Monday, June 16, 2014

Deputy Country Director - John Snow Inc. (Apply by: 27 June 2014)

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Country Director, India
Location: New Delhi, India
Posting Date: 06/12/2014
Deadline Date: 06/27/2014
Starting Date: 07/07/2014

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a contractor for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, a U.S. Government (USG) - funded global technical assistance project aimed at strengthening health supply chains in developing countries.
The USG has allocated funds to assist the Government of India in the development and implementation of logistics systems required to support USAID | India Strategic objectives of ending preventable maternal and child death and contributing to an AIDS-free generation.

JSI is recruiting for a Deputy Country Director (DCD) to operationalize the strategic vision for the project by developing and updating annual work plans, providing technical assistance on logistics systems strengthening, and ensuring that project deliverables are met.

The project staff number approximately 27, including approximately 18 based in five states (Haryana, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarkhand) and 9 based in Delhi. The office manages a budget of approximately $3 million per year in order to support supply chain systems strengthening interventions in support of Reproductive, Maternal Neonatal and Child Health plus Adolescents (RMNCH+A) and HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment

This is a full time position based in New Delhi, India. The DCD works under the guidance of the Country Director, who is his/her supervisor.


Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  1. Work with USAID and other in-country stakeholders, and the project local and headquarters management, draft annual workplans and budgets based on the overall strategic plan and current priorities and funding.
  2. Oversee the preparation of quarterly, annual and other reports for PEPFAR, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, USAID and others.
  3. Develop scopes of work for short term technical assistance.
  4. Represent the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT at various technical meetings, with other cooperating agencies, senior government officials and donor agencies as required.
  5. Oversee the planning, implementation and coordination of logistics system strengthening interventions in India to support both the Government of India, USAID and PEPFAR implementation partners.
  6. Promote and oversee the use of a systematic approach to logistics system strengthening that includes: system assessment, system design/redesign, the development/renewal of standard operating procedures, and system implementation.
  7. Through analysis of logistics and supply chain system needs, develop a technical assistance strategy and plan that addresses these needs.
  8. Provide analysis and technical assistance to the Government of India, State government, USAID and USAID RMNCH+A and HIV/AIDS partners, and other relevant stakeholders in all areas of an integrated supply chain management program for health commodities including but not limited to:

  • Commodity security to ensure that customers and clients can adequately choose, obtain, and use required health products.
  • Policy and regulatory issues regarding product selection and availability.
  • Standard treatment guidelines and protocols.
  • Logistics reports.
  • Forecasting and quantification commodity needs.
  • Costing.
  • Warehousing and inventory control.
  • Distribution System monitoring and evaluation.
  1. Collaborate closely with MOHFW, DAC, State Governments, USAID, The World Bank, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), UNFPA and other stakeholders to strengthen supply chain policy and coordination efforts and improve commodity security.
  2. Develop a comprehensive logistics strategy and further refine the project workplans for Central and State levels, performance monitoring plan, budget, and activity monitoring and evaluation tools and plans.
  3. Work with the Country Director and Project support teams in Washington DC and in-country stakeholders to develop and implement long-term Country Strategic and Evaluation Plan (CSEP) that reflects USG,USAID India’s and MOHFW’s priorities and needs and update these as necessary throughout project life.
  4. Build capacity of Government of India counterparts to implement successful commodity supply chain systems, providing mentoring and training as needed.
  5. Supervise the Senior Supply Chain State Programs Manager, the Public Health Logistics Advisor and the MIS Adviser, ensuring the quality of their work.
  6. Support management oversight to the project’s state offices in Haryana, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarkhand.
  7. Serve as a member of the Project Management Team in India.
  8. Serve as acting county director in the absence of the Country Director.
  • International health logistics or other public health professional with at least ten years’ experience and related master's degree. 
  • Experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities management.
  • Experience working with supply chain improvement in India (preferred) and in multiple countries (required).
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects.
  • Proven ability to participate in strategy development, manage implementation of projects and work independently. 
  • Strong representational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with senior government officials.
  • Experience supervising both technical and administrative staff; experience with a large staff preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal English.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages (eg.Word, PowerPoint, Excel) relevant to the work.
  • Ability to prepare and present information related to HIV/AIDS, family planning and other public health commodities.
  • Ability and experience with writing proposals for funding preferred.
  • Team player.
  • Able to travel up to 40% in country to support technical activities; willingness and ability to travel internationally.
  • Previous attendance at a logistics management training (required).
  • Previous work experience with John Snow, Inc., desirable. 
Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 06/27/2014.

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