Technical Director

Chemonics International seeks a Technical Director (based in Hanoi, Vietnam) to support the Country Director and the Vietnam government stakeholders on behalf of the Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The purpose of the GHSC-PSM project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world.

In Vietnam, the project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In supporting USG-funded global health activities, GHSC-PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain The Technical Director is responsible for supporting the Country Director in technical work, providing technical assistance to the Government of Vietnam (GVN), including the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), Central Procurement Unit (CPU) at the Ministry of Health (MOH), and Vietnam Social Security (VSS), in quantification such as forecasting and supply planning, inventory management, data management, and procurement and supply management activities related to Social Health Insurance (SHI). This individual will also support the VAAC in conducting quarterly order planning, supply planning, and providing technical assistance related to quantification, multi-month dispensing (MMD), procurement and SHI. This individual will serve as officer-in- charge during the absence of the Country Director in Vietnam.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Coordinate with Vietnamese MOH/VAAC and other stakeholders to design long- and short-term forecasting and supply planning strategies for HIV/AIDS commodities;
  • Lead and manage the Quantification Team in Vietnam in collecting and analyzing morbidity, consumption and issues data, MOH target data, and other sources of information to forecast needs at least once annually;
  • Lead the Procurement & Logistics Team in ensuring timely delivery of health commodities and to provide strategic guidance on matters related to procurement & logistics activities;
  • Collaborate with the MOH to oversee the collection and analysis available stock data and information from the PSM procurement teams, as well as other donors, about incoming shipments to produce a supply plan that is updated at least quarterly;
  • Work closely with GHSC-PSM headquarters and implementing partner staff to provide technical assistance to GVN on matters related to quantification, procurement and supply chain management, and MMD;
  • Produce ad-hoc reports on the above activities, as well as reports that assist in monitoring and evaluating the shipment pipeline. Make presentations of these reports as appropriate, including advocacy for fulfilling supply plans;
  • Lead building capacity activities for relevant government agencies/staff on procurement, forecasting and supply planning management at both central and peripheral levels as relevant to ensure timely delivery of drugs to treatment facilities and patients, and facilitate government ownership of the ARV supply chain management;
  • Support the achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure smooth project implementation;
  • Serve as officer-in- charge during the Country Director’s absence from the office, as needed;
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Country Director.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field required, preferably in pharmacy or health sciences.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required.
  • Ability to legally work in Vietnam required.
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and advanced English required.

Location of Assignment

This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Hanoi, Vietnam.


The Technical Director will report directly to the Country Director.

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to [email protected] by February 28th , 2018, 17:00 Hanoi time. Please include "Technical Director” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Chemonics International
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-02-28