Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Manager, South Sudan

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Full Time
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Date Posted
Juba, South Sudan, Sudan, N/A
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Population Services International

Job title: Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Manager

Department: Country Office (East Africa)

Based in: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to the: PMU Program Director

Requires up to 15 % Local and International Travel

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI) South Sudan, one of the East African Region’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to ensure that people of South Sudan have access to health care products.

There over 100 “PSI’ers” in South Sudan. We are a diverse group of professionals with wide ranging backgrounds in law, marketing, public health with a mix of non-profit and profit sector experience. Regardless of our background, we bring a common passion and commitment to go beyond the call of duty to serve the people of South Sudan.

PSI began operations in South Sudan in January 2005, distributing Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLIN) through the commercial sector and implementing behavior change communication on HIV/AIDS. Over the years, PSI has continued its presence and expanded operations to include a comprehensive hygiene, sanitation and safe water program.

In 2009, PSI started a Home Management of Malaria (HMM) program for children under five years old. Since then, HMM has evolved into a broader Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) program with the addition of pneumonia, diarrhea and acute malnutrition interventions.

Join us!

In South Sudan, PSI is the prime recipient for Global Fund (GF) and Department for International Development (DFID) grants. The Procurement and Supply Chain Manager (PSM) Manager will be responsible for supporting the management of health commodities across the grants and managing the entire GF and DFID commodities’ supply chain in South Sudan. Working under the direction of the Program Director, the successful candidate will ensure coordination with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health (MoH), Pharmaceutical Technical Working Group (PWTG), sub-recipient and consortium partners.

Your contribution You will be responsible for ensuring efficiency and effectiveness, control and safety of warehouse operations. Specific responsibilities include staff planning and management, stock control and inventory management, inventory reporting, maintaining adequate security, maintaining warehouse conditions, and supervising data entry. Responsible for monitoring stocks and communicating with program staff and procurement to ensure timely procurement of products, promotional and other materials. The PSM Manager also be responsible for the South Sudan commodity Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) by working with partners and sub recipients to improve commodity forecasting and distribution. Working with the PMU specialist, the PSM Manager will be involved in the PSM transitioning and integration of vertical or parallel supply chains in line with Global Fund supported PSM transition plan. More specifically, you will be responsible for: * Logistics management, forecasting and procurement of health commodities: Help improve efficiencies within the Logistics function of PSI South Sudan. Ability to track, communicate and cost effectively manage the movement of commodities through the supply chain, from forecasting to the county health department warehouses.* Inventory management: Ensure effective systems are put in place to track Inventory from the point of receiving, storage, dispatch and at partner or distribution level. Inventory movement and details must be tracked up until possible consumption or disposal level.* Establish effective structures and capacity building: Continually review and test the departmental structure for quality. Plan career development and growth paths for Host Country Nationals (HCN) and establish a succession plan through effective capacity building and mentoring.* Ensure effective distribution of health commodities: Liaise with DC procurement to ensure that all health commodities are procured on time and in the right quantities. Work with the PSI Global Supply Chain Manager (GSCM) to ensure that PSI has an effective PSM function. Propose strategies to the PMU director for Procurement and Supply Chain Management in challenging environments.* Manage External Relations: authoring briefing notes, commodity reports and appropriate publications to donors. Manage the relationships with senior personnel and relevant departments at the ministry of health responsible for the time being with commodity and supplies. Interact with inventory managers working with Sub recipients and at the County Implementing partners to ensure achievement of PSI objectives and expectations on commodity managementWhat are we looking for?* Advanced degree in business, finance, public health or health sciences.* At least 5 years of experience managing people, budgets, and systems.* Demonstrated previous experience in personnel and financial management, international business, strategic management or product distribution.* Experience working with accounting software, working knowledge of QuickBooks of accounts is preferred. South Sudan Inventory is managed through Quick Books Enterprise.* Past experience in managing large, donor funded projects with multiple international and local partners.* Experience in building local institutional, technical, managerial and leadership capacity.* Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively.* Previous experience of living and working in a developing country – preferably in Africa.* Previous experience working in conflict and post-conflict settings.* Passionate in building local technical, management and leadership capacity.* Fluent in spoken and written English.* Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervisionSTATUS* ExemptThis is not a Family Friendly Post PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment statusApply Here:
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