Vacancy: Project Development Specialist – Commodities and Supply Chain Management

Basic Function of Position:

The Health Office(HO) among its many other functions, through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding, 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. Specifically, the Health Office is responsible for overseeing the following: 

  1. Supporting a sustainable 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.
  2. Providing technical support and leadership to USAID grantees, contractors and the South African Government in strengthening partner and host-country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
  3. Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
  4. Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
  5. Providing rapid response in emergency situations (and potential stock-outs)
  6. Maintaining the Agency Anti-retroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists.
  7. Administering the “restricted commodities” approval of pharmaceuticals and “clearance” authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 5:45am

Last updated: November 17, 2014