USAID MSH STRIDES Jobs – Logistics Officer at Management Sciences for Health

Job Title: Logistics Officer
Organisation: Management Sciences
for Health (MSH)
Project: STRIDES
Funding Source: USAID 
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About MSH:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health
organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health
programs worldwide. MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other
donor funded projects, both in Kampala and other parts of the country including
STRIDES for Family Health project.

STRIDES is a Reproductive Health/Family Planning and Child Survival Services
Project whose goal is to train and support health service providers across 15
selected districts in Uganda to be fully functional and deliver quality,
integrated RH/FP and CS services to more people. The STRIDES Project is
recruiting staff for its one year extension period ending February 2015.

Job Summary: The Logistics Officer is responsible for providing strategic guidance,
establishing and overseeing a functional logistics/store management
system.  She/ he will ensure that STRIDES donations such as long lasting
insecticide treated nets (LLINs), hygiene kits and medical equipment are managed
and systematically distributed across STRIDES collaborating districts.  
Logistics Officer will ensure that logistics data including distribution and
client information is entered in a central data base, analyzed and reported on
a monthly basis. The Logistics Officer is a member of the STRIDES Extended
Management Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Receipt and Storage:
  • Supervise the
    store operations and management.
  • Approve all
    requisitions from the stores and verify all requests for stock
  • Ensure that
    goods received at the stores are the right quantity and quality and
    accounted for.
  • Ensure the
    maintenance of an updated STRIDES asset register and submit regular
    reports using MSH standard formats.
  • Submit monthly
    reports of lost, stolen and damaged items.
  • Ensure
    maintenance of filed hard copy documents related to purchase of assets and
    transfer agreements.
  • Ensure the
    safety and security of the items in the store. This takes the form of
    ensuring that there are adequate security systems in place to guard
    against theft, fire or any form of destruction. 
  • Prepare a
    project assets disposition plan and support its implementation.
  • Supervise the
    Logistics Associate and the Logistics Intern (s).
  • Any other
    assignment that is consistent with the job position.
 2. Distribution:
  • Develop a
    distribution strategy which should include a description of how
    distribution of donated equipment/supplies and project assets will be
    handled from the stores to the intended beneficiaries.
  • Plan and arrange
    for transportation of donated supplies/materials/equipment.
  • Organize the
    dispatching of supplies/materials/equipment to their final destination(s).
  • Ensure that
    project donations such as shoes, LLINs and hygiene kits reach the final
    intended beneficiary through providing monitoring support and utilization
    of adequate tools.
  • In collaboration
    with the M&E unit, ensure that logistics data including distribution
    and client information is entered in a central data base, analyzed and
  • Prepare monthly
    distribution reports and presentations.
  • Attend monthly
    Extended Management Team meetings.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant
    should possess a Degree in Procurement and Logistics, Business
    Studies/Administration, preferably with Stores Management option, CIPS is
    an added advantage
  •  Minimum of
    3 years of experience in a similar position within a busy organization
  •  Excellent
    interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with
    clients and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in
    Microsoft Office programs particularly Word & Excel
  •  Firm
    understanding and sense of importance of attention to details.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates should click the web link below to visit
recruiting website.
NB: We thank all
applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.
Please note that any form of canvassing by candidates will lead to immediate
Deadline: 22nd
November, 2013

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