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Opportunity Deadline

13/03/2024

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Supply Chain Supervisor (Bolívar) – UNV jobs in the USA

  • Location: Boliver, USA
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNV
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline:  2024-03-13

Details
Mission and objectives
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to reduce poverty, inequalities and exclusion. We support countries to develop policies, leadership and partnership capacities and strengthen their institutions, as well as building resilience to achieve concrete development results. The United Nations Organization has had a presence in Venezuela since 1954 through the United Nations Expanded Program for Technical Assistance, an alliance that, starting in 1971 and at the invitation of the national government, became the United Nations Program for Technical Assistance. Development (UNDP). The functions of the UNDP in Venezuela are based on providing technical assistance through successful initiatives and experiences aimed at capacity development and knowledge management with a multidimensional approach; generate national capacities and transfer knowledge to and from Venezuela through South-South cooperation; promote alliances between different development actors for the multidimensional integration of thematic areas in the construction of sustainable livelihoods, access and quality of basic services and comprehensive risk management.

Context
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Venezuela is the Principal Recipient (PR) of the grant approved by the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria (FG) to support actions in the country in the period 2024 to 2026. The UNDP is in charge of executing the resources of this initiative, following the guidelines established in the proposal formulated by the National Malaria Program (PNM) of the Ministry of Popular Power for Health (MPPS), in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), national and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with work in Malaria and other Malaria Civil Society Organizations. The project proposes to impact malaria mortality and morbidity in prioritized areas, through the intensification of the actions carried out by the PNM, with the strategic vision of elimination, agreed upon by the WHO and the global malaria community, incorporating the operational strategy Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research and Response – DTI-R, proposed by PAHO for the elimination of malaria in America. With this vision, actions are concentrated at local levels, through the organization of the response by the communities. The priority is to bring diagnosis and treatment closer to the entire population at risk of contracting the disease, in areas currently with active transmission, with the implementation of the use of Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs), in high population coverage, as a complementary preventive measure. To achieve this purpose, it is necessary to incorporate community participation, at the level of self-management of the malaria response. During the 2021 – 2023 subsidy, the objective of the National Malaria Program (PNM) of Venezuela, following the recommendations of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), is the elimination of local transmission of the disease. . The management of the malaria program takes the form of a functional diagnosis and treatment network that responds to the needs of local communities. This management must constantly adapt to the changing dynamics of disease transmission; Therefore, it must be repetitive, following a management cycle. Therefore, the hiring of a supply chain supervisor is required, with experience in monitoring procurement plans for health products, warehouse management, stock management, quantification of needs, supervision and identification of chain risks. supply, compliance with the quality assurance plan of the subsidy approved by the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria and COVID19, to support actions in the country in the period 2024 – 2026, with the permanent support of the Ministry of Popular Power for Health. This professional will fulfill his assignment at the facilities of the State Directorate of Environmental Health of the MPPS.

Task description
– Provide guidance on approaches to activities to strengthen stock and storage management for a functional diagnosis and treatment network that responds to the needs of local communities. – Maintain a direct relationship with the local team of the Malaria, HIV and TB Program (epidemiology, situational room, diagnosis, entomology, management of diagnostic supplies and medications). – Participate in coordination and monitoring meetings of the activities carried out, contribute with the staff of the National Programs in the construction and documentation of work and intervention routes. – Report weekly the activities completed according to the work plan prepared with the UNDP Procurement and Supply Chain unit. – Encourage learning by giving feedback, guidance and support; at the level of good stock and supply chain management in the central and peripheral warehouse, pharmacies and in the diagnosis and treatment stations to achieve efficient health product management. – Participate in physical inventories at the state, municipal and parish levels (central warehouse, peripheral warehouse, pharmacies and diagnostic and treatment posts) of all health products financed by the Global Fund. – Presentation of monthly reports: summary of activities carried out, current status of the diagnosis and treatment network in the assigned area, epidemiological situation of Malaria, HIV and TB in the assigned state, recommendations to guarantee achievement of the proposed goals, report of inventories, consumption, upcoming expirations, delivery notes and receipt notes (global visibility information on the availability of health products). – Support program activities in accordance with the work plan (MPPS/UNDP), Performance Framework objectives and timely identification of plan variations and generate appropriate and quality data for the decision-making process. – Identify the risk of stock out, excess stock, analyze the reasons and notify the PSM/UNDP analyst. – Monitor compliance with good storage practices for pharmaceutical products. – Support and supervise the preparation of supply orders by those responsible for the pharmacies, central and peripheral warehouses, in accordance with the planned schedule. – In conjunction with the municipal team (Popular Clinic Specialized in Environmental Health – CPESA) and state (State Directorate of Environmental Health – DESA), establish and maintain the network of diagnosis and treatment posts (Local map/sketch), with a routine of established supervision (responsible, route and frequency of visit), by raising awareness among local authorities, training those responsible and socializing with the communities on everything related to the rational use of health products. – In conjunction with the CPESA inspector or visitor, supervise the supply of the diagnosis and treatment posts, with an estimate of input needs per post, verification of expiration dates, storage conditions, estimation of initial needs. If it is opening a new position, monitoring consumption and stock, during supervision visits. – Verify that the diagnosis and treatment posts have trained personnel, supplies and community education to request the diagnosis through personal, family and community surveillance. – Contribute with local personnel in reactive detection (case search around a positive case) as a key action to detect parasite carriers early and cut the chain of transmission at the local level. – Supervise the correct filling out of each of the established forms (Single notification form for malaria cases, daily activities, balances of health products, among others). – Review of network behavior and adjustment: early identification of outbreaks, proposal for opening, relocating or closing posts, according to local behavior and need, based on the determinants of transmission, mainly human mobility. – Supervision of severe Malaria kits found in hospitals (stock, consumption, expiration date and supply). – Identify and prioritize the most relevant actors to address the malaria response, in terms of relationships with interest groups in the community (actor mapping). – Support the MPPS and UNDP in the planning, organization, coordination and execution of the distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) in mass campaigns and at risk groups, within the framework of the organizational structure of the malaria program. – Guide and accompany the UGP Procurement and Supply Chain team in the periodic supervision of the functioning of the supply chain in the selected communities, in order to generate recommendations that can be adopted in future similar experiences. – Under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Procurement and Supply Chain Analyst, and working in close coordination with all members of the PMU and the Country Office, the supervisor will support the achievement of a high level of performance in management. of the supply chain at the state, municipal and parish levels. This will be done in accordance with compliance with UNDP rules, regulations and policies, setting objectives and monitoring the achievement of results in accordance with the terms of the Grant Agreement, corporate agreements and Global Fund policies.

Eligibility criteria
Age
27 – 80

Nationality
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements
Required experience
3 years of experience in warehouse management, stocks, orders and inventories of health products in pharmacies or warehouses. • Experience in logistics of health products at a national or international level. • Work experience with national disease programs in supply chain management will be valued. • Demonstrable professional experience in equipment management and personnel supervision. • Excellent oral and written skills; Excellent writing, formulation and information skills. • Precision and professionalism in the production and editing of documents. • Excellent interpersonal skills; cultural and social sensitivity; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including members of grassroots communities, faith-based and youth organisations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with development communications tools and approaches. • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a difficult environment; Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national staff. • Strong general computer skills, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/Internet; familiarity with database management. • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimal supervision; Ability to work to tight deadlines.

Area(s) of expertise
Logistics and Inventory, Health, Community development

Driving license

Languages
Spanish, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Farmacia, o similares.

Competencies and values
• Accountability
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Creativity
• Judgement and decision-making
• Planning and organising
• Professionalism
• Self-management

Other information
Living conditions and remarks
BENEFITS: The basic benefits of this assignment, according to the United Nations Volunteer Conditions of Service, are as follows: – Monthly living allowance. – A subsidy prior to the assignment (paid on the first payroll). – An end-of-assignment subsidy, paid at the end of the contract, provided that the corresponding conditions are met. – Medical, dental and hospital care insurance, as well as life and disability insurance. – Health insurance for eligible dependents. See Terms of Service for eligibility details. – Annual license that is computed on the basis of 2.5 days per month.

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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