FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Senior Supply Chain Advisor for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project in Zimbabwe focused on improving maternal, youth and child health and survival in targeted communities and populations. The Senior Supply Chain Advisor will provide overall leadership and technical direction to design and implementation of activities that are needed to strengthen supply chain performance for essential medicines for improved MNCH outcomes. This role will oversee implementation of all supply chain related activities and is expected to coordinate with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards. The position will likely be based in Zimbabwe and will report to FHI 360’s Technical Director. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical leadership and guidance to overall design and implementation of strategies to improve availability of essential commodities, equipment, and infrastructure for MNCH service delivery.
- Liaise and coordinate with key stakeholders related to the project’s supply chain system strengthening portfolio including USAID, other donors, and ministry of health officials.
- Lead development of technical assistance plans in collaboration with the project team and country level stakeholders for improved performance of supply chains for essential commodities and equipment; provide technical assistance directly to local counterparts within the health system.
- Track and disseminate innovations and lessons learned for improved performance and efficiencies of supply chains and infrastructure that contribute to improved quality of care.
- Monitor workplan progress and coordinate closely with the leadership team to ensure project activities are in line with program goals and budget.
- Contribute to project deliverables, including documentation of best practices in areas of focus.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree, or its international equivalent or higher in public health, pharmacy, supply chain management or another relevant field preferred.
- Membership with relevant professional body (Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe).
- A minimum of 7-9 years of professional experience in designing and implementing activities to improve supply chain performance is required; experience with strengthening supply chains for essential medicines in Zimbabwe preferred.
- Working knowledge of key stakeholder supply chain priorities (e.g., MOHCC, USAID, and UNICEF)
- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and adaptability skills.
- Ability to manage teams, projects, consultants, and plan for the successful and timely implementation of programs.
- Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
- Must be a citizen or current legal resident of Zimbabwe.
- Must be fluent in English and local languages, with strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
- Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.
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