Supply Chain Adviser (Mozambique)

Job Locations MZ
Category
Professional Services
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
2/15/2018

Overview

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

 

The Supply Chain Advisor will Provide technical assistance to CDC-Mozambique in the planning, development, and implementation of supply-chain systems. This includes providing overall coordination for supply-chain, logistics, and commodity management related activities for CDC, including managing resolutions for possible stock ruptures and funding issues.

Responsibilities

  • Liaison with all CDC branches, as well as with other USG agencies, including USAID, and other stakeholders, such as Global Fund, Ministry of Health, and CDC implementing partners on the issue of supply-chain and commodity.
  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance for forecasting, purchase, distribution and pipeline monitoring of pharmaceutical and laboratory commodities.
  • Provide technical assistance to CDC-Mozambique via various cooperative agreements with the host-government counterparts and PEPFAR implementing partners, in developing and implementing activities to harmonize and strengthen supply-chain systems.
  • Participate in joint site visits with implementing partners to support provincial level implementation of the supply chain and to monitor operations and efficiency.
  • Recommend / promote / facilitate the maintenance and improvement of supply chain systems to CDC-Mozambique.
  • Assist CDC/DGHT Mozambique and PEPFAR-Mozambique implementing partners with the development of proposals and work plans for implementing activities related to supply-chain
  • Conduct site meeting and visits to CDC/DGHT Mozambique and PEPFAR-Mozambique implementing partners to assess, monitor, and evaluate implementation of activities focusing on supply-chain.
  • Assist in the development of program evaluation strategies, methodologies and indicators for monitoring supply chain activities.
  • Facilitate dissemination of results/findings of program assessments and monitoring of supply chain activities.
  • Make recommendations to CDC-Mozambique program on future project design, strategy, project management and measure of impact to assist with program planning and Country Operation Plan development.
  • Provide updated technical information on supply-chain to implementing partners. Respond to requests from stake-holders, such as Non-Government Organizations, health care organizations, and medical/public health professionals, for information and technical assistance on supply-chain programs and strategies.
  • Work with partners to promote the dissemination of appropriate messages and design innovative approaches to enhance and strengthen supply chain in Mozambique.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s in operations management, logistics, pharmacy, business, project management, public health, industrial engineering, business administration, operations management, or other related area is required.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supply chain management, logistics, or related area is required. Experience in Mozambique is recommended.
  • Language: Fluency in writing, speaking, and reading of English and Portuguese (Level III) is required.

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