Logistics Associate Pharmaceutical Career Jobs at Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

Job Title:  Logistics Associate (1 Position)
Reports to: Laboratory & Logistics Officer
Department: Health
Job Purpose: The responsibility of the Logistics Associate will be to provide support for drug management to the NESH Project. This position will also act as the link person between Medical
Access and other implementing partners on pharmaceutical issues
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate UPMB’ responsibility in procurement of supplies and pharmaceuticals for the NESH Uganda ART program.
  • Track all financial transactions related to procurement and distribution of health commodities and process warehousing and distribution carried out by Medical Access
  • Ensure full accountability of all ARVs and related supplies provided through Medical Access to the NESH implementing Health facilities.
  • Coordinate and manage logistics involved in supply chain management of ARVs, and drugs for opportunistic infections;
  • Train NESH implementing Health facilities on forecasting drug needs, procurement, tracking inventory and monitoring pharmaceuticals and other health supplies.
  • Under guidance of the Laboratory & logistics Officer ensure that logistical management systems for ARVs and other drugs that are used in the treatment of opportunistic infections (OI) are harmonized with current national guidelines.
  • Collect, synthesize and transmit data & information related to ARVs and other related health supplies utilized at the NESH implementing Health facilities as an input into forecasting project needs.
  • Track the inventory of ARVs and related commodities in the entire pipeline from Medical Access through NESH implementing Health facilities to the patient dispensing points.
  • Maintain documentation of all work and decision making processes involved in the forecasting, quantification, acquisition and/ or procurement, distribution and use of all NESH project drug and other supplies for audit purposes and future reference.
  • Work to develop, strengthen and integrate ARVs supply systems with the facilities overall pharmaceutical management systems.
  • Maintain documentation of all work and decision making processes under the NESH health supply management portfolio
Required Qualifications & Experience
  • A Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Knowledge of commodities and drug management
  • Have a good understanding of the logistics health systems in Uganda
  • Have solid working knowledge of ART programs and Anti Retroviral drugs;
  • 2-3 years experience working in commodities/ drug management
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs – Access, Excel. Word and Power Point).
Personal Attributes:
  • Honest and a high degree of integrity, Analytical skills with an eye for details, Very good communication skills, A team builder and player
How to Apply:
Remuneration is attractive and negotiable.
Applications with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and two references should be addressed to:
The Chairman Board of Directors
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
P.O. Box 4127 Kampala
Tel: 041 271776, Fax: 041 341413
Deadline for submission of applications is: two weeks from the date of advert 17th September, 2012
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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