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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2023
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    VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radic...
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    Manager- Supply Chain


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

    • Waste Management (30%): VillageReach has implemented high volume sites or vaccinodromes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cote d’Ivoire. Work collaboratively with donors and technical partners to develop and disseminate waste management best practices and learning from COVID-19 vaccines and identify applications for routine immunization.
    • Vaccine Forecasting (25%): Provide technical support in vaccine forecasting and inventory management. Working in collaboration with other technical partners to operationalize the Forecasting Toolbox at the country-level and build on best practices from other health areas. Improve visibility into supply chain indicators and data and enable national and subnational working groups review and incorporate this data into decision-making. Provide technical support on implementing key elements of the forecasting toolbox in specific countries and pressure testing specific tools within the Forecasting Toolbox, and working with stakeholders in specific countries to customize the tools to meet specific country needs.
    • Cold Chain (30%): Create protocols for data collection and analytics to marry temperature data and maintenance fixes to link and correlate in order to improve cold chain maintenance and continuous improvement. Work collaboratively with immunization technical partners to develop protocols for collecting data from remote temperature monitoring devices (RTMDs), work with cold chain technicians to determine what the data is revealing of maintenance requirements – both preventive and corrective – validate findings, develop a how-to guide for temperature data and health equipment.
    • Program Management (15%):
      • Working closely with the Immunization Lead to share learnings and tools from the Immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee (iSC2) with the VillageReach supply chain community of practice
      • Participate in external Immunization Supply Chain (iSC) technical working groups, and report back takeaways to Immunization Lead, Immunization Advisory Group, and Country Teams. Collate feedback from VillageReach country offices to share globally, as requested
      • Inform global practices and policies through developing a robust evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and practical lessons-learned from projects undertaken by the Supply Chain Global Technical Team. Develop relationships with key stakeholders in the public health supply chain and establish yourself as a respected and trusted advisor on supply chain issues. Working with the Senior Manager Supply Chain, coordinate activities for the supply chain community of practice (CoP) including sharing lessons learned, planning of group activities, knowledge and information management, scheduling of meetings, development of meeting agenda and tracking and CoP objectives against targets.


    The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.

    • Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
    • Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
    • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
    • Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
    • Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making



    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

    Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in supply chain management, public health, international development, business or related field.
    • Minimum 5 years work experience working in immunization supply chains in low resource settings within public or private sector.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of immunization supply chain, required
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical, management expertise for complex programs in resource-constrained countries;
    • Demonstrated experience interacting and collaborating with government agencies, country governments, technical partners and donors; excellent networking and partnership building skills
    • Excellent planning and prioritization skills as well as creative problem-solving and analytical skills;
    • Experience working on Effective Vaccine Management (EVM), cold chain equipment, waste management and forecasting, preferred
    • Experience working across time zones and with geographically distributed teams
    • Readiness to travel in-country 30% of the time

    Other Qualifications:

    • Comply with VillageReach’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.
    • Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
    • Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, under-reached and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
    • Skillful written and verbal communication with ability to synthesize and deliver information to diverse audiences in a clear and concise way.
    • Experience or ability working with diverse stakeholders and collate information from multiple sources
    • Self-motivated; independent worker able to set and meet deadlines. Proactive about reaching out to colleagues to complete responsibilities or asking for direction when needed
    • Experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
    • Fluency in English and French required; fluency in Portuguese is a bonus

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