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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

supply chain officer Job at JSI - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Supply Chain Officer 

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
September 21st, 2018. 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 10th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
JOB DETAILS:Background:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for a various position for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.

Job Title: supply chain officer
report to: HSS advisor
contract terms: Fixed Term

key responsibility:
  • Implement the logistics capacity building plan in terms of on-site
    training, support supervision, mentorship and coaching of facility staff basing on the health unit and individual needs
  • Support districts to carry out quality procurement planning and procurement plan performance review. Work closely with district and facility logistics teams to ensure accurate forecasting, quantification, ordering, effective stock management and appropriate medicines use. Routinely verify all due orders from all supported facilities for quality (accuracy, correctness and completeness) and submission to central warehouses (NMS, JMS, and MAUL) before respective order deadlines.
  • Work closely with the Medicines management Supervisors and Facility Staff to compile and share delivery/discrepancies report within a week of delivery completion.
  • Compile and share weekly stock status data and coordinate actions to address identified gaps and challenges
  • To compile SPARS supervision visit plans from all Medicines Management Supervisors and support implementation
  • In conjunction with the Supply Chain Specialist, carry out SPARS supervision audits and ensure 100% verification of the SPARS tools submitted in the Pharmaceutical Information Portal (PIP).
  • Coordinate Medicines Management Supervisors payments and implementation of the rewards/recognition strategy for SPARS.
  • Support and coordinate health facilities to reactivate and functionalize Medicines and Therapeutic Committees (MTCs) as a Continuous Quality Improvement approach to address commodity management gaps.
  • Coordinate monthly DHO-MMS-DHT commodity management/security review meetings
  • Participate in District/Regional Supply Chain Performance review meetings.
  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies and regulations at supported facilities
  • Participate in planned operational and impact research
  • Write quarterly and annual reports to senior pharmaceutical logistics TA
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Professional degree/ diploma in pharmacy from a recognized training institution.
  • At least two years’ work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services especially in the area of supply chain.
  • Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system, and USAID program implementation
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative and communications skills.
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Ms Office suite particularly, Ms Excel, Ms Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout Lango Region
Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by email to addressed to the Human resource Manager attaching their application letters and CV to not later than September 21st, 2018. JSI is an equal opportunity employer so women are encouraged to apply.