Nov 26, 2021

Lab Diagnostics Strategic Sourcing Advisor, GHSC-PSM

  • Chemonics
  • 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Lab Diagnostics Strategic Sourcing Advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries' management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

The Lab Diagnostics Strategic Sourcing Advisor provides strategic and technical leadership and advice for GHSC-PSM's all-inclusive sourcing strategies for Viral Load/EID testing, including end-to-end supply chain services, diagnostic equipment service contracting and improved instrument connectivity. The Lab Diagnostics Strategic Sourcing Advisor works with USAID, other U.S. Government and country lab experts and program managers, and international manufacturers, on global and country planning and analysis. The Lab Diagnostics Strategic Sourcing Advisor monitors supplier performance and advises on or manages the compliance with country and product requirements such as registration, shelf life, forecasting, changes to QA protocols, stock level monitoring and other matters that influence continuous supply and testing. He/she may participate in global and country technical working groups and meetings on international best practices to promote sourcing, supplier and country management best practices in support of better value in testing and laboratory logistics.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership and advice for the implementation and expansion of PEPFAR's all-inclusive Viral Load/EID sourcing strategies and service level agreements with manufacturers.
  • Provide strategic and technical advice and support to PEPFAR, governments, international partners and country stakeholders in key aspects of laboratory program management that impact sourcing strategies including country planning, forecasting, stock level reporting, and data exchange, working in collaboration with staff from GHSC-PSM, U.S. government agencies, international organizations, and country stakeholders.
  • Provide advice and support for suppliers' introduction of new products and technologies, as well as application of country requirements such as registration, cold chain, shelf life, and other matters. Advise on resolution of quality incidents reported by suppliers or countries that affect continuity of supply and testing, in coordination with quality assurance teams.
  • Oversee the process of supply chain performance management and advise country teams on supplier service level performance and reporting, instrument monitoring, and promote increased country management of supplier performance.
  • Collect information on innovations, best practices, and positive outcomes in laboratory program management, sourcing and logistics, and patient outcomes.
  • Participate in global and country laboratory technical working groups and committees, as appropriate, to promote enhanced collaboration among funders and technical leaders.
  • Contribute to or write project reports, articles and technical documents.
  • Supervise team members, as appropriate.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from USAID.

  • Minimum 8 years of laboratory technology sourcing/supply chain or relevant program management experience and a master's degree, or;
  • Minimum 10 years of laboratory technology, sourcing/supply chain or relevant program management experience and a bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of two years' experience working with laboratory service programs or other relevant programs that support the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV, TB, and Malaria, desired.
  • Experience working with global funding partners, manufacturers, and countries in assessing and designing improvements to laboratory programs, desired. Membership in professional lab and/or supply chain associations and communities of practice, a plus.
  • Current knowledge of existing developments in the field of laboratory technology, services and supplies, desired.
  • Experience with forecasting, supplier analysis, sourcing, or supply chain management functions related to lab products or other health commodities desired.
  • Experience with national level laboratory organizational structure (laboratory network) and private sector labs, desired.
  • Strong analytical and statistical aptitude.
  • Experience working in resource constrained countries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Proficient in excel, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Experience with statistics software (SAS, Epi Info, SPSS), desired.
  • Working proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese, a plus.

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by December 7, 2021. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

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