Chemonics International is seeking to recruit Technical Director
TITLE: Technical Director
PROJECT: Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) Ghana
The GHSC-PSM Project will be primary vehicle through which USAID will 1) procure and provide health commodities, 2) provide technical assistance to improve Ghana’s management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborate with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.
The Technical Director will report directly to the Country Director and is responsible for assisting the Country Director with development and implementation of management systems and supervision of technical staff. He will provide oversight of all technical aspects of the project.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
As Technical Director, the employee is responsible for the following principal duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for overseeing the program’s overall technical operations and for directly supervising technical staff members across three main technical departments (Systems Strengthening, Warehousing and Transportation, and Public Health Programs) in addition to providing technical oversight to additional technical sub categories such as the Logistics Support Project, Vaccine logistics support and Oxygen non clinical technical assistance.
• Lead the development of annual country work plans through engagement with relevant stakeholders, and development of quarterly implementation plans with technical team human resource allocation to guide and monitor implementation of annual work plans.
• Work closely with the Country Director to promote synergy, unity of vision, and coherence of activities in all areas of GHSC-PSM implementation
• Lead the coordination of strategic interventions, oversee the entire technical component of the program, working closely with the Country Director, counterparts and client to ensure effective program performance and targeted service delivery.
• Provide technical assistance and resources to the MOH and GHS to implement the National Supply Chain Master Plan (SCMP) priorities, and development and implementation of future supply chain strategic documents in alignment with GHSC-PSM project objectives.
• Serve as a member of the secretariat for the national supply chain technical working group, responsible for supporting the coordination of supply chain system strengthening key interventions, including but not limited to: the rollout of the Last Mile Distribution (LMD) throughout the sixteen regions in Ghana, implementation of a national electronic logistics management information systems (LMIS) and its full utilization, integrating all program commodities and essential medicines, strengthening accountability systems for PMI commodities and other USAID donated commodities, and establishing a standard framework for monitoring key supply chain performance indicators.
• Responsible for coordinating the implementation of strategic supply chain interventions in alignment with PEPFAR in-country strategy to contribute to attainment of set country targets for HIV treatment and control in Ghana
• Responsible for coordinating GHSC-PSM technical activities in tandem with activities implemented by other USAID implementing partners and the Global Fund supported interventions.
• Support efforts to improve and strengthen in-country supply chains to ensure health products are available when needed and can get to where they are needed; bridge the gap between the Ghana Ministry of Health (“GMOH”) and supply chain operators to improve core supply chain functions; improve visibility at all levels of the supply chain to strengthen accountability; and strengthen environments for commodity security through increased knowledge management and dissemination, all in a coordinated manner that assures country ownership and transition to government counterparts
• Strengthen central level warehousing and distribution planning capacity of central and regional levels to supervise lower level supply chain through regular supervision visits to lower levels, annual peer review meetings among supply chain actors, and regular reports to be shared with relevant stakeholders.
• Provide oversight for the conducting of assessments as necessary to understand storage capacity requirements at various levels in the supply chain.
• Develop relevant scopes of work and terms of reference to guide recruitment of long term technical assistants and local consultants to conduct key assignments in line with country work plans and strategies, and provide technical oversight and coordination of all such STTAs and local consultants to ensure deliverables are on time and of the right quality.
• Ensure that national quantification reviews are completed for various health commodities
• Provide the necessary oversight and technical guidance required to develop and implement modalities for tracking availability and movement of program commodities in and out of the Regional Medical Stores (“RMS”).
• Ensure that the technical team establish partnerships to coordinate the distribution of health commodities from contracted central warehouse to RMS.
• Ensure preparation and dissemination of regular stock status analytics reports
• Provide technical support and guidance for the planning and implementation of quarterly end use verification visits to all regions.
• Conduct quarterly reviews of project workplan implementation progress and use results to develop performance improvement plans.
• Serve as a senior member of the project management team, supporting the Country Director in project leadership and management, including participation in client engagement meetings.
Qualification Required & Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in relevant discipline preferred.
• Minimum ten years of supply chain management experience and international project management required, including strong skills in procurement/subcontracting, M&E systems, compliance, and financial management.
• Thorough knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience managing USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of distribution operating systems, logistics, and forecasting required.
• Strong leadership and motivational ability.
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
• Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs.
• Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
• Experience using inventory tracking systems and information systems.
• Excellent written and spoken English skills.
Level of Effort and Location
This long-term position will be based out of Accra, Ghana with intermittent travel throughout the country.
How To Apply For The Job
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Closing Date: 15 October, 2021