Supply Chain Management Lead, LHSS Vietnam
Abt Associates
Hanoi, Viet Nam
4 ngày trước

Overview

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.

Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is among the top global research firms and international development innovators.

The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries, including in Vietnam.

Opportunity

The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a USAID-funded 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being.

Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.

USAID’s LHSS Vietnam activity will focus on improving health financing for HIV and TB prevention and control, strengthening supply chain systems, and supporting the expansion of the Social Health Insurance (SHI) scheme to improve the provision of quality care and treatment at a national scale.

The project will work collaboratively at the national level with the Government of Vietnam (GVN), particularly the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) to support GVN efforts to increase sustainable domestic financing for health, including TB and HIV, ensure quality of HIV care, and to seek efficiencies in health spending and procurement and supply chain management.

The Supply Chain Management Lead will provide strategic leadership, management, and technical direction and support to the project team and counterparts in the implementation of activities.

This will include strengthening the capacity of Vietnam’s supply chain management system to ensure a continuous and uninterrupted supply of best value quality commodities that drive improved patient outcomes.

The Supply Chain Management Lead will report to the Chief of Party.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in supply chain management system for HIV and TB commodities within the LHSS activities in Vietnam.
  • These activities may include supporting the Ministry of Health to enable market openness for HIV and TB commodities; supporting the government to develop and implement policies / mechanisms that address key procurement challenges.

  • Support MOH in the development and implementation of the HIV / AIDS and TB commodities procurement and supply plans, and a long-term HIV / AIDS and TB commodities supply chain strategy.
  • Lead and manage the implementation of activities aimed at strengthening the supply chain management capabilities in ARV and TB medicines procured centrally using SHI fund.
  • Ensure supply chain management activities are conducted in coordination with ongoing project and government of Vietnam activities
  • Build lasting in-country capacity for supply chain management
  • Contribute to reporting, update and implementation of the technical strategies, identifying technical assistance needs, and mobilizing required technical resources and staff
  • Implement activities in a way that is harmonized with project objectives to ensure complementary and efficient implementation
  • Contribute to the timely production of quality deliverables to USAID, such as quarterly and annual reports, work plans, budgets, technical reports, and publications
  • Guide, coordinate and collaborate with project staff and partners in the implementation of cross-cutting activities
  • Coordinate with international and local subcontractors, working with regional and technical staff to ensure that all activities and outputs are technically sound and appropriate
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (minimum), in Public Health, Business Administration, Finance, or other relevant field
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in health development sector or health commodities supply chain system strengthening.
  • Substantial developing country context experience, in facilitation of health financing system development and strengthening, including central level coordination and systems integration
  • Knowledge and past work experience with USAID projects
  • Proven experience working with the Government of Vietnam and Ministry of Health strongly desired
  • Knowledge of supply chain management issues and key stakeholders in Vietnam, including experience with MOH and VSS highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government counterparts and coordinate various actors such as different Ministry of Health units, Vietnam Social Security other ministries and government agencies, donors and NGOs
  • Proven professional knowledge of MS Office applications and appropriate organizational skills
  • Fluent in Vietnamese with excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience

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    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

    Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Disclaimer : Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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