Management Sciences for Health

Supply Chain Regional Specialist

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A516 - Malawi ONSE
Application Due Date
Reports To
Zonal Liason Manager


The position holder will provide support to ONSE-supported districts within the region assigned to implement supply chain activities in collaboration with the ONSE District Coordinators. He/she will also be expected to work in collaboration with other supply chain partners to ensure there is smooth implementation of activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight for all ONSE supply chain activities from the districts to the health centers in accordance with the approved annual work plan.
  • Track the implementation of project timelines and deliverables for ONSE supply chain activities.
  • Report  progress on implementation of monthly and quarterly work plans
  • Represent the ONSE on matters related to  supply chain  in the assigned areas.
  • Coordinate between USAID supported supply chain programs to leverage resource.
  • Work with the ONSE District Coordinators in the zones to develop quarterly and monthly supply chain activity- based budgets for buy-in of District Health Management Teams (HMTs) before submission to ONSE central office;
  • Work with the District Pharmacy personnel, DHMTs, Program Coordinators and the Drug and Therapeutic Committees to develop monthly and quarterly supply chain activity plans;
  • Develop and implement SMART capacity building  supply chain activities for  district Pharmacy personnel  and  ONSE staff;
  • Participate in the training of pharmacy assistants as mentors and conduct monthly supportive supervision to the mentorship program;
  • Participate in the data quality audits and assessments for the LMIS and review meetings
  • Support Open LMIS data entry clustering and provide other support as needed;
  • Maintain close communication and collaboration with the District MOH to ensure improvements in supply chain and workforce 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, pharmacy, public health, or related relevant field with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Working knowledge and hands-on experience on supply chain programmes as they relate to public health or logistics in Malawi.
  • Experience working in team settings, preferably in an international environment.
  • Experience working closely with government ministries on complex projects preferred.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills including MS Office (proficiency in  Word, Power Point, Excel, Access).

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

Zonal Liason Manager
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