Deputy Chief of Party - Procurement and Supply Management (Global Fund) - Tenders Global

Deputy Chief of Party – Procurement and Supply Management (Global Fund)

Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to join our team as the DCOP – Procurement and Supply Management for a three-year (pending availability of funds) national TB and HIV program under GFATM GC7 grant. The role will be one year international and two years national pending availability of grant funds. The DCOP will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of procurement and supply chain management to support the successful implementation of the project. This includes planning, sourcing, purchasing, inventory management, and supply chain coordination with various stakeholders. T

he ideal candidate will have a strong background in procurement and supply chain management within the healthcare sector, particularly in TB and HIV programs.

 The DCOP will provide direct technical assistance to specific aspects of the program in accordance with the PSM strategy of improving the product availability, accessibility, and use of pharmaceutical supplies at all levels of Liberia’s public health system. The DCOP will play a critical role at the national level in improving coordination and communication among the various stakeholders (including Global Fund and the Liberian Ministry of Heath). In addition, the DCOP will support the development and implementation of supply chain policies and procedures that facilitate adequate quantifications, commodity procurements, warehousing, and inventory management. The DCOP will also help address logistical challenges associated with distributing products at the county and facilities level.

The Project is led by Plan International Liberia, the Principle Recipient (PR) for the HIV and TB grant under the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) for Liberia to support National Aids Control Program response to AIDS epidemic and National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NLTCP) towards TB elimination.

The project will leverage the existing system of WFP for the distribution of ARV, TB drugs, diagnostics and other commodities to ensure the availability and accessibility of drugs and commodities of both the programs across their facilities.

Do you have what it takes?

Reporting to Chief of Party – GFATM, DCOP – PSM will be responsible for developing and implementing procurement and supply chain strategies and policies in line with project goals and objectives.

This role is focal point for MOH, NACP and NLTCP for all technical aspects related to the transformation of supply chain management. The DD -PSM will be responsible for managing the project planning, execution and provide technical support to consortium partners and ensure the smooth implementation of the project for NACP, NLTCP and MOH commodities across the country. This role will lead the procurement and supply chain process, including sourcing suppliers, evaluating bids, negotiating contracts, and managing vendor relationships while ensuring compliance with procurement regulations, donor requirements, and local laws.

 The scope of the assignment involves both transforming the supply chain as well as managing it efficiently to deliver Anti-retroviral (ARV), Tuberculosis drugs, diagnostics and other commodities at all levels with high level of Procurement and Supply Chain Management performance. DCOP – PSM will ensure the project activities are executed on time and will be responsible for the following major activities:

  • Finalize the current draft strategy for the 3-year program on “Supply Chain Management Strengthening (including logistics) of NACP, NLTCP and MOH;
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the program on Supply Chain Management for HIV/AIDS and TB;
  • Review the existing PSM System for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis program, make recommendations for enhancements and lead the implementation of approved changes;
  • Manage and lead the project team comprising of representatives of the project partners including service providers for HIV/AIDS and TB commodities
  • Coordinate with logistics and distribution teams to ensure timely delivery of supplies to project sites.
  • Monitor supplier performance, identify areas for improvement, and implement corrective actions as necessary.
  • Design and implement the policies and guidelines being proposed by the consortium
  • Help resolve internal consortium issues with regards to team dynamics
  • Develop PSM budgets, monitor expenditures and maintain good financial stewardship of the budget lines in coordination with the Finance team and project staff.
  • Organize, manage and provide procurement and supply management technical inputs to reports, implementation plans, budgets and forecasts and other project deliverables.
  •  Collaborate with project teams to forecast procurement needs and develop procurement plans.
  • Promote application of innovative private sector engagement structures and approaches in health care supply delivery system
  • Work with other donors, development partners, technical agencies, and private sector to leverage resources both financial and technical for project through a collaborative approach.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor.

For more information regarding the job and person specification, please click on the below link. DCOP Global Fund Liberia Role Profile.pdf

Location: Liberia

Type of Role: 2-year fixed term accompanied contract.

Reports to: Chief of Party

Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 14th December

Anticipated 1st round interviews: 18th December

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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