VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 46 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach in incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.
VillageReach has received funding from the Co-impact foundation through Global Fund to strengthen the supply chain components of the National Community Health Assistant (NCHA) program three in Bomi and Margibi Counties. Under this partnership, project staff will work with and through the County Healthy Teams (CHT) that oversee healthcare programs within each county and also work directly with District Health Officers, and Officers-in-Charge as well as provide linkages with the MoH.
The County Supply Chain Specialist will contribute to strengthening the supply chain component of the CHA program. The specialists will help streamline and direct supply chain activities at a sub-national level, thereby augmenting the technical skills and information sharing that can improve the consistency in the availability of medicines and supplies needed at the point of care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Build capacity in County and District Health Officer supply chain coordinators, Officers-in-Charge and Community Health Services Supervisors in the area of commodities management through training, mentorship and on job technical support
- Support CHT Supply Chain Team in coordinating logistics data tracking of health commodities from health sites in collaboration with county health department, district health officers in collaboration with county leadership
- Evaluate the commodities supply system effectiveness and recommend changes in goals, objectives, intervention strategies, measurable outputs and timelines.
- Lead supply chain related trainings for staff with supply chain roles including the Community Health Assistants
- Participate and coordinate County Supply Chain Technical Working Group meetings
- Participate in routine spot checks and supervision visits conducted by the MOH SCMU and CMS,
- Participate in monthly inventory in the county storage facilities,
- Conduct and support routine supply chain M amp; E supervision
- Produce weekly, monthly and activity reports and submit to the supply chain technical lead.
- Provide technical assistance to the ensure that all LMIS tools and other relevant formats are properly prepared, recorded and kept.
- Any other duties as delegated.
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
- Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
- Collaboration amp; Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners amp; stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
- Commitment to Diversity amp; Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
- Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
- Solution Orientation amp; Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education amp; Experience:
- Business degree, Degree in pharmacy, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or health related field with experience in medical drugs and supplies management
- Five (5) years of experience in health service managing drugs and supplies
- Experience working in Liberia public health supply chain at county or district level an added advantage.
- Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
- Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
- Diligence, attention to critical details, a keen sense of work priorities and resourcefulness in obtaining and researching important information;
- Experience of training at local government, NGO and community level is essential
- Excellent communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to work in a team
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY amp; INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.