The QED Group, LLC

  • Supply Chain Malaria Expert

    Job Locations TZ
    Category
    Global Health Solutions
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    11/30/2018
  • 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, Global Health, Innovations and Data Analytics 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 QED Group is preparing a proposal for the USAID/Tanzania Vector Control Activity and is seeking a Supply Chain Malaria Expert. The purpose of the Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVC) is to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania to improve health outcomes. Authorized under USAID/Tanzania’s Comprehensive Health Service Delivery (CHSD) Project Appraisal Document (PAD), this project is critical to the achievement of USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Tanzania. The Activity has five objectives:

    • Objective 1: Determine the ITN population access among targeted populations and the quantity of ITNs needed in the coming year to maintain high population access to ITNs’;
    • Objective 2: Deliver Insecticide Treated Nets to targeted populations;
    • Objective 3: Implement social and behavior change communication (SBCC) as and where needed to ensure uptake and use of ITNs in the NMCP, ZAMEP and PMI priority regions;
    • Objective 4: Provide annual guidance on effectiveness of vector control interventions used in Tanzania; and
    • Objective 5: Provide guidance on new evidence-based vector control approaches that show potential for successful outcomes in Tanzania and, when appropriate, assist with implementation of proven approaches.

    Responsibilities

    The Supply Chain Malaria (SCM) Expert will provide advice and technical assistance to USAID staff regarding supply chain management. S/he will advise multiple levels and types of staff regarding the planning of procurement. S/he will ensure that every step of the process (inventory control, logistics, and distribution) is functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and interruption of stock.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Attend and provide technical expertise during public health, technical, policy and strategic planning meetings with collaborators.
    • Provide guidance and direction to grantees, program collaborators and contractors on management and implementation of SCM activities to ensure they are consistent with international policies and guidance.
    • Serve as a member and advisor on the USG interagency technical teams to strengthen linkages and coordination of supply.
    • In collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other relevant team members and partners, participate in identifying and prioritizing capacity development activities for strengthening national, district and regional-level health care supply chains, and building expertise in developing, implementing, and monitoring appropriate training and supervision programs.
    • Provide oversight in the coordination and management of the commodity pipelines to ensure that there are no interruptions in stock, expiries, or other supply chain problems for critical medicines and other health products.
    • Make recommendations related to the proper management of commodities and for the overall security of medical commodities.
    • Provide technical assistance to the MOH and other end users of commodities for the quantification of critical medicines and products including the establishment of information systems to assure availability of data necessary for adequate quantification.
    • Assess training needs regarding specific supply chains for malaria as defined by the MOH to address key challenges in current SCM and pharmaceutical logistics.
    • In collaboration with the MOH, ensure that staff is trained and has required skills in collecting data from health facilities, processing the data to forecast future needs, and converting the requirements into a supply plan for future financial year.
    • Provide technical assistance to assess current health SCM practices, and develop action plans and recommendations to address priority issues to improve effectiveness of related supply chain.
    • Provide technical assistance to strengthen/develop standard operating procedures for inventory management and other aspects of supply chain management that will assure the availability and quality of medicine, laboratory and other commodities.
    • Support the development of strong national supply chain systems and recommend innovations to build more efficient supply chain logistics systems.
    • Work proactively with Government of Tanzania counterparts, and other donors to harmonize drug and logistics support.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in either Public Health, International Development, Supply Chain, Logistics Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Finance, Nursing, Medicine or Health Services Administration.
    • Five or more years in logistics or supply chain management in limited resource settings for some combination of pharmaceutical products, laboratory reagents, or other critical health commodities.
    • Understanding of African Health Care Systems and experience working at the operational, health program level in Africa, to provide comprehensive advice and technical assistance to a range of health service partners, including doctors, nurses, laboratory technologists and pharmacists.
    • Experience with health programming in the setting of USAID, PEPFAR, the Global Fund or other major international donors.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

     

    Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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