HIV/AIDS Advisor


Chemonics is recruiting a HIV/AIDS Advisor, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Support for the upstream activities, upstream activities, including forecasting and supply planning for TO1 commodities, and support CMAM in downstream distribution by determining quantities from central to intermediate and provincial warehouse levels
  • Under the supervision and in close collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Manager, provide technical support to the ongoing implementation of a functional planning unit within CMAM tasked with identifying national health commodity needs, estimating costs, and coordinating order fulfillment to support the continuous availability of commodities, including drugs and medical supplies for the National HIV/AIDS Program and the National AIDS Council
  • Contribute to planning the technical assistance project for the HIV/AIDS National Program. Work with the National HIV/AIDS Council (CNCS), CMAM, Implementing Partners, and PEPFAR on the quantification, distribution planning, logistics, and reporting systems for HIV/AIDS commodities like ARVs, RTKs, TB/TPT, VMMC, and Condoms. The goal is to improve how we estimate the needs, distribute goods, manage logistics, and report progress for more effective support
  • Assist the FSDP TO1 team to support and carry out effective quantification exercises through:
  • Conducting quantification exercises ensuring accurate preparation for TO1 commodities by supporting data collection, assembling programmatic inputs, aggregating, and systematizing product consumption and inventory data. It also requires interpreting data, selecting modeling techniques, and building consensus with stakeholders to make informed assumptions based on Standard Treatment Guidelines. These assumptions are then applied to adjust final model estimates, specifically focusing on program scale-up projections and targets, or transition processes
  • Identifying and implementing suitable methodologies, reaching consensus on programmatic assumptions with stakeholders, compiling documented clinical data or estimating patient numbers on each regimen, and inputting relevant data, such as the number of commodities per patient, into the QAT forecast module Update Supply Plans, quarterly, by determining order requirements considering in-country stock, program capacity, and available funding. Adjust quantities based on budget constraints, identify potential gaps in commodities, and implement an early warning system using the QAT supply planning module
  • Create cost estimates by obtaining supplier/procurement mechanism prices for each product, breaking down prices by regimen, detailing costs by funding source, assessing potential funding availability, and identifying any potential funding gaps
  • Maintain the TWG trained and proficient in the quantification methodologies, LMIS data analysis and Quantifications tools, especially in the use of USAID - Quantification Analytics Tool
  • Assist the Technical Working Group (TWG), National HIV/AIDS, CMAM, or PEPFAR team in developing quantification for new commodities or conducting scenarios for transitions or introducing new regimens/products
  • Apply quantification to support the commodities funding advocacy and security with key donors and the Government of Mozambique
  • Support the distribution planning for HIV/AIDS products by overseeing the team supporting CMAM in developing distribution plans for HIV/AIDS products to direct clients. Assists staff in implementing requisition and stock collection processes, validating data centrally, with a focus on programmatic scale-up projections and targets
  • Support the NHAP and CMAM on the implementation of an early warning mechanism for HIV/AIDS commodities, preventing stockouts and overstocks at provincial and provide technical support to coordinate periodic meetings with relevant stakeholders to discuss the stock status analysis for HIV/AIDS commodities
  • Assist the team in the comprehensive management of upstream and downstream logistics of VMMC commodities, optimizing the communication with the procurement team, improving visibility on and overall management of the decentralized storage and stock data, and maintaining stock levels for implementing partners through effective communication and continuous improvement
  • Support compliance with the TO1 reporting cycle for:
  • SC FACT -SDP TO1 commodities
  • TPT quarterly report
  • PrEP quarterly report
  • MER SC Indicators
  • OHA Custom SC Indicators
  • Support the HIV CMEP indicators with the ME team
  • Work closely with the GHSC-PSM MIS and M&E teams to support the implementation and operation of LMIS systems, including the nSIMAM and FC , to improve HIV/AIDS commodities data visibility across the supply chain
  • Other responsibilities delegated by the HIV/AIDS Manager, the Director of FSDP team or the Deputy Country Director
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as pharmacy or Logistics
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the supply chain management and logistics
  • Knowledge in logistics management electronic management systems, is preferred
  • Proven writing, editing, and presenting skills are essential
  • Substantial expertise in MS Excel, data analysis, and reporting is required
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required
  • Fluency in Portuguese is required and a good fluency in English is preferable
  • Skills:
  • Expertise in the specific program area for each commodity, including knowledge about the commodities, their recommended use, and how they are used in practice
  • Ability to conduct ongoing monitoring, data collection, and updating of the forecasting data and assumptions and supply planning data in QAT
  • Knowledge of the local context that may influence supply and demand for commodities
  • Ability to use the knowledge and data available to develop and justify assumptions
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to prepare and present quantification data, the methodology, and final quantification results to key stakeholders and implementers
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Supervision: The HIV/AIDS Advisor will report directly to the HIV/AIDS Manager
  • Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment: This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Maputo, Mozambique
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  • Publicado 01.02.2024
  • Expira 07.02.2024
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