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Rwanda – Clinton Health Access Initiative looking for Rwanda: Senior Advisor, Supply Chain

Rwanda: Senior Advisor, Supply Chain

Kigali, Rwanda
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Closing Date : 2016-05-05
Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

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Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: Rwanda

Closing date: 05 May 2016

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is currently operating in Rwanda carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health in improving the health status of the country by ensuring access to and quality of health services. We are committed to increasing our effectiveness through an innovative programming approach that optimizes quality, impact and access.

Position Summary:

CHAI Rwanda works in close partnership with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda and with the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Rwanda’s premier public health institute. Technical support is provided across various complementary program areas, including financial analyses and corresponding subject-specific implementation planning, strengthening financial management systems, and developing sustainable strategies to overcome obstacles to scale-up of critical programs.

CHAI is currently seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, management capabilities and communication skills to serve as a Senior Advisor, Supply Chain. This individual will be responsible for assessing the status and performance of the Rwanda’s overall National Supply Chain system, with a specific focus on Rwanda’s Medical Procurement and Production Division (MPPD). The Senior Advisor will be responsible for developing a strategy that addresses gaps in current distribution model and further evaluates the feasibility of transitioning the MPPD from a public to a private sector model.

The Senior Advisor, Supply Chain will be responsible for undertaking rapid assessments of existing supply chain systems, with a view towards evaluating their capacity for absorption of additional products; developing detailed implementation plans and budgets for supply chain improvements needed; and providing technical support for the full implementation of supply chain strengthening plans. Additional responsibilities include:

Develop a comprehensive strategy addressing identified weakness and gaps in current national supply chain strategy and generate approach to that will support MPPD in delivering the revised model: Generate a clear analysis of the advantages and potential challenges of transitioning MPPD status from public to private model;Assess the implications of the private sector transition for the various units (health centers, district pharmacies, production units, etc.) that currently constitutes the national supply chain systemPropose new structure that will help new MPPD to deliver the proposed strategy as private company;Conduct an in depth analysis & develop business plan for each level of the national supply chain system ;Conduct a financial analysis of the current mechanisms and any financial implications of the new strategies;Develop detailed action plans and support the launch of the strategy implementation;Develop detailed implementation plans for any necessary supply chain improvements; Provide technical support for the execution of supply chain strengthening plans, with responsibility for ensuring that critical components of system strengthening work are implemented effectively;Advise on the implementation of technology solutions within supply chain strengthening plans;
Troubleshoot supply chain challenges that arise as distribution begins, providing technical support as needed to continually build capacity; and work closely with government counterparts to strengthen supply chain efforts, including assessments, development of recommendations, and implementing improvements.

Advanced degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics and/or relevant area of academic focus;

15 + years of professional experience within the area of supply chain;

Strong quantitative skills are required & prior experience in management consulting, operational strategy, health economics or other private sector experience is strongly preferred;

Demonstrated experience in procurement purchasing, management of storage and distribution;

Capacity to build on established systems and articulate strategies that can be translated into the local context;

Prior experience in implementing effective supply chain strategies which mitigate weaknesses and strengthen supply chain systems;

Professional experience in business strategy model development & institutional financial analysis;

Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders;

Prior experience working with government stakeholders ideally within East Africa and politically tactful, deferential, and savvy;

Excellent command of the English language required, fluency in French and Kinyarwanda is strongly preferred.

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