Malaria Supply Chain Technical Advisor

IN
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-3000
Category
International Positions

Overview

The Malaria Supply Chain (MSC) Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance to the NVBDCP and the Medical Stores Organisation to strengthen supply chain activities aimed at improving the continuity and stability of the supply of essential malaria commodities to health facilities in India. S/he will provide support to the NVBDCP to strengthen supply chain and logistics support systems for malaria products, addressing issues related to quantification, procurement, transportation, warehousing and inventory management, ordering, distribution and reporting into the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS). S/he will assist in the development and implementation of supply chain policies and procedures, and the application of LMIS and other appropriate tools to improve the efficiency of the supply chain for malaria products. The MSC Technical Advisor shall support malaria commodity monitoring and recordkeeping activities. The MSC Technical Advisor will be supervised by Jhpiego and receive guidance from the NVBCP Director or his designate. S/he will be required to report regularly (at least quarterly) to USAID. Position will be based in New Dehli and an initial one-year contract will be offered.

 

 

In India, Jhpiego works across various states – in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and child health, and pre-service nursing and midwifery education. These projects are funded by USAID, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucille Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Merck for Mothers, and others.  Globally, Jhpiego leads USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), which supports high-impact health interventions in 26 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) within a generation. In India, MCSP will support the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), and the two active malaria grants from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), through provision of technical assistance for malaria surveillance and reporting. This is expected to enhance national capacity to gather, analyze and act upon information on malaria prevalence and outbreaks, and on the coverage attained by malaria prevention and control activities.

Responsibilities

  • Developing annual work plans detailing the technical support to be provided to the NVBDCP for procurement and supply chain management of malaria commodities
  • Assisting the NVBDCP in the development and implementation of the Malaria PSM Plan, ensuring compliance with GFATM requirements
  • Working with NVBDCP and other stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive approach for assuring the quality of malaria commodities procured
  • Providing technical assistance to the NVBDCP and stakeholders in forecasting and quantification of malaria commodities and assist in discussions to reach consensus with partners on supply planning coordination mechanisms
  • Conducting analyses of warehousing and distribution systems for malaria commodities, and present findings and recommendations to the NVBDCP and all stakeholders, with the objective of ensuring that these systems are effective and efficient
  • Collaborating with the NVBDCP to develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for inventory management and for tracking malaria commodities throughout the supply chain to ensure the continuous availability of malaria commodities
  • Providing support to the NVBDCP in identifying and prioritizing capacity development and training activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of pharmaceutical supply chain staff at all levels
  • Conducting short-term capacity building activities for supply chain management staff malaria commodity procurement and supply management; developing related training materials
  • Assisting the NVBDCP to develop and implement appropriate supervision programs to strengthen supply chain practices and personnel performance at different levels of the health system
  • Working closely with NVBDCP staff and all stakeholders for the development and implementation of a malaria supply chain monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Supporting efforts to strengthen the functionality of LMIS, including contributions to the development of training modules, reporting and recording formats for each level of health care delivery
  • Participation in monitoring and supervision of field activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the NVBDCP Director

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Logistics Management, Materials Management, Pharmacy, Medicine or other appropriate related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in implementing and strengthening supply chain systems, including procurement management, warehousing, distribution and logistics management information systems in developing countries
  • Malaria commodities experience preferred
  • Strong working knowledge and ability to apply supply chain performance indicators
  • Experience working with ministries of health and supply chain organizations in malaria program implementation, with a focus on data collection, analysis, and presentation to stakeholders
  • Experience in developing training materials and conducting training
  • Current working knowledge of the Global Fund, including relevant technical and managerial processes relating to grant management and performance
  • Familiarity with NVBDCP is desirable
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting
  • Excellent presentational skills with written and oral proficiency in English
  • Willingness and ability to travel within India or abroad as and when needed

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