Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Job Opportunity at Abt Associates, Private Sector Specialist


Organization Overview

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Technical Specialist 10 / Private Sector Specialist to support the International Health Division in Tanzania. In June 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania, initiated the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program, with the objective of providing technical assistance to strengthen country supply systems. GHSC leadership is looking for a Private Sector Specialist to provide support for this program.

Under the supervision of the GHSC COP and DCOP the Private Sector Specialist is responsible for assisting GHSC and programmatic stakeholders in private sector collaboration and strategic planning.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Define a roadmap for collaboration between sectors, building on previous assessments and consolations with local private sector providers and stakeholders.
Identify and prioritize opportunities to strengthen the private sector and foster a more supportive environment for collaboration.
Develop and execute framework assessments on the attractiveness of partnership opportunities, considering organizational capacities, capabilities, financial strength, and risks. Provide training for leadership on the fundamentals of structuring effective PPPs, including negotiating terms and defining incentives for each party to perform.
To promote more successful public and private partnerships, work with the Medical Stores Department (MSD) to establish performance targets informed by benchmarking analyses. Also, design vendor scorecards to facilitate oversight and accountability to negotiated agreements.
Collaborate with GHSC team members to enable a culture of data driven partnerships.
As a member of the project management team, participate in annual reviews and project planning.
Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the governance and health policies component of the project.
Contribute to brainstorming and development of research agendas and special projects related to improving health policy and governance.

Skills / Prerequisites

Degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Supply Chain or other relevant field, Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred.
10 years of relevant professional experience in both private and public sectors.
Proven ability to generate partnerships related to supply chain between public and private sectors.
Familiarity with private and public sector wholesaling, reselling, warehousing, quantification and logistics.
Good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and business environment around public and private sector health supply chain initiatives
Conversant with health legislations supporting private sector role
Background in health commodity financing and resource mobilization.
Preferred private sector experience working with results based financing models.
Experience in project implementation and policy reform.
Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
Experience successfully managing staff.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.
Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Advanced written/oral skills in English and Kiswahili.
Computer literacy (MS Office).

Minimum Qualifications

(6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.


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