Supply Chain Project Advisor

Introduction:

We dream of a world where no medical need goes unmet. Suffering or dying because of a lack of medicines is inhumane. That is why we do whatever it takes to create better access to medicine for people around the globe. Our job is done when every person on this planet has access to the right medication and medical supplies at the right place and time. And we know how.

Since 2005, i+solutions has set the industry standard for health procurement. We drive an innovative agenda to improve global health supply chains in Low- and Middle-Income countries. We combine procurement, training, project management, quality assurance and technical expertise to make a difference from the first to the last mile, closing the gap between patients and medicine.

Big dreams ask for big solutions. That is why we work with global donors, countries, and partners to make a difference daily. These partnerships enable us to scale our solutions, drive industry innovation, and conquer new challenges. Together, we combine big hearts with big data to improve supply chains that secure accessibility and care. We are here to close the gap. And together, we can!

The Role:

The Supply Chain Project Advisor works within the DOS (Digitalization & Optimization Services) Department, which is active in supply chain strengthening, digitalization of information systems, and e-learning projects. DOS focuses on supply chain optimization up to the last mile in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (currently Burundi, Mali, DRC, Ethiopia). Interventions take place between the central medical store and health facility levels to ensure that lifesaving medicines reach patients that need them. The Supply Chain Management Projects Advisor is responsible for (co)designing, supporting, documenting, evaluating, and replicating meaningful innovation and transformation of DOS projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-develop with the Country Project Lead, the lead partner, donor and government, the logical framework including strategies, workplans and related budgets towards the realization of the project.
  • Ensure that a monitoring and evaluation framework is in place that allows for analysis of baseline indicators and their evolution.
  • Ensure that the project and workplan targets and standards of performance are understood and owned by project management and project team members.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness leading to continuous improvement of the program and its outcomes.
  • Ensure internal project reviews to assess the quality of project management, effectiveness of strategies applied, and activities performed, risks and mitigation strategies. Identify and report learnings and opportunities for improvement. Ensure implementation of follow-up actions related to assessments.
  • Build trusted relationships with consortium lead and its members, donors, partner governments, related technical and financial partners, and professional associations to achieve common goals.
  • Support Business development activities (design and development of proposal and documentation of track records).
  • Evaluate to what extent innovations can be applied in other countries. If appropriate integrate them into the annual work plans and budgets of existing projects and project proposals.
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining a learning organization by documenting and sharing knowledge collected throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Represent i+solutions towards global coalitions and platforms and participate in working groups to contribute to the good of the whole in the field of access to medicines and supply chain management.
  • Share learnings with colleagues and keep abreast of innovations that are successfully applied by i+solutions in other countries.
  • (Co)Develop, implement, optimize and/or continuously improve work processes.
  • Support implementing a quality management system and compliance framework

Qualifications

  • Academic level
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Project and Supply Chain Management, preferably also in a consulting role
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in working with least and less resourced countries

Behavioural component

  • Good and well-structured communication (verbal and written)
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders effectively, both internal and external
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Thoughtful and proactive
  • Knowledgeable and willing to help and share knowledge
  • Able to explain complicated concepts in understandable language
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Focus on assessing, measuring, and improving performance.
  • Show drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals
  • A technical, logical thought process
  • Solid analytical
  • Strong planning and organization skills while organizational sensitive
  • Open mindset, looking for new improvement processes, software etc.
  • Team-oriented
  • Fun to work with

What we offer:

  • Working in a great team and a pleasant atmosphere
  • A drive for purpose and a multi-cultural environment
  • Teaming with professionals that put passion into our Mission
  • Good compensation package and excellent opportunities for personal development

Values and background check

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