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E-DRUG: Swiss TPH recruit french speaking PSM Expert
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The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution 
with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of 
populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, 
services, and teaching and training.

The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss Tropical and 
Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) conducts consultancy, project 
management, training and applied research work in international health. We 
are contracted by the Global Fund to provide Local Fund Agent (LFA) 
services and are seeking applications for the following position possibly 
based in Basel OR in Africa : 

Procurement and Supply Management Expert:
One Position covering West and Central Africa Countries 

Tasks:
- Assess systems (national or principal recipient) for the 
management of health and non-health products (procurement, storage, 
distribution and information systems, etc);
- Review consistency of procurement and supply management plan, 
workplan and budget and performance targets
- Review of quantification and specifications of pharmaceuticals and 
health and non-health products and equipment to be procured;
- Review a sample of tenders for the procurement health and 
non-health products for consistency with Global Fund procurement policies 
and principles;
- Review information entered in The Global Fund’s online reporting 
system;
- Conduct site visits to cross check information reported by 
Principal Recipients
 
To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for 
candidates with the following qualifications:
- Formal qualification in pharmacy or a health related field (Master 
degree level) required. A postgraduate training in public health or a MBA 
is an asset.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience required in managing or advising 
on the procurement, distribution and supply of health products, 
particularly in developing countries with expertise in:
i) supply and demand issues in the implementation of public health 
programs 
(ii) experience in assessing policies, systems and structures in the 
public and/or private health sector that are relevant for managing 
effective and efficient access to pharmaceuticals and other health 
products, particularly for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria and focusing on 
identifying relevant strengths and weaknesses and on developing action 
oriented recommendations; 
(iii) strong understanding of AIDS, TB and Malaria market dynamics and 
existing global supply challenges as well as international health-products 
procurement and supply management processes, applicable national and 
international laws and recognized standards; 
(iv) experience in quantification and forecasting of health products needs 
in public health programs .
- Excellent command of English, good knowledge of French required 
- Good writing and analytical skills in English
- Knowledge of Global Fund procedures and requirements is an asset
- Knowledge of Spanish is also an asset

An initial contract of two years will be offered with possibility of 
renewal based on performance.

The position is based in Basel or Africa. The countries covered will 
depend on needs, and experience of the selected candidate

If you are interested, please address your application in English with CV 
(maximum 3 pages) and names of 3 referees to Nicole Haenggi (Human 
Resources), Odile Pham-Tan, (Head of Unit), Christine Perrier (Project 
Leader) by e-mail at: Nicole.haenggi@unibas.ch , 
christine.perrier@unibas.ch  with copy to odile.phamtan@unibas.ch .

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for a 
written test and interview, the recruitment for the position will be 
finalized by end of July 2012. 

For further information please consults our website: 
http://www.swisstph.ch/about-us/job-opportunities.html
http://www.swisstph.ch/fr/services/swiss-centre-for-international-health/systems-performance-and-monitoring.html

Dr Christine PERRIER
Senior Pharmaceutical Specialist
Project Leader 
Systems Performance and Monitoring Unit
Swiss Center for International Health 
 
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute 
Socinstrasse 57, P.O. Box 
4002 Basel, Switzerland 
http://www.swisstph.ch


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