Management Sciences for Health

Technical Advisor for Supply Chain Management (TA-SCM)

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A543 - SAFEMed
Reports To
Chief of Party


Overall Responsibilities:

This position will support the increased availability and appropriate use of Essential Medicines component of the SAFEMed Project.

The Technical Advisor for Supply Chain Management (TA-SCM) supports the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) in key supply chain components, such as quantification, procurement, distribution, and information management, including but not limited to:  assessment of national and/or oblast-level pharmaceutical management information systems and development of recommendations to optimize business processes to aggregate data from subnational levels to a central dashboard; assistance to integrate pharmaceutical management information into national eHealth;  identification of priority areas of supply chain management and development of SOPs in selected areas; assistance to national and/or oblast-level stakeholders to properly quantify commodities; other activities as requested by STA and COP.


The TA-SCM works closely with the STA and key stakeholders and provides technical support for the development and implementation of supply chain policies and procedures for adequate medicine quantification, procurement, warehousing, inventory management, ordering/issuing and distribution to support the strengthening of supply management systems in Ukraine.


TA-SCM supports supply chain capacity building efforts and ensures that systems and processes are in place to assure the continuous availability of medicines.


This position is for local hires. No allowances or relocation available. Candidacy and salary subject to donor approval.

Specific Responsibilities

Technical Assistance in key supply chain components 60%:

  • Responsible for providing technical assistance (TA) in key pharmaceuticals and commodities supply chain management components, including quantification, procurement, warehousing, distribution, and information management.
  • Participate in TA in assessment of national and/or oblast-level pharmaceutical management information systems and development of recommendations to optimize business processes to aggregate data from subnational levels to a central dashboard.
  • Provide TA to assist in integration of pharmaceutical management information into national eHealth system(s).
  • Provide TA to identify priority areas of supply chain management for improvement and develop draft SOPs for them.
  • Develop SOPs in selected areas of supply chain management, including an SOP for transfer of TB medicines from medical staff to social workers for supplying patients, using international best practices and adapting them to the legal context of Ukraine.
  • Provide TA in reviewing legislation in supply chain management and providing recommendations for revising it, if needed.
  • Provide TA to the MOH, oblast health administrations and regional healthcare facilities to properly forecasting and supply planning for commodities.
  • Participate in the development of SAFEMed work plans as they relate to SCM. Provide input for updating and implementing the annual work plan, as requested.
  • Other activities as requested by STA and COP.


Data Analysis 25%

  • Provide TA in analysis of alternative models for distribution under public procurement of medicines, including potential engagement of the private sector.


Technical writing/editing 15%:

  • Take the lead in drafting SOPs and other documents related to priority interventions in supply chain management.
  • Draft or contribute to, as agreed with the STA-SCM and COP technical reports, lessons learned, case studies or other documents in the area of supply chain management.
  • Support the COP with inputs for ad hoc, quarterly reports and indicator reports in his/her technical area.

Qualifications and Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree:


  • Advanced degree in health statistics, project management, public health, communications, or related field.



  • At least four years of progressively responsible experience in M&E, data analysis and/or communication.


  • At least six (6) years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical management and/or public health
  • Experience in pharmaceutical management with an emphasis on supply chain warehousing, logistics and/or forecasting preferred.
  • Experience working in Ukraine with MOH and level organizations in the field of healthcare desired.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs desirable.



  • Functional competencies: Highly motivated, resourceful, and results driven. Ability to gather and analyse information in order to make appropriate decisions.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ensuring delivery of results: client focus, managing and measuring work, information sharing, priority setting, and problem solving
  • Core personal competencies: ethics and values, integrity and trust, sound judgement, ability to work in a team-oriented environment; excellent listening, and written communication skills
  • Core MSH competencies: adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization


Travel requirements: Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed estimated not to exceed 30% of time.


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

Chief of Party
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