May 112018

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 25 May 2018

Chemonics seeks a forecasting and supply planning (FASP) specialist for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Zambia. GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities and technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain in collaboration with key international stakeholders and in support of global health initiatives. The FASP specialist will provide surge support to the FASP team to implement project activities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure forecasts and supply plans for all product classes are available and updated on a quarterly basis to inform inventory purchasing and manufacturing planning
  • Support capacity building interventions for the Zambian government and supply chain partners that coordinate to ensure a reliable supply of health commodities for Zambia
  • Support a team to design and roll out innovations to increase the sustainability of forecasting, quantification, and commodity monitoring activities
  • Support tight coordination and communication between the FASP Unit and Procurement and Field Support Unit
  • Work collaboratively with partners’ in-country quantification core teams to review country supply plans for all commodities; recommend adjustments and reach consensuses with in-country program management as needed
  • Work with the procurement team to ensure that the procurement plans are appropriate given the demand forecast and resolve any discrepancies
  • Establish monthly reporting on national supply levels and procurement plans to identify potential supply gaps early and develop responses to mitigate impact on service delivery
  • Other duties as required


  • Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, business administration, or another related field and five years of experience with supply chain systems at the country level, preferably with knowledge of the quantification of health commodities; alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, supply chain systems, business administration, or another related field and seven years of experience with supply chain systems at the country level, preferably with knowledge of the quantification of health commodities
  • Experience preferred in at least two of the three following health areas: HIV/AIDS, family planning, malaria, and essential medicines
  • Experience in the quantification and supply planning of health commodities
  • Demonstrated skills necessary to use relevant forecasting software (Quantimed, ForLab, and PipeLine); similar computer software programs; and general-purpose software like Excel and Access preferred
  • Experience supporting health programs in low-resource settings
  • Excellent ability to work with others to achieve a common vision
  • Experience working for USAID programs preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

How to apply:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “FASP Specialist” in the subject line to by May 25, 2018. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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