Job Opportunities at JSI

November 17, 2021

  1. Senior Technical Advisor: Monitoring, Learning, Evaluation (MLE) for JSI’s Center for Health Logistics. More information can be found here.

Please check the JSI website for all positions.

GAVI Senior Manager, Cold Chain Equipment

Job Title: Senior Manager, Cold Chain Equipment

Location Geneva
Purpose of Position: Drive the implementation of Gavi’s immunisation supply
chain strategy with a specific focus on Cold Chain equipment.
Team: Health Systems & Immunisation Strengthening
Reporting to Head, Effective Vaccine Management
Career Step Level 4


Every year, the Alliance provides hundreds of millions of dollars in health system strengthening (HSS) grants and technical support to help countries strengthen their health systems and immunisation programmes, and achieve sustainable improvement in the coverage and equity of immunisation. The HSIS team works closely with other Secretariat teams, especially the Country Support team, and a diverse range of Alliance partners (especially WHO and UNICEF) to help countries design and implement this support.

Within the Secretariat, the team leads work with partners to develop programmatic approaches in areas including equity, supply chain, data, demand, gender, community engagement, immunisation workforce and programme management; provides hands on support to help countries and Secretariat teams design Gavi’s grants; and to monitor performance and capture and disseminate lessons learned.

Robust supply chains are critical to achieve Gavi’s goal to reach every child with immunisation, and to protect the billions of dollars of vaccines procured by Gavi and countries every year. The Alliance immunisation supply chain strategy provides an end-to-end perspective of the supply chain with a focus on 5 fundamentals, namely continuous improvement and planning, data for management, immunisation supply chain system design, cold chain equipment and management, coordination and human resources. Since its current supply chain strategy was launched in 2014, the Alliance has helped countries make substantial and measurable improvements in the performance of their supply chains. In 2015, Gavi launched its cold chain equipment optimisation platform (CCEOP), which has since helped countries to procure over 50,000 units of advanced cold chain equipment (such as ice-lined and solar direct drive refrigerators) as well as remove temperate monitoring equipment. It also supports broader cold chain strengthening through its health system grants and is rapidly expanding national and regional cold chain capacity to enable introduction of COVID vaccines. As Gavi enters its 2021-2025 strategic period, the Alliance is looking to build on this foundation to ensure cold chain is available wherever it is needed to immunise every child, accelerate development and deployment of new cold chain and associated technologies, and strengthen maintenance and management of the cold chain.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and oversight of Gavi’s CCE Support helping to develop its future strategic direction and manage implementation in close collaboration closely with partners;
  • Proactively engage with partners in supply chain space (both within and outside of the Alliance) and develop a strong community of practitioners to help support the Alliance’s Cold Chain (CC) approach and provide technical and management support to countries. Engage with partners at regional and country level to ensure technical support for CCE is strategic, aligned and well-performing;
  • Engage partners at global and regional level to monitor and analyse design and performance of CCE investments, and ensure provision of adequate support to each country including through the Partners’ Engagement Framework;
  • Oversee implementation and continuous improvement of the Cold Chain Equipment Optimisation Platform (CCEOP), working closely with partners;
  • Monitor performance of cold chain investments, conduct portfolio analyses to understand trends, progress and challenges to inform future investments; and support learning and adaptation as required;
  • Function as a focal point on supply chain for a subset of priority countries (working with the HSIS focal point and country support teams);
  • Participate in the immunisation Supply chain steering committee deliberations including the priority working groups, and face-to-face meetings;
  • Lead the development of programmatic and operational guidance, new tools and platforms and capacity-building exercises on CCE for secretariat staff;
  • Liaise with Market Shaping (MS) and other secretariat teams to ensure that MS goals for CCEOP are defined and met in a timely manner;
  • Support Senior Country Managers (SCMs) in selected countries to analyse CCE and supply chain bottlenecks and design of evidence-based interventions and investments
  • Support learning and continuous improvement of the Alliance’s approaches, specially supply chain innovation and new ways of working and capture / codify and disseminate lessons learned / best practices;
  • Prepare briefings, content and speaking points on supply chain for meetings with donors and other interested parties, and produce presentations for various events;
  • Represent HSIS unit as needed in Secretariat and Alliance CCE/solarisation technical and policy discussions;
  • Represent Gavi Secretariat in key technical forums such as TechNet, ISG, Global SC forums, and other technical conferences.

Work Experience

  • – Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in supply chain, including experience designing and managing cold chain systems;
  • Experience providing technical assistance to countries in CCE related functions such as planning, deployment, maintenance, integration, innovations, capacity building etc is an asset;
  • Experience with conducting/participating in Effective Vaccine Management Assessment (EVMA), cMYPs and Expanded Program of Immunisation (EPI) reviews is desirable;
  • Experience in coordinating development partners’ forums or multiagency technical working groups desirable;
  • Work experience in an international non-government organisation; and development organisation;
  • Sound knowledge in project management, managing partnerships and multi-stakeholder task forces, as well as organisation of meetings and events;
  • Proven expertise working in diverse, multi-partner environments in order to deliver results;
  • Experience working in broader health systems strengthening work would be an asset.


  • Excellent conceptual and analytical problem-solving skills (e.g., to analyse supply chain, CCE, health systems bottlenecks);
  • Ability to think strategically and flexibly to see the broader picture;
  • Analytical and very comfortable with data;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multitask in a fast-paced environment; aptitude to plan, organise and prioritise work effectively;
  • In-depth expertise in supply chain management including cold chain and immunisation logistics with good knowledge of in-country supply chain systems and procedures;
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate complex technical information and build knowledge and capacity of others;
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating effectively with colleagues in a global, multicultural context;
  • Influencing skills and ability to advance priorities in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Ability to work autonomously, while also integrating and collaborating effectively in a fast-moving team.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English are required;
  • French is highly desired; Portuguese is an asset.

Academic Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in administration/management/supply chain management/logistics management/operations management or other related field;
  • A degree in public/community health or health systems is an asset;
  • Certification from a recognised professional body such as The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) or others is desirable.

APPLY HERE with a cover letter and resume. Deadline for applications is 24 November 2021.



Supply Chain Consultants – Mozambique, Angola, and Madagascar

September 17, 2021

A consulting firm is looking for local supply chain consultants based in Mozambique, Angola, and Madagascar. The specific positions are: 1) Health Facility Audit Supervisor; 2) Data Enumerator.

Required qualifications:
– HF Audit Supervisor should have at least 5 years’ experience in Hospital Supply Chain or Pharmacy practice for
– Data enumerators to have 2 years’ experience in data collection with a preference for Healthcare experience.
– The consultants should already be based in the above listed countries at the time of application.

Interested people who meet the requirements are encouraged to send their CVs to as soon as possible. Due to the urgency of the post, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please circulate this information to colleagues who may be interested.

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