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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passio...
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    Supply Chain Specialist, Access Accelerated Project

    The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the PATH NCD portfolio as well as support PATH’s work in their role as secretariat to The Coalition for Access to NCD medicines and products.

    Key Duties And Responsibilities


    • Work closely with the Ministry of Health Department of NCD (MOH-DNCD) commodity manager to ensure availability and affordability of quality, safe and efficacious medicines and basic technologies for screening, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of NCDs at the national and county levels.
    • Contribute to strengthen strategic relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders in NCD program including MOH-DNCD, KEMSA, development partners and industry.
    • Participate in supply chain planning, procurement and management costs meetings e.g. county integrated development plans and annual work plans to ensure health commodities for NCDs are sufficiently budgeted for at the national and county levels.
    • Support strengthening capacity of county, sub county and facility level health care workers on proper use of NCD M&E tools in collection, collation, reporting and utilization of NCD data.
    • Work towards availability of essential NCDs prevention and care medicines and supplies and link this to financing mechanisms to foster access, affordability and sustainability at the national and county levels.
    • Provide technical inputs to strengthen commodity management cycle for NCD medicines (preparedness, planning, sourcing, ordering, storage and distribution) at the national and county levels
    • Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of supply chain risks associated with NCD health commodities, and support MOH DNCD in addressing and mitigating these risks.
    • Carry out support supervision visits, field assessments and safety/quality audits to ascertain program performance, identifying gaps and support needs, and provide clear recommendations in addressing the identified challenges and gaps.
    • Promote pharmacovigilance and quality assurance use including documentation and reporting of adverse drug reactions and poor quality medicines to PPB, to include establishment of quality improvement initiatives e.g. WITs and QITs.

    Global Team Technical Support

    • Provide technical leadership for health commodities and products supply chain management, including health commodity reporting, inventory management support, forecasting and quantification and procurement to the PATH NCD teams globally and stakeholders at sub-national, national and regional levels.
    • In collaboration with local stakeholders, design and lead diagnostic assessments, analyze data and develop recommendations for action and advocacy.
    • Provide technical guidance and support to the Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products as part of PATHs role as secretariat.
    • Represent PATH NCD Program at supply chain conferences and meetings to present on results of our work.
    • Provide technical assistance to PATH’s team in Ghana to support supply chain diagnostics and strengthening activities.

    Required Skills

    Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or master’s in pharmacy, Public Health or other relevant qualifications
    • Experience in Health Commodities and Products Supply Chain Management
    • Minimum five (5) years in procurement and supply chain technical assistance or other relevant private and public sector experience.
    • First author on peer reviewed publications preferred
    • Solid technical knowledge of procurement and supply chain management including experience with electronic data management systems for SCM.
    • Good working experience with electronic data management systems for supply chain management
    • Experience working with procurement and supply chain of healthcare products including vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and/or medical products
    • Experience with end-to-end supply chain diagnostic assessments, market dynamics, and creation and testing of innovative solutions to strengthen supply security
    • Solid technical knowledge of diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease - preferred
    • Ability to analyze data and develop short-and-long-term strategic recommendations
    • Experience engaging with country stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain close and effective relationships with partnering organizations at local, national, and international levels
    • Strong organizational and management skills, e.g., setting priorities and completing tasks on time and on budget
    • Proven effectiveness working in a team-based environment, but capable also of working independently
    • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

    Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

    PATH is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who will work with the Program team in Kenya office and the staff in PATH Headquarters to advance critical M&E issues in the country. Working under the management and direction of the TIMCI Project Lead, the M&E Officer will support the development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation workstream for the TIMCI project.

    Key Duties And Responsibilities

    • Creating data flow matrices for reporting into the indicators in the logframe that are relevant to the country.
    • Setting up a data management system as per the overarching data management plan, M&E plan and the project logframe,
    • Collecting program monitoring data, establishing baselines for relevant indicators, implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and team trainings to ensure data quality at each step of the project data management system (source, collection, collation, analysis, reporting, use).
    • Developing program monitoring dashboards using HMIS and advocating for their adoption and utilization by MOH as standard practice to ensure MOH utilizes IMNCI data for decision making,
    • He/She will also act as a liaison with the MoH (or relevant ministries) regarding health sector data collection, and will lead and coordinate the adoption of the electronic capture of data using MOH-TIMCI electronic Clinical Decision Support Tools (eCDSA) into the national system, ensuring that this is adopted at introduction and institutionalized in readiness for the scale up in the Country.
    • Additionally, she/he will facilitate M&E trainings for Healthcare workers, lead program data monitoring monthly or quarterly or bi-annual through review meetings, spot checks with national and county staff, and support facility assessments while working with MOH to utilize the results to ensure quality in and fidelity to program implementation.
    • She/He will facilitate data review meetings for data-informed agile programming and adaptive management, work planning and monitor inventory of commodities in the primary care and referral facilities in the geographic areas of focus.
    • Contribute to synthesizing and disseminating key project results, programmatic lessons learned, methodologies developed, and other research outputs of the program.
    • Working with MOH to identify suitable monitoring mechanisms and include updates as needed to include such updates/revisions to existing supportive supervision checklists/ tools to routinely capture, pilot testing of tools, and monitor provider performance as well as availability of commodities in the study sites.
    • To provide M&E technical support including trainings (peer mentorship, on job training) to MOH (healthcare workers and Health Records Officers) in focus counties to ensure fidelity to MOH and PATH data standards; support quality collection and consolidation of Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood illnesses (IMNCI) program data, including supporting targeted routine child health data reviews in focus counties for quality data outputs for the MOH and PATH TIMCI.
    • To identify challenges in routine data collection, entry, consolidation and reporting system for partners and the MOH in focus countries, including identifying risks to the TIMCI M&E project component, and consult with the Project Lead and the Country Working Group (CWG) on mitigation measures.
    • To consolidate and finalize the M&E portion of the country donor report, presenting this to the Project Lead for review before submission to the TIMCI M&E Lead and TIMCI Project Director for adoption and endorsement.
    • Work with the implementing partners to support any pending ethical approval processes, including working with the research partners to follow up on timelines for the IRB, responses to IRBs, protocol amendments and work with the TIMCI M&E Lead to deliver on the requirements of the WHO ERC.
    • She/He will also be responsible for sharing results with the CWG from the quality assurance audit of delegated sponsor responsibilities related to the impact evaluations and operations research studies.

    Required Skills

    Required Experience

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the field of M&E systems
    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Medicine, Computer data systems, Epidemiology, Social sciences, Project Management or related field; A masters degree is an added advantage.
    • Experience in managing data systems and data matrix, developing M&E systems,
    • Experience in working with MOH partners and in large funded donor projects.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and as part of a cross-disciplinary team.
    • Ability to interact with global colleagues and partners and provide creative solutions in a professional manner.
    • Excellent organization, attention to detail, coordinating, and management skills.
    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated representational experience in professional and global fora.

    Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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