Technical Advisor I: Supply Chain Advisor
Public Health Institute - Washington, DC

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Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health
United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP II-P2-066

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by developing and increasing the capacity of health professionals with tailored development opportunities. This is accomplished through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels, and performance management and professional development activities aimed to enhance the technical and leadership skills of fellows.

BACKGROUND:
The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agencys 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; and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agencys HIV/AIDS program.

The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division in OHA 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. The SCH Division is responsible for managing a sustainable central procurement and supply chain for HIV 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 the field 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 USG 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; maintaining the Agency Anti-retro viral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists; and administering the restricted commodities approval of pharmaceuticals and clearance authority on source-origin waivers under ADS 310 and 312 for the Agency.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Supply Chain Advisor will be based in OHA/SCH. The primary responsibilities of the Supply Chain Advisor include:

Serve as a lead in SCH for budget and financial programming, management, monitoring and reporting, including taking a lead role in the technical oversight of the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund

Substantively assist the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) on the full range of COR duties with special emphasis on contractor financial management and budgeting

Assist the SCH team on human resource and information management matters through analysis and recommendation on complex issues and concerns

Serve as a full-fledged member of the Country Support team in SCH which is responsible for backstopping countries and organizations on Country Operational Plans, financial and budgeting issues, contracting and procurement issues and other supply chain-related issues

Establish and maintain close working relationships and technically represent SCH at all levels of 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

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Technical Advisors own interests.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Masters degree in public health, management or related field

0 to 7 years experience in global health programs, with or without experience in an international or resource challenged setting

Experience with USAID and PEPFAR budget and financial management policies and procedures, especially as related to Country Operational Plans, Program Results submissions and similar documents

Demonstrated experience with global health operations of host government and international organizations

Demonstrated experience with the technical health issues in health commodity procurement and other supply chain issues, especially as related to PEPFAR specific supply chains

Flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment

High level of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies, and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation

Ability to work independently with light supervision

Willingness to travel extensively to developing countries

Ability to work within diverse teams

Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills

US Citizenship required

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs http://www.ghfp.net/docs/2013_Benefits_Booklet_GHFP.pdf

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