Chemonics

Technical Director

Chemonics

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Director" id="link" class="link">Technical Director for the Global Health Supply Chain Program– Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nepal. The project aims to ensure an uninterrupted supply of health commodities in support of United States Government (USG) -funded public health initiatives around the world. The technical director will provide strategic guidance and oversight on key supply chain functional areas, assist the Country Director with development and implementation of the project’s work plan, supervise the technical staff and inform the overall technical vision to strengthen supply chain management. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:
  • Lead the efforts to improve and strengthen in-country supply chain logistics through data Analysis and improved forecasting accuracy to ensure no stock-outs

  • Provide support and technical assistance to the central government and other supply chain stakeholders to improve core supply chain functions and data visibility

  • Provide strategic guidance to the technical teams and promote best practices in order to improve forecast and supply planning, warehousing and inventory management, data availability, accuracy and visibility to inform decision making for continuous availability of Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commodities

  • Provide oversight for the conducting of assessments as necessary to understand storage capacity requirements at various levels in the supply chain

  • Provide leadership for annual work plan development, activity tracking and reporting

  • Conduct regional travel to participate in spot-checks to monitor GHSC-PSM interventions and provide inputs to defining solutions to correct all observed gaps

  • Produce monthly and quarterly activity reports highlight project milestone achievements, challenges and success stories

  • Review all regular technical reports, including for task orders and other reports for USG and GHSC-PSM headquarter, as well as monitoring & evaluation quarterly reports produced by the field office before submission to headquarters or USAID

  • Troubleshoot communication issues, facilitate clear, concise, and streamlined communication within the teams, and relevant stakeholders;

  • Supervise and mentor technical staff, ensuring continual professional development

  • Support the country director in maintaining positive working and consultative relationships with the Ministry of Health and Population, USAID, and other partners as relevant

  • Represent GHSC-PSM Nepal as technical lead in internal and external meetings

Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in public health, pharmacy, supply chain systems, logistics, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in the same fields plus an additional five years of work experience with supply chains or health system strengthening

  • Minimum of ten years providing technical guidance and oversight for supply chain management areas including but not limited to Quantification and Supply Planning, warehousing and inventory management, Management Information Systems and Capacity Building for health commodity supply chains

  • Minimum of two years of managerial experience implementing health supply chain systems

  • Ability to create efficiencies and lead the implementation of large complex public Health Programs, preferably with experience in medical logistics, or health commodity supply chain management

  • Knowledge and experience with developing supply chain strategic plans, supply chain assessments, supply chain performance evaluation in developing countries.

  • Demonstrated ability to set and monitor performance against key performance indicators

  • Demonstrated ability to apply supply chain management best practices and innovations to donor-funded programs

  • Hands-on knowledge regarding health commodity supply chains and commodity security

  • Knowledge of USAID project and contract mechanisms

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Written and verbal fluency in English is preferred

  • Written and verbal fluency in Nepali is required

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