2019-2020 Global Health Corps Fellow – Pharmacy Supply Chain Analyst

Global Health Corps
Kigali, Rwanda
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Are you interested in using your skill set to make a global impact? Do you want to continue developing as a leader? Apply to be a 2019-2020 Global Health Corps Fellow! Global Health Corps is a leadership development organization that offers a yearlong paid multidisciplinary fellowship for emerging leaders, ages 21-30, through partnership with nonprofits and government agencies on the front lines of health, in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and the US.

The Pharmacy Supply Chain Analyst will support the Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) pharmacy team in analyzing the life cycle of how goods are moved from the planning stages to the end consumer. This will include designing and making the product (possibly in various locations), distributing it, and delivering it to the final destination. Accordingly, the Analyst will conduct a review and analysis of product flow in PIH/IMB-supported health facilities to identify risk areas and opportunities for supply cost reduction and/or process improvement.

In addition, the Analyst will be responsible for analyzing current practices, improving, documenting, and supporting the PIH/IMB pharmacy team in their work aimed at improving the management of district pharmacies. This role will be particularly focused on supporting procurement of non-communicable diseas (NCD)/oncology related medications and consumables at Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence, given the significant expansion of patient volume and programmatic needs. The Pharmacy Supply Chain Analyst will report to the Senior Pharmacy Program Manager. The position will be based in Rwinkwavu, Kayonza with significant travel to Kirehe and Burera Districts.

-Design a plan to detect errors in the supply chain of pharmacy products
-Analyze requisition schedules made by health facilities, PIH/IMB forecasting, ordering and distribution systems, and reconciliation reports
-Assist IMB pharmacy staff to create a hospital-based formulary lists to ensure drugs and commodities are adapted to district area morbidities
-Support facilities providing NCD care through regular stock audits and system improvement strategy development
-Suggest improvements for cost-savings, process improvement, and to ensure uninterrupted supply of medicines and other health commodities
-Support the PIH/IMB pharmacy team in supply chain process improvement projects at district level
-Improve entry and analysis of data in PIH’s electronic pharmacy system to avert stock-outs and place orders that more accurately reflect PIH and MOH needs
-Formulate standardized training programs for nurse pharmacists and data managers who are new to the program
-Work with local elected officials and district pharmacies to harmonize PIH’s pharmacy system with the public system of requisition and reporting
-Support pharmacy quality improvement efforts for PIH/IMB Rwanda

Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
-Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management/procurement, pharmacy, operations, logistics, engineering, statistics, or a related field*
-At least two years of work experience in supply chain management/procurement, logistics/operations, engineering, pharmacy management, or related role*
-Experience in database management and/or electronic stock management systems*
-Strong experience analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data*
-Strong interpersonal skills*
-Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project
-Experience designing or developing presentations, workshops, trainings, or other capacity building and mentoring curriculum/materials, especially for clinical and/or logistic staff
-Experience in public health, especially essential medicines or national drug policies
-Willingness to live in a rural area
-Flexibility for regular travel to health facilities, which requires overnight stays at different PIH sites and shared living spaces

Fellows receive the following benefits:
-Monthly living and utilities stipend
-Health insurance
-A professional development grant of $600 and completion award of $1500
-Travel coverage to and from placement site, all trainings, and retreats

More information about this role and how to apply: https://ghcorps.org/pharmacy-supply-chain-analyst-r08-int/

Additional Information

Global Health Corps (GHC) offers paid fellowship roles across skillset from Monitoring & Evaluation, Communication, and Research, to Design/Architecture, Policy, and Data Analytics. Applicants do not need a health background to apply for the fellowship and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Throughout the fellowship year, GHC provides continuous leadership development training, and provides support and programming for fellows once they become alumni. For a full list of 2019-2020 roles, visit www.ghcorps.org/apply. Each role has a different description, detailing responsibilities, and required & preferred skills and experiences. Apply TODAY and join a network of nearly 1000 change makers across 42 countries!