Job Summary

The Analyst will lead the project’s research agenda, develop and prioritize research questions, analyze supply chain data, conduct root cause analysis, and package and disseminate findings.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Job Title:                               Supply Chain Analyst 

Department/Unit:             Monitoring and Evaluation

Location:                              Masaki, Dar es Salaam

Reports to:                           Program Manager



The Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides expert technical assistance to Tanzania to strengthen country supply chain systems across all health elements, e.g., malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC-TA-TZ assists Government of Tanzania health programs by providing strategic planning and implementation assistance; improving the delivery of health commodities to service sites; providing capacity building support to broaden stakeholders' understanding and engagement of the supply chain system; and strengthening enabling environments to improve supply chain performance.


Job Summary/function:

To lead the project’s research agenda, develop and prioritize research questions, analyze supply chain data, conduct root cause analysis, and package and disseminate findings.



Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

•    Develop supply chain research questions to help identify determinants of product availability, and describe the link between investments in health supply chain and impacts/outcomes

•    Working with GoT and other stakeholders, prioritize those questions

•    Create processes and methods/approaches to answer research questions, using a range of sources including supply chain data, services/demographic data, and finances data.

•    Using data from a range of sources, analyze the performance of the supply chain, identify problem areas, and conduct root cause analysis of supply chain performance

•    Using performance data, identify areas of potential cost savings

•    Prepare research findings – in tables, graphs, visual presentations and reports for sharing with internal and external stakeholders

•    Design and conduct issues-based workshops to educate key supply chain staff in common problems observed informed by research data.

•    Work collaboratively to develop interventions/solutions for addressing supply chain bottlenecks such as using trends and peer-to-peer benchmarking to improve accountability.

•    Support GHSC TA-TZ teams in the collection and analysis of data to measure and track project monitoring indicators.

•    Use analyses to communicate the impact of different initiatives to inform supply chain management decisions

•    Develop mentoring approaches to key counterparts including LMU, CHMT, RHMT to strengthen their capacity to use key supply chain information for decision making

•    Use data to prepare project success stories. 

•    Help foster trusting relationships with partners

•    Undertake any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

•    An advanced degree or a Masters Degree in Health Informatics, Data Science, Business Analytics, Public Health, Pharmacy or other relevant area

•    Previous experience in data analysis.

•    Knowledge of SPSS, STATA and/or other statistical software packages

•    Knowledge in health supply chains in Tanzania

•    Experience in HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health and essential medicines programs strongly desired.

•    Ability to use infographic-style data visualization methods for senior-level management.

•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili

•    Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired

•    Ability to prepare white paper and disseminate to key stakeholders.

•    A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing

•    Proficiency in MS Office packages

•    Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

•    Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.







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