Director of Global Coordination
Procurement Service Agent (PSA) HIV, USAID Next Generation GHSC Suite of Programs – Global
Global coordination is critical to the PSA’s ability to serve national programs, represent USAID’s interests, reduce risks across NextGen partners, operate effectively and strengthen markets to ensure reliable supplies of quality products reach client countries to improve health outcomes. Effective global coordination combines efforts in strategic engagement, coordinated supply, market dynamics, advocacy, communication, data sharing and knowledge management to ensure issues are identified, risks are mitigated, and potential problems are prevented before they occur. Effective global communication ensures that lessons are learned and successes in facilitating more sustainable supply chains are documented, shared, and celebrated. The Director of Global Coordination will be responsible for leading the communication, coordination, and collaboration strategy across the PSA HIV and fostering productive working relationships with key partners and stakeholders at global, regional, and national levels, including USAID, NextGen contractors, other global health funders and procurement agencies, relevant NGOs, and other key international GHSC stakeholders.
Location: Washington, DC
Roles and Responsibilities
- Lead the development and implementation of the PSA’s Collaboration Strategy, ensuring communication and coordination strategies and approaches include all key internal and external stakeholders and are adapted to the different PSA’s phases, beginning with start-up and transition from GHSC-PSM through the different stages of supply chain evolution envisioned by USAID.
- Support PSA teams with strategic engagement with NextGen contractors, particularly QuTI, ICL, CTP, and TA, ensuring PSA teams can engage productively with essential stakeholders prior to, during, and after the transition to supply chain digital integration via the NextGen Control Tower Platform.
- Spearhead thought-leadership efforts by strengthening the PSA’s relationships with key global supply chain stakeholders, building productive working relationships with leaders and influence-shapers as well as media.
- Lead PSA HIV coordination efforts in establishing and fostering productive global partnerships that advance healthy markets with USAID/PEPFAR and diverse stakeholders to improve choice, availability and affordability for products that are the focus of this PSA. Such partners include the Global Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Unitaid, the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, AVAC, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Pediatric ART Optimization Group, FIND, WHO Global HIV Program, WHO Global PrEP Network, FIND, International Partnership for Microbicides, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, International Center for AIDS Prevention, FHI 360, and manufacturers of products relevant to this PSA. Specific responsibilities include:
- Represent the PSA in engagement with global partners on issues including HIV product markets, health policies and practices, and new product development, approval, and introduction. From these engagements, identify trends and factors that may impact demand and availability of PSA-procured commodities and communicate on these issues within the PSA and with other NextGen contractors.
- Identify and leverage opportunities to share existing market intelligence, demand data and demand forecasts, and supply data and forecasts with NextGen partners and global and regional partners in accordance with the global transparency and information sharing goals of USAID.
- Serve as liaison between the PSA’s market dynamics activities and the global partners engaged in ongoing global forecasting, supply planning, and early supply chain risk identification and mitigation, promoting cooperative efforts to enhance market health and sustainability.
- Proactively connect with USAID, WHO, the Global Fund, and other relevant GHSC stakeholders on policy priorities and updates that may have an impact on use of products, the health of the market, and the operations and performance of the PSA supply chain.
- Leverage other funding sources, including government, public and private organizations as well as government to maximize the efficacy of the global procurement initiatives.
- In close coordination with USAID, identify opportunities to communicate the mission, vision, lessons learned, and results of the PSA HIV to stakeholders worldwide through publications, participation at key conferences, meetings, and webinars.
- Champion the PSA’s communication and outreach strategy throughout the life of the project to ensure the efforts of the communications manager are aligned and support the reporting, communication, and coordination priorities of the PSA contract and USAID.
- Support strategic planning, communication, and coordination needed to develop and implement the Integrated PSA’s vision of a localized and sustainable malaria supply chain.