Project Leader - Senior Procurement and Supply Management Expert

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training. The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health.
Project Leader - Senior Procurement and Supply Management Expert Position based in Basel - Switzerland
Technical: assess systems for the management of health and non-health products (procurement, storage, distribution and information systems, etc.); review of quantification and specifications of pharmaceuticals and health and non-health products and equipment to be procured; contribute to training for Swiss TPH PSM experts
Ensure leadership with oversight of a team and PSM expertise to activities within Local Fund Agent (LFA) services under Global Fund mandate if needed; assist in the identification and acquisition of other projects with different donors
To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for candidates with: 
  • Formal qualification in pharmacy or a health related field (Master degree level) required. A postgraduate training in public health or a MBA is an asset.
  •  Minimum of 12 years relevant experience in managing or advising on the procurement, supply and use of health products, particularly in developing countries with experience/expertise in:
  •  Assessing policies, systems and structures in the public and/or private health sector relevant for managing effective and efficient access to pharmaceuticals and other health products, particularly for AIDS, TB and malaria;
  • The procurement of health products including regulations and tendering process; in supply chain/logistics management systems;
  • Quantification and forecasting of health product needs in public health programs;
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience, preferably in the health sector with:
  • Strong project management and team management skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in complex environment; an in-depth knowledge of issues relating to project management in developing countries;
  • Strong professional oral communication, writing and analytical skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents; strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior-level officials; experience in proposal writing is an asset 
Excellent command of English AND French (speaking & writing) required, another language (Spanish or Portuguese) is an asset
Knowledge of Global Fund procedures and requirements is an asset
An initial contract of two years will be offered with possibility of renewal based on performance. The countries covered will depend on needs, and experience of the selected candidate
If you are interested, please address your application using our standard CV in English (maximum 3 pages) with names of 3 referees by 29 April 2016. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and interview, the recruitment for the position will be finalized by end of May 2016.
For further information please consults our website:
Swiss TPH, Socinstrasse 57, Postfach, CH-4002 Basel, T +41 61 284 81 11, F +41 61 284 81 18,
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