MSH seeks to recruit a highly-motivated and result-oriented Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Advisor for a five-year program (2016-2021), implemented in selected sub-counties in Baringo and Nakuru Counties. The purpose of the program is to enhance access to and utilization of quality family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH ) services in the target areas.
The Supply Chain Systems Strengthening Advisor and overall lead of the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) team provides technical and programmatic leadership for the implementation of a package of HSS interventions (including human resources for health (HRH), supply chain strengthening, and quality improvement) to ensure county capacity development for sustainable scale-up and delivery of quality FP/RMNCAH services.
The HSS lead is responsible for planning, managing and coordinating HSS support to the target counties/sub-counties and serves as the project’s liaison with other implementing partners, donors and stakeholders supporting county health systems in Nakuru and Baringo Counties. S/he is specifically responsible for strengthening commodity management/supply chain systems and processes at county, sub-county and facility level to ensure accountability and uninterrupted access to quality assured FP/RMCAH commodities and other essential health products and technologies
Health Systems Strengthening
Commodity Management/Supply Chain
The ideal candidate should have a background in health sciences with advanced degree in pharmacy, public health or supply chain management. S/he should have a minimum of 7 years progressive professional level experience in public health and program management; relevant experience in health commodity/supply chain management required including knowledge and good understanding of the supply chain management systems for health commodities in Kenya at national and county level.
Proven programmatic, technical, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues from the Ministry of Health and other governmental organizations as well as implementing partners and donors. Experience in implementing public health programs including those supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID; understanding of US Government-funded programs essential.
In addition, s/he should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills, teamwork and partnering abilities, demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral), demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
The Candidate should be willing and available to relocate to Nakuru and travel extensively within Nakuru and Baringo counties as required