Local Consultant for Drug Use Data Analysis

Chemonics International seeks a Local Consultant for Drug Use Data Analysis (based in Hanoi, Vietnam) to support the Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. The purpose of the GHSC-PSM project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world.

In Vietnam, the project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In supporting USG-funded global health activities, GHSC-PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

Currently, antiretroviral (ARV) medicines for the HIV/AIDS program are supplied by three different sources: The National Targeted Health and Population Program, PEPFAR, and The Global Fund. With the reduction of financial support from international donors, the Social Health Insurance fund (SHI) has become the most important source to maintain an uninterrupted supply of ARV medicines to patients. 

Based on Circular no. 28/2017/TT-BYT dated 28 June 2017 and the revised circular 08/2018/TT-BYT dated 18 April 2018, National Centralized Drug Procurement Center (NCDPC) was assigned to do the centralized procurement and bidding for ARVs from Social Health Insurance Fund. Moreover, to implement the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and a duty given by the Ministry of Health in 2018 to adjust, amend, and supplement a list of drugs and medicines to be centrally procured and a list of drugs and medicines to be negotiated under the MoH’s circular No. 09/2016/TT-BYT dated 05/5/2016) the NCDPC will have to conduct reviewing and analyzing previous procurement and bidding data from hospitals and provincial health departments to estimate winning bids with highest value, to provide number of pharmaceuticals and producers registered and to inform on the revision of drugs and medicines centrally procured and negotiated. Based on outcomes of this analysis, NCDPC may propose for enlargement of the list of drugs and medicines to be national centrally procured and list of drugs and medicines to be negotiated, both of which will be implemented by NCDPC (including medicines for HIV/AIDS program and other programs). This will help in decreasing drug prices, health expenses, and further strengthening the cost-effectiveness of national centralized procurements and price negotiation. In addition, considering the phased reduction and total withdrawal of funding from foreign donated sources (PEPFAR, GFATM…), and considering the substantial amounts of HIV/AIDS that have been funded by these agencies, the NCDPC, with the assistance of GHSC-PSM, obtain as much information as possible on purchases done by these agencies over the last three years. It is important to factor in these purchases when investigating opportunities to widen the list of items to be included for central procurement and price negotiation.

To assist the NCDPC on the process of revision and amendment of the MoH’s circular No. 09/2016/TT-BYT dated 05/5/2016 including medicines for HIV/AIDS program), GHSC-PSM seeks a local consultant to support reviewing and analyzing previous procurement and bidding data.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

The Local Consultant for Drug Use Data Analysis will provide technical support to National Centralized Drug Procurement Center (NCDPC) to:

  • Reviewing and screening data
  • Using ABC analysis methods to analyze the 2017 bidding results; the consultant is expected to provide detailed ABC analysis method used to segment data into three different categories
  • Analyzing drug use value from health insurance sources by categories for actives with highest expenses and ARV drugs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in pharmacy, public health, medical, economics, data analysis or other relevant degree.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in data analysis, management and health information technology for health programs in Vietnam, preferably HIV/AIDS program.
  • Experience in working or understanding procurement of health commodities in public setting is a plus.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded and/or other donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Experience working with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control/ Vietnam Social Security or other related department of Ministry of Health, required.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the private sector, government entities, international donors, and other USG partners.
  • Fluency in Vietnamese required. Basic proficiency in English preferred.

Location of Assignment

This is position based in Hanoi, Vietnam with the anticipated level of effort is maximum of 240 billable hours incurred within July-September 2018 (30 days), no more than eight of which may be billed on any given day. Additionally, the consultant may work a maximum of six days per work week, unless approved by the project in writing and in advance of the fact.

Supervision

The Local Consultant for Drug Use Data Analysis will report directly to the Health System Strengthening Manager.

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to psmvietnamrecruit@gmail.com by July 17th, 2018, Hanoi time. Please include "Local Consultant for Drug Use Data Analysis” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Chemonics International
Location: 
Hanoi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2018-07-17