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Program Manager, Forecasting & Quantification

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

 Lead a team of technical staff to meet project objective focused on strengthening GRZ-led forecasting and quantification, procurement planning and stock monitoring activities.

 Develop capacity building interventions for GRZ and supply chain partners who coordinate to ensure a reliable supply of health commodities for Zambia.

 Manage a team to design and roll out innovations to increase sustainability of forecasting, quantification and commodity monitoring activities.

 Work through team to establish monthly reporting on national supply levels and procurement plans to identify potential supply gaps early and develop responses to mitigate impact on service delivery.

 Supervise forecasting and quantification specialists, including develop roles and responsibilities; design and monitor professional development plans, and conduct annual performance appraisals with supervisees.

 Ensure all contract deliverables met within areas of forecasting and quantification.

 Represent PSM project at technical meetings with collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies.

 Ensure forecasts and supply plans for all product classes are available and updated on a quarterly basis to inform inventory purchasing and manufacturing planning.

 Maintain tight coordination and communication between the FASP, Procurement and Field Support units.

 Work collaboratively with the partners and the in-country quantification core teams to review country supply plans for all commodities. Recommend adjustments and reach consensus with in-country program management as needed.

 Work with the Procurement team to ensure that the procurement plans comply with demand forecast and resolve any discrepancies.

 Develop, maintain and distribute the weekly late order report and drive action to resolve outstanding consignments.

 Develop and manage team annual work plans and budgets based on project resources available and intended annual and life of project targets set according to and USG priorities.

 Exhibit Chemonics values and build culture of “Living our Values” within the team.

 Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently.

 Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in consultation with supervisor of record.

Job Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree is an added advantage.

 Minimum seven years of experience working in supply chain management (preferably in public health) with substantive experience in forecasting and quantification, procurement, commodity policy, management, and supply chain systems strengthening.

 Thorough knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred.

 Demonstrated skills in relevant forecasting software (Quantimed, Forlab and PipeLine), or other similar computer software programs, as well as general-purpose software such as Excel, Access, etc.

 Strong leadership and motivational ability.

 Strong written and oral communication skills.

 Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.

 Written and spoken English proficiency.

Location of Assignment

 The location of assignment is Lusaka, Zambia with intermittent travel throughout the country.

Supervision

 Program Manager, Forecasting & Quantification will report directly to the Supply Chain Operations Director or his/her designee.

To apply:

Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to:

Application deadline
23 Mar
Email applications to
psmzambiarecruit@gmail.com
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