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Health Commodity Logistics Specialist

Date Posted
15th May 2017
Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain
Job Type
Santo Domingo
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Chemonics seeks a health commodity logistics specialist for USAID's Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) in the Dominican Republic.

Job Description

This role will coordinate the smooth in-country delivery of Zika commodities (i.e., personal insect repellent) to the Dominican Republic Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance or other designated recipients in the country. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include: 
  • Determine importation requirements for insect repellent to be distributed to at-risk women
  • Collaborate with the Global Supply Chain team to meet importation requirements
  • Coordinate central-level storage of commodities with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance and USAID
  • Coordinate distribution with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, USAID, and implementing partners
  • Master's degree or equivalent in supply chain management, public health, medicine, international development, social sciences, or related field (a bachelor's degree combined with 15 to 20 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree)
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in global health supply chain logistics
  • Experience in managing importation of health commodities, coordinating the central-level storage of commodities, quantifying demand and supply planning, distributing commodities to the regional level, and collaborating with ministries of health and implementing partners in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Demonstrated expertise in USAID programming; specific knowledge of Zika is a plus
  • Experience in managing client expectations and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building and knowledge transfer
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, diplomatic, and public relations skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Business Suite (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to travel in-country or internationally as requested
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish

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