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Technical Director at Chemonics/GHSC-PSM: ( Deadline 28 May 2024)

Technical Director at Chemonics/GHSC-PSM: ( Deadline 28 May 2024)

JOB TITLE: Technical Director

JOB LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

REPORTS TO: Country Director

Background

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHCSPSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve Rwanda’ management of the supply chain, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.

Position Objective

The Technical Director will direct technical assistance to improve the availability, accessibility, and use of pharmaceutical supplies within all levels of Rwanda’s public health system. He/She will play a critical role at the national level, working with the Rwanda Medical Supply Ltd (RMS) to improve its data visibility between all levels of the health commodities supply chain. He/She will lead technical direction of GHSC-PSM in Rwanda’s two major technical objectives:

improved logistics data visibility across the supply chain and strengthened quality management improvement approach (QMIA) for supply chain operations. He/She will also lead support in the development and implementation of supply chain policies, strategies and procedures in support of adequate quantification, commodity procurements, warehousing, inventory management, and logistical challenges associated with availing pharmaceutical supplies at all levels of the supply chain system.

The Technical Director will support the Country Director in all strategic and policy matters related to the implementation of project workplan activities; represent the Country Director in their absence; and liaise with and keep close coordination with the Chemonics home office, USAID Mission, Government stakeholders, development partners, and donors for project technical matters and multidisciplinary supply chain functions as per the project workplan.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise technical staff including Systems Strengthening, Commodity Security & Delivery, M&E, MIS teams, technical staff seconded to partners institution and oversee a technical team of 20.
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to the technical teams and manage development of technical strategies to improve the national supply chain, data visibility and management, commodity security, forecasting and supply planning (FASP), warehousing and inventory management, and capacity building.
  • Direct quality technical inputs and strategies in the development of the annual workplan, in coordination with the Country Director.
  • Manage the project’s technical performance and deliverables against project monitoring and evaluation plan and technical objectives of the workplan.
  • Support the country director to maintain collaborative coordination and communication among critical stakeholders (USAID, Ministry of Health, RMS, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Rwanda Food & Drug Authority (Rwanda FDA), donors, and all other key implementing partners).
  • Represent GHSC-PSM in Rwanda as a technical lead in external forums, including meetings with relevant stakeholders as part of support strengthening the national health supply chain.
  • Serve as Acting Country Director in the absence of the Country Director.
  • Serve as member of GHSC-PSM in Rwanda’s senior management team.
  • Responsible for all quarterly activity and annual reports for USAID, and ad hoc technical reports for USAID and GHSC-PSM headquarters.
  • Ensure timely submission and quality of all technical deliverables, in coordination with the country director.
  • Liaise with GHSC-PSM headquarters teams, including Health Systems Strengthening, FASP, and GS1, as needed for technical input, including manage short-term technical assistance for project implementation.
  • Work with the finance and operations director to ensure that technical activities are within GHSC-PSM fiscal year budget and align with USAID and Ministry of Health objectives.
  • Lead project technical close-out and transition activities and develop and deliver final reports, as well as transition and close-out documents.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Country Director or designee.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Preferred master’s degree in relevant field required, such as Pharmacy, Supply Chain, Logistics, Project Management, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of professional experience, including providing technical guidance and oversight in one or more of the following supply chain management areas: demand planning, warehousing and distribution, procurement activities, data management and visibility, and/or health systems strengthening.
  • Senior management experience in USAID or donor-funded public health project.
  • Experience successfully managing high-functioning teams delivering quality deliverables.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated diplomacy and ability to communicate effectively with high-level stakeholders and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English required.

Level of Effort and Location

This long-term position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, with occasional local and international travel.

Supervision

The Technical Director will report to the Country Director, or any successor appointed by Chemonics.

Application Process

Application should include an application letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum), copy of academic qualifications, three professional references, telephone contact and email address, NOT later than Friday May 28th at 1pm.

Please apply to

The Country Director, GHSC-PSM Project in Rwanda through email psmrwandarecruit@ghscpsm.org and mention “The Technical Director Application” as subject of your email. Only complete applications will be vetted, and short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted in relation to the subject.

Done at Kigali, May 15, 2024

Country Director, GHSC-PSM Project in Rwanda

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