The Global Health Supply Chain Program Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC TA-TZ) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides expert technical assistance to Tanzania to strengthen country supply chain systems across all health elements, e.g., malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH). In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC TA-TZ assists Government of Tanzania health programs by providing strategic planning and implementation assistance; improving the delivery of health commodities to service sites; providing capacity building support to broaden stakeholders’ understanding and engagement of the supply chain system; and strengthening enabling environments to improve supply chain performance.
The Supply Chain Advisor will work under the technical guidance of the Senior Capacity Building Advisor and will focus on supporting the rollout of the redesign logistics system. S/he will work with the System Redesign Technical Team to ensure alignment across stakeholders on the approach and steps in the system redesign roll out. S/he will work with in country stakeholders including the Medical Stores Department (MSD), President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), and the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC). This position will be based in Dar es Salaam or Dodoma, with significant in-country travel
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide technical guidance and secretariat support to the System Redesign Technical Team, ensuring harmonization and alignment across GoT stakeholders, IPs, and any other relevant stakeholders.
Maintain and manage all relevant materials and tools for implementation of the revised system, including training curriculum and standard operating procedures.
Plan for and conduct monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the redesigned system, continuously determining the changes that may be needed and support their implementation
Facilitate workshops and meetings with key stakeholders in relation to the implementation of the redesigned logistics system.
Collaboratively develop an implementation plan for the rollout of the system to the rest of the country, managing close collaboration with PSU, MSD, and PO-RALG.
Provide technical support to MSD zones in line with the redesigned system rollout.
Liaise with the MIS team to ensure that all relevant needs for the system are captured in the eLMIS.
Present GHSC TA-TZ work in different stakeholders’ meetings
Share updates and plans of activities to internal staff
Ensure workplan activities related to the system design are completed on time and of high quality
Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned in the system rollout.
Serve as a technical resource for project staff for implementing supply chain improvement strategies and management approaches related to capacity building.
Support other capacity building activities as needed.
Prepare presentations, participate and/or represent the project in stakeholder meetings.
Complete and submit in a timely fashion written technical and trip reports.