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E-DRUG: MSH searching for a Principal Technical Advisor in Supply Chain 

MSH is actively searching for a Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain 
Management to work at our office in Arlington, VA.  MSH offers a competitive 
package along with a very interesting project with dynamic and engaging work 
opportunities.  Please review our website for more information and to apply.

Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management

Overall Responsibilities

The Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management (PTASCM) provides 
technical advice for the design and implementation of innovative strategies and 
programs to strengthen pharmaceutical supply chain management systems and 
commodity security strategies in SIAPS countries. The PTASCM supports 
activities to strengthen the supply chain components of country and health 
element work plans. The PTASCM provides guidance to the technical staff 
assigned to specific supply chain activities to ensure that the work is of the 
highest quality. The PTASCM works closely with other Principal Technical 
Advisors and Portfolio and Health Element Managers to identify opportunities to 
use new and existing tools, to coordinate technical work, and to ensure that 
global (core-funded) initiatives are based on and informed by country-level 
needs and priorities.

Specific Responsibilities

1.   Provide technical support for the development and/or review of technical 
approaches and strategies for strengthening commodity security and supply chain 
management systems.

2.   Provide technical assistance to support the design and implementation of 
supply chain management and logistics interventions, which may involve work in 
commodity security, quantification and forecasting, supply planning, 
procurement, inventory management, warehouse management, distribution and 
transport, and logistics management information systems and logistics system 
performance monitoring.

3.   Regularly report on SIAPS supply chain management initiatives in 
accordance with the M&E plan, objectives, and USAID intermediate results.

4.   Provide guidance to Portfolio Managers for supply chain work and 
facilitate the coordination of
 SIAPS supply chain management initiatives with partners and collaborators.

5.   Help develop and review operations research protocols and facilitate 
multicountry studies on common technical areas; facilitate sharing of technical 
approaches across SIAPS countries.

6.   Plan, organize, and conduct training courses covering supply chain 
technical areas for external audiences and SIAPS staff.

7.   In collaboration with the CPM Director for Systems Analysis and Software 
Products, s/he shall provide guidance and support for the development and 
implementation of appropriate electronic and/or paper based tools, and 
appropriate pharmaceutical management information systems to
 facilitate evidence based decision making to support pharmaceutical management 

8.   In collaboration with the CPM Director for Capacity Building and 
Performance Improvement, s/he shall support the development and implementation 
of appropriate capacity building strategies in line with the CPM approach to 
build the capacity of individuals and local institutions to implement 
pharmaceutical management interventions.

9.   Serve as the technical point person on supply chain management 
representing SIAPS at USAID
 meetings and other relevant professional events.

10. Maintain liaison with USAID, international organizations, donor agencies, 
foundations, universities, and voluntary organizations; seek opportunities for 
dissemination of lessons learned, research, publications, and other development 
and communications activities.

11. Support implementation of the SIAPS M&E strategy in collaboration with the 
Performance M&E Specialist.

12. Provide SIAPS senior management with quarterly, written technical 
briefs/updates on global technical issues and/or issues of strategic importance.

13. Supervise technical staff as assigned.


1.   Graduate degree in a health-related field with specialized training and/or 
experience relating to supply chain management required; physician, nurse, or 
pharmacist qualification preferred.

2.   Significant relevant experience in commodity security, supply chain 
management and health care logistics systems development and strengthening in 
developing country context, including demonstrated expertise in forecasting and 
quantification, procurement management systems, storage and distribution, 
transportation, LMIS, governance and organizational systems for supply chain 

3.   Relevant experience in international public health with experience in 
supply chain management and systems strengthening strongly preferred, 
particularly those related to the implementation of reproductive health, MCH, 
HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB prevention, care, and treatment programs in developing 

4.   Interest in and experience managing and supervising technical staff.

5.   Experience with public health programs supported by bilateral agencies 
such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.

6.   Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of 
activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to 
detail and quality.

7.   Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.

8.   Proficiency in French or Spanish is desired, as are languages of other 
USAID-supported countries.

9.   Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required to support 
the progress of program activities.

Emily Hanks
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Management Sciences for Health
4301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: 703-667-3742
Email: ehanks@msh.org<mailto:ehanks@msh.org>
Website: www.msh.org<http://www.msh.org/>

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