The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training.


The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health. Within our various mandates worldwide including with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we are seeking interested candidates as:



Senior Supply Chain Expert (m/f)


based in Basel - Switzerland



To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for a professional disposing of the following qualifications:


  • A minimum of 12 years of experience of supply chain systems in the public and private sectors, stakeholders and networks in developing countries including senior operational Supply Chain experience – for example with a private sector 3PL and 4PL organization, a functional role within an international industrial corporation, or within a leading consulting organization.

  • A Graduate Degree (MSc. equivalent) directly related to Supply Chain Management is required

  • Formal training in Supply Chain Management or membership of a recognized professional supply chain organization, e.g. CILT or Project Management Certification (PMI Accreditation preferred or Price2 with relevant experience) is an asset

  • Knowledge and experience of the Pharmaceutical Sector and understanding of pharmaceutical Supply Chains in developing countries is an asset

  • Proven project and program management expertise gained in implementing change and leading Supply Chain techniques in similar situations.

  • Proven success working in complex multi-stakeholder environments, requiring decision making abilities with limited information available and under tight deadlines.

  • Strong experience of implementing and managing contracts for large technical assistance providers, Public Private Partnership (PPP)-type arrangements, outsourcing or 3PL/4PLs.

  • Excellent command (speaking and writing) of English AND French is required, another language (e.g. Spanish) is an asset


  • Good communication, writing and analytical skills, strong spirit of team work and initiative, and ability to work with professionals in multi-cultural context


    An initial contract of two years will be offered with possibility of renewal based on performance. The countries or mandates covered will depend on needs, and experience of the selected candidate.


    Expected start of services: January 2018


    In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) together with 2 references, a cover letter including salary expectations and earliest availability in English by 05 November 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, the recruitment for the position will be finalized by mid-November 2017.


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