Msh : Warehousing Advisor

 

JOB Opportunity

The SCMS Project is a USAID funded global technical assistance project implemented by PFSCM whose objective is to improve the availability of priority public health products in public and private services in USAID supported countries.  The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, aims to strengthen secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with in-country and international partners, SCMS will assist programs to enhance their supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and provide quality, affordable, health care products to those who need them. The project seeks to recruit highly creative and innovative individual with cutting edge technical skills and integrity to fill the following vacant position:
Position: Warehousing Advisor

Location: Democratic Republic of Congo

The Warehousing Advisor provides technical advice for the design and implementation of innovative strategies and programs to strengthen the pharmaceutical warehousing system and commodity security strategies in DRC. The Warehousing Advisor provides guidance to strengthen the national programs and the warehouses that are part of the national system for the procurement of essential medicines (SNAME). The Warehousing Advisor works closely with the SCMS Country Director, Health Strengthening Advisor and a US-based technical team to identify opportunities to use new and existing tools, to design and coordinate technical activities and to ensure that SCMS initiatives are based on and informed by both US government and country-level needs and priorities.
Qualifications:

  1. Degree in engineering or other related field.
  2. Specialized training and/or experience relating to warehouse management required.
  3. Significant relevant experience – minimum 7 years – in warehouse management, quality assurance systems, commodity security, supply chain management and health care logistics systems development and strengthening in developing country context.
  4. Demonstrated ability to implement and achieve quality warehousing systems using MQAS or other such internationally accepted warehouse standards.
  5. Relevant experience in international public health a plus
  6. Experience in supply chain management and systems strengthening strongly preferred, particularly related to the implementation of healthcare programs in developing countries.
  7. Interest in and experience supervising technical staff.
  8. Experience with public health programs supported by USAID and other international agencies such as WHO, Global Fund and World Bank preferred.
  9. Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  10. Resident working experience in the DRC preferred
  11. Excellent writing and presentation skills in French are essential.
  12. Proficiency in English is desired.
  13. Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required to support the progress of program activities.
  14. This position is based in Kinshasa; however, significant domestic travel is expected, with provincial placement a possibility.

For Job Description and Application, follow the link:  https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6277/warehousing-advisor/job

 

The candidate must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.

 To apply for above listed positions, you must follow the specific links, as applications will not be considered through any other channel. Interested persons must send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter not later than closing date of the application, Friday, January 16, 2013. 

Suitable candidates living with HIV/AIDS will have an added advantage.
Women are encouraged to apply.

Note: There are no relocation allowances available for this position.

For More information about MSH, visit: www.msh.org

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