(il faut comprendre l'anglais aussi, c'est pourquoi nous diffusons ce message
en anglais. Bonne journée à tous
Short-term experts Procurement and Supply Management of
health commodities - French speaking experts especially welcome!
ResultsinHealth (RiH) is an international advisory agency, working in a variety
of public health areas in developing and industrialised countries. Its mission
is to improve the health of populations, and to strengthen access to essential
health care. RiH has a strong focus on using evidence to develop practical and
innovative solutions. For more information about RiH, please visit
ResuiltsinHealth has major responsibilities for procurement and supply
management (PSM) oversight in over 70 countries, through a collaborative
agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria (the 'Global Fund'). Products procured under Global
Fund grants include medicines, diagnostics, lab materials, medical equipment,
and preventive materials such as long-lasting insecticide treated nets,
condoms, and other.
To effectively handle these responsibilities, RiH is looking for independent
experts who are well experienced in assessing systems to procure and manage
health products, and who can produce high quality advice to the Global Fund.
Assignments will be on a short-term basis.
Assessments relate to the full cycle of product selection, quantification of
needs, procurement, quality assurance, storage, distribution, inventory
management, and their appropriate use. Experts will assess and monitor PSM
systems, with the aim of ensuring best practice and risk minimization for the
Global Fund. Activities may involve onsite assessment visits, as well as desk
reviews of PSM related planning and monitoring documentation. Requests come
often at short notice, and responses must be swift. Onsite work typically
requires 1-2 weeks visits, and reporting is generally required shortly
Successful candidates have a university degree in pharmacy, in health, or in a
related area, and several years of experience in international procurement and
supply chain management of health products. Several years of hands-on
experience is a non-negotiable requirement. Training in pharmaceutical
procurement, international tendering, pharmaceutical supply chain management
and/or project management are highly desirable, as is experience in the
management and implementation of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and/or Tuberculosis control
programmes in developing countries.
RiH experts have a strong commitment to health and development, and a special
interest in issues related to public health. They have an open mindset,
flexible attitudes, and an entrepreneurial approach. Strong interpersonal
skills are indispensable, as are self-management skills and an ability to
deliver in a timely fashion. They express themselves clearly and concisely,
especially in written form.
Good verbal and written knowledge of English is a key requirement. All reports
will have to be written in the English language. Whereas experts of all
languages are warmly welcomed, those with French language skills are especially
welcome. PSM experts who live in, or close to, Global Fund `high impact'
countries (in particular in the African, Asian, Eastern European and Central
Asian regions) will have an advantage.
RiH works with a system of peer-review and discussion within the wider RiH
team. Senior PSM experts coach new colleagues to strengthen their skills and
experience. Deliverables are reviewed to ensure consistency with
internationally accepted good practice, regulations and requirements. Given
RiH's strong evidence-based approach, emphasis is placed on the promotion of
objectively verifiable data and reference sources. All services are coordinated
by RiH's central coordination team in Leiderdorp, The Netherlands.
Applications should be sent by email to
Team.GF@resultsinhealth.org<mailto:Team.GF@resultsinhealth.org>. Please include
the following information:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Short letter of presentation (½ - 1 page), describing your
abilities to meet the essential requirements
- Names and contact details of a minimum of 2 references
RiH is known for establishing long-term win-win collaborations with independent
experts, and we look forward to receiving new colleagues in our expanding team
of short-term collaborators.
Should you know of colleagues who are interested to hear of our call for
short-term experts, please feel free to share this alert.
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T +31 71 760 1200
F +31 71 523 3592