Senior Advisor for Supply Chain Private Sector Engagement
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings : 1
Category : GHSI-III – Global Health Support Initiative III
Type : Regular Full-Time
CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position: United States Agency for International Development/ Bureau for Global Health/ Office of HIV/AIDS/Supply Chain for Health Division (GH/OHA/SCH)
Title : Senior Advisor for Supply Chain Private Sector Engagement
GS: 14 $117,191.00-$152,352.00
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. This entails:
Ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies.
Providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
Managing numerous research and field support programs.
Monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program.
The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:
Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs
Managing the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund
Managing the Agency’s Condom Program.
Maintaining the Agency Antiretroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists
Administering the ‘restricted commodities’ approval of pharmaceuticals and ‘clearance’ authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.
The incumbent is a critical member of the SCH team and will play an important role in ensuring that the U.S. Government’s billions of dollars invested in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. SCH leadership will be looking to the incumbent to quickly begin to add value in the following roles and responsibilities:
Serve as the USAID lead and primary technical expert for private sector engagement in supply chain and related activities.
Provide technical leadership and advice to Missions and GH for design and implementation of state-of-the-art strategic approaches, analytics, and tools for greater private sector engagement including innovations for patient-driven distribution approaches .
Conduct analysis on private sector best practices and advise on innovative approaches to support GH and Missions to increase private sector engagement in country programs and leveraging existing private sector
Provide technical and operational advice to SCH leadership and staff to establish a regular practice of collaboration and coordination with the Global Fund, the Gates Foundation, other stakeholders, and private sector entities.
Provide support in identifying, advocating and implementing specific projects and activities for patient-centered private sector partnerships and other engagement.
Review and monitor country plans to identify opportunities for greater private sector engagement.
Take the lead in establishing internal and external technical and advisory groups on private sector engagement.
Serve as a SME in SCH for other supply chain management issues taking a leading role in identifying issues, and recommending approaches and solutions.
Serve as a senior technical member of the Country Support team in SCH, backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues.
Provide support to specific projects and activities on other supply chain management issues, by providing technical guidance, budget and program development and review.
Participate in internal technical and advisory groups on other supply chain management issues.
Be proactive and strategic in establishing and maintaining close working relationships with senior staff at relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.
Liaise with other donors to coordinate opportunities for private sector engagement, including Global Fund and Gates foundation
Master’s degree and 9+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience or Bachelor’s degree and 11 years of experience in private sector engagement, supply chain management, public health management or a related
Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance to HIV/AIDS global health programs.
A strong understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs and PEPFAR policies and their applications to specific country contexts.
Knowledge of the technical issues that arise in global health commodity procurement.
Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, program management and implementation within a developing country or resource-poor context.
Demonstrated experience in global health activity planning, management and implementation.
High level of judgment, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Ability to recognize areas of weakness with a willingness to learn.
Ability to work within diverse teams.
Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills.
Ability to travel to developing countries.
US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required;
Ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a facility access clearance.
International travel approximately 20%.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.