USAID Project Jobs - Procurement Specialist (Lab/DCP) - Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:         Procurement Specialist (Lab/DCP)
Organization: Chemonics International Inc.
Project Name: USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) Project
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement/TLP/Lab Advisor

About US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world for overe 40 years.

About USAID GHSC-PSM Project:
Chemonics International is implementing the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) project in Uganda. The purpose of the USAID GHSC-PSM project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of United States Government (USG) funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health (PRH). In supporting USG funded global health activities, USAID GHSC-PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

Job Summary: The Procurement Specialist (Lab/DCP) will be part of the team responsible for procurement of all Lab commodities under the targeted local procurement mechanism as well as international procurement through GHSC- PSM Global Supply Chain Team. S/he will work with several stakeholders to lay ground for procurements through active participation in forecasting, supply planning and monitoring consumption and use of lab commodities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Acts as the point of contact for sourcing of the lab commodities and monitoring the progress of order fulfillment.
·         Work in liaison with the Procurement advisor TLP/Lab to ensure that all procedures are followed during procurement and that documentation file are up to date as per the SOPs
·         Implement program procurement tools (ARTMIS) and systems to ensure timely and accurate procurement of laboratory commodities.
·         Work with Procurement/ Advisor TLP/Lab to establish and implement the Targeted Local Procurement Strategies for the PSM Uganda Program.
·         Participate in regular review and update of supply plans for Laboratory commodities and work closely with Quantification Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU)to ensure accurate supply plans are shared in a timely manner.
·         Strengthen and maintain relationships with the local suppliers.
·         Provide timely notifications of expected shipments for each month/quarter to supply chain stake holders (QPPU, and Joint Medical Stores) to ensure warehouse is prepared to receive incoming commodities.
·         Regular verification of GHSC-PSM procured stock at central warehouses and Service delivery points (SDPs)
·         Provide regular report on activities carried out including monthly and quarterly reports on progress and achievements
·         Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by Procurement Advisor (Lab /TLP).


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The Procurement Specialist should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or other relevant degree; Master’s or other advanced degree in the relevant field preferred.
·         At least three years of laboratory commodities supply chain management experience. (Forecasting, supply planning, procurement)
·         Knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements preferred; experience managing USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred.
·         Knowledge of distribution operating systems, logistics, and program procurement required.
·         Strong leadership and motivational ability.
·         Strong written and oral communication skills.
·         Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
·         Experience using program information systems
·         Written and spoken English required.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications to: ghscpsmuganda@gmail.com

Deadline: 15th December, 2017 by 5:00pm 

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