Thursday, April 17, 2014

Senior Supply Chain State Programs Manager - John Snow India (Apply by: 26 April 2014)

Job Title: Senior Supply Chain State Programs Manager

Location: New Delhi, India

Posting Date: 13 April 2014

Deadline Date: 26 April 2014

Starting Date: 02 May 2014


The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, through its subcontractor John Snow India Private, LTD, is seeking to fill the position of Senior Supply Chain State Programs Manager to be located in New Delhi.

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (the Project), a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project, improves supply chain systems for wide range of health commodities, including contraceptives and condoms, essential medicines, and select commodities for HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria and other infectious diseases. Implemented by John Snow Inc. via its subcontractor John Snow India Private, LTD (JSIPL), the Project designs, strengthens, and, upon request, operates safe, sustainable, and reliable supply chain systems that provide a range of affordable, quality essential health commodities, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and supplies, to clients in country programs.

In India, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), the Project provides technical assistance in support of the supply chain for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health + Adolescent (RMNCH+A) commodities as part of ongoing support to the implementation of the RMNCH+A strategy. These supplies are managed by the National Health Mission (NHM) and Department of AIDS Control (DAC) at national level and through their respective State institutions—State Health Mission and State AIDS Control Societies (SACS). The Project also supports the supply chains for other essential medicine program areas, HIV/AIDS, and other health commodities as required. Project implementation is focused in the following six priority States and Union Territories (UTs): Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, and Uttarkhand.


The Senior Supply Chain State Programs Manager (SSCSPM) will be responsible for directing and monitoring the implementation of supply chain strengthening activities in USAID six priority States and UTs where the Project is responsible for strengthening RMNCH+A commodity supply chains. This position of SSCSPM will be assigned to oversee work of two-three Delhi-based “State Supply Chain Advisors” as they guide supply chain implementation efforts at the State level which are aimed at ensuring commodity security and continuous operation of State service delivery points. Project supply chain advisors will be based in each of these focus states and will be managed on a day-to-day basis by Delhi-based “State Supply Chain Advisors”. The SSCSPM will also manage the work of State level supply chain advisors based in assigned States as they consult with State MOHFW and the National Health Mission as well as other stakeholders such as National Informatics Center, SACS, academic institutions, USAID’s MCHIP Project, and other USAID and non-USAID development partners. The Senior Supply Chain State Programs Manager will report to the Country Director.

Specific tasks include:

For guiding State level work—

1. Direct overall implementation of workplan activities in the respective states in support of strengthening RMNCH+A commodity supply chains, in collaboration with State MOH, JSIPL staff, international consultants, and other partners.
2. Direct the overall technical direction and implementation of supply chain strengthening initiatives (e.g. quantification, procurement, warehousing and distribution, inventory control) in its assigned states.
3. Collaborate with other JSI project personnel and external stakeholders to harmonize health sector supply chains interventions.
4. Provide guidance and direct input into States Project Implementation Plans (developed by the guidance of NHMs and SACSs) to include priority supply chain interventions.

For Central level technical responsibilities—

1. Work closely with the Project staff in Delhi to manage relationships with key stakeholders and to assure strong, routine communications with the National Health Mission, the MOHFW, USAID, UNICEF, WHO, and all other stakeholders.
2. Work with Short-Term Technical Assistance providers to provide required TA for activities and also facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate local staff.
3. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Management tasks:

1. Participate as a member of the Project’s Management Team (PMT).
2. Work closely with the PMT and State Supply Chain Advisors to oversee operational aspects of the Project in States and ensure that program implementation proceeds according to plan and within budget.
3. Work closely with the Country Director and PMT to ensure that all aspects of program strategy, design, planning, implementation, and monitoring are technically sound and uphold the standards of good supply chain management.
4. In conjunction with the Project PMT, support human resources activities including staff recruitment, performance monitoring and review, team building, etc.
5. Work closely with the Project Finance and Admin Manager in terms of planning, managing, providing routine monitoring and oversight, and communicating about program financial and budgeting issues.
6. In conjunction with the PMT, ensure that all program operations, activities, and financial transactions are compliant with Indian, USAID, DELIVER, and JSI rules and regulations.
7. In conjunction with State Supply Chain Advisors, manage (schedule, prepare for and facilitate, as needed) periodic program reviews (technical and financial as needed) with partners and stakeholders.
8. Review and manage routine monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to stakeholders.
9. In conjunction with the Country Director, act as a primary point of contact for USAID, DELIVER partners, and Project technical advisors and represent the Project, as neede


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

1. An advanced clinical degree or a Masters Degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration.
2. 7 years of professional experience working in supply chain management, preferably in a health care setting.
3. 5 years experience managing public health programs or projects in India with specific experience in reproductive health, maternal and child health, immunization and/or HIV/AIDS programs.
4. 5 years of direct experience managing or supporting the management functions of USAID country programs (strategic planning, finance/budget management, monitoring/evaluation, reporting, personnel management, partner and client relations, program communications, USAID rules/regulations).
5. Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programs and to strengthen the capacity of other program managers to undertake these tasks.
6. Good knowledge of donor supported projects preferably USAID and host government regulated work environments.
7. Strong consulting, facilitation, stakeholder management and client and vendor relations management skills.
8. Team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work and a positive attitude.
9. Ability to contribute to capacity-building efforts and work with colleagues in diverse cultures.
10. Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
11. Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail.
12. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
13. Strong technical and business writing skills in English.
14. Ability and willingness to live in Delhi.
15. Ability and willingness to travel to and within assigned States up to 30% (up to 50% at times).

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 26 April 2014.

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