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3 Mar 2017

Supply Chain Analyst Job in Kenya

JSI’s Center for Health Logistics (JSI LS) is seeking a Supply Chain Analyst for the in Supply project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This two-year, $6 million grant aims to improve the performance and efficiency of contraceptive, vaccine, and essential medicine supply chain systems through – increased data visibility and use of data to drive strategic and operational supply chain
decision making, use of innovative solutions for the last mile, and strengthened local and regional capacity.

For more than 30 years, John Snow, Inc. (JSI) has been assisting developing country governments, donor agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies to strengthen public health supply chains to ensure the availability of essential medicines. For a diverse array of clients, JSI delivers sustainable results in challenging environments, by applying a framework of solutions including procurement of health supplies for service delivery to the last mile, tailored for local needs.

The Public Health Supply Chain Analyst will be involved in all facets of implementation of the health supply chain projects and advisory services. S/he will work under the direction of and be supervised by the program and operations manager and work closely with the technical advisors, the operations team.

JSI LS is searching for a Kenyan candidate who is interested in growing with the organization, given that the analyst position is a stepping stone to the advisory role. The Analyst will be expected to commit to an implementation model that includes continuous self-assessment and improvement, both professionally and personally, and peer-to-peer learning and support, all using a variety of performance improvement techniques and a competency framework. Finally, the project is likely to evolve into a start-up; thus JSI LS seeks candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset and are excited to be part of the evolution of the new entity.

Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical support both internally and externally to projects, new business opportunities, and proposals through: gathering and interpreting relevant data; investigating problems, finding root causes, and developing solutions; generating reports for internal and external partners; and exploring and adapting visuals and analytics to support all projects.
  • Participate in developing data-driven frameworks and analytical models that can drive improvement in supply chain in Kenya and other countries regionally with a particular focus on driving demand for quantification.
  • Learn and master curriculum development, and technical and meeting facilitation skills
  • Work collaboratively with the MOH, counties and project team to build, test and refine a set of innovative tools and management approaches to guide supply chain improvement in selected counties in Kenya, and other countries regionally using a combination of regular travel to counties as well as innovative communication methods to provide support and guidance.
  • Conduct analysis using various frameworks and models and refine as appropriate.
  • Participate in shaping the project monitoring approach using existing data and processes that supports and complements the Results
  • Framework and participate in regular data review and analysis
  • Serve as a technical resource or participate in direct technical work for implementing supply chain improvement strategies and management approaches in Kenya and regionally
  • Support implementation of county supply chain improvement plans and in completing deliverables (e.g., data analysis, data use, dashboard development, tool development, technical reports, technical assistance reports, progress reports) as necessary, and monitor and ensure accountability for completion of other deliverables.
  • Proactively and regularly communicate and coordinate with project team members on progress of project activities
  • Participate in routine technical calls and meetings with the project team.
  • Serve as a representative of inSupply, including participation in working groups. Give and attend debriefings and seminars as a project representative; report on key information to other project staff members.
  • Support documentation of processes, success and sharing of lessons learned within the project.
  • Provide administrative support to the technical teams for workshops, trainings and meetings
  • Travel within Kenya and the region to guide and support implementation of the project objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in pharmacy, public health or related field
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including experience with mining, analysis, interpretation and presentation and visualization of data.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of an internationally diverse team and to be self-managing
  • Ability to work comfortably in the MS Office package, specifically MSWord, Excel, Access, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity and skills with using excel for analysis, statistical software and/or data visualization software highly desirable
  • Ability to travel 40%-50% time, in Kenya, regionally, and internationally
  • Experience with quantitative supply chain modeling approaches
  • Experience in applying supply chain metrics and bench marking
  • Experience in any of the following program areas: family planning, maternal and child health, immunization
  • Pharmacy or pharmacy technician degree


How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters HERE by 03/01/2017.

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