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Supply Chain Officer, Vaccines (6 months)

Maseru (Lesotho)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Maseru (Lesotho)
  • Grade: Entry Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
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Supply Chain Officer, Vaccines (6 months)

Country
Lesotho
City
Maseru
Type
Independent Contractor
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Lesotho
Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org


CHAI is seeking an experienced, talented, highly motivated, creative, and flexible individual to support the Lesotho EPI as it seeks to reach ambitious targets to strengthen the vaccine supply chain and delivery system for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Supply Chain Officer will work side by side with EPI counterparts and be responsible for problem-solving and production of high quality, high-impact deliverables that will have a direct tie to strengthening the COVID-19 vaccines supply-chain. We place great value on the following qualities: entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy and work ethic.

Responsibilities

The Supply chain Officer will work independently to support the EPI programme in a number of high impact activities over six months. The Officer will engage the EPI program to support Lesotho’s supply chain to perform more predictably and reliably.
Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the following activities.
• Strengthen Lesotho’s COVID-19 vaccines supply chain and increase predictability of its performance
• Implement immediate measures, as needed, to strengthen the vaccines supply chain.
• Perform a complementary outcomes-focused COVID-19 supply chain diagnostic: In partnership with the EPI program and relevant supply chain stakeholders, conduct an in-depth diagnostic of vaccines logistics performance at each of the 3 tiers of the supply chain—national, district, and facility level.
• Maintain close professional relationships with counterparts in the EPI in order to ensure that the project is aligned with Ministry priorities.
• Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the Senior Programme Manager, Women and Children’s Health.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a quantitative or a supply chain focus.
• Minimum 2-4 years of professional experience in the private or public sector.
• Strong problem-solving skills: ability to synthesize large volumes of data and derive actionable and high-impact insights.
• Proven ability to operate independently, multitask, set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance; able to think creatively about major challenges facing Lesotho.
• Exceptional communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English, and strength in building relationships.
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment.

• Knowledge and/or experience of the health sector in Lesotho and/or of vaccines supply chain management.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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