3 USAID Project Jobs - Pharmaceutical Logistics Coordinators (3 Positions)

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Logistics Coordinators (3 Vacancies)
Reporting to the Sub-regional Project Coordinator, the successful candidates will provide technical support towards achieving improved availability of essential medicines and other health commodities in population in Northern Uganda. And will be expected to have frequent travels to districts in the Northern Region of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Logistics Coordinator for the NU-HITES program reports to the Sub-Regional Project Coordinator. S/he works closely with other project staff and the logistics teams in the districts, Medical Stores and Ministry of Health to provide continued technical assistance in ensuring efficiency in management of pharmaceutical commodities. This technical assistance is especially aimed at maintaining the current logistics management information systems and reporting requirements, data quality and completeness and supply chain effectiveness for the NU-HITES program and the general health programs in the district. The Logistics Coordinator will also work closely with the Supply Chain Specialist at the central project and the M& E team to transition the district logistics management information into integrated National pharmaceutical management and LMIS systems when they are developed.

Key Duties &Responsibilities:
·         Provide support to District health offices in pharmaceutical management to ensure effective and efficient quantification, forecasts and management of health commodities.
·         Provide technical assistance to district logistics teams to ensure that vertical programs’ commodity pipelines are analysed and monitored at all levels of the supply system
·         Build capacity of pharmacy staff and data managers in health facilities and at district health offices to accurately enter data.
·         In collaboration with other USAID partners, build capacity of district and health facility logistics teams to effectively monitor stocks and accurate and timely reporting for commodity utilization.
·         Conduct periodic quality audits for logistics teams and data managers at health facilities and district health offices.
·         Provide Technical assistance to district health offices and health facilities in item selection, management of regimen switch systems, preparation, program pipeline monitoring and monitoring of the Supply Chain Management plans.
·         Work with the Supply Chain Specialist and the M& E teams to transition the vertical supply and reporting systems into integrated National pharmaceutical management and LMIS systems.
·         Prepare periodical performance reports as required by the program and the Ministry of Health and support the NU-HITES M& E component

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A degree in pharmacy. Post-graduate training in Health Systems Management, public health or M& E is an added advantage.
·         Hands-on experience in providing pharmaceutical management technical assistance especially in the area of supply chain management, quantification and procurement.
·         Work experience with medicines logistics management information systems
·         Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system.
·         Previous experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage.
·         Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
·         Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative, communications and reporting skills.
·         Strong teamwork and team-building skills.
·         Experience in developing training curricula, materials and in delivering training to programs preferred.
·         Strong English skills required, including ability to write lucid technical reports and documents.
·         Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
·         Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
·         Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and in multicultural settings.
·         Ability to work under pressure and under minimal supervision.

How to apply:
Suitably qualified candidates should submit letters of application, together with a CV. Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Deadline: November 24, 2012 - 5pm

As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.

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