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.
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.
Program Manager, Forecasting & Quantification will report directly to the Supply Chain Operations Director or his/her designee.
Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to: