Social Solutions

  • Supply Chain Advisor

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2018 1:55 PM)
    # of Openings
    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:



    Supply Chain Advisor (Budget /Finance)

    United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Supply Chain for Health Division (GH/OHA/SCH), Supply Chain Management Branch (GH/OHA/SCH/SCM)


    Salary Range: $81,548 – $106,012 (GS-12 equivalent)


    Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled 


    The Office of HIV/AIDS (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 in HIV/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 HIV/AIDS programming. 

    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. Tracking and reporting 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.


    The Supply Chain Advisor is a critical member of the SCH Management Branch and plays an important role in ensuring that the US Government’s investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. SCH leadership looks to the Supply Chain Advisor to quickly begin adding value in the following roles and responsibilities: 

    • Serving as a technical expert and a lead in providing advice and assistance to GHSC CORs, in-country teams and others on the Working Capital Fund, Country Operational Plans, Headquarters Operational Plans, partner budgeting and expenditures, and other budgetary and financial management requirements;
    • Serving as a technical expert and providing advice and assistance to USAID Missions and GHSC implementing partners on monitoring completion of tasks, tracking and reporting, project timelines and other project management and USAID contractual issues;
    • Serving as a member of the Country Support Team in SCH, backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues;
    • Providing technical advice and assistance on supply chain issues to in-country teams and implementing partners;
    • Reviewing and monitoring country global health commodity programs and activities to ensure robust and innovative supply chain strategies and technical assistance;
    • Serving as an activity coordinator for specific projects and activities as assigned, by providing technical advice, budget development and review;
    • Liaising with critical partners such as S/GAC, Global Fund, CDC, DOD, Peace Corps and other numerous/diverse organizations and individuals regarding budgeting and collaboration efforts to assure planning for supply chains is complete;
    • Participating in internal and external technical and advisory groups.


    • Master’s degree and five (5) years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in providing technical assistance to global health programs, preferably HIV/AIDS;
    • Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of, USAID and PEPFAR budget and financial management policies and procedures, especially as related to Country Operational Plans, Program Results submissions and similar documents;
    • An understanding of supply chain procurement and technical assistance, and its application within a government supply chain context in developing countries;
    • A strong understanding of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, diagnostics and testing, and prevention and epidemiology within a specific country, the major players and the nuanced partnership to help Missions meet their goals;
    • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, program management and implementation within a developing country or resource-poor context;
    • Demonstrated experience in global health activity planning, management and implementation;
    • 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;
    • US Citizenship required;
    • Capability of obtaining and maintaining, at a minimum, a Facilities Access clearance is required. 

    International travel approximately 20%.


    Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs.



    • None required. 


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk;
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds;
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


    The Advisor will work in a fast-paced environment in an active office.

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


    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.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed