Laboratory Logistics Advisor
The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PSCM) is implementing the global Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
The purpose of the contract is to establish and operate a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain management system to procure pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies and other products needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
In Mozambique SCMS is implemented by JSI R&T.
The Laboratory Logistics Advisor will manage the laboratory logistic team in the implementation of the technical assistance and PEPFAR funded lab instruments, reagents, and consummables procurement workplans.
Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team.Contribute significantly to providing the overall vision and strategic direction for the project as well as in ensuring that project deliverables are met;.
Ensure that all technical strategies and activities related to systems strengthening for rapid test kits and other laboratory reagents and consumables are integrated into other SCMS technical program areas and make the most effective and efficient use of resources; ensure that SCMS workplan activities related to laboratory logistics support the annual POA of the DNAM and CMAM.
Assist Country Director to develop annual and quarterly SCMS workplans and prepare laboratory teams contribution to monthly and quarterly SCMS reports for the USAID mission and OGAC.
Assist the MOH with the design, testing, and implementation of sustainable supply chains and laboratory-specific Logistic Management Information Systems
Lead SCMS efforts to build capacity of SCMS, MOH and other PEPFAR partner staff in laboratory logistics by participating in the development of training strategies and plans for national and provincial logistics system implementation activities, providing formal and OJT training, staying current with advances and issues in the field of laboratory logistics and lab technology at a global and local level, contributing to the development of the Pharmaceutical Logistics Master Plan (PLMP)and implementation in the area of lab logistics and participate in supply chain logistics capacity-building activities such as assessments, design workshops, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
Ensure Test Kit and Laboratory commodity security by participating in and supervising the preparation and presentation of Rapid HIV Test Kit and lab reagents and consumables quantifications and procurement plans (including regular updates) for SCMS, MOH and external donor purposes; LMIS data collection for the re-supply of SCMS supplied reagents and consumables to PEPFAR supported sites.
Support the lead process for defining monthly and quarterly lab vendor order quantities and site resupply quantities by providing on time and quality management information to the Procurement manager.
Work closely with the Senior Management Team to develop and monitor appropriate/adequate budgets to support procurement and technical assistance to the MOH Lab System activities.
Assist SCMS Management in drafting Statements of Work for short-term technical assistance consultants, preparing for and implementing technical assistance scopes of work, arranging schedule of activities with MOH and other counterparts and participating in briefings and de-briefings.
Work in close coordination with MOH/WHO/CDC and other Lab stakeholders supporting MOH efforts on harmonization and standardization to ensure that procurement considerations and logistics management considerations of reagents, consumables and maintenance of automated testing machines is taken into consideration.
Lead and supervise the work of Laboratory Technical Team and directly supervise members of the team to ensure that the teams work is technically and logistically sound,collaborative and timely, based on project work plans;
Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the work of Laboratory Team by providing clear directions/guidance/expectations and assignments to team members, ensuring that M&E is included in the work plan and systems, accounting for their progress/results achieved, and ensuring Quality and clients satisfaction.
Continuously advocate for the standardization and harmonization of laboratory tests, methods and equipment within the national system.
Represent SCMS at technical meetings with USAID, CDC, collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies.
Participate in the laboratory technical working group, and others.
Maintain regular communication with MOH counterparts to advocate and ensure technical assistance activities result in skills transfer
Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Medical Doctor, or Public Health professional with at least ten (10) years experience working in a clinical or laboratory setting.
HIV/AIDS program experience highly desireable ;
At least five (5) years of project management experience, supervisory experience or equivalent leadership/management experience;
Ability to guide strategy development, manage implementation of projects and lead a team;
Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to advocate and bring about consensus with senior government officials and numerous stakeholders;
Strong representational and interpersonal skills;
Fluency in English and excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in Portuguese/Spanish strongly preferred;
Willingness to learn logistics for national clinical laboratory systems
Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point) relevant to the work and eagerness and ability to learn Forecasting and Supply planning software (Pipeline, Lab Tool)
Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork;
Ability to prepare and deliver public presentations;
Willingness to travel
Experience in logistics/supply chain management and/or public health commodities, especially Laboratory commodities;
Attendance at a logistics management training course;
Experience developing training curriculum and conducting participatory stand-up training and OJT;
Experience working on a project in the health sector, funded by USAID;
Deadline: 20th September
For more information and application, visit: Laboratory Logistics Advisor Website