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Forecasting and supply planning analyst, francophone, GHSC-PSM

Location: ** Arlington, VA
Department: Global Health and Supply Chain Office, PSM Project
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Description

Chemonics seeks a Forecasting and Supply Planning (FASP) Analyst, Francophone in support of the  Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project within the Health Systems Strengthening team.  The GHSC-PSM project  is the primary vehicle through which USAID  1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The FASP Analyst, Francophone will work within the Health Systems Strengthening team to empower and enable stakeholders to institutionalize quantification activities and conduct annual forecasts and regular supply planning of key commodities for Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health and Essential Medicine program areas. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
 

Please note, the successful candidate will not be expected to start in this position until January 2019.

 
Responsibilities include:
 
  • Provide technical assistance to support the strengthening of country supply chain forecasting and supply planning activities by developing field office and counterpart institution staff capacity to manage the technical aspects of the quantification of health commodities  The role will center in supporting countries in West Africa and other Francophone countries throughout the world
  • Develop strategies to address in-country challenges to high standard quantification, such as changing programmatic environment, lack of technical expertise and unreliable, untimely or incomplete data
  • Establish the appropriate utilization of tools and modeling techniques to accurately determine commodity supply requirements
  • Empower trainer of trainers, employ remote mentoring approaches and create, establish, update and disseminate FASP materials
  • Review the standard of in-country forecasting and supply planning to ensure future projections of commodity requirements are of a suitable standard to inform procurement of commodities
  • Develop and document country level processes, systems and metrics to support country level tracking and assessment of forecasting performance
  • Contribute technical input to the upgrading of FASP tools
  • Liaise with the global supply chain teams and international partners to ensure efficiencies between the global and country level supply chains
  • Coordinates and supports the development of technical assistance plans with country program offices
  • Contribute to the project’s eminence and advancement of quantification scholarship for the global community by conducting research and/or analyses, presenting solutions and recommendations to emerging challenges, authoring papers, among others regarding forecasting and supply planning
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in job relevant field required
  • Masters degree in public health, sciences, supply chain, business administration preferred
  • Minimum 4  years of job-related experience
  • Experience preferred in the following health areas: HIV/AIDS, family planning, malaria, essential medicines, zika, tuberculosis
  • Experience with forecasting and supply planning related to health commodities preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience working for USAID programs preferred
  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 4 to 16 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Experience preferred with the use of Quantimed and PipeLine quantification software tools
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English and French clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
 
Application Instructions:
 
Apply through our Career Center at   https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1&rid=2782    by 26th October 2018. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.