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Workforce Development Advisor

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Chemonics International, As an employee-owned for-profit firm, we strive to provide excellence and value. We set the highest possible performance standards, and we believe our ownership culture and streamlined company model reinforce our development mission, allowing us to be efficient and effective in promoting meaningful change around the world. Chemonics delivers a wide variety of services to support our mission of promoting meaningful change around the world.

Scope of Work
Workforce Development Advisor

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management project

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID 1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. There are four main task orders for the project: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Population and Reproductive Health, and Maternal and Child Health.

The Workforce Development Advisor for GHSC-PSM Project Rwanda is responsible for providing the effective transfer of skills, knowledge and technology for improved and sustained performance through technical assistance. S/he will conduct the coordination with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capabilities of national systems. Along with relevant global and national-level stakeholders, s/he will identify and select strategies for building human resource capacity while considering the context for the capacity development, including all other initiatives. S/he will also identify short-term technical assistance needs and find ways of meeting these, and monitor and report on them.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the GHSC-PSM project and Government of Rwanda to implement key workforce development approaches (including planning, policy, management, training,) in support of ensuring supply chain performance management.
  • Support the GHSC-PSM project and Government of Rwanda to carry out supply chain workforce assessments using a range of tools and approaches that are adapted for local use.
  • Provide technical assistance in implementing strategies to transfer health commodity supply chain management skills, knowledge, and technology to the partner country; in identifying barriers to effective skills transfer and institutionalization of best practices, and with partner country governments and other in-country partners, in finding approaches to address and overcome these challenges.
  • Support in-country program teams at early stage technical activities planning and during implementation to ensure proper capacity building and effective transfer of skills (including during development of training materials, tools, SOPs, and monitoring of transfer of skills) of supply chain workforce at different levels of the supply chain system in Rwanda.
  • In collaboration with GHSC-PSM team and others, ensure lessons learned in developing a supply chain management workforce are captured and disseminated broadly within the project, in Chemonics and through external publication and presentation.
  • Develop, write, and review documents such as: strategy papers, programmatic reports, articles and presentations and technical briefs. Work in close consultation with other program and country-based Technical Advisor and staff.
  • Regularly review international and domestic advances in SCM related workforce issues and make recommendations on how to apply the most up-to-date and relevant practices to the project.
  • Provide updates to GHSC-PSM technical staff as needed, using an array of communication approaches appropriate to specific country settings (e.g. email, workshops and trainings, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Any other activities as required by the supervisor.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Master’s Degree in pharmaceutical supply chain management, public health work-force and organizational development, public health, and health policy, or Bachelor degree with 5 years relevant experiences in the related field’s areas.
  • 5+ years’ experience in conducting the design, development, and evaluation of training approaches, curricula, courses, and products to build the capacity of individuals in a wide variety of health logistics and health commodities fields.
  • Understanding of the role of health supply chains in the broader context of national health systems is required.
  • Experience in implementing projects in Rwanda focused on health systems strengthening, capacity building of local governments, and supply chain management.
  • Understand effective communication (oral and written) concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Develop new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of GHSC-PSM Project’s performance and meeting objectives, results and commitments.
  • Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client needs (internally and externally) and maintain partnering and productive relationships during engagements, including influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating, and managing new relationships.

Level of Effort and Location
This long-term position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, with intermittent travel throughout the country

The Workforce Development Advisor will report to the Senior Health System Strengthening Advisor

Application Process
Application should include an application letter, a detailed Curriculum Vita, copy of academic qualifications, three professional references, telephone contact and email address, by Monday November 20th 2017 at 12 noon.

Please apply to:
The Country Director, GHSC-PSM Project, Rwanda E-mail your application on: and mention “Workforce Development Advisor Application” as subject of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted in relation to the subject.

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