HR for iSC Rapid Assessment

The HR for Immunization Supply Chain Management (ISCM) incorporates an increased and more comprehensive focus on HR within the EVM assessment in 3 main categories; HR Planning, HR Development and HR Management with specific defined indicators for each. The EVM is a well-established process used by GAVI eligible countries such that having this HR module run alongside it provides a natural entry point for country discussions, HR improvement planning and access to funding.
HR Evidence Review (GAVI Supply Chain strategy)

This evidence review seeks to address a number of hypotheses perceived as barriers to effective HR for immunization supply chain management. The findings of the study are compiled in a table of evidence to inform government, donors and others interested in the development of health supply chains.

HR Country Landscape Assessment

This assessment helps to better understand the profiles of existing Supply Chain Managers and those responsible for managing the Supply Chain, the organization they work within, as well as the surrounding enabling environment, including key stakeholders. Responses were received from 32 countries with approximately half being from government representatives.

Strategic Executive Training Programme (STEP 153)

This leadership development programme was developed in collaboration with UPS and is similar to an Executive MBA programme. It targets iSC leaders and managers and senior officials in the Ministry of Health or other ministries who are responsible for strategy, policy and decision making.  The programme is built around the general leadership (soft skills) competencies detailed in the 'PtD HSCM Competency Framework for Managers and Leaders'. The training follows the 153 model; 1 month of distance learning, 5 days of classroom based learning & 3 months of mentorship.

PtD Health Supply Chain Competency Framework for Managers and Leaders

Already an established and applied resource, the competency framework helps to map roles and functions in the supply chain to the required skills and competencies required by an ISCM or other HSCM. This framework can be used to help develop targeted capacity development approaches, job descriptions and staff self-assessment.

Process Guide & Toolkit for Health Supply Chain Strengthening through Capacity Development

A framework for public health SC strengthening that takes the user through a step by step approach for developing, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive supply chain strategy and implementation plan. This guidance includes links to numerous resources that support each step, highlighted by country case studies. HR is cross-cutting need in strategic planning and this approach takes a holistic view and considers all factors which are essential to achieve sustainable improvement.

Organizational behaviour and Change Management Guidelines

This guidance is designed for a range of users with material focusing on organizational and cultural change. Tools are presented in a format that will enable users to work though the parts that are most relevant to them. The tools are designed as a means to help users understand, lead and manage change more effectively and to help ISCMs and their teams to work through whatever change they are involved in. It provides ideas, insights, case studies and best practices; tools to help users think through different approaches and to apply key principles in their own situation.

Performance Management Framework

These guidelines aim to embed effective people management practices while promoting an understanding of the importance of performance management. While sharing key principles and practical tools to encourage best practice they also aim to strengthen performance management within supply chains in country. The guidelines reflect and compliment the aims of PtD which emphasizes the importance of human resources as a key driver of improved performance within supply chains.

National Logistics Working Groups (NLWG) Guidelines and ToRs

Effective national logistics working groups, or supply chain co-ordination committees, are the cornerstone of strong co-ordination, collaboration and alignment of partners with government for implementation of national improvement plans. This document provides guidance for ISC Managers on how to effectively establish and manage logistics working groups. The guidance will include case studies and lessons learned from countries.

Summary IAPHL HR discussion: "Shining the spotlight on people"

This summary provides an overview of online discussions on real issues surrounding HR for public health supply chains. It covers topics on capacity, performance root causes, Supply Chain leadership, comprehensive planning for HR and the way forward.

Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Toolkit

The Training Needs Analysis Toolkit provides a set of resources for country-driven and low cost SCM training mapping, analysis and planning. It provides a systematic way to identifying training based on defined SCM competencies within the public health which aligns closely with the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (HRH) 2030. The toolkit comprises five modules with approaches, resources and templates.

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