Cost Structure Analysis Consultant

Lilongwe, Malawi and remotely
Contract type: 
Fixed Term
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017
The Malawian Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) provides the majority of medicines and medical supplies for the government health service in Malawi. As part of our Malawi Health Sector Programme – Technical Assistance (MHSP-TA) we are looking for a consultant to analyse and recommend appropriate levels of CMST overheads for the period 2016/17- 2018/19.
  • Undertake a document review, including: CMST founding documents and annual reports, the previous Cost Structure Analysis, evidence on best practice cost structure of similar institutions in the region or globally, the USAID/DFID funded Supply Chain Integration Progress report and other reports as provided by CMST, the MOH and DFID;

  • Interview key CMST, DFID, USAID, MOH HTSS Pharmacy Unit and Clinical Services;

  • Review all direct costs incurred by CMST operations (e.g. salaries, warehouse operations and maintenance, other running costs);

  • Unit, CHAM Secretariat and other key drug and supply chain stakeholders in Malawi.


  • Draft report and presentation for consultation with CMST staff and other stakeholders.
  • Cost structure analysis report for the CMST Board by 5th February 2017.
Person specification: 
  • Post-graduate degree (Master’s or above) in business administration, financial management, organisational development, and/or Chartered Accountant.

  • Extensive experience, up to eight years, in undertaking organisational or business analyses and costing exercises.

  • Expert skills in organisational budget and costing analysis.

  • Excellent knowledge of health supply chain management.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken English.

Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to James Murdoch  Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 03/01/2016.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 

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