• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : PHARMACEUTICALS

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Required Skills and Qualifications • Master’s in pharmaceutical sciences, supply chain management, procurement, or related field required. Advanced degree preferred. • At least three years of experience in health commodity procurement. • At least five years of experience HIV/AIDS and malaria commodities supply chain management • Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team • Experience working with a range of partners and clients • Proven ability to take a leadership role to accomplish project goals • Understanding of USAID procurement rules and regulations required. • Experience working on USAID or donor-funded programs required. • Proficiency in English and French required. Location of Assignment The location of assignment is Yaoundé, Cameroon, with intermittent travel throughout the country as needed. Supervision The Procurement Specialist will report directly to the Country Director

Job Description:

  • 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, GHSCPSM 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. The Procurement Specialist will work under the supervision of the Country Director. His/her responsibilities include: Collaborate with the Forecasting and Supply Planning staff in the Field Office (FO) to identify procurement needs for HIV/AIDS and malaria commodities. In collaboration with the Global Fund and other partners, support the HIV/AIDS and malaria programs to streamline procurement plans for improved efficiency, visibility, and commodity availability. Contribute to designing and implementing procurement related strategies which include capacity strengthening for streamlining of processes and supply chain optimization to influence supply chain maturity and performance in the public health supply chain. Keenly review client procurement requests for eligibility and accuracy. Clarify specifications with client/technical teams to fully understand requirement. Coordinate closely with USAID, MOH, and the Global Supply Chain (GSC) team to enter Requisition Orders (Ros) in ARTMIS and facilitate acquisition of all required approvals and concurrences. In collaboration with the GSC and Deliver/Return (D/R) teams, track orders and incoming shipments and provide updated information with respect to expected arrival dates of incoming shipments for sharing with the client and the MoH. Review suppliers and manufacturers export documentation such as Air Waybill, Bill of Lading, packing lists, Certificate of origin, Certificate of Conformance, Invoices, etc. to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with government regulations. Capture and report Incidents in the Incident Management system for remedial action. Ensure proper use all applicable GHSC-PSM procurement tools for e.g. Automated Requisition Tracking Management Information System (ARTMIS) to conduct procurement activities as per GHSC-PSM SOPs. Ensure availability and proper maintenance of auditable records for all GHSC-PSM procured items, including ROs and all shipping documents (PO, Commercial invoice, AWB, Packing List, Certificate of Conformance, Certificate of Analysis, etc.) and Proof of Delivery as stipulated in the SOPs. Work with other staff member to develop and implement project work plan, operational plans, quarterly reports, success stories and any other deliverables as requested by USAID and or GHSC/PSM. As member of the SMT, provide mentoring, training, guidance to colleagues reinforcing their capacity and company values on the ground for the implementation of activities as well as engagement with donors and relevant stakeholders where required. Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual. Prepare and present technical presentations as necessary. Provide supervision and technical oversight to the Customs Clearance Officer to ensure achievements of procurement and in-country logistics goals of the project. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor. Application Instructions: Please send electronic submissions of your CV, Cover Letter, and academic credentials by filling out the application using the link. USAID GHSC-PSM Cameroon Procurement Specialist – August 2022 – Formstack: https://cameroonoperationsmanager.formstack.com/forms/procurement_specialist_2023 . Submission of applications close on August 18 2022, COB. No telephone inquiries please. Only selected candidates will be contacted. 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. Chemonics does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process