Chemonics Technical Specialist, Health Supply Chain - Jobs in South Africa

Chemonics Technical Specialist, Health Supply Chain - Jobs in South Africa

Chemonics seeks a Technical Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded supply chain technical assistance project in South Africa. The project will aim to ensure the continuous availability of essential health commodities (for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, etc.), provide rapid response to infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, and promote supply chain resilience and long-term sustainability by providing strategic technical assistance.

Based in South Africa, the Technical Specialist will serve as the point of contact for all technical assistance activities aimed at strengthening and optimizing health products and supply chain information systems to improve supply chain performance and build resilience and sustainability. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. All candidates must possess fluency in oral and written English. Local South African professionals are preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support required to implement project technical activities in South Africa based on the project’s strategic long-term vision and USAID priorities.
  • Collaborate with the project’s Chief of Party to identify, plan, and oversee activities to strengthen the logistics management of health commodities.
  • Assist with the preparation of high-quality regular project reports and deliverables as well as ad hoc client reporting requests.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners and regional stakeholders to strengthen the health supply chain at the national and regional levels.
  • Support implementation of workplan activities and monitoring progress of the project work plan.
  • Oversee any emergency procurement conducted under the contract


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, public health, or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 8 years providing technical guidance and oversight
    in supply chain management
  • Proven experience recruiting and managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products
  • Demonstrated experience strengthening health systems in South Africa and interacting with South African government officials at the national, provincial, and district levels
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills are required

    How to apply

    Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Technical Specialist” in the subject line to by August 5, 2022 . No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

    Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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    For more information and job application details, see; Chemonics Technical Specialist, Health Supply Chain Jobs in South Africa

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