Pharmaceutical supply chain management and risk advisor

Chemonics seeks a pharmaceutical supply chain management and risk advisor to support USAID’s recently awarded Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project. In Malawi, the project is supporting the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program. The project has three primary objectives: global commodity procurement and logistics, systems strengthening to support in-country supply chain management, and collaboration via strategic engagement to improve the long-term global supply of health commodities. This position will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


Responsibilities include:


  • Review and assess the governance, risk, and control processes of Malawi’s national system and standard operating procedures for increased accountability in procurement and supply chain
  • Coordinate development of guidelines, training manuals, and tools for systematic drug auditing at the national, district, and health facility levels in accordance with the International Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Identify and evaluate risks; recommend risk-mitigating control mechanisms
  • Develop a monitoring framework at the national, district, area, and village levels to track drug distribution and utilization and report on new risks in the supply chain system
  • Coordinate implementation of drug audits in public health facilities
  • Train district-level internal audit units on drug auditing procedures
  • Support community mobilization campaigns for citizen participation in drug oversight and reporting
  • Write activity reports and success stories



  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum seven years of experience in national pharmaceutical supply chain management
  • Minimum five years of experience working in the public health system in developing countries
  • Experience and familiarity managing projects and mitigating drug theft strongly preferred
  • Experience with the internal audit function a plus
  • Experience designing and implement a risk management framework
  • Experience formulating and conducting capacity building, training, or on-the-job mentoring
  • Previous donor-funded experience desired, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a dynamic and high-pressure environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent information technology skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Ability to communicate fluently and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

Application Instructions:


Please send a cover letter, updated CV and the names and contact information for three recent professional references to by September 2, 2016. Please include “Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management and Risk Advisor” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.


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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.