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Blood Supply Specialist, Zambia Evidence for Health (E4H)

Tetra Tech

This is a Full-time position in Mkushi posted 30/03/2022.

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# Job Description

Systems International MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington,
D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering
results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and
evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and
accountability; ; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and
leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90
countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico,
Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support
clients ranging from the U.S. Government e.g., the U.S. Agency for
International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of
State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation to large bilateral
and multilateral donors e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations
Development Program. We also work with national and local governments,
nongovernmental organizations NGOs, think tanks, foundations and
universities. For more information, please visit our website at

Project Summary

MSI is preparing to lead a Blood Supply Assessment in Zambia as part of its
United States Agency for International Development USAID/Zambia Evidence for
Health E4H project through support from the Presidential Malaria Initiative
PMI. E4H is a five-year 2020 – 2025 project funded by USAID/Zambia and
implemented by MSI in close collaboration with the Government of the Republic
of Zambia’s Ministry of Health MoH. E4H aims at strengthening the MoH,
Health Management Information System HMIS; and expanding the evidence base
for approaches to USAID health programming in malaria, nutrition, family
planning, maternal and child health, and HIV.

–>Please note: All citizens are eligible for this position

Position Summary

The Blood Supply Specialist will lead the Blood Supply Assessment working
closely with MSI and the E4H team in Lusaka. The Specialist will be
responsible for leading the overall design, including data collection tools,
to support the assessment fieldwork. Fieldwork will be completed in Lusaka
with site visits to Provincial Blood Transfusion Centers PBTCs in all the
ten provinces of Zambia. The Specialist will employ a Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities and Threats SWOT analysis approach to assess the blood supply
services in Zambia. The assessment will focus on blood supply value chain.
They will prepare reports and develop and present user-friendly presentations
on findings and work with the GRZ team and other stakeholders to develop
practical and actionable recommendations to support improved safe blood
supply. The position is under a short-term technical assistance contract that
will report to the Senior Advisor, Knowledge Management, Data Demand and Use
based in Lusaka. The expected assignment duration is to occur from April –
August 2022.


–>Use a co-design approach, work with USAID/PMI and Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service ZNBTS to lead the development a detailed workplan, including data collection instruments, sampling strategy and analysis approach for the assessment.
–>Conduct a full desk review of all relevant blood supply strategy and needs documents from the MOH, ZNBTS and donors.
–>Lead stakeholder interviews with central and provincial level government agencies including, USAID/PMI and PEPFAR, MOH, ZNBTS and relevant donors and partners involved in improving blood supply management.
–>Develop an analysis table of input to develop initial findings and conclusions.
–>Present findings and conclusions to USAID/PMI and ZNBTS.
–>Develop and lead a workshop to co-create practical and actionable priorities to be incorporated in an action plan to support improved blood supply management.
–>Develop report of findings, conclusions of the rapid assessment and detailed recommendations for action in the follow-on activity.


–>A bachelor’s degree in public health or similar area is required, master’s degree preferred.
–>A minimum seven years’ experience in blood supply management required.
–>A minimum five years’ experience working in developing countries on blood supply safety and management, public health, malaria case management or health system strengthening with a focus on Africa.
–>Experience in conducting blood supply assessments and/or field research in blood safety.
–>Strong communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills in working with government and donor organizations.
–>Previous experience working in Zambia preferred.
–>Ability to travel as necessary throughout Zambia.
–>English language proficiency required.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We
strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and
identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including
race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or
disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance
with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and
employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or
physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with
Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to
request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit
Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to
engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No
phone calls, please.

Additional Information

–>Organization: 216 MSI

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Closing Date : 20th April, 2022.

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