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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Procurement Advisor- HIV/AIDS, and Family Planning Job at Chemonics - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Procurement Advisor- HIV/AIDS, and Family Planning

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Deadline of this Job:
no later than 5pm on January 19th 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Scope of Work:
Post: Procurement Advisor- HIV/AIDS, and Family Planning
The Global Health Supply Chain — Procurement and Supply Management
The Global Health Supply Chain Program Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID 1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. There are three main task orders for the project: HIV/AIDS, Presidents Malaria Initiative, and Population and Reproductive Health.
The Procurement Advisor is responsible for providing high-level assistance in the procurement of medical equipment and commodities for the GHSC-PSM program in Uganda including HIV/AIDS and family planning related health commodities. The Procurement Advisor may also be required to assist in the clearance and receipt of health commodities and equipment.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with local partners to prepare quarterly supply plans for HIV/AIDS, and family planning related health commodities
  • Review client procurement requests for eligibility and accuracy
  • Coordinate closely with USAID, MOH, and the Chemonics International Global Supply Chain Office to place and process orders for commodities
  • Responsible for tracking incoming shipments, reviewing completeness and accuracy of shipping and Proof of Delivery (POD) documentation, and confirming arrival of the right quantity and quality of delivered consignments
  • Works closely with the Technical Director and Clearing and Delivery Specialist to provide updated information with respect to expected arrival dates of incoming shipments, facilitate acceptance of those commodities into the warehouse
  • Provide an oversight in the management of the pipeline of HIV/AIDS and Family Planning commodities
  • Prepare regular procurement status reports
  • Participate in policy review, Technical working Group and commodity security meeting ensuring that decisions that affect HIV/AIDS and Family Planning commodities are well documented and communicated to relevant authorities including GHSC-PSM
  • Maintain auditable records for all FO managed procured items, including approved supply plans and supporting documentation
  • Assist in the creation of reporting templates, standard operating procedures, supervision checklists, training materials, key performance indicators, feedback reports, and project reporting as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director
  • Advanced degree in health or management-related discipline
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in public health program management, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and/or supply chain management systems, procurement experience preferred
  • Proficient in USAID procurement regulations and policies, required
  • Skilled in leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Fluency in English required
Level of Effort and Location:
This long-term position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
The Procurement Advisor will report to the Technical Director during the assignment.
Job application procedure
Please submit your application to: 
Please submit no later than 5pm on January 19th 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion. sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.