Call for Volunteer Coaches of STEP 2.0 in Pakistan

GaneshAID is seeking STEP 2.0 volunteer coaches – supply chain experts who have a strong willingness to share their skills, experience and knowledge and are capable of guiding participants through their supply chain challenges.

ABOUT US

GaneshAID is a consultancy firm that serves the public health sector with non-profit purposes. We are specialized in health system strengthening, public health supply chain, capacity building and learning, and digital solutions for health. GaneshAID operates as a think-tank and aims to improve the health status and well-being of people in Low- and Middle-income countries in Asia Pacific, Africa, and Middle East. Since the establishment in 2013, we have implemented almost 40 projects in around 70 countries across the world.

For more information, please visit:

Our website: new.ganeshaid.com  
Our LinkedIn page: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganeshaid-a-nonprofit-consultancy-company

WHAT IS STEP 2.0?

Managed by People that Deliver (PtD), Strategic Training Executive Programme (STEP 2.0) is jointly offered by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund); the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and IFPW Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW). By uniting to offer STEP 2.0, Gavi, the Global Fund and USAID will increase supply chain efficiency and improve health outcomes for many in lower- and middle-income countries struggling to access medicines or other health commodities.

The program empowers decision makers to lead their teams through complex supply chain (SC) challenges to increase efficiency and improve access to health commodities. STEP 2.0 centres on the transformation challenge, through which a private-sector SCM expert (the coach) works with a public-sector SC manager (the participant) to address a SC challenge faced by the participant and their organisation.

Sponsored by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, GaneshAID is implementing STEP 2.0 in Pakistan where the expected participants are the leaders of the National Immunization Program. 

STEP 2.0 Pakistan is structured in three phases: 

  • Phase I: Program Preparation: 1 month – Aug/Sep 2024 (TBC) 
  • Phase II: Workshop: 5 days in Pakistan– Sep/Oct 2024 (Dates and location: TBC) 
  • Phase III: Transformation Challenge (Action learning): 4 months – Oct 2024 – Jan 2024 (TBC) 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The STEP 2.0 Private Sector Coach under the guidance and supervision of the STEP 2.0 Pakistan project director, will have primary responsibility for providing guidance and support to STEP 2.0 participants in Pakistan. With their expertise and experience, the coaches will guide a team of 2 to 4 STEP participants for a period of 4 months providing in-person and remote support as participants work through their transformation challenge. 

Location 

Home-based with 5-day in-person workshop (tentatively in September/October 2024 in Pakistan) 

Quantity

7-10 coaches

Type of work

Volunteer, Part-time

Timeline and Duration of work 

  • Introductory meeting: TBD (online – 2 hours) 
  • Facilitation and coaching briefing sessions: TBD (online – 3 hours) 
  • Phase II: 5-day In-person workshop: TBD (in person – 8 hours/day, 5 days) 
  • Phase III: Transformation Challenge: TBD (online ~2-4 hours/week, 17 weeks) 
  • Project closing: 4 – 8 hours 

Responsibilities 

  • Participate in online technical meetings throughout the project and the training of coaches 
  • Guide a team of two to four STEP participants  
  • Provide on-the-job coaching and/or regular online check-ins via the STEP 2.0 LMS and other communication channels 
  • Upload relevant resources on the digital library to increase the skills and knowledge of the participants 
  • Provide oversight of participants during the coaching phase: coach, guide and support 
  • Keep track and ensure participants’ progress & achievement with feedback and prepare bi-weekly transformation challenge team reports 
  • Participate and cover their own travelling and other expenses during the 5-day in-person workshop 

Qualifications, competencies and experience  

  • Fluent in English; 
  • Employed by a private sector organisation or significant (10 years) private sector experience; 
  • Be in good standing with STEP’s implementing partners; 
  • Have a background in or familiarity with supply chain management; 
  • Have a familiarity with or be willing to learn public health governance; 
  • Have a familiarity with or be willing to learn the global health space which is comprised of international NGOs, large donor organizations, and implementing partners; 
  • Possess strong communication skills; 
  • Have strong conflict-resolution skills; 
  • Have no conflicts of interest or appearances of conflict of interest; 

BENEFITS

  • Certificate issued by GaneshAID; 
  • Develop the leadership skills of public supply chain managers in LMICs; Gain more perspective on public health supply chain barriers and challenges; 
  • Build relationships with leaders, decision makers at country and local level, other supply chain specialists; 
  • Collaborate with elite global donor organisations; 
  • Network with companies that have similar business interests; Share and exchange ‘best practice’ with other leaders and specialists in the field; 
  • Manage corporate risks and opportunities related to environmental, social and governance goals; 
  • Contribute to corporate social responsibility objectives; 
  • Support your employees with personal growth and development; 
  • Enhance knowledge of current markets and explore new geographical markets; 

NOTE

The private companies/coaches will not, in any manner whatsoever use the name, emblem or official seal of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and People that Deliver in connection with its business for purposes of commercial advantage or goodwill.  

HOW TO JOIN?

Interested organisations and individuals are invited to send their coach resume and a cover letter in English, highlighting their relevant experience and language proficiency to Ms. Duong Vu at recruitment@ganeshaid.com by 19 July 2024 at the latest. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation and discussion. 

GaneshAID values diversity and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds as we believe that different perspectives and experiences enrich our work and enable us to better serve the communities we work with.

Application deadline: 19 July 2024

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