Management Sciences for Health

  • Senior Technical Advisor - Procurement, MOHFW

    Grade
    J
    Job ID
    13-10469
    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 – Procurement
  • Overview

    Senior Technical Advisor – procurement/MOHFW provides technical assistance on procurement management systems of two divisions the MOHFW especially former Procurement and Logistics Management Cell (PLMC). This position will be located within the office of the MOHFW and report to the Team Lead, Procurement.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Technical Support (40%)

    • Provide technical assistance to reactive and establish procurement and logistics management functions of two divisions of the MOHFW for strengthening procurement and supply chain systems within the Ministry.
    • Provide highly quality hands-on technical assistance to MOHFW officials on advancing e-Government Procurement (e-GP) in DGHS and DGFP procurement systems
    • Work closely with the Team Lead, procurement and other relevant technical team members in the SIAPS Bangladesh Office and head office, to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated making the most effective and efficient use of all program resources
    • Work closely with two additional secretaries, HSD and ME&FW, MOHFW and their team to strengthen coordination mechanism for procurement and supply chain functions within the MOHFW.
    • Maintain close liaison and coordination with senior officials in the MOHFW, DGHS, DGFP and other related departments and or organizations to ensure activities related to technical assistance are done with their active participation for building ownership.

    Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Building (40%)

    • Work closely with the MTaPS Finance and Administration Manager to develop and monitor appropriate/adequate budgets to support technical activities.
    • Report regularly to the Team Lead, Procurement on progress/results achieved in technical work plans, and resolve any challenges faced.
    • Assist develop the long-term capacity building plan for GOB counterparts and other stakeholders for strengthening procurement management systems and provide support for the effective implementation of the plan.
    • Provide technical inputs to the development of relevant performance monitoring indicators and effectively monitor the performance of procurement component through a structured mechanism.
    • Provide technical inputs in the development of training strategies and plans for national and regional level logistics system implementation activities, in collaboration with relevant team members and partners.
    • Provide on-job training to the respective MOHFW officials and technical team members of the former PLMC (Health Services Division-HSD) and other entities including the new division (Medical Education and Family Welfare-ME&FW) within the MOHFW to build personal and institutional capacity.

    Coordination (20%)

    • Represent the MTaPS program at various technical meetings with other cooperating agencies, collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies and participate in various working groups as required.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Required Minimum Education:

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

     

    Required Minimum Experience:

    • At least 7 years of experience in providing technical assistance in procurement management or experience of managing a procurement system preferably based on the IBRD/IDA guidelines
    • Significant experience in international public health related to procurement and supply chain strengthening, pharmaceutical management, preferably in work funded by USAID.

     

    Preferred Experience:

    • Experience in national procurement processes in Bangladesh and experience in procurement of essential health commodities desired.
    • Experience and ability working with senior government officials.
    • Experience with USAID and other donor agencies desirable.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Sound knowledge and understanding on Bangladesh procurement laws and rules e.g. PPA, PPR etc. and also World bank Guidelines
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, training experience, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.
    • Demonstrated intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.
    • English fluency required including speaking, writing, and reading; additional proficiency in Bangla and/or other Bangladeshi language a plus.

     

    Competencies:

    • Functional competencies: Highly motivated, resourceful, results driven and persistent. Ability to think strategically, gather and analyse information in order to make appropriate decisions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Core MSH competencies: adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization.
    • Sound judgment, self-motivated, strong initiative.

     

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to travel for extended periods of time in-country to support technical activities.
    • Willingness and ability to travel internationally, including to the US as needed.
    • Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10lbs.

    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 – Procurement
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