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.