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Technical Advisor for Supply Chain


Technical Advisor, Supply Chain





Overall Responsibilities:

The Technical Advisor for Supply Chain supports the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) in key supply chain components, such as market access, forecasting/quantification, distribution, warehousing, and other logistics for all PEPFAR-related commodities (ARV, TB, viral hepatitis, MAT, etc.).

 More specifically Technical Advisor will:

  • Develop recommendations on how to optimize business processes related to the key components of the supply chain.
  • Provide support with the integration of forecasting/quantification into other electronic system and tools in Ukraine, including but not limited to MIS HIV, MOH/CPA MedData. 
  • Provide grounded recommendations and support institutionalization of improved logistics services, including last mile delivery based on the results of the logistics pilot in Odesa region with HIV and TB drugs, using international best practices and adapting them to the legal context of Ukraine.
  • Conceptualize and review proposed draft legislation in supply chain management and finalize normative acts in collaboration with SAFEMed’s legal team as needed.
  • Identify gaps and develop targeted market access interventions related to the improved availability of HIV and TB therapies in Ukraine;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, the Center of Public Health, regional health administrations and healthcare facilities to properly forecasting publically and donor funded commodities.
  • Participate in the development of SAFEMed annual implementation plans as they relate to the supply chain work stream.
  • Update and support the implementing the annual implementation plan, as requested.
  • Provide technical assistance in the analysis and development of the alternative models for distribution under public procurement of medicines, including potential engagement of the private sector, including pharmacies.
  • Draft or contribute to, as agreed with the STA and Chief of Party (COP) technical reports, lessons learned, case studies or other documents in the area of supply chain management.
  • Support the COP with inputs for ad hoc, quarterly reports and indicator reports in his/her technical area.
  • Other activities as requested by STA and COP.

The Technical Advisor works closely with the STA and key stakeholders at the Center of Public Health, the Ukraine Ministry of Health and provides technical support for the development and implementation of supply chain policies and procedures for adequate medicine quantification, procurement, warehousing, inventory management, ordering/issuing and distribution to support the strengthening of supply management systems in Ukraine.

TA supports supply chain capacity building efforts and ensures that systems and processes are in place to assure the continuous availability and access to ARVs, TB therapy and other medicines. 


SAFEMed Project


Kyiv, Ukraine




Required: Bachelor’s degree:

Preferred:Advanced degree in pharmaceutical management, medicines, supply chain, public health, or related field.



Required: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain.


  • At least seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical management and/or public health.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical management with an emphasis on supply chain warehousing, logistics and/or forecasting preferred.
  • Experience working in Ukraine with MOH, the Center of Public Health, civil society and industry.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs desirable.



  1. Knowledge in supply chain areas, preferably in warehousing, logistics and quantification.
  2. Knowledge of international commodity procurement systems and procedures.
  3. Previous experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training sessions.
  4. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  5. Fluency in spoken and written English and Ukrainian; knowledge of Russian is helpful.
  6. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting.




  • Functional competencies:  Highly motivated, resourceful, and results driven. Ability to gather and analyse information in order to make appropriate decisions.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ensuring delivery of results: client focus, managing and measuring work, information sharing, priority setting, and problem solving
  • Core personal competencies: ethics and values, integrity and trust, sound judgement, ability to work in a team-oriented environment; excellent listening, and written communication skills
  • Core MSH competencies: adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization


Travel requirements: Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed estimated not to exceed 20% of time.


Qualified candidates may send their CVs accompanied by motivation letter to the following address:

The vacancy is open till filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 


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