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Logistics and Supply Chain Officer - HIWA Project

1-2 Years

Position: Logistics and Supply Chain Officer

Report to: Senior HIV/Health Technical Advisor

Location: Kampala

Purpose of the position:

To lead the Supply Chain Management (SCM) for all key commodities (including pharmaceuticals and laboratory) on the USAID’s HIV/Health Initiatives in Workplaces Activity. S/He will give supervisory and technical support for the planning, handling, and management of HIV/AIDS, TB, RMNCAH, and nutrition commodities for all HIWA supported health facilities. The Officer is also responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building in health commodity forecasting, quantification, ordering, storage and use across all supported districts and health facilities.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Strengthen commodity (pharmaceutical and Laboratory) logistics management, information management and tracking, at health facilities through Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) implementation, and use of electronic systems such as DHIS 2 for Web-Based Ordering Systems (WAOS), Rx solutions and open MRS.

  • Support health facilities within the region to effectively implement the Differentiated Service Delivery Models (DSD) for HIV infected clients in care, by ensuring constant availability of commodities.

  • Ensure the national Logistics Management System (LMIS) is kept up to date at all HIWA supported health facilities.

  • Determine the training needs, and develop desired trainings to build capacity of health workers involved in LSCM at the supported Health Facilities.

  • Represent the project at the central level Technical Working Group (TWG), of the Ministry of Health, on medicines procurement and management.

  • Support the revitalization of Medicines and Therapeutic committees (MTCs) at HC IV level.

  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies and regulations at supported facilities.

  • Quantify and leverage supplies for HIV/AIDS, TB, RMNCAH, and nutrition commodities not supplied by NMS/JMS/MAUL from other sources.

  • Develop and maintain databases for all relevant sites, commodities, lead times, reporting histories, and supervision visits at all levels.

  • Support health facilities to establish logistics management teams to conduct 5S in addition to CQI to bridge service delivery gaps.

  • Coordinate with districts, health sub districts and other stakeholders to improve SCM in the region.

  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting by the project.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors of Pharmacy or Equivalent, with additional training in Logistics and Supplies Chain management.

  • The candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of work experience leading a procurement team in a demanding work environment, preferably with an International NGO.

  • Sound public and negotiation skills along with business acumen essential, coupled with attention to details, maturity in decision making and time management skills

  • A proactive person with initiative and drive, honest with a high level of integrity; a team-player with good planning skills

  • A strategic thinker with strategy and procurement experience

  • Computer literate in MS Office