Supply Chain Associate – The Global Fund

Consultant: Josh Bowerman



The Client

The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As an international organisation, the Global Fund mobilises and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. In partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, they are challenging barriers and embracing innovation.

Role Summary

The Global Fund’s Supply Chain team sits within the Sourcing and Supply Chain Department and is responsible for ensuring that the end-to-end supply chains in countries receiving Global Fund grants operate effectively to provide uninterrupted product supply while promoting country ownership and capability building. The Supply Chain team manages roughly US$1.2B of in-country Supply Chain Capital & OPEX spend. Additionally, the Supply Chain team conducts in-country diagnostics, develops country-specific transformation plans, and implements these transformation plans across roughly 10 countries at any one time.
The Supply Chain Associate will work closely with the Supply Chain Manager and Supply Chain Specialists to conduct crucial analyses to support the team’s in-country supply chain work. He/She will be responsible for collecting and managing information and data coming from countries and third party sources (e.g., donors, partners), synthesising and analysing this data, and providing a coherent overview of supply chain performance across the Global Fund’s portfolio countries. He/She will also provide overview of best practices and lessons learnt across countries which can be turned into repeatable models.

Key Responsibilities

Supply chain diagnostics and transformation

• Map all available and missing information with regards to relevant root causes which in turn enable the transformation of process in country, i.e. to get requisition closer to demand/consumption
• Regularly collect information on Diagnostics and Transformation progress in order to report this to the Global Fund stakeholders in SSC and other teams

Supply chain performance management

• Support the continuous improvement of repetitive data collection and demand management in country by providing best practice repeatable lessons
• Engage with in-country stakeholder, through the country team, to collect user satisfaction regarding the outcomes of the Global fund Supply Chain and Sourcing engagement and what future opportunities exist in Supply Chain and Sourcing
In-country grant support
• Interface with Country teams/Health Product Management Specialists to validate and review collected information and conduct necessary analytics to support in-country grant

Market Shaping Strategy support

• Collect and analyse relevant information from all necessary
sources to provide input on realisation of supply chain total
cost of ownership opportunities
• Structure country feedback to support Market Shaping
Strategy development

Information sharing

• Build relationships with partners (I.e. USAID, DFID, BMGF,
etc) to collect and receive information, diagnostics,
assessments and ad hoc data
• Extracts relevant information with regards to Supply Chain
and processes and shares this with Supply Chain Specialists
and relevant Global Fund teams

Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at his sole

Key Metrics

• KPI6B improvement
• Quality and timeliness of reporting
• Management of external relationships to collect relevant
Supply Chain and Sourcing information

Key Internal Relationships

• Other teams within Sourcing and Supply Chain department
• Grant Management Division, including Country teams and
Health Product Managers
• Risk

Key External Relationships

All relevant Partner (donors), in-country stakeholders, anyone who
can provide information on in-country sourcing and supply chain


• Bachelor’s degree in one of the following (or other relevant
• Supply Chain
• Engineering
• Business
• Data Analytics


• Analyst and/or Reporting responsibilities in public and/or
private sector
• Significant experience conducting advanced analytics
• Significant experience developing documents and
communications for senior stakeholders and external parties
• Analyst and/or Reporting responsibilities in the private sector


An excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working
knowledge of French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Functional Competencies:
• Analytical (level 3)
• Business (Level 1)
• Country context (Level 2)
• Finance (Level 1)
• Geopolitical Awareness (Level 1)
• Multicultural Understanding (Level 1)
• Procurement & Supply Chain (Level 2)
• Strengthening Systems for Health (Level 1)

Organisational Competencies:
• Global Fund awareness and mind-set (Level 2)
• Service orientation (Level 2)
• Drive for results (Level 2)
• Collaboration (Level 2)
• Interaction (Level 2)
• Adaptability (Level 2)

Job Reference: JB1007

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