PROGRAM PROCUREMENT OFFICER (1 POSITION) at Chemonics International Inc September, 2018

Chemonics International Inc.

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Chemonics International Inc., Contractor for USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) ensures 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 develops and manages a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain. The project seeks to recruit for the following positions of:

Job Title: Program Procurement Officer

Reporting to: Forecasting & Quantification Specialist

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work within a team of procurement officers to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement services for increased availability of lab and other program commodities in country;
  • Provide timely notifications of expected shipments for each month/quarter to procurement partners to ensure necessary preparations made for incoming commodities;
  • Monitor supply of commodities that are procured centrally for malaria, reproductive health, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS national programs using Pipeline software;
  • Monitor various consumption patterns and take corrective steps on a periodic basis;
  • Execute team annual work plans and budgets based on project resources available and intended annual and life of project targets set according to Government of Zambia 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 the supervisor of record.

Minimum Education Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Diploma in laboratory sciences;
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working in supply chain management or program procurement required;
  • 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.

To Apply:

Send electronic applications containing your cover letter, CV and highest necessary qualifications to PSMZambiaRecruitment@ghsc-psm.org by or before 12pm on Friday September 14, 2018. Please include clearly, the position in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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