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Swiss Centre for international Health


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 based in Nicaragua
or El Salvador: 


Regional Procurement and Supply Management Expert

Latin America



·         Review of quantification and specifications of pharmaceuticals and
health and non-health products and equipment to be procured;

·         Assess systems for the management of health and non-health
products (storage, distribution and information systems);

·         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

·         Review consistency of procurement plan, workplan and budget and
performance targets

·         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:


A minimum of 7 years? experience in managing or advising on the procurement,
distribution and supply of health products, particularly in developing
countries with:

·         A University Degree in pharmacy preferably or related discipline
is required ((Master degree level minimum).

·         Professional training in procurement and supply management (PSM)
of health products, logistics and/or public health is desirable

·         Significant experience in most, if not all, of the below six

(i)       Experience/expertise in assessing policies, systems and structures
in the public and/or private health sector relevant for managing effective
and efficient access to pharmaceuticals and other health products,
particularly for AIDS, TB and malaria;

(ii)     Experience/expertise in the procurement of health products
including regulations and tendering process;

(iii)    Experience/expertise in supply chain/logistics management systems;

(iv)   Experience in quantification and forecasting of health product needs
in public health programs;

(v)     A strong understanding of AIDS TB, 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 recognised standards; and

(vi)   Good writing and analytical skills.

·         Minimum of two years working experience in the health sector in
low- and middle income countries

·         Knowledge of Global Fund procedures and requirements is an asset

·         Excellent command of English and Spanish required. 

·         Good communication skills, strong team spirit, ability to work
under minimal supervision and in multi-cultural context


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


We are looking to have the successful candidate in place as soon as possible


If you are interested, please address your application in English with CV in
English (maximum 3 pages) and names of 3 referees by 26 March 2012 to Nicole
Haenggi (Human Resources) and Magali Babaley (Project Leader) by e-mail at:
nicole.haenggi@unibas.ch <mailto:nicole.haenggi@unibas.ch>  and
magali.babaley@unibas.ch <mailto:magali.mabaley@unibas.ch>  with copy to
Odile Pham-Tan at odile.phamtan@unibas.ch <mailto:odile.phamtan@unibas.ch> 


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 


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