Here at Beyond Essential we make awesome technology and put it to good use in the world.

Our VISION

If we achieve normal things, we have failed.

Beyond Essential Systems was started for a single reason – to deliver real, positive, sustainable improvements in the lives of people in some of the most challenging, low resource and remote places in the world. That is why we exist. People matter everywhere and need is all around us but we focus on low resource settings because that is where the need is greatest and that is where our expertise lies. We also want to be genuinely building up the people we work with so that one day, what we do is no longer necessary. If we leave people able to use and maintain their own systems, that is success.

We know we cannot do as much as we would like but if you bring enough special people together, you can make things a little better for others. What is a little better? It means living a little longer, getting the chance to earn a little more money. It means being a little healthier and spending a little more time with your family instead of in hospital. It means travelling and experiencing a little more of the world and living in a country that is a little fairer and a little more equitable. Most of all it means passing on a better community and world for your kids to experience and enjoy. We shouldn’t ever fall for the lie that we can ‘change the world’ – but we can help improve a small part of it. We are not a normal company and if we achieve normal things, we have failed.

By harnessing innovation, our technology and our skilled people, our vision is to make some parts of the world a little better for as many people as we can.

What we are

Proudly certified B Corp.

There is a space in between not-for-profits and private enterprise that encompasses businesses who are driven by their desire to have a positive impact on the world and make only enough money to be sustainable – and that’s where Beyond Essential sits. B Corps are businesses that “balance purpose and profit” – read more here. To achieve certification as a B Corp, we were audited over 12 months and had to:

Demonstrate high social and environmental performance

Make a legally binding governance structure accountable to all stakeholders

Exhibit transparency by allowing information about our performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available – view them here.

Current Opportunities

Health Supply Chain Specialist – Fiji

DURATION
Full-time for 24 months

LOCATION
Suva, Fiji

You will be based at the Fiji Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Services Centre (FPBS), reporting to the FPBS Director and the BES Supply Chain Program Manager (remote)

ABOUT THE ROLE
BES has been working with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and the Fiji Program Support Facility to support supply chain strengthening and access to essential medicines in Fiji since 2019. You will be joining an established project, which includes digitisation of the Fiji health supply chain (using the logistics management information system mSupply), and a wide range of supply chain reforms covering warehousing, procurement, policy review and implementation. With the project recently extended to December 2024, we are seeking a Supply Chain Specialist to be based full-time in Suva, Fiji for 24 months. You will work closely with FPBS staff and our local team of Project Officers, and be supported remotely by our Supply Chain Program Manager and team. Project onboarding and mSupply training will be provided in Melbourne before your deployment to Fiji.

DAY TO DAY, YOU’LL BE WORKING WITH THE RELEVANT PEOPLE AT FPBS AND THE MHMS TO:

  • Implement the new Annual Tender and Procurement Guidelines
  • Implement the new Warehouse SOPs (already partially operational)
  • Support our local team of Project Officers in the national rollout of mSupply, including training and on-site deployments
  • Deliver refresher training on mSupply and Tupaia
  • Review and support the updating of the Fiji National Medicines Policy
  • Establish a process of reviewing and publishing the Essential Medical Supplies List (EMSL) annually
  • Consolidate items on the Essential Medicines List (EML) with the FPBS inventory
  • Support FPBS to perform basic operational administration tasks in mSupply
  • Analyse and action supply chain data from mSupply to prevent stockouts, improve medicines availability, and identify health facilities requiring targeted support
  • Develop a pilot plan to digitise the Free Medicines Program
  • Liaise between the Fiji Program Support Facility, MOHMS, DFAT and BES
  • Contribute to weekly debrief meetings with the BES Supply Chain team
  • Any other tasks reasonably requested by the FPBS Director or BES Supply Chain Program Manager

ABOUT YOU
You’ll have a real connection with our purpose and will be looking for a role where your work has a meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. You’ll be a natural collaborator with initiative and drive.

Ideally, you’ll have:

  • Experience working in complex and dynamic roles across health or health technology projects in either a health system or health supply chain management capacity
  • Experience living and working in low-resource settings
  • Experience and sensitivity working in culturally diverse settings
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills with the ability to work with individuals from a variety of skill sets (including Project Managers, Health Professionals and Software Developers)
  • Resilience working in tough environments, with a high level of autonomy and the ability to solve problems coupled with the ability to recognise when assistance is required and the willingness to ask for that assistance
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • High comfort with and ability to learn new technology
  • Comfortable travelling during current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions (with approval from Department of Home Affairs and in-country government partners)
  • Qualifications in one of: Public Health, Pharmacy, Procurement, Data Management, Project Management or Health Technology
  • Having work experience in the Pacific would also be an advantage (but not required).
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