Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Director 1

Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Director


Chemonics seeks a Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Malawi. The PSM director leads teams responsible for improving central and facility level availability of health commodities, increasing the use of data for decision-making, and providing support to program coordinating mechanisms to improve data quality at all levels of the supply chain. This is a long-term position based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee development of detailed quarterly implementation plans (ensuring data-driven planning), activity budgets, and monthly cash flow projection based on the annual work plan
  • Work with team members to identify and plan requirements/scopes of works (SOWs) for short-term technical assignments related to work plan activities, complete the needed preparatory steps with in-
    country counterparts, and support the technical assistance providers to successfully implement the planned SOWs
  • Provide oversight to the planning and implementation of program-specific national quantification exercises, monthly stock status monitoring and pipeline updates, and monthly distribution planning
  • Participate in annual work planning, ensuring that team member suggestions and inputs are considered
  • Prepare and submit regular and timely progress reports on the collective activities of the team
  • Participate in the preparation and/or review of the project’s technical reports/documents
  • Provide technical assistance to United States Government’s Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) implementing partners and the Ministry of Health Department of HIV/AIDS, liaising closely with these partners to ensure sufficient availability of VMMC commodities
  • Ensure that Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes are in place, maintained throughout the supply chain, and reviewed/revisited periodically


  • Advanced Degree in Pharmacy, Supply Chain, Logistics, Project Management, Public Health or related field,or bachelor’s degree in the same fields plus an additional five years of work experience
    beyond the required eight years below
  • Minimum of eight years providing technical assistance and leadership oversight for public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and/or supply chain management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID public health project activities in Malawi
  • Ability to create efficiencies and lead the implementation of large complex public health programs, preferably with experience in medical procurement, logistics, or supply chain management
  • Demonstrated ability to build colleagues staff’s competences in supply chain management
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in English required

Application instructions:
Applications are due by October 2, 2020. Please review the full advertisement and submit your application materials at

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “GHSC-PSM Malawi PSM Director-Applicant Name” in the subject line to [email protected] by Friday, October 2, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.