Management Sciences for Health

  • Senior Technical Advisor – Logistics

    Grade
    J
    Job ID
    13-10442
    Location
    Bangladesh-Dhaka
    # of Positions
    1
    Group/Office
    TEG (Technical Excellence Group)
    Dept/Unit
    TEGGEN - Technical Excellence Group
    Project/Program
    A584 - MTaPS
    Reports To
    Team Lead-Logistics
  • Overview

    The Senior Technical Advisor - Logistics provides technical assistance to the Central Medical Store Depot (CMSD)/DGHS for strengthening of the logistics management including inventory, management information systems, warehousing and distribution capacity, including scaling-up electronic asset management systems in district hospitals.

    Specific Responsibilities

     Support and Management of Technical Activities

    • Work with Team Lead, Logistics and other team members to provide technical assistance to the Central Medical Store Depot (CMSD) under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and relevant entities to strengthen supply chain management system for health commodities including electronic asset management system in health facilities;
    • Closely work with Team Lead, Logistics to ensure defined technical work plans are being implemented in a timely and technically sound manner, and productively leverage collaboration with key government and other stakeholders and partners;
    • Represent the program at various technical meetings with other cooperating agencies and participate in various working groups as required;
    • Work closely with the technical and finance team to develop and monitor appropriate/adequate budgets to support technical activities.
    • Conduct field monitoring visits if needed
    • Prepare and give technical presentations on key project activities and achievements as needed.

    Logistics and Inventory Management

    • Review operational processes of inventory management, warehouse management, monitor and improve warehouse efficiency and stock management, inventory control.
    • Provide direct technical assistance to maintain and drive improved efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse and logistics area, systematic storage and retrieval of raw materials, warehousing and timely shipment.
    • Facilitate develop and implement efficient and effective procedures to ensure compliance to efficient Delivery and dispatch of goods in the warehouse systems.
    • Maintain close liaison and coordination with senior officials in the MOHFW and DGHS to ensure activities related to technical assistance are done with their active participation for building ownership.
    • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

    Capacity Building

    • Contribute in design, implement and monitor capacity building activities with MOHFW and DGHS staff responsible for supply chain management functions and establishment of asset management system
    • Participate in the development of training strategies and plans for national and regional level procurement and supply chain system implementation activities, in collaboration with relevant team members and partners.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education:

    • Advanced degree in logistics, supply chain management, pharmacy, medicine or business management with background in public health or related field.

    Experience:

    • Seven or more years of experience in providing technical assistance in supply chain management of health commodities desired.
    • Significant experience in international public health with at least three years’ experience related to contraceptive logistics, health commodity logistics, supply chain strengthening, and pharmaceutical management.
    • Experience and ability working with senior government officials.
    • Experience with USAID and other donor agencies desirable.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, training experience, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English.
    • English fluency required including speaking, writing, and reading; additional proficiency in Bangla and/or other Bangladeshi language a plus.
    • Demonstrated intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.

    Competencies:

     

    Navigating the Environment

    • Perspective, dealing with ambiguity, Organizational Agility, Political Savvy and Strategic Agility. 

    Ensuring Delivery of Results

    • Functional/Technical skills, Client Focus, Managing through systems, Managing and Measuring work, Negotiating, Information Sharing, Process Management, Priority Setting, Problem Solving and Timely Decision Making.

    Leading with Credibility

    • Managing others: Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Managing Vision and Purpose, Integrity and Trust, Motivating others, Approachability and Developing direct reports and others. 

    Core Personal Competencies

    • Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Sound Judgement, Self-Motivated, Strong Initiative, Written Communication.

    Core MSH competencies

    • Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Timeliness of Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource Utilization. 
    • Self-motivated with strong initiative.

     Physical Demands:

    • Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed up to 30% of level of effort.
    • Ability to travel for extended periods of time in-country to support technical activities.
    • Keyboard use, Pulling drawers, Lifting papers <10lbs., etc.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Team Lead-Logistics
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