Health System Strengthening Specialist/Regional Office Coordinator, Spécialiste du renforcement du système de santé/Coordonnateur du bureau régional, Maroua, Chemonics

Health System Strengthening Specialist/Regional Office Coordinator, Spécialiste du renforcement du système de santé/Coordonnateur du bureau régional, Maroua, Chemonics

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Project: USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM)

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, GHSC/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

The overall goal of GHSC-PSM in Cameroon is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in PEPFAR and PMI supported regions


Governance & Coordination

Provide technical assistance to the Malaria Regional Technical Group (RTG) and other partners in the following areas, with a specific focus on malaria patient and logistics information system:

Identification and analysis of constraints that affect data quality, completeness and timeliness and propose solutions to ensure uninterrupted availability of malaria commodities

Conduct field visits to gather data, to monitor and supervise the implementation of an agreed quality improvement plan and update selected Key Performance Indicators in the area of supply chain management

In collaboration with the Warehousing, Inventory Management and Distribution Specialist, develop and implement the regional operational plan, monthly and quarterly reports, and monitoring and evaluation of performance and program impact in the region

Ensure appropriate coordination within the Region’s MOH and other technical partners for efficient and effective programming, implementation and follow-up of all supply chain management

Provide technical and programmatic leadership to regional supply chain Technical Working

Ensure that the GHSC-PSM is actively represented and provides key technical input at key forums, working groups and steering committees that are directly related to supply chain management

Data visibility / performance improvement

Support efforts to enhance data visibility of malaria commodity data, to include LMIS reporting rates, order fill rates, on time delivery, stock status, and expiry rates, supervising extensively the regional data analyst and collaborating with the national M&E Advisor

Participate in routine regional M&E reviews (TWG)

Review and advise on information from existing platforms at the district and regional levels

Prepare updates, success stories, activity reports and conduct presentations for GHSC – PSM Cameroon, Region, Ministry of Health (MOH), donors and other stakeholders on the status of the GSC-PSM regional operational plan

Prepare and present technical presentations as necessary

Administration, Operations and Finance at regional office level

Ensure that GHSC-PSM program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures at the regional office level

Supervise the program’s day-to-day field operations, particularly office administration and local procurements

Supervise daily project operations regarding office maintenance and repairs, provision of office supplies, and security

Manage petty cash, including log, distribution, receipts, and reconciliation

Process invoices from local vendors and professional services agreements

In coordination with the country director, schedule staff meetings and prepare agendas

Manage and maintain physical and electronic office records management consistent with Chemonics’ policies and standards and USAID regulations

Ensure staff compliance with office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual

Directly supervise the technical and administrative staff in the GHSC-PSM regional office

Represent the project as needed at the regional level

Serve as a member of senior management team of the project

Perform other duties as required

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, public health, health information, pharmaceutical sciences, supply chain management, statistics or related field required, plus 5 years of progressively responsible technical experience

Advanced degree preferred; years of experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree

Proven knowledge of Logistics Management Information Sytems

At least five-years of experience in a supervisory role, preferably in the North or Far-North regions of Cameroon

Proven experience in capacity building and in collecting, analyzing and reporting on data related to commodity supply chain management

Proven knowledge of supply chain management of public health program commodities in Cameroon

Proven experience in Coordinating Public Health programs and working in collaboration with the MOH and its stakeholders

Proven experience in Staff supervision and skills on monitoring and evaluation

Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member, with minimum supervision

Ability to delegate effectively

Ability to manage a wide range of activities while meeting deadlines with high quality results

Demonstrated strong attention to details

Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to serve as a professional mentor

Willingness to travel inside and outside the country as needed

Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Strong verbal and written communication skills in both French and English

Duration of Assignment:

This is an unspecified term position.

Location of Assignment:

The location of assignment is in Maroua


The HSS Specialist/Regional office coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Country Director

Application Instructions: Please send electronic submissions of your CV, Cover Letter to gional_office_coordinator_maroua before April 19, 2023 at 5pm. No telephone inquiries please and 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.

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