Senior Manager – Supply Chains, Sub-Saharan Africa

April 25, 2018

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.

Control Tower Data Analyst, Washington DC

April 16, 2018

Control Tower Data Analyst

The Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project is one component of USAID’s larger Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) program. The GHSC-PSM project is the primary vehicle through which USAID 1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and, 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.

GHSC-PSM is working on meeting the procurement and supply chain technical assistance needs of PEPFAR under Task Order 1 – HIV/AIDS, the President’s Malaria Initiative under Task Order 2 – Malaria, and Population and Reproductive Health under Task Order 3.

Launched in 2007, the Procurement Planning and Monitoring Report was created by the USAID |DELIVER PROJECT to capture information on contraceptive stock and shipment statuses, and other contraceptive security issues, from family planning programs on a country-by-country basis. It is used by USAID and other global partners to enable a coordinated response to country-level commodity stock crises. The CTDA will support programs in Africa and Asia and is responsible for the collection, translation, validation, management and review of a large amount of in-country commodity stock data. The Analyst may also be involved in outreach and onboarding of new countries or programs.

This position is an exciting role for someone looking to gain more exposure to providing technical assistance in health system strengthening to countries and in developing a strong network with key partners in the reproductive health field. Strong candidates will demonstrate proven communication, analysis and organization skills working in a cross-cultural environment, as well as a willingness to share knowledge, information, and ideas among team members and external stakeholders. As a key person in collecting in country stock level and shipment data, this position is uniquely positioned to contribute to the development and roll-out of the Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network (Global FP VAN), a joint initiative to harmonize country data and help to coordinate the global community around one source of online information. This position is drawn upon to provide vital insights gained from close communication with the field and country data management.

Responsibilities

• Collects, translates, validates, manages and reviews in-country commodity stock data
• Performs simple data review and analysis, triangulating country stock data with a variety of other data sources to identify current and future risks
• Communicates with stakeholders around proposed actions related to this data, and helps produce reports for timely submission to be leveraged by international, multi-donor working groups
• Advocate for counties and resolve issue through leading discussions with global donors and facilitating coordination of funding and commodity distribution
• As an integral part of the Global Collaboration team, pro-actively works internally and externally to maximize the utility of the database and present solutions to in-country commodity issues
• Collaborates with a range of partners, including but not limited to USAID, in-country Ministries of Health, GHSC-PSM project field office, other USAID and non-USAID project field offices, international donors, implementing partners, and inter-agency initiatives
• Act as Key member of the Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network by contributing analyses and providing technical expertise on issues surrounding in-country data visibility
• Participate in working groups to streamline how GHSC-PSM collects, validates, and utilizes in-country data
• Be a champion for PPMR data on the project and work to ensure that the information is shared with the right people at the right time.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required
• 3 years’ experience in global health or related field
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven experience managing relationships with global and country-level stakeholders including demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner with ministry of health and other key government stakeholders
• Experience working in a cross-cultural environment
• Advanced analytical skills and ability to present data and analysis in easily understood infographics and data visualizations
• Experience in health system strengthening preferred
• Experience working with programs in Africa and Asia preferred
• Proficiency in French or Portuguese desired

Must have work authorization for USA and willing to be based at our Crystal City office. No relocation allowance provided.

Forward your resume and cover letter to: etompsett@ghsc-psm.org

Vacancies at Medair

April 11, 2018

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality.

As signatories of the International Committee of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, and not be used to further a particular political, social, or religious viewpoint. Our first and last considerations are the needs of the people we serve.

We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact.

We do whatever it takes to bring relief where it’s needed most. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: Health care and nutrition. Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. Shelter and infrastructure.

In all we do, we pursue the highest professional standards of quality, accountability, and sustainability. Our experienced teams carry out our projects in close connection with communities, listening to their needs, helping them improve their essential services, and providing them with training for the future.

Medair is recruiting for the following positions:

Logistics Manager
Logistics Officer

Please click the job title for more details and apply.

Vacancies at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

International Rescue Committee is recruiting for the following positions:

Supply Chain Coordinator
ERT Supply Chain Coordinator

Please click the job title for more details and apply.

Supply and Logistics Manager P-4

Job Title: Supply and Logistics Manager P-4
Job Location: UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, DK
Job Description: Supply and Logistics Manager, P-4, #63049 FT in The Warehouse & Inventory Management Centre, UNICEF Supply Division, CPH, Denmark (Re-advertisement)

Brief description of the role :
We are looking for a candidate with excellent demand planning and forecasting skills, to work on stock optimizing and replenishment of the largest Humanitarian Warehouse in the world. The optimal candidate comes with excellent data analysis and mathematical skills, combined with deep knowledge and experience with SAP inventory management modules.

Purpose for the job:
Under the general guidance of the Chief of The Warehouse & Inventory Management Centre (WIMC), responsible for leading the coordination with Procurement centres on demand requirements / forecasts, carrying out timely replenishment items to Supply Division (SD) managed warehouses, ensuring optimal stock levels are available to support Programme and Emergency shipments, managing customer expectations on expected delivery schedules globally, and providing support to operational and project-oriented tasks.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. Lead, supervise and monitor performance of the Plan & Source Unit, which handles customer service, planning and replenishment of all supplies for all SD-operated warehouses/hubs.
2. Oversee the inventory and stock level of UNICEF standard stock materials in Copenhagen and hubs, in order to ensure an optimum inventory turnover and service level (yearly offtake USD 80-100 million).
3. Responsible for the oversight of the forecasting, safety stock, replenishment, customer service coordination, expediting and inventory management function for all standard stock materials. Analyse and recommend improvements in relation to customer service functions.
4. Manage and analyse changes in demand patterns and recommend changes in LTA and product status. Implement Sales and Operation (S&OP) Strategy, develop S&OP summaries and lead monthly coordination meetings with relevant Procurement Centres units to solve issues related to material sourcing and lead time problems and propose adequate corrective actions.
5. In partnership with contracting and country offices, evaluate forecasts, review demand patterns, calculate safety stocks, supplier performances, inventory, production data, In coordination with the procurement units, calculate stock requirements for materials and release requisitions.
6. Manages, maintains and recommends continuous improvements in relation to master planning, material requirements planning (MRP) and procurement. Align and ensure effective and efficient use of relevant SAP tools. . Analyse the supply chain performance and implement adjustments on an on-going basis. Initiate discussions with relevant business units in order to solve issues related to material sourcing and lead time problems.
7. Manages cost efficient supply planning incl. hubs and close collaboration with warehouse unit in regards to master planning to support effective detailed scheduling and using SAP capacity planning tool to develop feasible planning schedules for finished kits based on material availability.
8. Monitors the Distribution Requirement Plan, and in coordination with the customer services function, assign priorities based on customer needs and production availability.
9. Identify materials with no further use or that have expired, recommend disposal submit report for decision by the Property Survey board.
10. Establish work plans, priorities and related measurements for the Plan & Source Unit. Responsible for supervising staff in the preparation and implementation of the unit’s work plan and prioritises, monitors achievements and evaluates performances by developing comprehensive pipeline reporting tools to monitor the workload and performances of the unit and provide the Center Chief with the analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
11. Perform cost and performance analysis of the various storage locations. Analyze the supply chain performance for all standard stock items and implement adjustments.
12. Participate in specific projects in Supply Division as core team member on business planning and strategy and working with various units including Emergency unit to plan and execute special projects as well as undertakes field missions.
13. Any other duties or assignments, as required.

Core Values:
• Commitment
• Diversity and inclusion
• Integrity

Core competencies:
• Communication
• Drive for results
• Working with people

Functional Competencies:
• Analyzing [II]
• Applying Technical Expertise [II]
• Leading and Supervising [II]
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
• Planning and Organizing [III]

Education:
• A completed Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree) in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field.
Or
• A completed 1st University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree), in Supply Chain Management with minimum 10 years progressive responsible professional work that may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:
• Minimum 8 years of a progressively responsible professional work in commercial/government organization at an international level within Supply Chain Management with a completed Advanced University degree (Master’s) in supply chain management or Minimum 10 years of progressive responsible professional work in a commercial/government organization at an international level within Supply Chain Management with 1st University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in supply chain management;
• Extensive managerial experience and knowledge in process improvements.
• Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialized countries.
• Significant knowledge in international public procurement and Supply Chain Management – procurement, production, shipping, storage and transport.
• Strong computer skills, including ERP, data analysis tools, and various office applications.
• Significant background in master scheduling, forecasting, procurement and planning.
• Strong knowledge of demand planning process, turn rates, key inventory performance turns.
• Extensive experience of spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities.
• Proven analytical skills and extreme accuracy.
• Deep knowledge of core SAP inventory and planning modules. Including Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Production Planning (PP), Sales and Distribution (SD) and forecasting.
• Demonstrated experience of functional and requirements analysis with SAP supply chain modules.
• Demonstrated experience in analyzing requirements and then designing and report writing in ABAP.
• Developer levels skills in Microsoft Excel (VBA) is desirable.

Language requirements:
• Fluency in English is required.
• Proficiency in at least one other UN language is recommended.

To view our competency framework, please click here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF’s online recruiting system. You can apply to the above position by creating your profile and application at our website: “>https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512168
Requisition No: 512168

Applications should be submitted before close of application deadline: 22 April 2018

Manager – Supply Chain Finance

Job Title: Manager – Supply Chain Finance
Job Location: Africa Regional
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 Manager – Supply Chain Finance to provide costing and budgeting expertise on a number of supply chain initiatives, with a focus on transport, warehousing and management related costs. The Manager – Supply Chain Finance will play a key role in identifying public health supply chain improvement opportunities by developing and applying approaches and tools to assess and manage supply chain costs and associated budgets. The manager will work with VillageReach staff in multiple country offices, as well as with global, regional and country partners and donors. The successful candidate will be a person motivated by mission, by a highly dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, and by the understanding that his or her contribution can and will impact the success of VillageReach. Preference will be given to applicants who live and are qualified to work in one of the following locations: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania or South Africa. This position reports to the Director and Group Lead, Private Sector Engagement.

Description:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
• Lead the development and implementation of a first-in-kind multi-country vaccine supply chain cost benchmarking study. Activities include, but are not limited to, benchmark scoping, study design, tool development, data collection, database management, analysis, visualization and reporting;
• Manage the supply chain cost database;
• Lead development and implementation of supply chain costing and budgeting methodologies, models and tools;
• Support supply chain costing and budgeting efforts as part of scaling current VillageReach innovations (e.g. drones for health, health hotlines, etc.) and investing in new opportunities;
• Work with Private Sector Engagement Director to enhance existing and future private sector partnerships through business case analysis.

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:
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 Master’s degree in supply chain management, business related field, or public health finance or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is required;
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working in supply chain finance and operations with a focus on driving performance improvement; experience in global health or international development a plus;
• Experience in supply chain costing in an international environment is essential; previous experience in quantitative performance benchmarking and budgeting is a plus;
• Knowledge and interest in analysis, analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative), and excellent computer skills are essential. Expertise in data visualization tools such as Tableau is a plus;
• Experience in identifying and recommending creative solutions to a diverse group of stakeholders;
• Strong communication and cross-cultural management skills with experience working with government officials;

Other Qualifications:
• Established cultural competency in partnering with culturally, racially and linguistically diverse groups;
• Energy, intelligence, diplomacy, sound practical judgment and the ability to work independently without supervision and under pressure with great attention to detail.
• 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;
• 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;
• Eligible to work in one of the following locations: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania or South Africa;
• Native-level English; professional or bi-lingual French or Portuguese is a plus;
• Ability to travel internationally, up to 20% 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 April 27th at 4pm PST. 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/177862BB71

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.

Director of Supply Chain, Health System Southern Haiti

April 9, 2018

Director of Supply Chain Position in Haiti

Job Summary:

You 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

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics Assistant at World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, Nigeria.

March 22, 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is an organization whose goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

WHO seeks to employ a Logistics Assistant for the EPI programme. The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

 The Logistics Assistant will:

  • Maintain an up to date record of all EPI fixed assets and attractive items.
  • Supervise physical verification of fixed assets and generate collated quarterly reports from zonal logistics assistants.
  • Provide guidance on handling of non-functional equipment and assist with arrangements for proper disposal.
  • Generate annual fixed assets movement cards based on the WHO e-manual
  • Liaise regularly with zonal and state offices to monitor operations activities and report on vehicle, staff movement, facilities maintenance and security related matters from zones.

The Logistics Officer will work under the overall supervision of the Operations Officer and the functional guidance of the Technical Officer for Operations.

Please click here for details and apply by April 2, 2018