Sunday, May 15, 2016

Forecasting and quantification program manager , Lusaka, Zambia

Chemonics seeks a forecasting and quantification program manager for the Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) in Zambia. The purpose of the project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

At the country level, PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:
  • ​Global Procurement and Logistics
  • Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
  • Global Collaboration to Improve long-term availability of health conditions
Responsibilities include:
  • Lead a team of technical staff to meet project objective focused on strengthening GRZ-led forecasting and quantification, procurement planning and stock monitoring activities.
  • Develop capacity building interventions for GRZ and supply chain partners who coordinate to ensure a reliable supply of health commodities for Zambia.
  • Manage a team to design and roll out innovations to increase sustainability of forecasting, quantification and commodity monitoring activities.
  • Work through team to establish monthly reporting on national supply levels and procurement plans to identify potential supply gaps early and develop responses to mitigate impact on service delivery.
  • Supervise forecasting and quantification specialists, including develop roles and responsibilities; design and monitor professional development plans, and conduct annual performance appraisals with supervisees.
  • Ensure all contract deliverables met within areas of forecasting and quantification.
  • Represent PSM project at technical meetings with collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies.
  • Develop and manage team annual work plans and budgets based on project resources available and intended annual and life of project targets set according to and USG priorities.
  • Exhibit Chemonics values and build culture of “Living our Values” within the team.
  • Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in consultation with supervisor of record.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum seven years of experience working in supply chain management and conducting forecasting and quantification activities
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership and motivational ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
Application instructions:

Please apply by clicking on the following link: ​ by May 16, 2016. Only finalists will be contacted.​


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