Placement Organization: ANSS (Association Nationale pour le Soutien aux Séropositifs du SIDA)
Placement Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
Eligible Citizenship: American
About: ANSS’s mission is to contribute to the prevention of HIV/AIDS and improvement of the welfare of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. ANSS was the first association established against HIV/AIDS in Burundi. It was created in 1993 by and for People Living with HIV (PLWH). The current priority areas are HIV testing, comprehensive care to families of PLWH and advocacy at a national and international levels.
ANSS provides medical assistance to 7,337 PLWH, among which 4,130 are on treatment. ANSS covers at least 15% of the entire ARVs dispensed in Burundi through Turiho – situated in the capital of Bujumbura center – and provincial outreach centres of Kirundo, Gitega and Makamba. ANSS offers care and services to the general population and MSM (men having sex with men), a group particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. ANSS uses a community-based approach for comprehensive care and is the largest beneficiary in Burundi of the Global Fund-supported PRIDE project.
Position Overview: The fellow will support the ANSS’s team of offices – Centre Turiho in Bujumbura, Gitega, Makamba and Kirundo – in setting up a comprehensive and sustainable tender systems and the management of purchases and the stocks of ANSS (Office supplies and materials, educational, and didactic stuff, dry food, computers, etc.) The fellow will work in collaboration with all services but most closely with the administration and finance department.
The fellow will need to develop relationships with various suppliers in Burundi and in the region, the executive committee of ANSS and other stakeholders working in the health field and especially in combatting HIV/AIDS, including work with the Ministry of Health, donors, technical and financial partners, partner organizations and ANSS beneficiaries. The fellow will contribute to access of a quality medical assistance to beneficiaries and efficient use of donor’s funds.
ANSS strives to strengthen its accountability to its members, beneficiaries and technical and financial partners. This can only be achieved by strengthening the organizational management, programmatic and financial capacity and various tools.
The Procurement and Logistic Fellow responsibilities will include:
- Expand on proper tender, procurement and stock management procedures according to the Global Fund standards
- Develop and oversee the implementation of procurement, purchases, stocks and reporting management
- Update the supply and distribution plan
- Prepare tender and bids documents
- Build capacity of stakeholders
Required Skills and Experience:
- Experience in procurement and logistics
- Have a degree in management or other related field
- Be able to work in both French and English
- Basic knowledge in HIV care in the civil society and community
- Good computer literacy
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Be familiar with Global Fund standards
- Being familiar with financial softwares such as tempro, etc.
Fellows will be provided with housing in downtown Bujumbura, health insurance, and a living stipend of $550/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included.