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 or through the Employment section at Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.

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