US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Supply Chain Risk Management Advisor

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Job Description

  The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH), has overarching responsibility for the full range of USAID's HIV/AIDS programs and serves as the Agency's lead office for implementing the interagency U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). OHA staff ensure the technical integrity of USAID's headquarters and overseas Mission strategies and programs; provide global technical leadership on the full range of interventions related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment; lead HIV research programs; support USAID Missions in working with partners and other government agencies; and monitor, evaluate and report on the impact of the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs in support of PEPFAR goals. The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:
  • Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
  • Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
  • Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
  • Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
  • Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs
  • Tracking and reporting the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund.
  • Administering the Agency Antiretroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists.
  • Administering the “restricted commodities” approval of pharmaceuticals and “clearance” authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.
Job Requirements The Supply Chain Risk Management Advisor is a critical member of the SCH team and plays an important role in ensuring that the U.S. Government’s billions of dollars invested in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. A strategic initiative of the Global Health Bureau is to establish a Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Program to improve the resiliency of the agency’s and host governments’ global health commodity supply chains through identification and management of risks.


  • Serving as an expert in supply chain risk management on HIV and other global health commodities.
  • Developing supply chain risk maps, risk registry, procedures, requirements, technology, and supporting tools.
  • Conducting global, cross-functional assessments to identify and monitor risks.
  • Developing Key Risk Indicators and reporting dashboards for monitoring SCRM program effectiveness.
  • Working with staff across the supply chain to document and ensure that risk mitigation plans are developed and implemented.
  • Participate in internal technical and advisory groups on other supply chain management issues.
  • Be pro-active and strategic in establishing and maintaining close working relationships with senior staff at relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved in public health supply chain activities.
  • International travel approximately 20%.
Training and professional development
  • Better understand private and public sector global commodity and host country supply chains.
  • Achieve expertise in project monitoring and management in the global health supply chain environment.
  • Deepen knowledge of current literature, research, policies and programmatic experiences related to the public health supply chain response.
  • Participate in professional meetings.
  • Participate in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.
  • Complete and execute an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan**.**


  • A Master's degree and 7 years or Bachelor's and 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (such as, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, malaria, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in global supply chain management operations preferably in health commodities.
  • Supply Chain or Risk Management Certification preferable.
  • High level of judgment, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to recognize areas of weakness with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work within diverse teams.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to travel to developing countries.
  • US citizen or permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.
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