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Principal Technical Advisor at Management Sciences for Health

Country: USA
City: Arlington
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Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management position available at Management Sciences for Health.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support for the development and/or review of technical approaches and strategies for strengthening commodity security and supply chain management systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to support the design and implementation of supply chain management and logistics interventions
  • Regularly report on MTaPS supply chain management initiatives in accordance with the M&E plan, objectives, and USAID intermediate results.
  • Provide guidance to Portfolio and Senior Managers for supply chain work and facilitate the coordination of MTaPS supply chain management initiatives with partners and collaborators.
  • Help develop and review operations research protocols and facilitate multicountry studies on common technical areas; facilitate sharing of technical approaches across MTaPS countries.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct training courses covering supply chain technical areas for external audiences and MTaPS staff.
  • Coordinate with MOH, national disease control programs and technical/implementing partners in the development and implementation of pharmaceutical system strengthening interventions;
  • Coordinate with other MTaPS staff in other countries on activities ensuring harmonization and collaboration with all aspects of the program in country.
  • Supervise assigned Technical Advisors ensuring the adequacy of their performance and their continuous professional development.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a in a health-related field with specialized training and/or experience relating to supply chain management required
  • 8 years plus relevant experience in commodity security, supply chain management and health care logistics systems development and strengthening in developing country context
  • Interest in and experience managing and supervising technical staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Physician, nurse, or pharmacist qualification preferred
  • Relevant experience in international public health with experience in supply chain management and systems strengthening strongly preferred
  • Experience with public health programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, DfID and international agencies such as the Global Fund, UNITAID, WHO and World Bank preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Fluent English; ability to speak a second language preferred.
  • Strong computer skills; Excel, MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrates competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Excellent native-level writing and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in French or Spanish is desired, as are languages of other USAID-supported countries.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Good judgment for decision making.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Company NameManagement Sciences for Health



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