USAID FHI 360 Project Jobs – Manager, Purchasing & Logistics

Organisation: FHI 360
Duty
Station:
 Kampala,
Uganda
About
FHI:
FHI 360 is a non-profit
human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by
advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in
Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society,
Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities
to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more
than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We seek
qualified candidates for the position of Manager, Finance for an anticipated
program in Uganda, focusing on increasing professional expertise and research
in higher education institutions to help meet the challenge of adapting to
climate variability and change in the agricultural sector.
Job
Summary:
The Manager,
Purchasing & Logistics will lead procurement and supply chain activities of
a proposed 5-year, $50 million integrated health and health systems
strengthening project with implementation in 15 districts in Uganda, funded by
the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
·        
Manage
the process for procurement planning and supply chain activities, inventory
control, logistics and distribution, and ensure that processes function
efficiently and effectively 
·        
Work
closely with the Project Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and/or Finance
Manager to ensure integrated and harmonized operational systems 
·        
Ensure
that procurement is done according to USAID and FHI 360 rules and
regulations 
·        
Responsible
for navigating GOU legal, tax and customs clearance procedures and
processes 
·        
Provide
oversight and leadership to ensure appropriate handling of commodities 
·        
Oversee
the work of consultants and subcontractors, as required.

Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:
·        
The
manager should hold a BA (Masters preferred) in Business, Finance, Logistics,
Supply Chain Management or related field with a minimum of 8 years of
experience in project management, including supply chain and logistics
operations management, subcontracts supervision and management. 
·        
Familiarity
with pharmaceutical supply chain requirements 
·        
Experience
managing health commodity supplies will be an added advantage
Good knowledge of USAID and its contractual and reporting requirements 
·        
Strong
understanding of GOU legal, tax, and customs clearance procedures and
processes 
·        
Excellent
critical thinking and problem solving skills with persistent attention to
detail 
·        
Ability
to communicate technical supply chain matters in a clear and concise
manner 
·        
Experience
working on USAID-funded programs 
·        
Proven
ability to work as effective team member 
·        
Ability
to work independently and manage a high volume work flow 
·        
Relevant
computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in
MS Office). 
·        
Strong
written and verbal communication skills in English. 
·        
Ability
to travel within country or region and internationally if needed. 
·        
Experience
working in Uganda preferred or an equivalent combination of relevant education
and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities
of the job.

How
to Apply:
All interested applicants
should visit the career site of FHI 360 and register online through FHI 360’s
Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or
through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org.
Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please
specify source in your application.
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