Deadline : 16 June, 2020

Location: Cameroon

Chemonics is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Country Director.

The mission of Chemonics is to promote meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight and supervision of the Forecasting and Supply Planning (FASP) and Laboratory Logistics Teams, the Commodity Tracking Unit, the CENAME-based warehouse and distribution senior advisor and the region-based logistics officers in fulfilling Task Order One (TO1) supply chain services
  • Provide strategic guidance to the technical teams and promote best practices to improve FASP, procurement, warehousing and inventory management, and last-mile delivery (LMD) of HIV commodities
  • Ensure that annual quantifications are conducted, supply plans updated, and stakeholders effectively informed about order status
  • Supervise and mentor technical staff to ensure continual professional development that supports the achievement of overall project goals
  • Spearhead the implementation of the LMD model to improve availability of HIV commodities within PEPFAR-supported sites
  • Provide guidance to the region-based logistics officers for quality assurance in the use of the RFHP for storage and the 3PL for LMD. Conduct regional travel to participate in spot-checks during LMD and provide inputs to defining solutions to correct all non-conformance observed
  • Work closely with field-office departments to periodically evaluate project progress against work plan and budget, identify issues and risks related to timely implementation, and undertake appropriate interventions to meet work plan objectives and client requests

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Supply Chain, Logistics, or a related field or bachelor’s degree in the same fields plus an additional five years of work experience beyond the required eight years below
  • Eight years, minimum, of experience in providing technical guidance and oversight in one or more of the following supply chain management areas: quantification and supply planning, procurement and logistics, and/or systems strengthening
  • Ability to create efficiencies and lead the implementation of large, complex public health programmes, preferably with experience in medical procurement, logistics, or supply chain management
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor performance against key performance indicators
  • Demonstrated ability to apply supply chain management best practices and innovations to donor-funded programmes
  • Fluency in French required

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID in Africa

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