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Summary:

ME&A is recruiting a Chief of Party for USAID Kenya East Africa Health Supply Chain Third Party Monitoring Activity. The purpose of the Activity will be to conduct third party monitoring (TPM) to support and expand existing efforts by USAID/KEA to monitor the flows of all health commodities through Kenya's supply chain. The list of health commodities is as per the USAID list of tracer commodities that broadly cover malaria, family planning, maternal health, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS, and laboratory program areas. The TPM activities will engage with county health staff to work toward transferring responsibility for monitoring and remediation activities to the counties. The Contractor shall focus on the portion of the supply chain between the central warehouse and the end user at the service delivery level. The bulk of TPM effort will address risks and remediation after the commodities arrive at the county level. The complexity of monitoring increases as county-level staff splits deliveries into smaller parcels for distribution to multiple local service delivery points. Typically, this increased complexity results in a loss of supply chain visibility and thus presents an enhanced risk of product diversion. TPM will provide visibility after the fact by sampling transactions and verifying that reported quantities balance with actual deliveries at every stage of the supply chain between the central warehouse and the end user. As irregularities are discovered, the Contractor must engage with county staff to initiate further activities and involve other partners as necessary. The Chief of Party position will a be full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya for two initial years and three option years.

Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party will be the main person responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient performance of all aspects of this Contract, including provision of Contract oversight, maintaining acceptable standards of quality for all assigned tasks and expected deliverables, including overall responsibility for leading and coordinating all activities; all required reports; and for staff management. S/he will serve as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor, frequently serving as a facilitator or co-facilitator of high-level discussions and fora among USAID staff and partners regarding learning and adaptive management. S/he will provide support services for designing and conducting third party monitoring and applying learning and adaptive management. S/he will Manage the field office, including supervision of expatriate and local staff. S/he will supervise the development, implementation and reporting of third party monitoring activity tasks in accordance with the work plan. S/he will assure compliance with contract provisions, including Annual Work Plans and other reports.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in medicine/pharmacy/supply chain management, or other related field; Minimum ten years' experience working in the Kenya Health Care system, at least seven of them supporting supply chains; Demonstrated experience in conducting commodity verifications, audits and other monitoring activities


All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

ME&A is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants.

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