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Senior Logistician

CAMRIS International / United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Location: Washington, DC
Last Date: July 15, 2011

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc., (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Senior Logistician
Supply Chain Management System (GH/OHA/TLR/SCMS), Office of HIV/AIDS

Bureau for Global Health
United States Agency for International Development

Application Deadline: July 15, 2011


GH/OHA/TLR/SCMS is seeking a senior logistician to assist in its implementation of supply chain management procurement and technical assistances and its Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project. The purpose of SCMS is to establish and operate a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain management system to procure pharmaceuticals and other products needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections and to provide technical assistance on supply chain issues. Through creating and enhancing an uninterrupted supply of key commodities, SCMS is intended to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. This includes ensuring the quality of drugs, test kits, and other supplies, and building capacity for long-term sustainable procurement and distribution. Activities include supporting the purchase of lifesaving ARV drugs); non-ARV drugs, including drugs for opportunistic infections, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and malaria; drugs for home and palliative care; quality laboratory materials such as rapid test kits; and supplies such as gowns, gloves, injection equipment, and cleaning and sterilization items. A key feature of the current PEPFAR initiative is building the capacity of host-country institutions to deliver effective and quality HIV prevention, care and treatments services for their affected and infected population. One essential component of such capacity building efforts is providing technical assistance through SCMS and in-house technical expertise in building and maintaining effective and efficient supply chain systems.


Working in GH/OHA/TLR/SCMS, the Senior Logistician provides technical assistance to PEPFAR country teams and other partners, particularly host country institutions, in strengthening the in-country supply chain systems responsible for providing essential medicines and laboratory commodities to service delivery sites. The Logistician will also work with other division staff and country teams in designing and evaluating alternative supply chain options for country health programs. In addition, the Senior Logistician will provide technical guidance to the SCMS project to ensure that the project’s operations reflects the best and promising practices of supply chain management, especially those that support a a reliable, continuous supply chain managed effectively by host country counterparts.

• Provide technical guidance to PEPFAR country teams and their country partners (ministries, non-governmental organizations, donors, multilateral organizations, etc.) in their efforts to strengthen supply chains and enhance the availability of quality and affordable essential medicines/supplies in local public health programs in the public and private sectors.
• Provide PEPFAR country teams and their country partners with best logistics management practices and lessons learned to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of activities for supply chain strengthening. Support integration of supply chain management across disease-specific platforms in field programs.
• Provide technical guidance and liaise with GH health systems strengthening activities under the Global Health Initiative (GHI) to ensure that supply chain issues are incorporated into health system programming.
• Identify best and promising practices in public and private sector health supply chain systems that can be applied to PEPFAR and GHI programs supported by the USG.
• Develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with major donors, multilateral organizations, and other international organizations on technical aspects related to supplies. Foster improved communication, coordination, and collaboration with these agencies on operational activities in areas of the Logistician’s expertise.


EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:

• Masters degree in supply chain management, public administration, business administration, or closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
• Broad knowledge of international supply chain management and at least 5 years specialized expertise in one or more of the following areas, as they relate to strengthening international supply chain management systems:
• design and evaluation of international supply chains, including the application of operations research approaches to problems in supply chain management;
• health commodity procurement, including the identification and application of industry best practices to health commodity procurement in developing countries, particularly in the public sector; and
• measuring supply chain performance and institutionalization of supply system strengthening for sustainability.
• Experience in strategic planning and project/activity design and management.
• High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
• Open professional style, blending teamwork and participation with individual initiatives as well as having a can-do orientation and service mindset; effective team building and ability to work in diverse teams, strategic thinking, taking a leadership role, appreciative listening, and achieving results.
• Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
• Willingness to travel to developing countries.
• US Citizenship and ability to obtain a secret-level security clearance.

In addition, the following attributes are desired:

• Professional certification(s) in procurement, logistics, and/or other relevant fields.
• Experience with private sector global supply chain operations.
• Knowledge of or experience with global health partners who work on supply issues (WHO, UNICEF, GAVI, GDF, etc.).
• Proficiency in French (most preferred), Spanish, or Portuguese.

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.


Please submit your resume online at .

CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity Employers EOE M/F/D/V


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