Malaria Technical Advisor

from Chemonics
Closing date: 30 May 2018

Chemonics seeks a malaria technical advisor for the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. This position is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. GHSC-PSM aims to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. government-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID's family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID's maternal and child health program. To support U.S. government-funded global health activities, GHSC-PSM manages a wide array of health commodity procurement services and provides related systems-strengthening technical assistance encompassing all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. The malaria technical advisor will facilitate donor coordination of malaria commodities and assist with the organizational development initiatives at Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation as well as with the workforce development activities of other government stakeholders. The position will provide forecasting, supply planning, and stock monitoring technical assistance. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support supply chain management technical activities and commodity procurement related to malaria
  • Provide technical leadership and support on national quantification, forecasting, and procurement planning of malaria commodities
  • Provide technical support to the malaria commodity quantification team during the annual quantification, supply planning, and quarterly forecast review exercises
  • Monitor stock of malaria commodities in various warehouse facilities in the country for prompt supply plan updates and for procurement planning and follow up with in-country partners about any issues with ongoing PMI procurements
  • Understanding current and historical procurement-related challenges and procurement quantities and distribution from central to sub-national level
  • Monitor USAID/PMI-funded malaria commodity procurement plan
  • Coordinate capacity building and workforce development activities of key government stakeholders
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with all project counterparts


  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, public health, or related field required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of supply chain management experience; knowledge of malaria related commodities strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of quantification, forecasting, and supply planning required
  • Experience managing USAID health programs strongly preferred
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, motivational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
How to apply:

Please go to No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.