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Supply Chain Monitoring and Data Advisor

Posting Number: #274-21

Position Title: Supply Chain Monitoring and Data Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Position Identification

Position Title:  Supply Chain Monitoring and Data Advisor
Division: USAID/GH
Department:  Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH)
Work Location: Washington, DC
Supervisor’s Title: GHTP Project Director
Work Status: Full-time

FLSA: Exempt
Classification: GS 13 Equivalent
Funding Source: PRH

B. Summary Statement

USAID advances and supports voluntary family planning programs in nearly 40 countries across the globe. As the world’s largest family planning bilateral donor, USAID is committed to helping countries meet the FP needs of their people by working to ensure that women, men, adolescents, and couples have the means to plan whether and when to have children. In support of this commitment, the mission of the Commodity Security and Logistics Division (CSL) in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health (GH) is to be a world leader towards ensuring long-term availability for clients of a wide range of high-quality contraceptives and family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) commodities through public and private channels.

CSL achieves its mission by: (1) ensuring FP/RH commodity availability through commodity procurement, logistics support and leveraging a world-class global supply chain; (2) providing technical assistance to support public and private entities to transform national and subnational supply chains to be self-reliant, resilient, and responsive to local contexts and needs; and (3) serving as a thought leader and trusted resource in the global public health supply chain community — as well as within USAID — with the ability to move and inspire others to action.  The CSL Division thus provides technical and management oversight for the procurement and delivery of FP/RH commodities and related supply chain technical assistance valued at approximately $128 million per year. Underlying these investments is the need to strengthen the use of available data to inform strategy and decision making and to track and assess progress against key programmatic objectives and outcomes.

The demands for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on the investments under CSL’s stewardship have grown significantly. Many of these demands are self-generated as the division continuously seeks to improve its leadership in improving global health supply chains. CSL also has numerous and diverse stakeholders within and beyond USAID to whom it must report or respond to on a regular or ad hoc basis – Agency leadership to the highest levels, U.S. Congress, Office of Inspector General, etc. In the course of its work, the CSL Division produces and/or receives a high volume of global-level and/or country-level records, documents, and other program artifacts related to supply chain operations and management of public health commodities. Data includes shipments, inventory, forecasts, supply plans, training, financing, and other related supply chain information that cuts across multiple products, suppliers, warehouses and over 40 countries. CSL uses a host of other industry, global and country data. Progress in strengthening in-country supply is assessed using key performance indicators that span such critical areas as in-country logistics, data visibility, and strategic planning and governance.

CSL is continuously enhancing its efforts around monitoring, evaluation, and learning, working along with the other GH supply chain divisions as part of USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) program to incorporate leading industry concepts and standards to strengthen performance management and process improvement through the application of the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR®) and other methods and ensure greater opportunities for learning and adaptive management.

C. Job Requirements

The Supply Chain Monitoring and Data Advisor position is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate with strong skills in building intuitive and actionable analytics and visualizations, acting as one of the stewards for critical supply chain data, and helping promote the use of data and analytics within a world-leading team and with USAID missions and partner organizations. The successful candidate will also experience the challenges and rewards of working in the international development context with its issues of inadequate data collection, poor data quality and sensitivity around sharing certain data, and will adeptly work in such situations, across geographies and functional roles to understand the data, gather requirements, and deliver results.

D. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the supply chain data that is generated by investments under CSL’s stewardship and routinely conduct data validation and profiling exercises. Gather, build on and document institutional knowledge about the data being generated by these efforts, developing analyses to assist staff with country support and technical performance management.
  • Build and present intuitive visualizations using USAID’s global supply chain and country data and other relevant data sources from the FP/RH community in order to enable data driven, agile decision making.
  • Provide guidance to partners in developing targeted performance management standards for CSL’s system strengthening activities as implemented in USAID-supported countries.
  • Foster a learning environment within the CSL Division, in collaboration with other CSL staff, and external stakeholders through targeted dissemination of global supply chain and in-country technical assistance data and analyses. Socialize KPIs through training and technical discussions and encourage utilization of relevant analytics tools.
  • Use data and information about systems strengthening and technical assistance efforts under CSL’s management to support development of CSL’s global narrative within and external to USAID.
  • Provide technical support to USAID Missions on MEL needs. This includes participating in annual performance planning reviews for the Agency, utilizing monitoring data to determine field assessment needs, as well as partner work planning and progress reviews to inform the trajectory of technical assistance.
  • Assist with responding to data requests internal to USAID and from the general public and other organizations outside of USAID, in compliance with the Agency’s open data policy.
  • Participate as an active member of the CSL Division in division meetings, other division-wide activities and provide “backstopping” support to select USAID Missions.
  • Participate in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.
  • Complete and execute an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.

E. Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Master’s degree with 7 years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree and 9 years’ experience in supply chain management, industrial engineering, business administration, information systems or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with two or more technical disciplines such as; (Family planning/reproductive health, supply chain, data analytics and monitoring and evaluation etc); duties/responsibilities specifically related to the position description requirements.
  • Experience in gathering requirements and building visualizations using business intelligence platforms or reporting tools like Tableau or PowerBI. Proficiency in using Excel and/or other tools for quantitative analysis, such as SQL, python, R or other querying/ scripting languages.
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to think logically to promote positive change; derive strategic, executive insights and recommendations that are well-supported from detailed analyses; use mature, discerning judgment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with proven ability to effectively communicate complex material to diverse audiences with varying levels of supply chain knowledge.
  • Proven ability as an entrepreneurial, self-motivated problem-solver; able to work independently on multiple projects and priorities at once.
  • Strong emotional intelligence, with the ability to listen well and contribute to effective interpersonal working relationships that further common goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and in teams, within a matrixed environment and in a cross-cultural context.
  • Willingness to travel 20-30% internationally.
  • S. Citizenship or U.S. permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.

Preferred

  • Experience in supply chain management for pharmaceutical and/or medical devices.
  • Experience with U.S. Government- or other donor-funded projects.
  • Mastery of a second language of a USAID Family Planning Priority Country , particularly French.

F. Clearance Required

  • Facility Access

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS

This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.

PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, effective January 10, 2022, it is a condition of employment for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law. Employees starting on or before February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination up to 6 weeks after their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Employees starting after February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date.  Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

Credence Management Solutions, LLC and Public Health Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with USAID, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions.  Specifically, TPs placed in USAID positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any employees other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government

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