Supply Chain Workforce Strengthening Specialist, Arlington, United States 227 views

Summary of Role

IntraHealth is seeking a Supply Chain Workforce Strengthening Specialist to work on the USAID-funded Global Health Supply Chain project. The Specialist provides strategic leadership and technical support through a holistic organizational and human resources systems approach to improve and sustain the performance of the supply chain workforce. S/he will conduct the coordination with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capabilities of national systems, with a strong focus on applying private sector SCM systems approaches. Along with relevant global and national-level stakeholders, s/he will support the identification and development of effective strategies for building human resource capacity while considering the organizational, policy, systems, application of private sector SCM approaches and other context for effective capacity development. S/he will also identify short-term technical assistance needs in partnership with the Health System Strengthening team and find ways of meeting these and monitor and report on short-term technical assistance assignments.

This position is based at the project headquarters in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, with travel internationally as needed, approximately 30% of the time.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States at the time of application. IntraHealth will not assist in pursuing or negotiating any work visa options.

Essential Duties

  • Support countries to use a holistic systems approach to assess supply chain workforce performance gaps and identify the fundamental causes of performance challenges at organizational and individual levels.
  • Support countries to implement key workforce systems strengthening approaches (including planning, policy, management, education, retention, productivity, and performance) to address performance barriers in support of developing a resilient supply chain management (SCM) workforce using best in class private sector practices and methodology.
  • Support in-country program teams in problem-solving workforce issues and ensuring that international standards in workforce development for best in class supply chain management (SCM) are applied.
  • Provide a leading role within GHSC-HSS incorporating private sector SCM approaches across existing SCM functional areas
  • Lead and facilitate the integration of private sector SCM approaches into GHSC-PSM country planning
  • Support the implementation of country-based approaches aimed at adopting private sector SCM approaches
  • Strengthen understanding of SCM private sector approaches within GHSC-PSM (HQ and field-based teams)
  • Communicate SCM private sector approaches to USAID staff at HQ (through USAID SCM training courses), and within-country missions (through interaction with FO teams)
  • In collaboration with others, foster communication, sharing, and learning on SCM workforce topics and successes across countries. Ensure lessons learned in strengthening the supply chain management workforce are captured and disseminated broadly within the project and globally through external publication and presentation.
  • Develop, write, and review documents such as strategy papers, programmatic reports, articles and presentations, and technical briefs. Work in close consultation with other program and country-based technical advisors and staff.
  • Regularly review and stay current on international and domestic advances in private sector SCM and broader health workforce issues and make recommendations on how to apply the most up-to-date and relevant practices and key performance indicators to the project.
  • Provide updates to field staff as needed, using an array of communication approaches appropriate to specific country settings (e.g. teleconferencing, posting to portal pages or email, travel and one-on-one consultation.)
  • Responsible for managing and mentoring the Supply Workforce Strengthening Specialist position as well as identifying, orienting, deploying and managing consultants that provide short term technical assistance.

    Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Public Health, Health Policy, Organizational Development, or a related field with 6 years of relevant experience, a Master’s degree in a related field of study and 10 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with 14 years of relevant experience.
  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
  • Relevant experience required in conducting the design, development, and evaluation of systematic approaches to build the capacity of individuals within private sector or developmental logistics organizations in a wide variety of health commodities fields
  • Private sector supply chain operations experience at the tactical and strategic level strongly preferred.
  • Experience in implementing projects focused on health systems strengthening, workforce development, capacity building of local governments, and commercial supply chain management practices is preferred
  • Experience facilitating country, regional, and global coordination of planning and implementation of technical assistance activities for low- and middle-income countries is essential.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French preferred.
  • Why Join IntraHealth?

    IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked for 40 years in over 100 countries. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.

    IntraHealth’s programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and committed to excellence.

    Join us. The future of global health starts here.

    Summary of Benefits

    IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

    IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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