Supply Chain Director, USAID Ethiopia Supply Chain Health Improvement Program (SCHIP)

at Palladium: Make It Possible
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 4, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


About Palladium
Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.
This Opportunity
The Supply Chain Director will be a member of the Ethiopia SCHIP leadership team and manage project objectives related to Objective 1: Maturity of Supply Chain Functions and Operations Improved. The Supply Chain Director will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and lead the Objective 1 team to implement activities and ensure that the project remains on schedule with the approved workplan and meets Objective 1 milestones and deliverables. They will liaise with key stakeholders, including the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Service (EPSS), other donor-funded projects, and implementing partners. The Supply Chain Director will develop and compile quarterly and annual reports on Objective 1 activities. This role requires previous experience in health supply chains, focused on improving supply chain maturity and governance.
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary Duties And Responsibilities

  • Lead technical activities related to improving the maturity of Ethiopia’s health supply chain functions and operations such as quantification, procurement, warehouse management, route optimization, inventory management and others.
  • Support the development of a locally informed project strategic plan that reflects global priorities.
  • Lead efforts to improve the technical and managerial capacity of the supply chain workforce.
  • Design and lead the implementation of quality workplans while ensuring effective use of data, project performance, and risk management.
  • Support the creation of a cascaded technical oversight system of the public health pharmaceutical and supply chain sector to all levels.
  • Provide technical assistance to improve leadership and governance for health supply chains at all levels.
  • Support stakeholders to design standardized supply chain coordination platforms.
  • Interface with clients and project stakeholders, to plan, implement, review, and report on projects and deliverables or products as needed.
  • Ensure staff compliance with project guidelines and SOPs;

Key Competencies Required

  • Master’s degree in global public health, business, supply chain management, public administration, healthcare administration, or a related field.
  • Experience in international development working with donors (including USAID) is required.
  • Experience in a project senior leadership position that required the assembling, managing, and supervising complex teams.
  • Experience with global health or health supply chain programs with significant experience in one of the following areas: supply chain management, procurement, warehousing, or logistics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain, 4PL, and 3PL logistics, including experience with LMIS, WMIS, TMIS, and control tower software.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders including government agencies, government and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, generation of project reports, logical models and outcomes.
  • Ability to exercise leadership, build teams, maintain effective communication, motivate, and generate commitment within a team.Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.
  • Master’s degree in global public health, business, supply chain management, public administration, healthcare administration, or a related field.

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