Objective of the Consultancy
Forecasting and quantification, one of the critical elements of the supply chain system, relies on access to reliable data, knowledgeable workforce, and close coordination of key stakeholders. Without these three key components, quantification exercises often lead to inaccurate forecasts of commodity needs, resulting in an under or oversupply of health commodities.
As per the approved Work Plan FY17 of USAID funded Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM), the project provides technical support to the Governments of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces for forecasting and quantification of MNCH commodities. With the project support, the provinces have finalized MNCH Very Essential Medicines Lists (VEML) and notified all users to ensure priority product availability at all levels of the supply chain. In this regard, province specific MNCH data tools were developed in consultation with relevant provincial MNCH Programs for acquisition of primary data for forecasting and quantification. However, quality and reliable MNCH data collection has been a challenge. With a view to overcome the challenges of gleaning quality data from the relevant sources to inform the quantification exercise, GHSC-PSM project intends to engage the services of a short-term consultant whose scope of work is defined below.
The consultant will closely work in coordination with MNCH/LHW programs of departments of health in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to undertake quantification and forecasting of MNCH commodities as outlined in respective VEMLs. The consultant will produce quality forecasting/quantification, maintaining highest degree of integrity and ethical standards.
Duration of Assignment
The expected duration of the assignment is July 26, 2017 till September 15, 2017 with a total LOE (Level of Effort)/ Working days of 25 days.
Note: Applicants will be screened and interviewed on a rolling basis.
Chemonics International Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; only individuals who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.