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
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.
1. Provide technical support for the development and/or review of technical
approaches and strategies for strengthening commodity security and supply chain
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
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
9. Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required to support
the progress of program activities.
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