Senior Analyst-Supply Chain Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Senior Analyst-Supply Chain

Closing date: 28 Oct 2022 


inSupply Health is an East African health advisory firm that designs people-centered, scalable, sustainable supply chain solutions. We focus on optimizing data visibility and use, workforce development, and continuous performance improvement. inSupply operates as a social enterprise, aiming for business sustainability while achieving our social mission. We aim to transition short term supply chain fixes into sustainable solutions that transcend specific projects or funding streams. Our work focuses on democratizing access to quality, affordable, contextualized supply chain learning and innovations so local and regional supply chain actors can improve the performance and efficiency of their supply chains and health systems towards better health outcomes.

inSupply Health is headquartered in Nairobi, with an office in Dar es Salaam and is affiliated with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI). Our team of dynamic local consultants works closely with public and private sector clients to design optimized, responsive and resilient supply chain systems that deliver essential health products such as antimalarial and HIV medications, vaccines and contraceptives in complex settings. We pioneer innovative approaches by taking proven methodologies from the commercial sector to adapt them for the context, but also co-create solutions with our clients so they can own, implement and continuously improve their systems independently in the long term.


inSupply is searching for a Senior Analyst-Supply Chain, based in Nairobi and willing to travel in the region. The candidate will play a strong supply chain role in implementing projects, help to generate new business for the organization, manage teams, client and partner relationships, and provide management and administrative support as required. S/he will work under the direction and supervision of the inSupply Health CEO or designee. Our ideal candidate will be a flexible and adaptive thinker who is self-driven and self-managing, team oriented with a demonstrated ability to build relationships and partnerships, and who seeks robust, creative solutions to problems. S/he has a strong background in supply chains and programs, demonstrated implementation experience, an affinity for data and analytics, and places users at the center of designed solutions.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work independently to produce quality deliverables, manage workplans, teams and clients, serving in a variety of roles as required by new and existing projects. Roles may vary widely and range from strongly technical to coordination and management. Senior Analysts play multiple roles simultaneously depending on inSupply’s project portfolio and needs
  • Work collaboratively, influence and build relationships with clients and partners, including government institutions, non-governmental organizations, donors, and others to articulate their supply chain problems, collaboratively develop solutions and approaches for their implementation, execute activities, and monitor performance.
  • Play a lead role in developing and implementing supply chain solutions, improvement plans and in completing or conducting quality assurance for deliverables as necessary. Monitor and ensure accountability for timely completion of deliverables.
  • Participate in routine technical calls and meetings with the team. Proactively and regularly communicate and coordinate with team members on progress of project activities and provide detailed notes of all key stakeholder meetings. Communicate and disseminate information and reports to relevant stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Commit to and foster a work culture to foster innovation and continuous improvement, including integrating HCD, QI, adaptive learning and other relevant approaches to test and refine existing tools, methodologies and strategies to guide our supply chain strengthening and improvement efforts
  • Provide mentorship and coaching of peers and junior staff
  • Develop SOPs, curriculum and lead and/or facilitate trainings to build capacity of others in various aspects of the supply chain
  • Apply creative approaches to partner and client engagement and support to help establish a customer/client-oriented reputation and brand
  • Serve as a representative of inSupply Health, including participation in working groups and provide key linkage with partners on the ground to ensure support and sustainability. Give and attend debriefings and seminars as a project representative, participate in conferences, report on key information to other project staff members
  • Participate in and lead new business development opportunities, which include marketing of inSupply Health to expand our client portfolio, generating demand for our services, developing content for pitches, concept notes and proposals, and proactively identify opportunities for relevant regional partnerships, technical assistance and funding
  • Support documentation of processes, success stories, experiences and sharing of lessons learned within the project and ensure their dissemination
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the inSupply brand and progressively master skills and characteristics intrinsic to our culture
  • Travel within the country of posting and the region to guide and support implementation of the project and organizational objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned

About the role:

inSupply is committed to supporting and fostering internal growth within the organization. As such the Senior Analyst-Supply Chain position is a stepping-stone to Advisor, Senior Advisor and other leadership roles with support, mentorship and skill development provided for growth towards those roles. inSupply Health is seeking a Kenyan candidate who is interested in growing with the organization, and is open to, and actively seeks regular and specific feedback about all aspects of professional and personal growth. The Senior Analyst-Supply Chain will be expected to commit to an implementation model that includes continuous self-assessment and improvement, both professionally and personally, and peer-to-peer learning and support, all using a variety of performance improvement techniques and a competency framework. Given that inSupply Health is a young, start-up organization, our ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial mindset, is passionate, energetic, and curious, and a flexible and adaptive thinker who is self-driven and self-managing, team oriented and who seeks robust, creative solutions to problems.

Required Qualifications:


  • A Master’s degree in a health related field. Pharmacy degree or supply chain degree or certification highly desirable.


  • At least five years of experience in global health, or development, with a minimum of three years’ experience in health supply chain management and/or pharmaceutical management. Prior experience supporting Immunization supply chains and cold chain equipment is strongly desirable.
  • Experience in the theory and practice of health supply chain management competencies including forecasting and quantification, supply chain assessments, designing or strengthening eLMIS, inventory management systems and storage and distribution solutions is required.
  • Experience building relationships with the Ministry of Health in Kenya required.
  • Experience with the international donor community, including bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and private foundations.
  • A proven ability to work as a part of a team but be self-managing of own time and results, and to be a proactive and clear communicator.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team, to be flexible, adaptable, creative
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills (both analytical and problem solving)
  • Ability to travel 40%-50% time, in Kenya, regionally, and internationally.
  • Ability to work comfortably in the MS Office package, Google suite, and other softwares and technology tools.
  • Fluent in English.

Preferred and Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience supporting family planning, primary health and community health programs is highly desirable.
  • Experience building partnerships is highly desirable. Experience working in counties or other countries in the region is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in French is highly desirable.

How to apply

This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya. Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to with the subject Senior Analyst- Supply Chain. inSupply shall review the CVs on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. inSupply is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

inSupply does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted using a company’s email address.