People that Deliver Competency Compendium for Health Supply Chain Management

The competency compendium presented in this document is a resource that requires application and
adaptation. It can be applied to any health supply chain context: private or public, the whole supply chain
or part, integrated or vertical.
Applying the competency compendium will help a country or program outline the supply chain domains
and competencies required for the workforce at different levels of the supply chain. By completing the
activities highlighted below, a country or program will be able to develop a detailed map of supply chain
personnel and competency frameworks for specific cadres. Such cadre-specific competency frameworks
can then be used to develop supply chain staffing models, job descriptions, education and training plans,
and performance management tools, with the ultimate goal of improving supply chain performance.

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  • Latest update January 2014
  • Version 1
  • Developed by People that Deliver
  • When to use The competency compendium presented in this document is a resource that requires application and adaptation. It can be applied to any health supply chain context: private or public, the whole supply chain or part, integrated or vertical. Applying the competency compendium will help a country or program outline the supply chain domains and competencies required for the workforce at different levels of the supply chain. By completing the activities highlighted below, a country or program will be able to develop a detailed map of supply chain personnel and competency frameworks for specific cadres. Such cadre-specific competency frameworks can then be used to develop supply chain staffing models, job descriptions, education and training plans, and performance management tools, with the ultimate goal of improving supply chain performance.
  • Languages English
  • Level of use Central, District, Facility, Regional
  • Form pdf
  • Amount of training / TA required no
  • Inputs & outputs The following process is a suggestion of how this PtD Competency Compendium for Health Supply Chain Management can be used to develop a competency framework for specific cadres: 1. Complete a desk audit for an identified country or program. • Identify areas to adapt/select for application, and identify resources required for desk audit. • Complete a desk audit to map supply chain levels and cadres; tailor the compendium based on this map. 2. Validate desk audit results through high-level meeting, focus groups and workplace observation. • Convene a group of public health supply chain stakeholders with the objective to: – Describe the overall goals and approach of competency frameworks for SCM. – Introduce the concept of the competency mapping tool. – Review the remote and in-country processes conducted thus far. – Validate the desk audit and allocate high-level domains and competencies. • Hold focus groups with specific supply chain cadres to validate competencies required and tools needed for task completion. • Conduct workplace observation visits to further validate on-the-job competencies required. 3. Compile findings into a final competency framework for identified supply chain cadres. • Include write-ups of findings from high-level meeting, focus groups and workplace observations. 4. Present results to high-level stakeholders and agree on next steps for application of the generated competency framework(s). • High-level stakeholders and in-country team agree on draft competency map and next steps (possibly including job description development, in-country training requirements, task shifting analysis and /or employee assessments).
  • Cost free
  • Advantages Cadre-specific competency frameworks can then be used to develop supply chain staffing models, job descriptions, education and training plans, and performance management tools, with the ultimate goal of improving supply chain performance.
  • Limitations Tool must be applied to a specific country context and compared document desk audit and in-person interviews.
  • Availability https://peoplethatdeliver.org/ptd/sites/default/files/resource_contents_files/Feb%2014th%20FINAL%20PtD%20Public%20Health%20SCM%20Competency%20Compendium%20with%20ISBN%20and%20CC%20and%20publisher.pdf#overlay-context=resources/stepped-approach-documents
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  • Submission date 2014-02-26 05:36:31