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JOB TITLE: Manager, Pharmaceutical Procurement

LOCATION: New York

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

Candidate will work with a team of clinicians and researchers at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Will work closely with other ICAP clinical and administrative staff located at 14 centers in 9 sub-Saharan African countries to design and implement improved processes for pharmaceutical supply management, including needs estimation, drug quantification, procurement, and distribution systems management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Candidate will work with a team of Clinicians and researchers in the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. ICAP programs work to expand the availability of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in resource/poor settings. Incumbent will report to the Director of the MCAP (the Multicountry Columbia Antiretroviral Program) Program. Will work closely with other ICAP clinical and administrative staff located at 14 centers in 9 sub-Saharan African countries to design and implement improved processes for pharmaceutical supply management, including needs estimation, drug quantification, procurement, and distribution systems management. Will assist U.S. and non-U.S. government programs in the quantification, forecasting, and arranging for procurement of antiretroviral drugs and other pharmaceuticals or equipment for HIV/AIDS services programs; developing procurement and supply chain technical assistance plans for individual countries, including project development, budgeting, strategic planning and annual work planning; evaluating performance and impact; forecasting or quantifying, and estimating the cost of required commodity needs; designing improved supply chain systems, processes and procedures. Write and/or contribute to relevant reports concerning the assessment of procurement plans at various sites. Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience. Excellent oral/written communications, interpersonal and organizational skills required. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Willingness to travel internationally. Master's degree (not necessarily in pharmacy) preferred and may substitute in part for experience. Experience in health related programming in developing countries, including aspects of procurement of pharmaceuticals and other health-care commodities, and/or experience with health supply-chain management highly desirable. Experience with HIV/AIDS related projects preferred.  

TO APPLY:

Use this quick link to apply directly through the Columbia University jobs site: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93110. Or, please go to jobs.columbia.edu, search open positions, and search by requisition number 042509.

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