Social Solutions

  • Pharmacist

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    ID
    2018-1273
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Health
  • Overview

    Social Solutions International, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company. Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide. 

     

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

                     

    Title: 

    Pharmacist

    United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV/AIDS/Supply Chain for Health Division

     

    Salary Range: $96,970 – $126,062 (GS-13 equivalent)

     

    Application Deadline:  Until Filled

     

    The Office of HIV/AIDS, within the Bureau for Global Health (GH/OHA), is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs related to HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. This entails:

    • Ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies.
    • Providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
    • Managing numerous research and field support programs.
    • Monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program.

    Within OHA, the Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:

    • Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
    • Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
    • Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
    • Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
    • Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs.
    • Managing the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund.
    • Maintaining the Agency Anti-retroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists.
    • Administering the “restricted commodities” approval of pharmaceuticals and “clearance” authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.

    SCH has two branches: The Supply Chain Management Branch (SCM), and the Supply Chain Technical Branch (SCT). 

    Responsibilities

    The Pharmacist is in the SCT Branch, working under the technical guidance of the Senior Pharmacist, and is a critical member of the SCH Team. The Pharmacist plays an important role in ensuring that the US Government’s millions of dollars invested in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. SCH leadership will be looking to the Pharmacist to quickly begin to add value in the following roles and responsibilities:

    Provide professional advice on pharmaceutical and related supply chain issues concerning USAID and PEPFAR global health commodity programs.

    Provides pharmaceutical and supply chain technical advice and management support to in-country teams.

    Serves as a member of the Country Support Team in SCH, backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues.

    Reviews and monitors country procurement plans to identify pharmaceutical issues to ensure robust supply chain strategies and technical assistance.

    Participates in internal technical and advisory groups.

    Establishes and maintains close working relationships, and provide technical advise to senior staff of relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.

    Provide professional advice on pharmaceutical and related supply chain issues concerning USAID and PEPFAR global health commodity programs.

    Conducts supply chain market intelligence and analysis to provide support to Missions on HIV-related commodity supply chain procurement and supply chain strategies.

    Provide technical guidance in activity management, budget and program development and review.

    Liaises with other donors to coordinate global supply planning, including Global Fund and UNFPA.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Master's degree and 7+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Doctorate in Pharmacy

    Knowledge of the pharmaceutical and other technical issues that arise in global health commodity procurement.

    Preferred experience in the pharmaceutical and related supply chain issues.

    An understanding of prevention, care and treatment programs.

    Demonstrated ability in planning, program management and implementation, preferably within a developing country or resource-poor context.

    High level of judgment, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation.

    Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

    Ability to recognize areas of weakness with a willingness to learn.

    Ability to work within diverse teams.

    Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills.

    Ability to travel to developing countries.  International travel approximately 20%.

    US Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

    Obtaining and maintaining a secret security clearance.

     

    SOCIAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE COMPANY DESIRES.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.  THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”  THE JOB REQUIREMENTS ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.

     

    Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz

     

    Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

                                                                          

     

     

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