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15 June 2017

3 United States USAID RHITES Pharmaceutical Logistics Officer Job Opportunities - University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Iganga, Bugiri, or Kamuli, Uganda

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.

Job Summary: The Pharmaceutical Logistics Officer will primarily strengthen pharmaceutical logistics services leading to improvement in logistics and inventory management of health commodities in the supported districts and health facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the implementation of Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) and PEER strategy in all supported districts;
  • Support roll-out of electronic logistics management information systems such as Rx Solution, WAOS in supported facilities to improve logistics management and timely reporting by facilities;
  • Maintain a database of all received reports/accountabilities from facilities and generate quarterly reports on reporting rates by supported sites;
  • Implement improved processes for logistics information management of the MOH supply chain;
  • Build the capacity of health facility staff involved in the health programs, including logistics management training, with preparations of training materials and budgeting;
  • Provide support supervision to districts to ensure continuous improvement and strengthening of the supply chain logistics systems;
  • Actively participate in monthly district performance review meetings;
  • Develop and maintain databases for all relevant sites, commodities, lead times, reporting histories and supervision visits at all levels;
  • Enforce strict adherence of health facilities to national supply system-reporting;
  • Coordinate pharmacy and focal persons in the districts and HFs and improve linkages to the national supply chain for health commodities;
  • Actively contribute to timely and accurate reporting by the project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Pharmaceutical Logistics Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or a related field;
  • A minimum of three years of related work experience in providing support in management of the national pharmaceutical supply chain system, handling medicines logistics and inventory information management systems.
  • Demonstrated good analytical and presentation skills with Microsoft office packages;
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders towards achievement of common goals.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 16th June 2017 by 12:00pm


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