Supply Chain Coordinator

LR-Monrovia
Department
National Community Health Systems
Type
Regular Full-Time

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world's most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.

 

General Position Summary

The Supply Chain Coordinator will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to design and oversee the implementation of scalable Supply Chain solutions necessary to support Liberia’s national Community Health Assistant (CHA) program, building on existing SOPs and practices. The Coordinator will provide Supply Chain technical assistance and capacity building support for senior staff at the MOH Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU) and the National Drug Service (NDS) to identify and to address supply chain bottlenecks at all levels of the health system, with an emphasis on factors impacting availability of drugs and supplies for the CHA program. The Coordinator will work with MOH officials and their partners to plan for the inclusion of commodities, supplies, and equipment needs of the national CHA program in national quantifications, forecasts, procurement, and distribution plans. With technical input from across LMH, the Coordinator will help ensure that optimal commodities, supplies, and equipment are procured, transferred to county, delivered to CHAs, used and standardized (through training materials and standard operating procedures) across counties and implementing partners involved in implementing the national CHA program.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide techincal assistance to the Ministry of Health - Community Health Services Division (MOH), Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU), and National Community Health Assistant (NCHA) Program implementing partners to strengthen supply chain management of the NCHA Program
  • Assess needs and propose recommendations for national, county, facility, and community-level supply chain management via technical support at both national and county health team levels
  • Collaborate with LMH technical teams to help the MOH ensure that commodities planned for procurement for the NCHA Program meet necessary international approvals and pre-qualifications
  • In collaboration with MOH, LMH technical teams and implementing partners, identify opportunities for coordination around exisiting supply chain initiatives and design and develop comprehensive, long-term community health supply chain roadmap
  • Support the development and implementation of supply chain training and coaching via field visits with county pharmacists, community health focal persons, and community health officers at the county level and with technical staff of SCMU and CHSD at the national level

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Supply Chain and Logistics management
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet tight timeline requirements
  • Ability to relate to, and motivate, people at all levels of government and implementing partner
  • Experience working in supply chain challenges and producing forecasting analyses, establishing new national-level programs, protocols, or procedures, working with governments and donors in resource-limited settings preferred, and managing policy and/or government compliance

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