Technical Officer

Chemonics International Inc. JOB DESCRIPTION/SCOPE OF WORK TITLE: Technical Officer PROJECT: Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Vietnam Background: The purpose of the Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) 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, GHSC-PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:
  • Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics
  • Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
  • Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term Availability of Health Commodities.
In close coordination with quantification and procurement team, the Technical Officer will support in providing technical assistance for relevant government authorities, including the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), National Centralized Drug Procurement Center (NCDPC) at the Ministry of Health (MOH), and Vietnam Social Security (VSS), in quantification, procurement and supply management activities related to HIV/AIDS commodities procured by Social Health Insurance (SHI) fund. Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • In conjunction with Health System Strengthening Manager and other technical staffs, will assist to implement technical assistance activities in the approved workplan;
  • Work closely with technical teams to support government partners in technical assistance on matters related to quantification, procurement and supply chain management of health commodities, and others requested by donors and government partners;
  • Be active in follow up with related partners on technical assistance activities to ensure deliverable timeline and quality;
  • Maintain good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual;
  • Produce and/or provide inputs on annual workplan, routine and ad-hoc reports requested by Health System Strengthening Manager and project management team;
  • Support the achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance;
  • Maintain effective working relationship with donor, government partners and other stakeholders;
  • Assist with other duties, as requested.
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in pharmacy or health sciences.
  • At least three years of experience working in health sector.
  • Preferably experience with USAID or donor funded projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and advanced English required.
Location of Assignment
  • This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Hanoi, Vietnam with intermittent travel throughout the country.
Supervision
  • The Technical Officer will report directly to the Health System Strengthening Manager.
To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to psmvietnameprocurement@ghsc-psm.org before 9am February 11th, 2020. Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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