotTables and the use of advanced features in Excel; Ability to validate layout compliance for report writing;
– Able to build on strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures;
– Experience in a flexible approach to management and prioritization in a high workload and multiple and complex tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines;
– An understanding of and the commitment to Cordaid’s missions and values;
– Team player, able to work under stress, have an entrepreneurial spirit, result-oriented;
– Fluent in French and English, oral and written;
– Knowledge of the complex context of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its health sector is an asset.

Specifics of station:
The Logistics Manager will be based at Kinshasa.

Contract information:
The contract period is for 12 months starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply:
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references.

Please note that we accept applications through this website only.

Director of Supply Chain Saint Boniface Hospital- Haiti

April 26, 2018

Director of Supply Chain Saint Boniface Hospital- Haiti

Location: Haiti
The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (SBHF) https://www.haitihealth.org/ is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. We aim to be a model for what is possible in providing high-quality, accessible healthcare in resource-poor places around the world. We are committed to building a comprehensive, efficient, and resilient health system that is Haitian-lead and Haitian-operated, providing opportunities for Haitian healthcare professionals to use and develop their skills and talents to the betterment of entire communities.
SBHF employs 300 staff in southern Haiti and sees over 100,000 patients per year. SBHF is growing rapidly and has doubled its revenues and patient population in the past few years. Building on over thirty years of award-winning service in Haiti, we are now looking for a financial leader to drive the foundation’s $10 million budget into a new period of growth and opportunities.

The Director will plan, manage, and provide technical and operational oversight of all supply chain activities — including procurement, logistics, transportation, customs clearance and warehousing – to ensure effective and efficient delivery of medications and supplies to our health programs in Southern Haiti. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to anticipate and manage supply chain needs and challenges, and introduce improvement solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, cost-effectiveness and accountability.
Job Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with direct reports and programming leads to strengthen the pipeline and supply chain management plan. Manage the determination of procurement and logistics service requirements, desired specifications and delivery schedules, and how sourcing strategies are defined, ensuring proper coordination and communication.
• Ensure accountability and transparency of all supply chain operations in compliance with donor regulations, and international and local standards and requirements.
• Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high quality programming.
• Lead design and implementation of a strategic sourcing and procurement process to identify, assess, select and contract suppliers that will deliver the maximum value for money to the organization. In close coordination with the procurement team oversee relationships with key suppliers and assess supplier performance.
• Manage logistical infrastructure, storage facilities and transportation resources. Oversee application of systems and procedures for inventory and commodity transportation, warehousing, and distribution, as well as for vehicle management to ensure proper handling and safeguarding of assets. Ensure related safety and security protocols are implemented.
• Work with leadership team to identify an effective inventory and forecasting software system
• Oversee inventory control and the management of comprehensive goods tracking and record keeping systems throughout the whole supply chain cycle, from time of request until time of delivery. Ensure timely preparation and submission of various reports.
• Create and maintain the proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to small deficiencies. Provide capacity strengthening guidance, which includes cross-departmental learning.
• Serve as the primary representative hospital in relevant commodity related meetings.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or other relevant degree required. Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, other relevant Master’s strongly, or equivalent experience strongly preferred. Professional certification(s) in supply chain a plus.
• Minimum of 5 year’s work experience in supply chain/logistics/procurement management with progressive responsibilities, preferably with relief supply chain management.
• Knowledge of and experience with various public donors’ regulations. Understanding of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), WHO regulations and Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles (GACAP).
• Knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and common customs regulations.
• Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
• Manage medical supplies and related expenses in order to meet budget and financial goals
• Work with finance to produce reliable inputs for financial reporting systems as well as in the assistance of physical inventories and improvement of internal controls

Required/Desired Foreign Language
• Excellent writing and communication skills in English and French (and/or Haitian Creole)

Please send resumes to Robin Joyner rjoyner@bowdoingroup.com

Junior Procurement and Supply Management Expert, Health – Somalia

April 25, 2018

Job Title: Junior Procurement and Supply Management Expert, Health
Department/Location: Global Health
Reports To: Team Leader
Type: Temporary
Classification: Consultant

Overview:
IBTCI is seeking a Junior Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Expert for health products for a potential award to provide Local Fund Agent (LFA) services in Somalia, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). The purpose of this LFA will be to verify selected activities funded by the GFATM grants, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, and to provide the Global Fund Community Team with specific in-country data and assurance services. The services are expected to include data quality reviews, distribution spot checks, ad-hoc procurement and supply management reviews, assessments of District Health Information System (DHIS2), assessments of retention of clients on ART, and assessments of HIV program data management tools.

The LFA activities are expected to occur during the last six months of 2018 with the option to be extended.

Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Tasks could include, but not be limited to:
– Conduct reviews of procurement, supply management, and reporting;
– Assess implementation of malaria vector control intervention (LLIN) distribution, and make appropriate recommendations;
– Assess DHIS2 implementation, governance, and linkages with surveillance systems, and assess hospital data recording/coding systems, and make appropriate recommendations;
– Provide other technical and contextual guidance and support, as required.
– This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
– This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product. While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
– At least 7 years of relevant experience in managing or advising on the procurement, supply, and use of health products, particularly in developing countries, including regulations and tendering processes;
– Experience in supply chain/logistics management systems;
– Citizen or resident of Somalia;
– Good working knowledge of Somali or other local language(s);
– Good written and spoken English; and
– Good writing and analytical skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Professional training in procurement and supply management (PSM) of health products, logistics, and/or public health.
– Experience/expertise in assessing policies, systems and structures in the public and/or private health sector relevant for managing effective and efficient access to pharmaceuticals and other health products, particularly for AIDS, TB and malaria;
– Experience/expertise in quantification and forecasting of health product needs in public health programs;
– Strong understanding of AIDS, TB, and malaria market dynamics and existing global supply challenges as well as international health products procurement and supply management practices, applicable national and international laws and recognized standards; and
– Knowledge of and access to Central-South, Somaliland, and/or Puntland regions.

Education: Graduate degree in public health, pharmacy, medicine, or another related discipline.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Travel: Travel may be required for various activities. Candidates based in South-Central, Somaliland, or Puntland would be an asset.

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Procurement and Supply Management Expert, Health – Somalia

Job Title: Procurement and Supply Management Expert, Health
Department/Location: Global Health
Reports To: Team Leader
Type: Temporary
Classification: Consultant

Overview:
IBTCI is seeking a Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Expert for health products for a potential award to provide Local Fund Agent (LFA) services in Somalia, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). The purpose of this LFA will be to verify selected activities funded by the GFATM grants, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, and to provide the Global Fund Community Team with specific in-country data and assurance services. The services are expected to include data quality reviews, distribution spot checks, ad-hoc procurement and supply management reviews, assessments of District Health Information System (DHIS2), assessments of retention of clients on ART, and assessments of HIV program data management tools.

The LFA activities are expected to occur during the last six months of 2018 with the option to be extended.

Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Tasks could include, but not be limited to:
– Design and conduct reviews of procurement, supply management, and reporting;
– Assess implementation of malaria vector control intervention (LLIN) distribution, and make appropriate recommendations;
– Assess DHIS2 implementation, governance, and linkages with surveillance systems, and assess hospital data recording/coding systems, and make appropriate recommendations;
– Provide technical guidance and support in other areas of his/her expertise, as required.

This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients. This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product. While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:

– At least 7 years of relevant experience in managing or advising on the procurement, supply, and use of health products, particularly in developing countries;
– Experience/expertise in assessing policies, systems and structures in the public and/or private health sector relevant for managing effective and efficient access to pharmaceuticals and other health products, particularly for AIDS, TB and malaria;
– Experience/expertise in the procurement of health products including regulations and tendering process;
– Experience/expertise in supply chain/logistics management systems;
– Experience in quantification and forecasting of health product needs in public health programs;
– Good understanding of AIDS, TB, and/or malaria market dynamics and existing global supply challenges as well as international health products procurement and supply management practices, applicable national and international laws and recognized standards;
– Good writing and analytical skills; and Good written and spoken English.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Professional training in procurement and supply management (PSM) of health products, logistics, and/or public health.
– Prior experience working in Somalia or similar context(s).
– Good working knowledge of Somali or other local language(s) would be an asset.

Education: Graduate degree in public health, pharmacy, medicine, or another related discipline.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position will have little or no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel is expected for various activities. Candidates must be comfortable working in challenging environments. Regionally-based candidates would also be an asset.

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Senior Manager – Supply Chains, Sub-Saharan Africa

Job Title: Senior Manager, Supply Chains
Job Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Job Description: ABOUT VILLAGEREACH
VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.

DESCRIPTION
Summary
VillageReach seeks a veteran public health professional with extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa to serve as a Technical Expert on a number of programs within VillageReach’s portfolio. The Senior Manager- Supply Chain will serve as a senior advisor and lead on a variety of VillageReach’s programs with a supply chain focus, working with VillageReach staff in multiple country offices, as well as with global, regional and country partners and donors. Preference will be given to applicants who live and are qualified to work in one of the following locations: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, or Tanzania. This position reports to the Director, Health Systems.
Description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
• Provide technical expertise as an advisor to VillageReach programs with a focus on supply chain assessment, solution design and deployment particularly in the areas of transportation & warehousing logistics, inventory planning & management and supply chain performance management;
• Identify private sector players particularly in logistics and mobile communications whose involvement could increase the sustainability of VillageReach programs;
• Lead strategic and tactical analysis of program and research opportunities and work closely with leadership to identify, develop, and pursue new supply chain program opportunities for VillageReach;
• Cultivate VillageReach’s relationships with external organizations to influence their approach to logistics and health systems strengthening, as well as to build new engagements for VillageReach;
• Contribute to the ongoing refinement and dissemination of VillageReach’s work including cultivating a sophisticated understanding of the key stakeholders in the countries VillageReach operates in and staying up to date about significant initiatives in the space;
• Mentor and manage less experienced/junior employees with the goal of developing their skills, experience, and ability to contribute to VillageReach supply chain work;

Competencies:
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees.
• Interpersonal Skills: Conduct oneself with sensitivity, awareness and respect when working with diverse groups of people, including VillageReach staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners.
• Dependability: Act at all times as a reliable and effective team player, volunteering to help without being asked.
• Initiative and Results: Proactively enhance the quality of programs, outputs, workplace environment and relationships.
• Representation: Represent VillageReach and its programs by demonstrating a personal commitment to the mission and values of VillageReach and a sound knowledge of the organization, its principles and its programs
• Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate leadership by being a positive example to others, a positive force programmatically and organizationally; foster a culture of innovation.
• Commitment to Learning and Growth: Demonstrate commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles to organizational effectiveness.
• Consistency: Demonstrate consistent and productive attendance and work record.
• Compliance: Follow VillageReach policies and procedures.
REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position may directly supervise up to 5 employees. If relevant, the successful individual will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education & Experience:
• A graduate degree in supply chain management, public health, international development, business, or related field.
• A minimum of 15 years of experience working in global health or international development. Experience in public health supply chains required,
• Expertise in last mile health infrastructure challenges (e.g. of rural communities in an African context).
• Knowledge of various global and national actors and systems used to finance, procure, and deliver vaccines, essential medicines, diagnostics, and other health commodities.
• Experience working at or with multilateral organizations such as Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, World Bank as well as bilateral aid organizations.
• Strong communication and cross-cultural management skills with experience working with high-level political officials. Open mindedness to accommodate the non-traditional mix of disciplines within VillageReach and interpersonal skills to work effectively in partnership with others in the organization and externally.
• Ability to collect and analyze data quickly and efficiently. Ability and confidence to identify and recommend creative solutions to a diverse group of stakeholders. Identifies both opportunities and needs for change. Ability to identify issues or problems and provide a respective solution that is feasible and acceptable to the local context. Explores and shares innovative best practices with others.
• Energy, intelligence, diplomacy, sound practical judgment and the ability to work independently without supervision.
Other Qualifications:
• Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
• Passion for the mission of VillageReach, including strong commitment to global health, and a belief in the role of private sector solutions to public health systems.
• Must be qualified to work in one of the following locations: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, or Tanzania.
• Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income contexts.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
• Ability to travel internationally, up to 50% of the time.

Environment and Physical Demands
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
APPLICATION INFORMATION:
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until hired. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter [plus any other desired materials] to our online portal: https://villagereach-international-postings.workable.com/j/FEEB910AAF

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.

Senior Technical Manager, Seattle

April 23, 2018

Job Title: Senior Technical Manager
Job Location: Seattle, WA
Job Description: ABOUT VILLAGEREACH
VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.

DESCRIPTION
Summary
Lead a team developing great software to support public health systems in low-income countries that ultimately saves lives. This position will manage software development activities for OpenLMIS, an enterprise application automating supply chain operations in low-income countries. It is an example of open source solutions that improve supply chain operations and enable robust data collection and reporting in the most challenging of environments.
Description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
• Lead a team of Software Development Engineers and outsourced development partners;
• Conduct and improve software development processes including estimation, agile development, performing code reviews, continuous integration, testing, etc.;
• Lead agile development processes to deliver high-quality testable software;
• Collaborate with partner software development organizations;
• Design, develop, test, and document enterprise class software that works in low infrastructure environments;
• Participate along with the Architect and Product Manager in decisions about features, priorities, technical approaches, and user interface design,
• Contribute to and help lead Open Source communities;
• Recommend changes in features, design, development process and system standards; and
• Maintain a familiarity with the needs of end users

Competencies:
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
• Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
• Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
• Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
• Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
• Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making

REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position directly supervises up to 3 employees and manages relationships with outsourced development partners. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field;
• 5+ years professional experience writing high-quality software;
• Experience successfully leading a development team;
• Experience with Object Oriented Design (abstraction, interfaces, DRY, domain modeling, coupling);
• Experience working in global health or development, especially sub-Saharan Africa;
• Familiarity with data visualization, analytics, and/or reporting engines (Tableau, JasperSoft, Crystal Reports, R);
• Familiarity with devops such as Linux server administration, deploying to the cloud (AWS, Heroku, Docker, Chef) and scripting (Python, sh, Perl);
• Familiarity with IDEs (e.g., Netbeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ).
Other Qualifications:
• Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
• Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills;
• Expert in at least one modern OO language: Java, C#, Ruby, etc…
• Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis;
• Knowledge of relational databases and SQL (e.g., PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL);
• Fluent in web application design: asynchronous client/server, web-services, RESTful interfaces;
• Fluency in spoken and written English required; this position does require creating written documentation;
• Ability to travel 25% of the time.

Environment and Physical Demands
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

LOCATION:
This position will be located in one of VillageReach offices: Seattle, Malawi, Mozambique or DRC.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 4, 2018 at 4pm PST. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: https://villagereach.workable.com/j/CE5E8B5053

Program Manager – Sample Transportation, Mozambique

April 17, 2018

Job Title: Program Manager, Sample Transportation
Job Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Job Description: ABOUT VILLAGEREACH
VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.

DESCRIPTION
Summary
VillageReach invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Program Manager, Sample Transportation. The position is based in Maputo, Mozambique and reports to the Country Director. The Program Manager will oversee all aspects of VillageReach Mozambique’s laboratory sample transportation portfolio, including innovative projects using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transport laboratory samples, and projects using mobile technology to streamline road-based laboratory sample transportation requests. The successful candidate will be an individual with demonstrated experience in applying new technologies to solve public health problems, collaborating with government and private sector partners, and paired with strong project management and communication skills.
Description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
• The Program Manager will manage the laboratory sample transportation portfolio which includes UAV projects (80%) and ride-sharing ground transportation projects (20%).
• Lead overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and management of the performance of the projects.
• Lead technical implementation of innovative sample transportation solutions, including managing partners and sub-contractors, designing solutions, and ensuring high-quality implementation.
• Ensure project objectives are met, with a focus on driving evidence-based decision making throughout program implementation.
• Manage relationships with Ministry officials, Civil Aviation Authority, and Provincial and local government authorities.
• Manage ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities, including both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
• Manage multiple projects at a time and adhere to strict deadlines.
• Support all aspects of in-country research study efforts.
• Provide ongoing communication with donors, in English.
• Work with communications team in preparing monthly blog postings.
• Work with community-level organizations to support program implementation in the field.
• Primary liaison with technology providers, including software developers and UAV manufacturers.
• Represent projects through development of PowerPoint presentations or other collateral for oral presentations, as needed, with strong attention to formatting, consistency, and graphic layout;

Competencies:
The following competencies reflect both what is expected of all VillageReach employees and of an individual in this specific role.
• Interpersonal Skills: Conduct oneself with sensitivity, awareness and respect when working with diverse groups of people, including VillageReach staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners.
• Dependability: Act at all times as a reliable and effective team player, volunteering to help without being asked.
• Initiative and Results: Proactively enhance the quality of programs, outputs, workplace environment and relationships.
• Representation: Represent VillageReach and its programs by demonstrating a personal commitment to the mission and values of VillageReach and a sound knowledge of the organization, its principles and its programs
• Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate leadership by being a positive example to others, a positive force programmatically and organizationally; foster a culture of innovation.
• Commitment to Learning and Growth: Demonstrate commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles to organizational effectiveness.
• Consistency: Demonstrate consistent and productive attendance and work record.
• Compliance: Follow VillageReach policies and procedures.
• Writing and analytical skills: Superb writing skills and the ability to assemble, distill and analyze all necessary information for proposal writing, reporting, and presentations.
• Problem solving, creative thinking, and analytical skills: Ability to collect and analyze information quickly and efficiently to identify issues and provide solutions that are feasible and appropriate to the local context. Confidence to share innovative best practices and opportunities for change with a diverse group of peers. Foresee needs and develop solutions accordingly.
• Personal qualities: Energy, intelligence, diplomacy, sound practical judgment and the ability to work independently without supervision. Resilience and flexibility in responding to setbacks and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position directly supervises up to 2 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education & Experience:
• A Master’s degree in public health or related degree with at least seven (7) years of relevant experience;
• Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing programs;
• At least 5 years project management experience;
• At least 2 years experience working with technology-based public health programs;
• Demonstrated experience liaising at a senior level, participating or advising in high level meetings and discussions with MISAU;
• Demonstrated ability in monitoring similar programs, interpreting and utilizing national and provincial level data;
• Experience working in collaboration with private sector partners in the area of laboratory, transport, technology, and data;
• Demonstrated capacity to support, mentor and supervise staff;
• A track record of measurable success, managing high-paced and challenging programs;
• Demonstrated strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills;
• Demonstrated capacity to liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders in Government and other organizations
• Demonstrated ability in both technical and operational program leadership.

Other Qualifications:
• Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
• Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
• Fluency in Portuguese and English; strong oral and written communication skills required.
• Comfort in tech desired
• Some experience with laboratory systems preferred
• Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks, problem-solve, and work under pressure.

Environment and Physical Demands
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume (in English) and a cover letter to our online portal: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.